The Legend of Zelda – Final Piece

Today was the final day of the Legend of Zelda project that I’ve been working on and the conclusion of the project also brings about the completed final painting.

This has been a fairly brief project, although not as brief as I would have liked but painting is still a huge learning curve for me; and for this piece I used watercolours, which can be an unpredictable medium at the best of times. I actually had two attempts at the painting which I destroyed before tackling the third and finding an approach that worked without ruining the piece.

Working in watercolour for this painting definitely taught me a lot about the medium and also enhanced my eagerness to get back to learning oils, there’s just something about oil paint that feels much more natural for my working style; so in future or for the foreseeable future at least, I’ll be saving watercolour for colour studies and colour comps for later oil paintings.

Anyway, back to the point at hand, let’s get the painting out –

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Link in the Lost Woods – Watercolour, Ink & Gel Pen – A4 Watercolour Paper

Overall I am happy with how this piece came out, what I learned in the process and the fact that it has settled an urge to produce a piece of art for my favourite childhood video game.

In the future I intend to do a painting of adult Link and I’ll do that one oil paint, although that’s in the distant future for now, maybe I’ll leave it seven years considering that’s the time lapse between the two versions of Link in the Ocarina of Time.

Thank you for taking a look t this post, please feel free to leave any feedback and comments it’s much appreciated, I’ll soon be starting another project once InkTober is out of the way.

Until next time, farewell!


9 thoughts on “The Legend of Zelda – Final Piece

  1. Artful Aspirations October 7, 2016 — 06:52

    Very cool Link painting! Fantasy art is my favorite to create too. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much and yes, Fantasy art is such a beautiful genre to create within, limitless possibilities available and only subject to the imagination!

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      1. Artful Aspirations October 7, 2016 — 17:49

        You are welcome Josh! And I agree completely! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Ash

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  2. It turned out great! Now that I’ve tried fiddling with painting, I have a whole new appreciation for it. All the little details, all of the work and planning… it’s amazing!

    And seven years does seem appropriate for the adult Link painting. But don’t worry. Sheik will be patiently waiting the whole time. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much, I’ve just got to remember to do it when the time comes; which opens up a whole new line of thought of how things will be in seven years time, although one thing I can be certain of is that it can only be better portrayed.

      Sheik is another character I would love to depict, I just need to get a stronger grasp on anatomy before I tackle that one.


  3. This came out so nice! I used to draw Zelda pictures, too, but my tablet stopped working.

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    1. Thank you very much, all the more reason to put your faith in the good old pencil and paper until you can get a new tablet, don’t let it hinder your creativity.

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    2. This comment made me feel so old 😦

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