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The Legend of Zelda by kowan The Legend of Zelda by kowan
UPDATE:
To those interested in buying a print of this artwork you can do so now over at this link -> www.designbyhumans.com/shop/ko…
It also has some of my other artworks(that aren't available as prints here) up as prints. Thanks!

end update.

This artwork of mine was made to look like the original cover of the Legend of Zelda:Twilight Princess. This was a project for my class and the objective was to traditionally paint an original or existing artwork, in this case i chose the artwork of Legend of Zelda. As you can see musicgames.m.u.pic.centerblog.… , if you just READ this description FIRST before judging the artwork, i changed a few things from the original.

I was happy with my painting and just decided to share it with everyone else here on DA. So please read the description first before saying unnecessary things. Thank you very much.

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I finally uploaded it! HAHA

Phew! It was very hard to scan this thing! It was too big for the scanner and so i had to scan parts of it and later put them together in photoshop(which was HARD).

Anyway i edited some parts of it since the original had some minor problems.

OH AND THIS IS GREATLY REFERENCED FROM THIS->upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
with some minor changes.


TOOLS:
> .5 Mech. Pen
> Prang Watercolors

The Legend of Zelda©Nintendo/Shigeru Miyamoto
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:icontorozu:
Torozu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture makes me really happy!!!
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:iconlilyocarina:
LilyOcarina Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
This looks almost exactly like the actual picture itself! It's amazing -- your coloring is really awesome. *stares in complete awe*
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hyrule-castle-guard Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  New member
Wow
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:iconcarolan-mcelwee:
Carolan-McElwee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You certainly have showed your honor to Hyrule, lol this is fantastic!
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:iconrainbowdash618:
Rainbowdash618 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
THAT (Almost) LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE TWILIGHT PRINCESS INSTRUCTION BOOKLET COVER!!!!
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:iconkowan:
kowan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol that's because it is based on that.
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:iconlolareed1:
LolaReed1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice! i did the same one  but it was a drawing. And i drew the whole Zant in the middle :)
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:iconmonoconuva:
Monoconuva Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!
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:iconnaeleinn:
Naeleinn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gaaaaaaaaaaad, you're work is stunning !
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:iconkleiner-schmetterlin:
Kleiner-Schmetterlin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, awesome :la:!
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:icon1dtmntmlp13:
1Dtmntmlp13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
wow. holy crap. and no doubt-WOW.
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:iconsolidsnake684:
SolidSnake684 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks just like the real thing! I always love to see a great drawing, then scroll down and see "traditional art"!
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:iconghidorahblaze:
GhidorahBlaze Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the game
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:iconminawolf10:
MinaWolf10 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
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:iconxxalleycatxx:
XxAlleyCatxX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a poster of this! Beautiful!
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:iconkowan:
kowan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You probably have a poster of the original digital version. I painted my own version. Thanks!
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:iconshenaniboom:
ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Great piece! It's really awesome ^^
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:icontorywarlockthedog:
ToryWarlockTheDog Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool :D
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:iconmedic-meeeeeeeeedic:
MEDIC-MEEEEEEEEEDIC Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
10 times nicer than the real cover art!
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:iconchibi-dragoness:
Chibi-Dragoness Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.... just wow.... U my friend are an amazing watercolor master! I really admire traditional pieces
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:iconkingkong30:
kingkong30 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Stitch clap plz  nice
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:iconmiriiacle:
miriiacle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this piece of art ! theres more light than in the original i think thats great
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:iconflamingbulbinarrow:
FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first saw the original, there were a ton of things that I missed. It took a while for me to notice Zant's mask in the BG, and even longer to notice Zelda and Midna. Your piece brings them out so that they're more visible; also, this is very colorful. Great job recreating-and putting a twist on-this artwork!
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trumpetgal01 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your minor changes made the peice look... better.... than the original. I am completely amazed! The sword above Link's head makes him seem more heroic and how you painted his face made him look older (in an EXCELLENT way of course).  I think I am more amazed by the fact that you did this in WATERCOLOR!!!! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!
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:iconstephlovespickles:
stephlovespickles Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is perfection<<3
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:iconyogo-k-man:
Yogo-K-Man Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
This artwork, and the original too, is so perfect *-* :D 3
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:iconj519:
J519 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May I post this to my page?
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:iconkowan:
kowan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What do you mean?
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:iconj519:
J519 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
On facebook
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:iconkowan:
kowan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ok, credit me though.
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:iconj519:
J519 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep yep
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:icongenuinesongbird:
GenuineSongBird Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Artist
holy shit 941 comments
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:iconyume-kiryu:
yume-kiryu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this it's amazing
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:iconlizzard-anime:
Lizzard-Anime Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   General Artist
I like it. I think the changes are good, but I do prefer the sword down. Also, maybe the wolf eyes could be more blue, but other than that I LOVE it. :)
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:iconwolflink213546:
WolfLink213546 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Artist
I love this. it is truly aawwwwwwssssssoooommmmme!
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:iconbeatricetan21:
beatricetan21 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOMENESS LEVEL: OVER 900000000000
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:iconharuckio:
Haruckio Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   General Artist
this is really really pretty!
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:iconrainbowpegasus13:
RainbowPegasus13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow, you did great! definatley a near exact copy! keep up the great work
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:iconnikki-hasselhoff:
Nikki-Hasselhoff Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my gosh. I hope you got an excellent grade for this, because this is just fabulous~!
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:iconkowan:
kowan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I got a 97.
100 for the painting and a 93 for the procedure explanation. I don't know why just a 93 though since I did write honestly on how I made it(it involved lots of tissue tapping, lol) but oh well, past is past.
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:iconroxy7101:
Roxy7101 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Photographer
This looks so awesome! Great Job!Thumbs Up 
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AntivsArtlessPage Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like a vintage cinema posters :)
Anyway, epic work! ;)
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:iconspire-iii:
Spire-III Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013   General Artist
I dreamt last night that I made this very piece. Woke up, checked Zeldawiki.org, and it was the first featured piece of news. Shook me silly!
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:iconblazemizu:
BlazeMizu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my fav zelda game!!
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:iconcandylover10:
candylover10 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I have to admit, I done a double take on this when I first saw it. It looked that..Breath taking. 
TP was my all time favourite of LoZ, Ocarina came a very close second though.
I love this to bits, my god.
I don't know you but can I just hug you please? 
Thank you. 
Thank you for this mind blowing piece of artwork.
I was telling my class about Legend of Zelda for a personal presentation and since I love Twilight Princess so much I just had to show this amazing picture. I had said that the artist who drew this spent a lot of time making this, and look at the result.
I had guessed about the time thing, but, I can tell throughout this piece that you put a LOT of work into this.


Thank you so much.
I'm lost for words. 
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:iconkowan:
kowan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much for those kind words! Thank you.
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:iconcandylover10:
candylover10 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
No problemo! You deserve it!
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:iconmilalarsen:
milalarsen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! I love this game so much I wish this had been the cover of the game it would
of been way more Legendary!! it's a shame it can't be a print I would love this as a tapestry or something! :)
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ArtdoggieChuChu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH. I thought it was the actual thing from far away- great work! :D <3
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3HeavyChildrean4ART Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I love this picture! This painting is awesome!!!
Great job!
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