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Musician of Time -- Link by KrisCynical Musician of Time -- Link by KrisCynical
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Edit January 2013: 4K faves without a DD? Wow! Thank you so much! :dummy:

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Pretty self explanatory if you know Ocarina of Time or just the Zelda-verse in general... Link playing the ocarina surrounded by the six sage medallions.

My original thumbnail/rough sketch for this drawing had the ocarina backwards because I'm dumb and drew the image without reference. As a result I had to flip the image and re-draw it to make everything right because I knew hardcore Zelda fans would notice and care if the ocarina was backwards. I know I'm picky about details in InuYasha art, after all.

This is a further attempt to incorporate more texture into my work. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

Photoshop CS2 & Illustrator CS2 with textures from CGTextures.com

The Legend of Zelda Nintendo
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TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Outstanding! :icongreatjobplz:
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M-i-t-c-h-e-l Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Beautiful! real good work! :-)
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AGlimpseOfMe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love this!
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shadowhalfbreed Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
omg, this is stunning!
Ocarina of time is still my favourite of the games.
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Musicethic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Beautiful work :)
We'd like to feature your image on our Facebook page, we share music-related art amongst other things. Of course all the credits will be given to you, with a link to your page.
How does that sounds to you?
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am very flattered that you would like to feature my work, but I don't like Facebook's policies regarding usage of uploaded content. Please feel free to link to the image here on DA, though. :)
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AxdentProne Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gonna have a folder just for the Zelda game pictures I've faved.
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YukinaSaturne Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Beautiful
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ek1185 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Absolutely beautiful. Faved it before it even finished loading the image.
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lune-brues Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the Zelda franchise has always placed strong musical influence, from the soundtrack to the game play itself. it is something i have always admired.
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cesaralexis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
A ▽△ A ▽△
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CommanderA9 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Ocarina of Time is my favorite Zelda game! This is done quite well!
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Chknut Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome!
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whatwhat98 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
hello new desktop background. also, hope you dont mind me using this as an image for a youtube vid i plan to make.
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, actually, I do. Please don't use it that way... it always gets passed around with no credit because nobody pays attention to the credit when it IS given.
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whatwhat98 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
ok. if you wish to make sure i havnt used it, you can check my youtube channel. its whatwhat98
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, I trust you.
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ItalianStallionEnzo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Outstanding work!
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Watorie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
beautifully done
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Xodiarc Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work~
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inuyashaluver185 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I love it!
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twilightlinkjh Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speechless.....:D
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MetroidsMakeGoodPets Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of all the good times I had playing Zelda Ocarina of Time. Ah good times :D
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Brokhart Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job!!!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This is so much awesomesauce. :meow:

I like the simplicity of it.... just Link and the medallions.... and yet there are also all those lovely embellishments and textures.... Heh, the design makes me think of the clock tower in Majora's Mask.

I never really thought much of the medallions in the game----they seemed so inane next to other acquirable items that let me smash stuff or breathe underwater.... But I just enjoy seeing them get some love here. :D They make me think of the warp songs too, so useful....

Love this. :clap:
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DBAFcreator Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that ocarina and sword reminds me of tapion from dbz ^_^
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DBAFcreator Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG :wow: wow
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Another-Writer Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Writer
I should've done this a long time ago

->a v ->a v ( I hope you get the idea ^^)
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I want to say that's the button combination for one of the ocarina songs, but I could be mistaken.
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Another-Writer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Writer
You are correct. Its supposed to be song of time /right, a, down, right, a, down...I tried it that way since v is like the down part. It was very hard to think it/create it that way. But hey, you got it right anyway.
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Deep16 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
sigh, brings back memories :)
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FlawlesslyArtistic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was absolutely perfectly executed. You got everything completely correct. The background you used it also well done. The only real contradiction is that he has all the medallions, yet doesn't have the Golden Gauntlets. Unless that's just a mistake on my part. And Link only has one pierced ear. Other than those minor technicalities, this is very well done. (:
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I wasn't going for continuity in the game, I was going for representation of the major aspects/symbols of the game. Just because the medallions are shown behind him doesn't necessarily mean he is in possession of them. ;)

And as for the pierced ear... no, he has two. The official artwork in the game clearly shows two. Right ear: [link] Left ear: [link] The sword strap is going the same direction in both images so it isn't flipped. In Twilight Princess all of the official artwork has two, and in Skyward Sword he has two both as a student at the academy and after he receives the fire earrings later in the game (which are presented in Nintendo's SS guide book as a pair).

I'm a detail whore, so I pay very close attention to stuff like that. : P
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Krooked-Glasses Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FUCKIN' GODDAMN.
This is beautiful.
You even took Navi's glow into accord and produced highlights onto Link from it.

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Jbro109 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
nice
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Ju-Vi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is really good..i love this..:)
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LordAkiyama Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully drawn illustration. I love the depth of the colors.
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DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Ooh... nice. :D
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How old would you say this Link is? I always like to wonder...
This guy looks like he's right around 17... but almost more like 25... strangely :)

very nice work btw, top notch
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KrisCynical Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I always make my guys about their early 20s in anatomical build so you're just about right with your guess. :)
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DinoJ-13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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neondahl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Marvelous work doll
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SnowCocoa Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's really good!
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Oh man you are definitely one of my new favorite da artists. This is so good, all your fan art is spectacular
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BUTTDANCER Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, this is really awesome! :la:

I really cannot describe the awesomeness in words.
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andyki Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
link is the only person that can look awsome while playing an ocarina
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ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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ProAnnoyingness Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, Nintendo must have been trying to get more female players with this guy. Elves are hot (check!) I like musicians (check!) has an evil side (bwahacheck) blond hair + blue eyes + green clothes = hot. (check!!!) Anyone else see where I'm going with this?
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LittleSakis-Aubade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Here, me! XD
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