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A Lion of Hyrule by kristinaelyse A Lion of Hyrule by kristinaelyse
I had no time to make this, but I had a rough day, am super stressed, and needed an outlet.**

Link is based off of the version in the Skyward Sword manga at the end of Dark Horse Comics' print of Hyrule Historia. If you want specifics, I reffed the pose on p. 14 and then reffed the color scheme on p. 8. Which is where I also got the quote :D.

Here's a screenshot of the image (Link's hair is very pale blonde in this--I couldn't quite match it): [link] The background art dates from the 17th century and can be found here. [link] (Since it's so old, it is considered public domain).

I totally winged him. No pre-sketches this time, just freehanding it in Manga Studio. Which is why his arm and the sword handle look a little messed up. I tried to put more effort into my lines and digital painting this time around, because I'm tired of submitting messy work. It's not perfect, but I'm damned proud of it. I think it's my best work so far.

*Edited and resubbed for the huge honking typo in the quote!
*2nd edit--I can't seem to get Manga Studio to remove the page numbers on the image no matter what I try...if you keep the image minimized you don't notice, but on max, it looked stupid, so I used Photoshop and just spot corrected them out of the picture. So if you want to download the image, this is the best version. I AM SORRY FOR ALL THE RE-UPLOADS!
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SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice, Link looks great in your style. =)
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: Thank you!!
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spartan-locke Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
I liked the design of links outfit, he's got that scarf that goes around his neck adding some extra detail to his tunic. You got down the proportions and muscle movements. I think one thing that you could've improved upon if I had to say was the hilt on the Master Sword, thats one item that you can just have fun with generally detailing it however you want, but you stuck with the traditional design which is fine. I thought the composition for this was superb, very posteresque. Great work with this!
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This means a lot coming from a talented artist like you :happycry: Thank you so much!
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spartan-locke Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
aw! That is so kind of you to say! glad my words meant so much!
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:highfive:
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spartan-locke Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
:iconilikeitplz:
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Legend-tony980 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Hylia's Chosen Hero FTW. 8-)
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:highfive:
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ShougaTouki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Purely awesome! This was easily the best quote that Link had ever said. Yes, I know he doesn't talk in the games but he talks quite a bit in the manga! ^_^
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhappyskipplz: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!
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ShougaTouki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! And thanks for the donation and llama! ^_^
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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CandraRose Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
He looks amazing here!!! :D Wonderful job :)
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcutesmileplz: Thank you so much!
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CandraRose Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem at all :)
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blackcalligraphy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
really awesome!! *----------*
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhappyskipplz: Thank you!
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blackcalligraphy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awn! you´re very welcome!!
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AngelShadow3593 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link actually can pull off the cape. Funny how I played Zelda so many times and I never picture Link wearing a cape. Looks awesome man good job!
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhappyhappyplz: Thank you!
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AngelShadow3593 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. Looks good.
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Courtney-Crowe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like him in that pose, looks awesome :D you did a great job
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhappyskipplz: Thank yo so much!
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Candyholic97 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! That's soo cool!
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: Thank you so much!
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PRISMkidd Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Kristina, it looks amazing!!! :highfive:
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happycry: Thank you so much!
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PRISMkidd Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome!! :dummy:
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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cognition3 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool.
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:highfive: Thank you!
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Zuroyuso Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks great :D
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:boogie: Thank you!
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Fatality-Like-Ghosts Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very cool.
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconglompglompplz: Thank you!
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Fatality-Like-Ghosts Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :tighthug:
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Veska3if Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome owo
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hooray: Thank you!
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Claary Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
woah!it's beautifuuuuuuul!:D I really have to play at Legend of Zelda!!
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t: Thank you! Yeah, there's so many different versions of Link now, but he's always been a cutie :D That's part of the reason I've played LoZ for so long.
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Claary Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
well,I'm gonna play it!..when I have some time..XD
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:highfive:
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Claary Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
you have my cookie,m'am :cookie:
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D nom nom nom
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Draxonis-LupusVI Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lion? I thought link was a wolf :p
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you! :D
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Draxonis-LupusVI Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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ThorenQuill Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is great! I love the title. :)
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