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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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Given 2014-01-06
Courage by ~3nrique ( Featured by Ikue )
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Reynatheproxie Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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: 
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DenchiEnch Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
what kind of drawing tablet would u recommend 
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:icon3nrique:
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. 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you so much!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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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!
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
haha Thanks! yeah, there is something about the classic link I prefer over the newer versions.
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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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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Haha I knew someone was gonna point it out!
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:icongodly-effect:
Godly-Effect Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I couldn't resist after seeing no one point it out.
The answer has already been handed to us. It's a LoZ for the Wii. :P
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Grats on the DD. I actually tried water colors before I ever tried acrylics. I know exactly what you mean. The good thing water color has better than acrylics is in the cleaning up. Acrylic dries on the pallet, and it's hard to get off compared to water color.
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3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
lol Yeah. It's been fun mixing the two though.
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:icontaqresu650:
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'll bet.
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Zel-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, considering the fact that it sounds like watercolors are not your preferred method of painting, this is pretty good. Nice details, and there are no really noticeable places where the color doesn't look like it belongs. Nice job. And congrats on the DD. True skills, man.
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3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Thank you so much! It did take a while to get used to it, and a lot of times I would give it a day to let the colors dry and go over it again in layers until it was somewhat clean.
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Well done!
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconsnowconesolid:
Snowconesolid Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
classic
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work. :nod:

---AK
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D

---AK
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NezNezz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, your style is awesome. Link looks amazing, and I can't even tell it's watercolor. DD totally deserved!

I know those watercolor pains all too well~ ;)
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3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Haha thank you! It's still worth all the trouble, right?!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Haha, I like your style!  :D

And yeah, Link never does get boring, does he!  :laughing:

Awesome.  :clap:
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Haha nope! thanks!
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MidnaPlayer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So good,so good :iconmordecaiandrigbyplz:
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Thanks!:D
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
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:heart: Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :tighthug: 
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Thank you so much! it was very unexpected.
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:iconriftress:
Riftress Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Two Zelda fanarts today, awesome work here! :D
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
You can never go wrong. It's crazy to see how much that game has influenced so many people. Thanks btw!
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:iconriftress:
Riftress Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it is, it's my pleasure! <3
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Holy crap, TWO Zelda fanarts scored a Daily Deviation today!
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Zelda is the best.
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It sure is. ;D
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Wahl-Von-Lugacki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtakeing! It looks like it came right out of a novel!
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3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Wow thanks! that means a lot
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:iconwahl-von-lugacki:
Wahl-Von-Lugacki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, np!
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TheKillerShaymim Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Gorgeous!
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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Pasithea Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I guess that's the fun of watercolors. Even though it's not doing what you want it to it still comes out completely unique and interesting.
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
It definitely gives it a certain life and character. I learned that it also helps you loosen up, and be a little bit more fearless when making art.
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Tr33Atm0s Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its dangerous to go alone, take this 
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:icon3nrique:
3nrique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional
Woot!
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Tr33Atm0s Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
j
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Tr33Atm0s Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i remember that from a link to the past and XD lol Aarin(egoraptor)
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