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Zelda and Book XP by kokiri85 Zelda and Book XP by kokiri85
Hello! No, I'm not dead, just a deadbeat. Here's Zelda, have a nice day.
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PrincessAlexia40 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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SailorZelda Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely. The interpretation on her outfit is quite nice.
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blueJAY2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous piece! I love the dress so much! : )
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XTheAndyOfCandyX Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
.. omg .. thats awesome.. WOW.
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HinoNeko Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been HIT! D:

. . . by the FEATURE BUS! :[)

[link]
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Yumecosmos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist
Nice! The pose, the book, and the thoughtful look on her face are so appropriate to her character. (She doesn't quite seem to be looking at the book though... I wonder what she's staring at?) And I love this variation on her dress! It's original, but still her "look."
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MistressKurumi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid job on drawing her!
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:iconericp07:
ericp07 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
I want to marry her :) This is seriously an ultra-beautiful piece! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
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Raftrider Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
Could use a little more contrast...Zelda is probably one of my most favorite female protagonists.
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:iconredreh:
redreh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
I have been looking for this picture since it was removed from elfwood. I'm so glad to find it-- this is the perfect Zelda. So lovely!!
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:iconkokiri85:
kokiri85 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
I don't know why it was removed. I think the site glitched and reverted to older stuff or something. I suppose I ought to re-upload it, but that seems like so much trouble what with the new ticket system.
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zelink-club Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
wow this is a beautiful picture!I love how you made the background look midevil and stuff...and I also like how Zelda looks.....I bet Link would too ^w^
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:iconkokiri85:
kokiri85 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
This is my favorite piece of Zelda fnaart I've done.

.....I bet Link would too ^w^
:w00t: Link/Zelda forever!
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zelink-club Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
I like it too...

yay for Zelinkness!!^_^
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jacklined Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
I don't know why I love this as much as I do. Not to say it isn't as wonderful as I think it is; it's just that I am unexplicably drawn to this.

I love Zelda. I think there is a grace and wisdom that not many really see in her to potray. She is not often done justice, and because of unfortunate "fan" politics, there are splittings of the Zelink, Malink, etc.,etc. I've come across people who hate her, call her a bitch/snob and write/portray her as such. Funny they should feel so strongly about a fictional character. :D Then again, coming from me...

In your Legend of Zelda artwork, I see the beauty and the legend that I think Hyrule has. One of the reasons I love The Legend of Zelda so is because of its unique epic standing; it's a video game, so you can be immersed in it yourself, following and taking part in the stories, but it's not a movie or a book, so it's not too specific. And the people and lands and legends are made light and easy with the feel of a video game, yet can mean so much more. Almost as if an old fairy tale were made child-like and colorful and made into a video game.

I have long admired your work for many prominent reasons, and this is one of the very biggest.

Plus, after seeing this last night, it drove me to write a fic, starting then, finishing this morning. *blush* No one's ever done that to me before *offers thanks*
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kokiri85 Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
I think there is a grace and wisdom that not many really see in her to potray. She is not often done justice, and because of unfortunate "fan" politics, there are splittings of the Zelink, Malink, etc.,etc. I've come across people who hate her, call her a bitch/snob and write/portray her as such.

I man, I know exactly what you mean. I was a zelinker, and I remember the fueds. I'm still z/l in my heart, though I care somewhat less than I used to. But I still get pissed off when people bash Zelda, because she is possibly my favorite female character of all time. Like you said, how with video games things are less specific than in books--there is room for interpretation, and so I make her much more than the game shows. Very smart, brilliant, somewhat short-tempered and with high standards, not overly affectionate or touchy-feely, but at her core fundamentally devoted to the good of her people and passionate about that devotion. A bit Batman-ish really, perhaps because I've gotten so deeply into comics recently, but without the Batman level of psychosis and coldness. Rational, practical, maybe a little cold sometimes, but only so she can do what is best for Hyrule no matter what. *sighs adoringly*

I'm so glad you found something in this to inspire you, you make me want to do more Zelda fanart. I will go check out your fanfic now :D
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jacklined Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
*nod nod* And we all know Batman is awesome. :batman:! He's the best superhero ever, because he isn't that super at all. ...And he's sexy. :P

I'm happy someone else loves Zelda, too. ^^

I do? :O_o: Cool :D
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Evanatt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006   Digital Artist
Wow, the royalty feel just scream in this picture. you maded Zelda look so royal like.
Love the dress :D
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cheergiver Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006   Digital Artist
Very nice! I love her dress.
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LovelyRestless Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005   Writer
You do a terrific job coloring and shading. Zelda is so awesome. ^-^ *bows*
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ScatterbrainFox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
this has a bit of an art-nouveau feel :)
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cruelty13 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is one of your best pictures! It is as good as preraffaelitian paintings, which it reminds me of. A fave!
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shelley-elf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2005   Traditional Artist
Wow... I like this one mweh much. She seems so natural... Like she could pop out of the picture at any second. You have such a natural way you draw your characters... so... I don't know how to say it... believable? With folds especially... they look so... real.
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wow, the folds on her dres are really impressive o.0; I really like this pick, it a sort... *tries to think of the right words* very medieval feel about it- Im not talking about the arch in the background, I mean the style in which its drawn, and her pose. Looks fab! ^.^
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kokiri85 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
THANKYOU! Midieval was what I was going for with the arch and all, and it's great to know that other aspects get it across, too.
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:iconthe-infamous-padfoot:
:nod:I think its really effective, :D reminds me of like, stained-glass window type figures ^.^
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kokiri85 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
Stained galss, really? Yeah, I suppose I can see that... cool D D:D
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kokiri85 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
WHat the hell happened to my smileys?!
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mnmcandiez Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
oooohh I love it
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Verbum Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
I love your versions of link and Zelda :) It really brings them a long ways from their little pixellated versions on screen.
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005  Student Filmographer
WOW! The shading is fabulous! The folds in her dress are so luxurious!!!!!
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spinnigold Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005   Digital Artist
OMG I LOVE YOU.

(and I missed you loads)
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enigma-rebirth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005   Traditional Artist
*hugs* Missed you too, Love.
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enigma-rebirth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005   Traditional Artist
Ack! Why am I logged in as Kirsten?!
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akanorenge Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005
Wow, beautiful Zelda. Cool :D
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Alene Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
gorgeous shading! And gorgeous dress! =D
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KnoightoFlapis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
*stares in utter awe*

OMG! THAT IS SO AWESOME! KEEP IT UP!!!
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harbek Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, I love it! You are the Master of Folds. Just so you know. And of Shading Skin with Colour Pencils. Yes. *nods* Exactly.
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kokiri85 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005
Well, I kinda ripped the folds from a picture, but hey, I'll take the title anyway :D
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