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A tiny forest song.
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Published: February 14, 2019

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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ScBinghamProfessional Digital Artist

The lighting on this is gorgeous! It's so bright and colorful!

Beautiful!

(to answer your question, Breath of the Wild did a lot I really really dug, but I have a soft spot for both N64 games, and the Oracle games. That's cheating but it's really hard for me to pick one over another.)

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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for commenting! Totally agreed, BotW is a great game but there's something really charming about the N64 titles. The 3DS remakes were a real treat because of the improved graphics.
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megastratofallHobbyist Digital Artist
What a Beauty!
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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kyouken0w0Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Fantasticky done. Keep it up
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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Mo0nstarusHobbyist 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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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your comment! I haven't played Spirit Tracks but I've heard bits of the soundtrack and it's pretty dang great, especially Cragma's theme. Would love to check out the game sometime!
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DaysOfLunaticsProfessional 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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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Aww! Thank you so much :huggle:
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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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longestdistanceProfessional 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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InvaderMAK2016Hobbyist General Artist
Super adorable!
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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MuraS-ckyHobbyist 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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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Yes!! I thought so as well. It is really a unique charm.
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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kris7art Digital Artist
Amazing!
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longestdistanceProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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