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:Ice Vs Steel: by emerald-eyez333 :Ice Vs Steel: by emerald-eyez333
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WOOOOOOOOOOOT! finished this!!!!! worked all weekend plus yesterday and a little today. talk about rushed!!! y wuz it rushed? well because itz for :iconlegendofzeldanerds: 's contest. we had to draw link in a dynamic pose, wielding one of his many items in front of any place on any map in the zelda series. i chose the ball and chain because it's so different and i wanted to make the bulky item look good. so i chose to use perspective to mine advantage. (not too great at perspective yet, so plz don't critisize too harshly if ur planning to)

i didn't have enough time to shade everything carefully, so i used gradients throughout. i think it turned out cool! itz such a neat and different style than what i'm use to. (because i like detail, as u can maybe see in the lineart of this pic)

least fav part(to draw that is): that window in tha background!!!!!!! sooo many intricate lines! and the chain! wow i hate drawing chains!

this is link in the chapel of the snowpeak ruins, fighting one of them icey monsters. (chilfos i think they're called?) i chose the chapel cuz itz one of mi fav places. not only does it provide u with a fun and slightly challenging battle, but itz beautiful!!! there's a hole in the roof and the snow gentley floats in. so pretty. not to mention the glow coming off the torches and the cold haze of the room are gorgeous as well.

this wuz a challenge, and it gave me quite the experience, not only in the coloring and lineart, but trying to meet a due date as well. (due date: tomorrow btw) talk about cuttin it close. ah well, itz dun, and i don't care if i lose, it wuz totally worth it

Link, chapel, and ball & chain from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

ah! thank u everyone for all the views on this piece ^^
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Ask-Nightmare-Edgur Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
((I never understood the ball and chain, holding he can barely carry it but in his bag its like nothing! ZELDA Y U NO MAKE SENCE!))
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ohb913 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Photographer
omg this is AMAZING!! KEEP IT UP! :D
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:iconemerald-eyez333:
emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
thank you :)
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Usagi-Elric Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, the title reminds me of and episode of FMA, Flame vs Metal.
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
thats a good episode :D
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Usagi-Elric Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol.
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GillyTheArtist Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
very nice ^^
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clampfan101 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the way he used it in TP would've looked alot better in a cell shaded Zelda game. :P lol
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:iconemerald-eyez333:
emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
perhaps. cell shaded isn't my preference, however i DO think with skyward sword it brings out a totally unique art style :lol:
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clampfan101 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cell shaded isn't mine either. my fav is Ocarina of Time. the graphics aren't the most advanced of today's, but it still has my fav style. :)
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Hyacinth7 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
OMG, I recognize this room! The Ball & Chain is one of my fave items. Plus, I love how you drew Link. The coloring is great too!
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
thank u so very much :)
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Hyacinth7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
You're very welcome! ;D
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Emilycampeau Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
wow this is amazing!! and I agree I hated the ball and chain :P
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
thanks much ^^
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x3Nice-chuux3 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this picture is awesome *_________*

but in the game... i HATE this dungeon XDDDDDDD
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
thank u very much (so sry this reply is so late btw. internet trubbles i have)

i totally agree with u. one of the worst dungeons ever! itz sooooo boring. even the mini boss wasn't all 2 impressive. itz pretty, but thatz about it.
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x3Nice-chuux3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
HELL YEAH!
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Clerical-Error Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love the style you did this in, it kind of reminds me of stained glass. Awesome perspective too, that chain must've taken forever.:D It's nice to see one of the less common weapons; I haven't seen much fanart involving the ball and chain before.
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
thank u very much :) yes, the chain. dislike!

exacly! i wanted to make one of the less common weapons look good. glad u appreciate that ^^
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331060 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The details and action pose looks really cool. :)
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
thx very much ^^ i tried mi hardest to bring Link to life (tho i'd rly like to recolor it)
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331060 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^ Really?! I like the coloring for the most part. Maybe you could add just a little bit more shading, but I'm certainly no color expert. ^^;
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
mm yes, thatz exactly it. i didn't have time to shade and highlight "by hand" so i just used gradients instead. so pretty much tha computer did most of the work 4 me. thatz the part im unhappy with
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Raidiance Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow amazing! I totally destroyed every chair thing in that room, lol |: Me and my dad were suspicious of said seats. I always wondered how Link could keep on throwing/carrying that thing, lol : P
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
lol ya me 2 ^^ *destruction* lol

no kidding! it looks like hez gonna throw out hiz back when he walks around with it. (makes a good shield against ice spears tho)
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SnrChumber Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Interface Designer
no wonder you won XD
lol
though it would have been nice to see the spikes oh well
still freaking awesomatistic :D
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
ya, i wuz disapointed with miself 4 not gettin the spikes in very well. that ball iz just so dang hard to draw! itz so hard to get the proportions of the designs correct.

thx much ^^
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SnrChumber Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Interface Designer
yeah i know what you mean...it is hard...lol
but good job anyway :D
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
^^
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Know-Kname Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
definatly one of his coolest weapons, awsome picture
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
tanx much ^^
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ThePurifiedAce Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is very nice :la:
I loved the ball and chain xDD
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
thank u, but i thinks the ball part iz 2 small
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ThePurifiedAce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^ and I thought it looked okay >w>
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MasterSword-Master Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
for me the picture doesnt work!
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
rly? y's dat?
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MasterSword-Master Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
all i get for an image is the deviant art symbol in the middle of a grey rectangle, and on top of the deviant art symbol is the icon for a missing image.
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
hmmm, did u try the download button perhaps? that might work. otherwise i dunno. sry :(
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LadyNoriko666 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really good :O its amazing!!! link looks so cool and the background is perfect *O*
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
thx very much :) (i tried my best on that background, but yet there were soooo many more details that could've bin added)
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LadyNoriko666 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
always we can put mre details, but really this is so beautiful and cool!! you did a really great job *O* ur welcome ^^
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
:hug:
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FenrixIX Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Nice! My favorite aspect is that fact that you took into account that he'd still have the master sword on his back (MOUTHFUL). Then it's the ice kerplosion, it's all up in our faces! :D

You did a pretty good job with the perspective, the chain got bigger appropriately, and making the lines thicker on the the ice was a nice touch.
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
ya the mastersword. i almost forgot to draw that in. i wuzn't sure about the shield, but i always liked the look of link without it. (plus it provides moree of a challenge in the game ^.^) lol kerplosion. im thinking i'll redo the whole thing in more detail and show alot more movement/action up front.

im so glad u noticed the lines! :D
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FenrixIX Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
I like that idea. :)

It was one of the most noticeable things. :D
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mizz-izzy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I really like the pose. Nice work!
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emerald-eyez333 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
^^ thx
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realm2twilight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I remember when I used to smack talk those icicle dudes (forgot their names >.<) and whack them with the ball and chain... made me happy. :D

Good work! :D Keep on practicing those dynamic poses. ;D (I'm no artist, but I'm sure these poses are pretty hard to draw. >.<)
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