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Legend of Zelda - Link by Hodremlin Legend of Zelda - Link by Hodremlin
I got a daily deviation today for my Skull Kid drawing, so I was somewhat woken up to start submitting stuff again.  I actually have a bunch of drawings waiting to go up, I've just been lazy lol.

So here's another drawing of Link.  I actually did this one over the summer.  I just got the remake of Ocarina of Time for Christmas too, just made it to the Forest Temple.

I had a horrible time with drawing Link in that pose, but I liked the color palette I used for this one.  I didn't blend the shading as much as I normally do though.  I should draw Zelda sometime too.
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Filiana Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
Beautiful drawing :aww:
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Loving it ^^
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MirajaneGosh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist
Coloring style is awesome, he came out really cool, love how dynamic his pose is >w<
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Thuddins Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm pretty jealous of your coloring skills. I love the foreground and background on this. The way you color the sword looks so awesome. Such a great job on this. ^^ 
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PandaSakura Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors and shading and everything is beautiful. I love your artwork and coloring style. Keep up the amazing work. I hope to see more from you >u<
I hope I can color and create beautiful works as well as you some day
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Thank you!  I should really updated more than I do, it's important to keep drawing or else I stagnate haha.

You certainly can, and you can someday be a lot better than me too!  I believe in you! 
All it takes is practice and a bit of time.  I didn't start out very well myself, but I eventually got better!
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PandaSakura Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know those feels. When I lost my tablet I forgot how to color.

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement it means so much to me >///< I am going to be brave, could you please critique my work? If it's not any trouble to you ;///; If you're busy I understand.
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Of course!  I'm busy, but not that busy haha.  So I took a peak at your gallery, and I think you are probably a lot better than you think you are.  Usually people are a lot more critical on themselves than others are about their art.  It looks like you are on a really good track.

I really admire your variety of color in your works, as that's one thing that I've always struggled with.  Color is one of the hardest things to master, I think because it's very difficult to make colors work in harmony sometimes.

Your drawing skills are probably a lot better than you think they are too.  All of your characters have a lot of good poses, and some of them are in very difficult-to-draw poses too.  I think it's very important to challenge yourself to do stuff like that, because a lot of times people fall into the pattern of drawing people the same way over and over (myself include), because that's what everyone feels comfortable with.  But it's good to step out of your comfort-zone and try new poses, which you are clearly doing.

From going through your gallery and seeing some of your old stuffs, you've definitely come a long way.  It's also good that you do a lot of traditional art alongside the digital stuff, since a lot of people harp on getting better at traditional first and then going to digital.

I guess if I had one suggestion, it would be trying to work on your anatomy a bit.  That's not to say it's bad --- it's definitely not bad.  It's more that like your drawings as a whole are really good, but there is just one or two things anatomically wrong that could make it better.  Everyone struggles with that though, myself included.  Personally, when I'm drawing a character I look up a lot of cosplay references for that character.  I prefer to work from real life pictures as a reference over Anime, because I find that using real life photos makes my drawings less stiff looking.  Having a folder of references to look at is what really improved my art over time from where I was a few years ago.  I use cosplay pictures because then I can get a sense of how that character would look in that pose better.

Honestly though, you're doing a good job and you should keep at it!  Improvement really comes with time, and I think it's really important to look over old artwork from time to time to see how far you've come.  Judging from the progress you've made in your gallery, you're on the right track!
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PandaSakura Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so very sorry for the long wait, I've been away from dA for a bit. Your words mean a lot to me. Thank you very much for the inspirational words and motivation. It makes me happy that I'm heading toward the right direction.
I'm planning on doing some pose studies and color studies soon :3 Hopefully that will help me improve.
Thank you very much for taking your time to leave me feed back it means a lot and I'm very sorry I took so long to respond
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Vorono Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hooo GREAT WORK, is so handosome, I like a lot the colors! :)
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Thank you very much!!
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Vorono Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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CosmicKitto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student
This is really good. You did a great job on the post and the colouring. The style is also really nice.
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Thank you so much, the pose was very hard to do so I'm happy it turned out okay!!
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russo9999 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Whoa, this is incredible :D Link is ready for action :D
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Thank you so much!
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FyraNuanser Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
I don't know much about Zelda, but I love this drawing. Beautifully done!
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Thanks!  I'm happy you can appreciate it without knowing much of the characters!!
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Hearts-of-fantasy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
My favorite video game character and franchise. Great work on our silent hero!
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Thank you!  He's a great character, even as a silent protagonist!
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Hearts-of-fantasy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That is what makes him unique!<3
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Dianote Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Very nice! :iconclapplz:
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you!
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Dianote Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Welcome! 
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your colors are really nice. :)
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you!  I tried to keep the colors very yellowish, glad you like them!
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Hotaro-sui Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Niiiice >///w///> I like how the pose turned out~
I think the dark colours could be a little darker though since it's difficult for the eyes to focus on one thing on the painting at first glance. Great Work!
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you!

I totally agree about the darker shades, there's a lot going on without much of a focal point.
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SekoiyaStoryteller Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016   General Artist
WOOOOOP he looks so kickass in this drawing. :iconlawooplz: Also, lovely details, background, angle, etc... :D
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you!!
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luin-lokiDancer07 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is awesome! I'm a huge legend of zelda fan!!!
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you very much, and me too!  Legend of Zelda is a great series.
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luin-lokiDancer07 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you played many legend of zelda games?
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
I have played Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Oracle of Seasons, part of Twilight Princess and part of Link to the Past for GBA (I accidentally left it in my pocket and it went through the laundry haha).

How about you?
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luin-lokiDancer07 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I've only played Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. Hopefully I get some time to play the others though lol
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
I played part of Twilight Princess, and I have Skyward Sword but I've never actually played it.  I listen to the music it came with a lot though lol. 
Some of the others are really great, if you get the chance I definitely recommend Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask!  Those seem to be the favorites.
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luin-lokiDancer07 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
XD yess the music is incredible!!! And thanks! I'll have to try to get around to playing those two lol
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saltycatfish Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016   Digital Artist
This looks great! I love the colors! The green and yellow tones with the pop of orange, looks nice!
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you very much!  I don't normally go so yellow toned with my drawings, so I'm glad it turned out well!
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jacobheeg Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Crap!!! This is freaking awesome. I love zelda fan art
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you!  I love Zelda fan art too, I'll have to make some more of it!
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GrumpyGrump Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice! great colors.
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you very much!!
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ZigZagLin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely love how yo made his hair flowx3 and also love the chainmail under his tunic! =O  but of course awesome over all >w<
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thank you very much!  His chainmail took forever to draw out!  And I love flowy hair so Link definitely needed some.
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ZigZagLin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like i did but you dd amazing on it so all the work did pay off! And yes =D Link definitely always needs some flowy hair! >w<
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Suneia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my. look at this. It's amazing. //cries in a corner
the pose is perfect and I absolutely love how you shaded it!
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Hodremlin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Thank you!
I shaded this a bit differently than I normally do, lot less blending.  I'm glad you like how it turned out!!
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Suneia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome! It's a really pretty style indeed :3
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black-white-check Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the shading! HIs pose is super cool too!
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