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The Windfish

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Links Awakening is one of the coolest Zelda games and for me one of the most mysterious.
I imagined that huge windfish just flying out of the clouds during a plane flight and this came out, I also added Link with his flying rooster which has been highly neglected in other games but oh well.


Holy crap a DD thanks for the comments-
I havent read all the comments cause I ve already had some skyward spoilers but thanks to everyone

Also people I know its a whale, I watch animal planet too but its called the Windfish in the game and it flies and its hatched from a giant egg so lets not get too technical.
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This is an absolutely stunning looking artwor. Wow, just WOW! It looks so wonderful :love:
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Hi Pertheseus!
We love your artwork. We actually found your work on various wallpaper sites (uncredited) and fell in love with it so we trawled the internet til we found you. Would you mind if we used your artwork as the thumbnail for our Lets Play/Mod Showcase series? (credited of course in thumbnail and description) Mock up is here - imgur.com/X1bnaWZ
There isn't a lot of official art for Link's Awakening that stood the test of time. If you're not okay with it, we can take it down asap (Since the series will likely be done before you even see this comment) and use something else.
Regardless, we'll be following your great work! <3
DanomaruZenon's avatar
That's not a windfish, that's a skywhale!!!  (*I've played the game, did not beat it but saw the ending anyway so I know what it truly is*)
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PertheseusProfessional Digital Artist
its called the Windfish in the game
DanomaruZenon's avatar
I know, its ballad resounds in my mind, I'm just classifying it as what it LOOKS like!
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LamiyamiHobbyist General Artist
So awesome!
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woow! awesome!
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LeonKennedyLivesHobbyist Writer
One of my first and favorite games ever. Love this picture. Great job!
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Is there any way to get this as Poster or Canvas or anything? Its freakin awesome and i want it on my wall <3
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Asashi-KamiProfessional Digital Artist
I can't believe I haven't seen this before, this is freaking awesome!
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can get as redbubble print?
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KE64Hobbyist Artist
Always admired this amazing piece of art. I've always imagined what the Windfish might look like in real-life and this comes pretty damn close!
Queenlie's avatar
Hi hi ! Chiken and link ? XD
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JW-GojifanHobbyist Traditional Artist
It's mysterious because it was all a dream
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Just finished Link's Awakening for the first time and was looking for a Windfish wallpaper. This would have been lovely, but the resolution is too small :(

Still, amazing work for sure!
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OMG! Beautiful! Heart 
SifDlayley's avatar
This is awesome!!! The shadow of the wing really gives it a sense of enormity. Very well done. 
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this is amazing :D wonderful work
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I honestly love this picture, every so often my obsession with this game resurfaces and I'm happy to see that wonderful art like this exists.
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Oh yes!  Link's Awakening was the first video game I ever owned.  The Windfish is great and you did him justice.
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