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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

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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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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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Kirby-007 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Aww... Zelda is so cute >w<
ArtsyGhost1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
link is on the stone in the backround
LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's pretty cool!
MadisonCookies Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
mine does not load
chelano Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantastic and beautiful
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ! Goes right to the heart :)
chelano Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
TheGoofDaddy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
creativecyclops Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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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