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Annoying Navi emote  'llo-o' ! First i want you to listen to a little story. A year ago I started to draw my favorite Princess, Zelda. It was very hard to have a good shape and I can't find any way to be satisfied. I decided to start other things...Until a recent day. I found a vector version in my backup-drive. So I decided to honor my favorite video game and please the little child I once were and still somewhere in my heart. So, HARD WORK, but finally I finished it ! This is so special and precious to me now that i gave life to her Heart ...

Now let's talk about technique.
I'm inspired by the incredible work of Michel Victor Welcome to Nowhere by MichelVictor
; if you don't know his art you should totally look at that !
Every "objects" are vector made illustration on illustrator, the stone, Link, Navi, Zelda, the Ocarina... Only the sky is made on photoshop with the help of the Cloud tutorial made by Yuumei (Fav Artist +favlove ) :
Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei
After all that, Animation ! Not in Flash but with After Effects, I'm specializing in VFX so i'm used to it. The integration was in Flash tho.
The main composition took about 12 hours...including coffee breaks Coffeecup
I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do :love:

Also, check my Linkachu !
Linkachu Hunting Hens by AryaG3

Music Credit :

Celtic Medieval Music - Once Upon a Time
by 
AdrianvonZiegler

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Critique by Girfan2000 Nov 16, 2013, 11:53:22 AM
Wow. That's what I immediately thought when I first saw this. The music fits so well with the artwork/animation. Im not really sure what most of the rating categories mean, but I rated them to what I think would be best. Great work. The look on Zelda's face is thoughtful and fits well with the music. I like the way she is designed. I think that is the best part of this. The wind blowing the leaves through the air is nice touch, and so is Zelda's hair blowing in the wind. I can tell a lot of work was put into this and it deserves lots of praise.
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:iconjaldridge1:
I really like this piece. Your Zelda is well drawn and the animation is nice and smooth. It almost seems like something happened to Link and Zelda is mourning her loss.
I love the attention to detail. I've done a little animation myself realize that it's hard to get things like blinking to look good. You see a lot of animation on the internet and unfortunately it is usually poorly drawn. Your's however looks awesome. It's drawn really well.
The only thing I'm not too fond of is Link popping up in the corner. I think we would get the point that he's gone just by showing Navi by Zelda. If you wanted to show her thinking about him maybe cycling through some pictures of him that fade out in the sky would do better.
Those are my 2 cents and it's all personal opinion. All together great job!
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:iconkirby-007:
Kirby-007 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Aww... Zelda is so cute >w<
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:iconartsyghost1:
ArtsyGhost1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
link is on the stone in the backround
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:iconladolphingirl:
LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's pretty cool!
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:iconmadisoncookies:
MadisonCookies Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
mine does not load
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:iconchelano:
chelano Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantastic and beautiful
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ! Goes right to the heart :)
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:iconchelano:
chelano Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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:iconthegoofdaddy:
TheGoofDaddy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Sweet
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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:iconlozfreak123:
LoZFreak123 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
She's super pretty! I love it. The muisc you choose game a vibe on how you think she's feeling and I just love it!!!Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love free toon Zelda avatar 
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I appreciate so much enthusiasm ! I'm glad you enjoyed it so well :)
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:iconneloangel934:
neloangel934 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
This is really really awesome!
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot buddy !
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:iconll-lonewolfe-ll:
ll-LoneWolfe-ll Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
This, this is just so beautiful, the music really helps to force emotions to be expressed that one would not express willingly. This is just wonderful, now if only there were more moments in Zelda games that are this amazing... Anyways, you did an excellent job on this piece.
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much I appreciate the support :)...Yeah I miss some really deep feelings in the Zelda series
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:iconsolunerra:
Solunerra Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
How joyful :)...yet a little sad...
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's sadness and hope at the same time :)
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:iconakudemyfan:
AkuDemyfan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
This is really well done. And I really love the music. Can you tell me what the music is? It sounds bit of familar. ^^;

Faving! =D
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! Yes of course you have the link in description. It's "once upon a time" by Andrian von Ziegler. Subscribe to his channel, awesome musics ;)
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:iconsteamland:
Steamland Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
beautiful song, i'd like to see you make a small animated zelda demo :D 
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm actually working on it but it's a long process and I don't have that much time unfortunately! But it will be up so stay tuned ;)
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:iconsteamland:
Steamland Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
cool,yeha flash si hard to work with.
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:iconakudemyfan:
AkuDemyfan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Okay! Thanks! :aww:
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome homie :)
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AkuDemyfan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
:aww:
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:iconmetal-sculpture:
Metal-Sculpture Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
: D
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
<3
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:iconarchany:
Archany Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
amazing
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Appreciated :)
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:iconemiko-fubuki:
Emiko-Fubuki Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You Watch Wakfu anime ? The eyes/ style www.otakia.com/wp-content/uplo…
Is really good animation :3 ! 
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Of course ! I love Wakfu and the style is inspired by this anime, you're right ;) Thanks for your support <3
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ATRE5763 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
By the look of the image,zelda's sadness, and holding the Ocarina of time. Im guessing it's when Link died and the Downfall Timeline began. It's sad, but touching.
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:)...thanks. 
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:iconblooddragonalchemist:
BloodDragonAlchemist Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist
LOVE IT!!!
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you !!!
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:iconcic-studios:
CIC-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is really wonderful! You did an awesome job!~:heart:
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ow thank you catching love
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:iconcic-studios:
CIC-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome!:hug:~:heart:
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:iconsoniccreed:
soniccreed Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Wooooooooooooooo, this is amazing!
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! Glad you appreciate it !
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:iconlonelyteddy:
lonelyteddy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Really awesome! Reminded me a little of Wakfu  (^ω^)
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! Yes I'm a big fan of Wakfu and I'm inspired by this type of character design indeed !
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SeanMahana Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
show me how to do this...please...I HATE TLoZ but I almost cried listening and looking at this image. You should extend it into a small video! turn it into a project. Not all at once but little by little. This is too good not to be a small fan film (maybe like 1-2 minutes). I hope you keep this up! Its just so beautiful...I could just imagine a story brewing in my mind (I may hate tloz but i know damn near everything about it). Its just...ah....so beautiful...
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you !! I'm really proud of such enthusiasm. Well don't repeat it, it's a secret but Whisper sweet nothings in my ear!  I'm working on making a 1'30 film on the subject with multiple scenes to present a new story to TLoZ with my personal vision. It's kinda hard work but thanks for support, i will upload some Wip's here ! Thanks again !
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SeanMahana Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant wait!
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:iconprezdeagle:
PrezDEagle Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Where do you go where I can't follow ?
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you got it
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:icondesignsbysloan:
DesignsBySloan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cool... *_*
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:iconcreativecyclops:
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you I worked hard to do so meow
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:iconbendhobbit:
bendhobbit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Lovely! Excellent choice of music to complement the pensive/thoughtful look on Zelda's face. The mix of the two elements certainly establishes a strong sense of seriousness and gravitas while being at the same time simply beautiful in their own right. 
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