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My submission for Hero of the Ages: An Illustrated Anthology. I'm incredibly honored to have been able to participate in this with so many other amazing artists, so thank you for the awesome opportunity!
You can check out the Kickstarter here. The project has already reached over $3000 of its original funding goal. You can also find them on Tumblr and Twitter. All proceeds go to a good cause.

Majora's Mask is my favorite Zelda game so I feel lucky that I was selected to draw for this game. I experimented with a completely different approach to this and I'm quite satisfied with the result. The only downside is that it's harder to determine when the painting looks finished. Overall though this painterly approach feels much more liberating since I limited it to only a few layers instead of my usual hundred.

Special thanks to Shiranova for the Photoshop help since my desktop computer has been broken for the past few months. Honestly I should probably just shell out the money for a new desktop at this point. My desktop has too many other problems not even including the power supply failure issue.

What is your favorite Zelda game and why?
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Mo0nstarus Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful! Artimist - Happy / Cute / Amazing / wow  I absolutely love the environment you've painted; from the colors to the composition, it's all just super pleasing to look at!

And to answer your question...I suppose my favorite Zelda game (in terms of gameplay), would be Spirit Tracks :meow: Kinda out there I guess, it being a DS game and all, but it's the one Zelda game that I can recall enjoying playing through a lot. In terms of story and world building, I'd probably say Twilight Princess ;D
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DaysOfLunatics Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2019  New Deviant Professional General Artist
This piece of art is so breathtaking, all the colors and shading is just perfect and all the lovely details omg:heart:
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! Thank you so much :huggle:
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019
Amaing, I love these two. 
You know what? Skull Kid is exactly my favourite Zelda character. I always found him to be a very different type of villain in Majora's Mask and a very interesting character, extremely simple but deep at the same time. I guess I just always saw something of me in him, especially in the angst of my teen years (when I played those games). The sensation of being misunderstood and  atthe same time my difficulty at integrating with others and the risk of isolation and loneliness it brought.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! He really is a fascinating character for the reasons you mentioned. I can definitely relate as well.
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InvaderMAK2016 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Super adorable!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MuraS-cky Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mine is MM, too <3 it is so dark and eerie at times but in a very colorful way.
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes!! I thought so as well. It is really a unique charm.
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019
looks nice
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kris7art Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  New Deviant  Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Championx91 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Championx91 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019
You're welcome! :love:
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a wonderful illustration. Congrats on the DD!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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AkaTheSnake Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019
Always nice to see Zelda art on the front page!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Delightful! :aww:!! :heart:!!!

Very nicely done!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)

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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! It was a wonderful surprise. :w00t:
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Aererio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks absolutely amazing! I love the way you’ve done the sunlight streaming through the trees and the overall tranquility of the art. Well done!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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MarshmallowBreeze Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Those colours look beautiful!
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ryncodon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like stained glass! Stunning
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much MarshmallowBreeze! :huggle:
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MarshmallowBreeze Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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Ledolicious Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019   Traditional Artist
Wow , your work is really growing each year, keep up the great work!!!!  And Zelda is a childhood favorite of mine btw :)
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much friend! Such a great series. We're lucky to have been able to grow up with it. :w00t:
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WWBitArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enchanting! The colors and lighting are really fantastic!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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janvill Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019
love the lighting.:)
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :happybounce:
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Shiimosa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Student Artist
so  beautiful and inspiring~ especially I love your detailed backgrounds!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'd love to do more like this.
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I like how you almost turned the trees into "stained glass" in the background....
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Glad you like the effect. :w00t:
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
GLKFJLGKLSDFLGJKSJDKLFJGLKJSLKDFJKLGJSLKJDF WOAHHHH BEAUTIFUL :iconsparkleeyeyuiplz::iconsparkleeyeyuiplz::iconsparkleeyeyuiplz::iconsparkleeyeyuiplz::iconsparkleeyeyuiplz::iconsparkleeyeyuiplz::iconsparkleeyeyuiplz::iconsparkleeyeyuiplz::iconflyingheartsplz::iconflyingheartsplz::iconflyingheartsplz: THIS IS DESERVE DD :iconsomoeplz:
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! Thank you so much! :huggle: :iconasdfghplz:
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Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwww you're a very welcome and our pleasure :iconchitandasmileplz:
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Evanh123 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019
Great job.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Evanh123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019
Your welcome. Nod 
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TipaDrawings Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019
Very beautiful colours!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ArtyCharmy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you can still see your mosaic effects in the sky and the bushes. It's a nice effect. <3
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Yeah, I wanted to see if I could still incorporate it somehow. :w00t:
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
You're very welcome❤️😊, how are you?.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm doing alright! Enjoying the winter weather. How are you?
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