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Merry Christmas, Dragon Roost by aquanut Merry Christmas, Dragon Roost by aquanut
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Belated Merry Christmas! :D

Last year's Christmas picture:

Merry Christmas, Minish Village by aquanut
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:iconakocur123:
Akocur123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! How did you make it?
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:iconaquanut:
aquanut Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure how detailed a description of the process you're looking for? I sketched, lined, and colored it in Paint Tool SAI and touched it up a bit in Photoshop; it took about nine hours.
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Akocur123 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Sounds like a lot of work... and again, great job! I love Zelda games.
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pumpckindragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
link from Zelda!
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XHolyKnightAgrias Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
AWWW♥ ; u ;!

Amazing!!
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:iconaquanut:
aquanut Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm happy you like it. =)
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XHolyKnightAgrias Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Yay! ^.^

Please keep doing what you're doin! :'D
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FollowingtheSon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Ohhhhh my gosh so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!!!! :heart: Really great job! Love the warmth and action and colors!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, your enthusiastic comment made me happy! I wanted it to have a warm holiday atmosphere, so I'm glad you like it! =)
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Xaran-Alamas Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aww
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Superjacobworld Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My god... this is brilliant!!!
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...um...
...Why does the letter guy look like Spock?
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! =)

Haha, now that you mention it, he does. Nintendo wanted to give us crossover ideas, maybe. :P
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TheEyeProjects Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Another year passed already?
Great work again! How you come up with these cute scenes? 
I love it!
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:iconaquanut:
aquanut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I try to make them cute, so I'm glad you like it! =)
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Silviadevianart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
COOOOLLLL 
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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IndyGoNagaretton Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
I had bought WW HD Wii U as of late so this is surprised me more than pleasingly! (-l<>l-)

I really love how just cleverly you mixed the colors of christmas with the setting and culture of Rito ("sending the mail")- I can only picture these presents and mail being send through the Great Sea (even if I dunno would there be any snowfalls). Nevertheless this pic's quite lively and has a lot of details that brings a smile to my face, aah~
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I'm glad the timing worked out so well! :D I hope you're enjoying WWHD, is this your first time playing it or did you play the original too?

Thank you very much, I'm happy you called it lively since that's exactly the feeling I was going for, and I'm also glad you noticed the use of red/green--it fit surprisingly well with the general color scheme of Dragon Roost culture. There's definitely at least one place on the Great Sea where it snows (Ice Ring Isle) and I imagine it happens on islands in the colder areas of the region as well, though the closest that happens on Dragon Roost is probably the island getting covered in dragon ash, haha. Thanks again, it always makes me happy to hear my art has made someone smile!
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IndyGoNagaretton Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Played the original the couple of times through- otherwise I wouldn't have seen the immense improvement and streamlining on some control schemes or means of transportation! 
Bless Swift Sail and reworked Grappling Hook~ (~>ŽA`<~)

I did take in account the Ice Ring Isle being out there- it amuses to remember how I had thought that it's where Zunari came from. 
But yeah, I agree that would be the case in the Great Sea! 
And no problem, you really went creative with the elements and composition, from characters to the setting, and it came out absolutely marvelous!
(-^<>^-)

Wind Waker's my most favourite 3D Zelda of all time! I think it's because the game seems to detach and give a real sense of time that has passed on from the legend, yet makes it become reborn again, only by reincarnated characters and setting that bear almost next to no connection (at least from the first glance, like Tetra) to the threads of the legend.

Even then, when I played it first time, I think naming Hero of Winds "Link" kinda broke that kind of immersion- maybe because the name already reminded me way too much of heroes of the past legends, and Wind Waker felt so much intriguing and original with it's way of plunging to them and watch us see the legend be put to it's end (if I could say hahah). 

And even then, I really appreciated the way they made Hero of Winds develop: he wasn't the chosen one, unlike the many of the Links in the past. But even then, he went from goofy kid to a courageous boy that chose to not only stop on saving his sister, but even fight against Ganondorf, even if it meant bearing the whole fate of Great Sea and perhaps Hyrule of the Past as well. I believe his trials in Tower of the Gods and earning Triforce of Courage were one of the most appreciative highlights in the game for me: they really represent the journey of courage and choosing a path that leads to greater good, even if it'd mean facing many hardships ahead.

Due this reason I named prefer to call (Toon) Link as Hero of Winds or more personally, "Vinn"- and I can proudly say he's my most favourite incarnation of Link of all time! (because in my opinion, he might be the most truest heroes in the entire series by his character development alone!)

Of course this is all just my headcanon/depiction of Wind Waker but it's my way of filling some gaps and making it feel even more pronounced in means of feeling an story after the legend- can't though believe it has made me love the game as much as I do now!
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Karda4124 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has such great depth and lighting.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so. =)
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Karda4124 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Welcome.

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FatJubei98 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Cute ^^ I love how you perfectly matched the coloration to make it the maximum cuteness, the only problem I find is a lacking of Valoo.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think the coloring helps the cuteness haha. I think it would be difficult for Valoo to squeeze into that post office, though; he might accidentally burn up the letters!
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FatJubei98 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, but it's not the burning of letters that I was thinking would be an issue. Like, maybe, destroying the doorway?
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:iconmrnothingspectacular:
Aw, the spirit of Christmas literally spreads everywhere. :XD:

But that's not hating on this. I really, really love this. I love the style, i love the spirit, and i love the colors. :D Also, have a late merry Christmas and an early New Year. ;)
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! Every post office has to get into the spirit of things. :D

Thank you very much for the kind comment, I'm glad you like it so much! I wanted it to come across as spirited and lively. And thank you, I hope you have a happy New Year as well! =)
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Yeah, i agree. :)

You're really welcome! :D Thank you! :)
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Karda4124 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've gotta love the islands in Wind Waker. I liked Dragon Roost especially.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I loved how all the islands felt like they had their own atmosphere and history; it was exciting exploring the whole sea to find out what was on every tile. Dragon Roost is great, I love the catchy music and the design of the Rito. Though among the populated islands, Windfall is my favorite because it's so cheerful and lively and has so many sidequests.
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Karda4124 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I had a GameCube...
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xXMayuMayuXx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally love this drawing style! Good Job! This is awesome!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like the style! :D
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Annihilator1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent as always. wind waker is amazing. I haven't had a chance to try my copy, but I know it'll be amazing.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so! Haha, I hope you have fun with it when you do finally play it; I definitely think it's amazing myself. It's tied with OoT for my favorite Zelda game.
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bobosmith01 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, this is really nice. Great job.
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:iconaquanut:
aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :D
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
XD this looks adorable. 
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:iconaquanut:
aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so! =)
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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Ninapple007 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Belated Merry Christmas!!! 

Wonderful Picture!  I love Baito's face xDDD
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =)

Hahaha, I'm really glad someone enjoyed that! xDD Thank you, I'm glad you like the picture!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww that's cute!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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nasanerd09 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gah so cute! I love the Rito
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I love them too, they're one of my favorite race designs. =) I also love the Koroks--WW has such great races.
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CleoArrow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw! Link is just so cute! :D Great job!
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:iconaquanut:
aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so! :D
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Junkey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I was in the earth temple with Medli just a few hours ago ^^
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Anadia-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas, also late X)
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