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Ikana Festival of the Dead by Spire-III Ikana Festival of the Dead by Spire-III
This was created for the "History of Hyrule" Calendar Contest at Melora's World: [link]
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
O________o;;;;;
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Jupiter9099 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of Día de los Muertos.
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serenawarren14 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
looks like fun!
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ClumsyClueless Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
My goodness this is wonderful! I have a request.  I'm trying to do a cover of the "Music Box House" on YouTube.  With your permission, I'd love to use this picture as the background.  I would be sure to fully credit you for the artwork. 
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The-Dark-Lord-Link Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: Wonderful work!
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Mechanical-Hero Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
N'awwweh, Pamela. <3 Gosh I love that child. She's definitely under the age of ten and she's all "psssh. I ain't scared of no Gibdos."
The undead of Termina are much more... friendly than the undead of Hyrule, I find.
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   General Artist
I envision a world where the living and the dead coexist happily, feeding off neither, but respecting and sharing space all the same. I wonder if the dead might find the living to look spooky? With the smiling moon, I wanted to show a Termina post-Majora's Mask where everyone can be festive together. Though it's not much a gander to expect most Terminans to avoid Ikana Valley due to the presence of the undead! Little do they know, mummy just wanna boogie.
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Mechanical-Hero Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
That's actually a very good point. Maybe ReDeads only attack out of fear ? Can't blame them, I would too if I were about to be killed !
I could live in Ikana. No joke. I just really love that place. If I got my hands on a Gibdo's mask, I'd be set for life ! I'd befriend them and get them to trust me, have dance parties sometimes too. xD

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Reymicx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness!! Majoras mask is one of my favorite games ever and ikana Canyon is my favorite location in the game!!!! I was like :excited: when I say this, I absolutely :heart: this!!!
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   General Artist
I'm thrilled that you love this. Does it capture the essence of Ikana Canyon, both geographically, architecturally, and characteristically?
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Reymicx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I do believe that you you did capture the Ikana's geography with some of the rough texture, especially on the rocks in the background and the house quite well. Architecturally, the layout is great, I really do like the way how the music box house looks in the piece. And characteristically... ... this is AWESOME!!! I just love the worn out, somber, yet happiness I feel from this!!!
Also, I totally love that the skull child/ soldiers are all enjoying themselves and that the composer brothers (2 of my favorite characters from the Zelda universe :heart:) are providing the music!!! 
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! If I could fix anything it would definitely be the composition. It's far too cluttered around Sharp. However, I will simply learn from this and move on. Every piece of work is a learning experience no matter what you pursue. Mistakes are good fortune, for it shows you've room to improve. Such room proves the potential for evolution and as such, an impetus to not stagnate! Redundancy is my bane and it's in my utmost interest to make every piece better than the last. I implore anyone in whatever field they work to spend every day working harder than they did the last. If you do, your work will forever seem easier as you develop new methods to overcome old hurdles, finding yourself at odds with previously unseen challenges. Such challenges are the fruits of life.
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Reymicx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
True words of wisdom :) That is definitely something, for me personally, to keep in mind :). Eeek!!! now I'm in the mood to draw lol ^^
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   General Artist
Do it! Draw! Sometimes we have to talk about drawing, but otherwise we just gotta draw!
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Reymicx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is so true, I couldn't agree with you more!!!
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Goodbye-to-you Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Also, the amount of detail in this is remarkable.
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Goodbye-to-you Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Your art style is truly beautiful and unique.
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Spire-III Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   General Artist
Thank you. What about this speaks to you the most? Is it the color, the movement, the character? I'm curious.
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Goodbye-to-you Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
The color, lighting, and texture are what stick out to me the most. Also the characters do stay pretty true to the originals (except the moon, but I like what you did with him anyway. haha) The colors, gradient, movement, and texture in the sky is fucking fantastic. So is the subtle stone tower silhouette in the background; it's not too hard or sharp, nor distracting. I didn't even notice it at first, but when I did I was impressed. Also, the lighting on the roof of the music house came out well. And again, the complex reflections of light coming from the Blue Bubble, the poes' lanterns, and the festive lights are also what attract me most to this.
But I need to add that the composition is done very well, too, with the variety and placement of characters, making it pretty balanced (though the Gibdo on the very lefthand side is a little subtle. You managed to redeem it by adding the blue light from the Bubble's reflection on him). There are all sorts of details and several focal points which make this such a interesting painting to look at, along with a smooth, circular flow for the eye to trace.
Last note: The arm of Sharp holding up his baton is hardly noticeable. You could make it stick out more if you added more reflective light from his lantern and festive lights from above (which, logically it should be there, anyway, assuming he's not completely transparent ;) ).
Hope that's the feedback you were looking for. :)
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   General Artist
Wow, thank you! A fantastic critique, perhaps the best I've gotten. You point out things that even I had forgotten about—it has been so long since last I looked at this piece. I don't plan on revisiting it ever; it's part of the past, but this critique brings up so many valid points, I may want to revisit my state of mind and some of the techniques employed in the creation of this painting.

You remind me why I enjoy making Zelda artwork. Thank you Goodbye-to-you, you made me day!
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Goodbye-to-you Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
haha Glad to be of help! And I wouldn't expect you to pick it up again and fix things just because someone pointed them out ;) haha. Trust me, I KNOW how painful it is to revisit a past work. When you're finished with it, you just want to stay finished with it. haha.
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VillarealVal Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So awesome!
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ChainsawwCutie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THISSS
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Cinoreo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is.. wow
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KikiLime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic
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Konata1000 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm confused why Pamela is waving.
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   General Artist
Look at the situation. It's a festival of the dead—everyone's having fun! Even she can reconcile her once-fears of the dead; there is no harm to be done on this day.

