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Courage by 3nrique Courage by 3nrique
TRADITIONAL IS HARD. man! this thing was brutal. I've done acrylics before, and thats usually not too bad, because you can layer paint on top of it, whenever you make a mistake. But Watercolors?! Their one true purpose is to toy with your feelings, they point and laugh as you cry with your brush in hand, as you try and figure out why the paint didn't go where it was supposed to.

Painting from light to dark, layering paint , and making sure you don't cover the white is extremely challenging. It probably saves more time if you pre-plan this stuff more. Regardless, It was very fun, and I learned a lot. I used a couple of different things, like water colors, watered down acrylics, inks, and colored pencils. My computer is down, so I've just been entertaining myself doing these traditional pieces. 

I'm hoping that once I get my new computer, I'll be able to tweak this a little bit. But for now, this is the raw scan.

btw, Link never gets boring to draw.

Keep arting!
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Courage by ~3nrique ( Featured by Ikue )
Reynatheproxie Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Orbital-Death-Ray Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very cool! Way to make a silver lining out of a busted computer. :thumbsup: 
DenchiEnch Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
what kind of drawing tablet would u recommend 
3nrique Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional
I used to use the intuos 4 for a while, I had something cheaper before that but i cant remember what it was. Anything Wacom will be your best bet honestly. 
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you so much!
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
Dice9633 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Digital Artist
I find Link has been getting more and more effeminate with each new game.  I feel this brings back that older and tougher exterior he had way back when.  Wonderful!
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
haha Thanks! yeah, there is something about the classic link I prefer over the newer versions.
Godly-Effect Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Just one little thing I want to point out...Link is left handed...
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