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Link, The Hero of Winds by Paterack Link, The Hero of Winds by Paterack
Part of a bigger piece that I'm working on, but I was so satisfied with how it came out that I wanted to upload it! Wind Waker's arguably my favorite out of the LoZ series, so Toon Link holds a special place with me. I wanted to create something that captured the look of the official game art while somewhat in my own style.

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Link, Master Sword, Mirror Shield etc. are property of Nintendo
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Critique by Biggestlinkfan Sep 30, 2012, 9:59:33 PM
My first critique. Hope it's good.

- first, I say shading would be good. Yea, you did some but I can't see the wrinkles in his tunic or the shine on his sword
-I like how you invented his shield. Hylian is ok but new is always better.
-link looks kinda mad. Give him more expression when he's walking. He should be happy since he saved zelda how many times now.
-I like how you gave it that old look. It shows that link has been brought a lot and will be through much more.
-why no background? It paints the picture much better
-his form looks great. That is what I think you mastered.
-you mastered the hands as well. I don't know how to make hands as great as you do!
-all in all, nothing is perfect! You can improve your work little by little and make it a true master piece.

Well, hope this helps. I really like it so don't say I blabbed on about how bad it was!
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Well, I thought that this was pretty good, but, as BLF said, his expression does look kinda strange, like he's about to go bully some defenseless little kids, that weird, douchey, kind of arrogant smile; his cap looks sort of rigid and angular. But overall, this is a truly awesome drawing, and I realize that the facial expression is one of the most difficult details to master. If I may make a suggestion, for future reference, I think you should soften the arched eyebrows a little bit. They make the expression look harsher. I do like the Master Sword and the shield, and the drawing has great symmetry, very even.
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pulser375 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
She's just so adorable! Have you seen CHugga's walkthrough of this game?
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Paterack Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have not - I'll have to give it a look
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staystrongxever Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow it looks like an official art from zelda... you did a great job my friend! ;)
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Paterack Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That is one of the greatest compliments I could ever receive...thank you very much!
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staystrongxever Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh don't say that hehe!! really... you made an awesome work on your drawing but... I can't believe that people who never made a drawing on their lives can be criticizing that piece of art!! you know what I mean.... people do so much critiques but they don't look themselves... all I want to tell you is that you are a great artist and don't give up on people's comments... well Im talking too much hehe.. well keep making awesome art!! :hug:
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Paterack Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You bring up a lot of good points - at the end of the day, people are entitled to think and say what they like. And at the end of the day, if I'm happy with how a drawing came out, then that's all that matters to me.

I'll keep trying to make awesome artwork - thank you very much again!
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staystrongxever Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob pal!! I'm just, you know... hehehe!! I want to say that you're an awesome artist and that's the only thing that matters... If you feel happy with your own work well my friend, you're gonna be succesful!! and you don't have to thank me ok??

let's just say that I admire you a lot hehe XDEne (Smile) [V7]  !
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BLADE9756 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Truly an amazing piece of such a legendary game, definitely worth 10 bucks!
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Paterack Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) Hope you enjoyed the show!
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BLADE9756 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed I did! I've also taken your advice of drawing & purchased Art Academy: Sketchpad on my Wii U! :iconwoootplz:
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