Even the moon is smiling!
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Tori-Fan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Today i wanted to do an Halloween illustration, inspired of Majora's mask specter, in Ikana Valley, i tried to find some ref of the house on google and found your fanart, and, i looked at it, a very long time to be honnest, and i'm still not bored of watching it, well i really can't, it's my new wallpaper...

Majora's Mask is my favorite game, i played it when i was teenager, and, one day, long time after, i started to draw, more and more, nothing about the game, but i always had this idea, in my head, wanted to do a fanart, an illustration of my feeling playing this game, the athmosphere i remember from my "childhood", what the game left to me.

I never was confident enough for try, because this game and his athmosphere touched me so much, that i dont thought i could even touch with my drawing at least a tiny bit part of this great athmosphere.
And, Ikana Valley is the aera, in the whole universe of video game, who touched me the most, and whom made me live great moment also. My memories are a bit blur and surely if i play the game again with my adult vision, i wouldn't feel the same...

If i write all of this, it's because, the fear i have to can't show in my drawing all the love and respect i have for this game and his athmosphere, disapeared front of your drawing. I can't really explain, but i think, you did a drawing that is so ... right, so just, so perfect, about what i want remember of this place, that i can't fight thinking, now, that an Art of Ikana who look so great, and so "true"exist, i can draw about this place now.

I know i may be not clear, and i'm sorry, i have no idea how tell you how much i love this art and everything i may feel front of it, but i think somehow it give me more freedom in my mind for put my feeling for M'sM on the paper, and i can't thank you enough for this.

I may sound silly, cheesy, or don't know, but being able to see an illustration who bring me so well back in time, in those moment i loved so much to play/live, and who is so close to my own vision of a place who touched me so well, i can't express how great it is...

Sorry for such a long comment, who don't always mean a lot, but thank you, and again, this piece is really wonderfull, and i rarely felt so much things front of a drawing of M'sM or any zelda
I really love how you represented everyone, like a (creepy) familly reunion, all the details you put, and the way you colored it (the sky and the skeleton who dancing, especially the one on the top... 0 the little girl who do sign with her hand... .w.) each detail remember me a memory, and i think it's really really awesome, to was able to do something who can make people feel the same than back then, well, me, i really loved feeling all those things from when i was more young

If i can finish my halloween drawing, i'll credit you if you don't mind, because it's certain i own it to you, and, that mean a lot to me. ^^

(English isn't my native language, and i know i don't spoke really well, i hope you not struggled too much to read me, sorry if so ._.)
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
Let me tell you—your comment just made my day. Your words are touching, they brought back a feeling for the game even I have lost with time. Expressing ourselves as artists, it is this language which has no bounds, this mode of communication where we can summon long lost loves, memories, and intricate relationships that we had as children with the games that helped craft and expand our imaginations.

I hope you share your halloween Ikana's Canyon drawing with me when you are done. I eagerly await its creation! Peace be with you (and hey, don't beat yourself up when talking about how you feel—be confident in your expression and people will take you seriously!). Never victimize yourself for saying anything. Your feelings define who you are.

:)
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Zosalot Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the colors! They all stand out and yet blend in so well at the same time!
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Really amazing to look at. ^.^ Must have taken a long time to get all those little details in.
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darkvaatigirl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
So cool!
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Jusbene Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing with the contrast of colours! Simply a perfect piece. :clap: :+favlove:
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champthehippie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is phenomenal!
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J4B Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this. It seems very cheerful even though it is with undead.
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Twinkie101 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student
Such a lively event to celebrate the dead =D
Really though, everything about this is so awesome, I really love the flaming skull at the left, the way you did the lighting on that is just wow.
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Yoshermon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Holy crap this is awesome. I've always loved the idea that Pamela grows up in Ikana Canyon to get accustomed to the living dead all around her, maybe even making friends with them. This takes that idea and depicts it in such a wonderful way!
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yusuyoshi-sano Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have no idea how happy you make me with this picture! ;_;
THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   General Artist
Glad you guys enjoy the piece. I definitely poured everything I knew about Zelda fan art into this piece. Aside from revamping two older pieces, I haven't done anything since. Maybe it's time to start exploring new concepts... or maybe I should just wait for Skyward Sword in four days :D
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   General Artist
p i e c ep i e c ep i e c ep i e c ep ie c ep ie c e s
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Romrzk165 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
very nice, the shading is fantastic. im your fan

could you please send me your custom brushes

my email adress is bamer_94@hotmail.com
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   General Artist
I don't use custom brushes.
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   General Artist
yay, I think its my favorite entry
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mgsfan1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Aw man that must be one hellova party
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Blackdusk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous, it's my favourite of all the contest pieces! I love the idea and your painting style!
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
This is just too cool!
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Jakeiiii Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My God! This is truly amazing to look at! :)
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Ideya-Freak Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Its really cool to see one for Ikana! I love the texture of your picture, especially how the glowy effects from the lights look. Very nice!!!
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Niraven Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another "darker" entry! It makes me so happy, there was a little part of me that wanted to see Ikana in this contest. :)

Your coloring style is beautiful, and the composition is so interesting! I like how the addition of the lights gives it a bit of a pre-Christmas feel. Perfect for November. :heart: But you obviously put a lot of time and detail into this (and Pamela's got some serious guts!). Best of luck in the contest. :hug:
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Know-Kname Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
thats some awesome work, one of the best ive seen to enter the contest. even better than that indigo-go entry lol
the coloring style and tetures really make it unique and stand out from the rest.
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