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You Make Me Smile

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This was an entry for NintyFans' happiness contest (ended on Oct. 3, 2010). Kisses to everyone who voted :blowkiss: I cannot thank you enough.

(and just as I was starting to blow kisses of gratitude the song "Wherever You Will Go" - The Calling starts playing. Strikes me that "I'll Go Wherever You Will Go" might also have made a decent title for this picture).

I was inspired to make something with a lot more characters in it. But as always when I decide to do something ambitious – because I am starting to accept that I do not have a life – life comes at me like a jealous ex. Bye bye picture with an actual thought behind and where I was finally going to succeed with digital coloring.
But I was set on entering this contest (I've missed too many already) so I did what I always do: I throw something together at the last minute telling myself that it is better than nothing. This time it ended up being a watercolor of Link and Zelda. Now, I admit I did spend a fair amount of hours on this but I would still call it a quick work. I got bored halfway through (points to lazy 30 second background) and what was mauled the most by my laziness were Link's hands. Hence why we got this lovely white blurry frame to hide the worst mistakes.

There are a lot of ways to interpret the relationship between Link and Zelda. Whether one likes to think of them as friends or something more – or less – one must at least admit that there is a special bond between them. No matter how many times Hyrule calls for a hero its princess will be there at his side. No matter if their tale is a tragic one or more of a sweet fairy tale. I like to imagine that they offer each other comfort. Through good times and through bad they can rely on the other to be there.

To me these two represent the greatest source of joy for one another. I am naively hoping that I could capture “happiness” even with this cheap outlook on the subject.
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JustALittleAmericanHobbyist Traditional Artist

Aww, that's hella cute honestly

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AngelOfDarkness089Hobbyist Writer
The smile on Link's face. OMG! This is the best thing ever!
To see him this happy makes me also very happy. Such a heartwarming artwork :D
IsilCuthalion's avatar
Just amazing ♥♥♥ !
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MaddHarliquinnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great style and coloring. 
CaptainNutmeg's avatar
Aww, it's so cute!! Lovely colors.
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NinSegaHobbyist Writer
That's so lovely, they lived happily ever after!
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My5tic-LaliHobbyist General Artist
You draw sideviews so excellently!!! I love this!! The colors are beautiful, and Link's smile is dazzling haha!  Amazing work!
Spelarminlind's avatar
You're making me blush (^///^) Thank you for such a thoughtful and kind comment. I consider it a huge compliment that you would be interested in looking up more drawings of mine. Thank you so much!
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My5tic-LaliHobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!! I will most definitely be looking at more of your stuff, you truly are a wonderful artist :)  
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Janica23Student General Artist
So beautiful!
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Janica23Student General Artist
Your welcome!
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MisswaterfoxHobbyist Digital Artist
This is very cute, I love it! :love:
Spelarminlind's avatar
Thank you very much.
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LizbethLizardStudent Digital Artist
I love this picture :iconiloveitplz:
Spelarminlind's avatar
Thank you so much!
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Sapphire-Lynx4Hobbyist General Artist
Imma gonna puke rainbows :iconblushplz: so beautiful~
Spelarminlind's avatar
I'm flattered you like it so much.
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Sapphire-Lynx4Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, feel flattered~(?)

No srsly, dat colours :iconmegustaplz:
Spelarminlind's avatar
Thank you :giggle: You just brought the biggest smile to my face.
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Sapphire-Lynx4Hobbyist General Artist
:iconblushplz: yay~ Big smiles are always good :3
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LlemonFlameStudent Digital Artist
How cute is this! Love the use of watercolour and the atmosphere, well done! :)
Spelarminlind's avatar
Thank you. I believe it is my turn to say that I am honoured :thanks:
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LlemonFlameStudent Digital Artist
:)
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