Zelda Revisited

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Zelda Revisited

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I'd never been happy with this drawing of Zelda I did a while back:

I had thought long and hard about the scene depicted there, but didn't feel like the picture was doing the description justice. She's gotta look like a queen at her coronation, not just Zelda in some plainish armor :o

So, what you see here is a paintover! Upping the details, fixing and tweaking things that irked me.

I've noticed that I hit a wall with my drawings a lot, where I just get tired of working on a piece and any details I add feel redundant or too deliberate. That was partly the case with the old drawing, and with this one as well, to some extent. I am working hard to push past it, but the journey ain't over yet!

Maybe in a few months I'll do another paintover, hahaha

If you feel inclined, I would love to hear your thoughts! Which version appeals to you more? Can you see any areas that you'd like to see me improve upon?

Keep rockin', friends :)


I think the arrow could use a little work (because you can tell it's left white) maybe a shimmer off the tip.
But it looks really good anyway.
Nice work ^_ ^

Hot damn! Fuckin' amazin'!

Brakkenimation responds:

Haha, thankyew!

amazing art piece :)

Brakkenimation responds:

Thaaanks :)

Totaly amazing! great attention to details. Armor looks fantastic, the structure, color and light\shadow part. Thats all cool. Her face and skin looks realistic, the dress looks like a real. I dont know what is good else...maybe everething. I pretty long time watched every detail, but dont find anything what can disappoint me, exept one - the places where bow and dress have a cross looks raw.
And the one last thing - badass Zelda finally can defend herself.

man i fucking love this concept, this is really nice! and i cant quite deicide if i like your old one better haha. the armour looks great, i must say tho that the dress really distracts from the rest of the image. i think it has a bit to much going on. try downloading some tutorials on painting people/fabric. you might also need to identify a good light source! shadows make everything look amazing xD and yeah! i know its a top down lighting scheme haha also try giving it a focal length, right now your backrgound has a lot of detail, but really you want all your attention to be centred on Zelda, the background comes second to her, general you find with shots like this is that the details in the back are blurred where the details in front are really crisp and sharp.

ps: please take all of what i have said with a pinch of salt :)

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Dec 4, 2013 | 7:03 AM EST
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