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Zelda - Until the last Breath by hadece Zelda - Until the last Breath by hadece
"Young lad, do you plan fighting the mighty beast Ganon? It once was a proud man, blessed with a bright mind and imense power by the goddesses. But he strived for too much. So when he gained the land the desired for, his mind fell to the darkness.
The man was swallowed, leaving behind a struggeling beast. Now it is not more than a wild animal, blind of anger and desperation, waiting for someone to finally release it.
Will you have the courage to strike the giant, young lad?

So go on.

But it is dangerous out there. Take this."

The Legend of Zelda © Nintendo | Illustration © *hadece

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CorvusFel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
HellPhoenix5 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
Whoa...Ganon is one UGLY pig!
scarred-one Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done! Great job!
mechabya Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing, it totally reminds me of the classic Terada art for Link To The Past. Really great!!!
Saryekad Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
beautiful draw !
Pokemarick Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
especially the detail on the pillars
I see majora and skyward..
LilyBlight Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see a Zelda game utilize your art style.
hadece Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
The-Kit Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Really dig the pallid light
StrawberryCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
This is amazing!! I love all the little details and how link is basically one color, it makes an interesting effect :3
h3knuckles Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Love this one, has a great 'old medieval legend' feel too it. Amazing line work and use of color, I also like your image description.

 The style sort of reminds me of Katsuya Terada's (aka "rakugakingu") work; are you familiar with it? He did a lot of commissioned work for Nintendo Power back in the day (the Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest I strategy guide insert, the backstory illustrations for the A Link to the Past official strategy guide, etc). He was apparently also one of the concept artists for LoZ too. Anyway, if you aren't already familiar with it, you might like his stuff. He's always been one of my favorite fantasy artists.
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I so love the soft colors, great details to the other games in the architecture and I so love your ganny design! Great shadows and hilghts too!
 Made me giggel that my fav work out of the contest was picked for February, my month! :heart:
hadece Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much!
turnipcrusador Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013

xelianthought Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Great pic! 
ChroniclerEnigma Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
I love the flowing color, the Legend on the pillar, Link's tinyness, and Ganon's beastial figure stomping up to him, "Prepare to die," attitude. 
Do you by chance have any zelda fanfiction? 
hadece Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much!

no, I dont have any fanfiction. I just illustrate the tiny stories that pop up in my head. :)
ChroniclerEnigma Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
XD That's still cool; looks like some beautiful stories! 
ChroniclerEnigma Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Legend of Zelda: Awesome.
Legend of Link: EPICLY AWESOME!!!! XD
I love the art style you chose for this; it really does make me wonder if your actually one illustrating some concepts for them! 
Ahh- love this game, (nostalgia,) awesome other-worldly fairy tale-ness!!! 

RealCoolioMan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
theonlybriman47 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely amazing, youre very talented
ArturokMozArk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Amazing art pic 
Flooboo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous!
I really like the style you're using!
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wicked wonderful execution; the prose in the artist's comment is tasteful and well-written, too. I like all of this.
SecondSaria Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artist
wow :wow:
dashfox1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really awesome watercolors going on here we need more watercolor zelda artwork! Really reminds me of the old zelda artwork!
Kaikaikiki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice colors and feel :)
hadece Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :)
TheLadyDracula Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing.
hazard2self Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Freakin love this color
kapiteinminos Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
great watercolor and atmosphere :D
Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow! This looks so awesome. It really looks as if it was from a instruction booklet or a player's guide.
Congrats on an outstanding piece!
warningyou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a wonderful picture, I adore the paint strokes and shadows. The colors go together amazingly as well.
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Oh my gosh this is beautiful.

Haha, I see your WindWaker pic down there, I remember that one; I recognize your lovely style. :D

Just wow. I love the glaring lighting in this.... both their poses.... and that pillar. :D Loooove the ancient carvings there. :D

Aaaaand I just noticed Ganon has a broken tusk.... I like that. Gads I just see the traces of all his old selves on him. That jewel on his forehead.... the locks of his hair.... the shape of his tusks.... And I love Link's look too, all his bundles of gear.... the lantern....

Gwah.... just beautiful all over. :clap:
hadece Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much :)
Wings-of-Art Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome zelda artwork :wow: So much details :w00t:
zakniteh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Oh man, those are awesome watercolors! And I love how it tells so much story visually as well as the atmosphere. <3
iangoudelock Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
So beautiful! Did you use watercolor? It looks amazing! Really really well done :D
Farlo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous I love the little details you put in there!
Jumei Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing use of watercolors, this is a truly epic picture of an epic game
KaoriOgata Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahhh, so nostalgic for some reason!
I love the way Ganon's putting his head around the door. He's all like "And who the hell are you?"
AlbertKirkegarde Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Cool picture here - my favourite part was Ganon, until I noticed the Majora's Mask goodies on the left. The bulges from the satchels strapped to Link's lower back are distracting though.
zeldanatico Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Esta ilustración esta muy buena se encuentra llena de historia, y de verdad que el estilo increíble.
hadece Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
excuse me?
aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece is absolutely stunning. I really love how it evokes Terada's ALttP artwork; the style and the limited color palette capture the feel of those official illustrations. The composition and the use of light and shadow create a haunting atmosphere with a sense of foreboding as Ganon steps out to confront the hero; I like how Ganon's menacing expression and the way his weight is tilted to one side and his garments are in motion all give off the sense of a powerful imminent threat, and how the light striking him draws the viewer's attention. And I love how Link is standing his ground, and how the light from the lantern hits him and the pillar, with its carved tribute to Zelda history. The whole picture has an amazingly haunting atmosphere and a sense of history and legend.

Seriously beautiful work. Congratulations on the much-deserved win!
hadece Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Truly thank you! I'm very glad you like my entry. And Congratulations for deserved winning as well!
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