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Princess Zelda: Twilight Princess by Yamigirl21 Princess Zelda: Twilight Princess by Yamigirl21
I did a little color correctly to match more closely to the original painting! :)   06/18/14

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Hello there everyone!

How are you? Are you doing well? I sure hope that you are! :)  Before I continue with my commentary, I wanted to THANK ALL OF YOU for the wonderful birthday wishes last week! :happycry: It really warmed my heart to see so many amazing comments, and even a few incredibly thoughtful gifts too! Thank you all, not only for that, but for your continued support and interest in both me and the works that I create! It really does mean a lot to me! :thanks: :thanks:

So where to begin...??  It's been a WHILE hasn't it? Well, it's been a long time since I submitted a colored deviation at least! ^^;  And yet....I suppose that's only half true....  I AM working on a collaboration with my boyfriend :iconpyropainter: featuring the title character of Korra from the animated series The Legend of Korra, as seen here:


Korra for Collaboration with Pyro Painter by Yamigirl21
But given that this image is only half done, at this current time, I guess I wouldn't call it a full fledged deviation just yet. ^^;  Anyhow with Otakon fast approaching, I'm trying to dedicate my time and effort on preparing for that event, which I truly hope to be a success at this year! :fingerscrossed: As I mentioned in my most recent journal entry, things have been a bit difficult financially, so I hope to be able to remedy that in some way at least, with my performance at the convention.  otakon.com/. If you're planning to attend, please feel free to visit me in the Artist Alley! :D

Getting back to this deviation however, I guess you could say that this is my first new image that I hope to feature there, hence the enormous time and effort put into it! :phew:  I have here, for your approval, everyone, my rendition of the fabled Princess Zelda, from the acclaimed Legend of Zelda franchise!

What can I say about this piece....:confused:  Well, I mentioned some of this in the description written in the sketch of this piece as seen here:

Princess Zelda WIP by Yamigirl21
As I stated then too, though I'm not much of a gamer these days, things were entirely different in my younger years! ^_^ Growing up with two boys, I was certainly quite skilled with a controller, when Nintendo and Super Nintendo were all the rage! :laughing: Heh, saying that certainly makes me feel old. :P  But I still play games on occassion, namely the Ace Attorney games which I've kept up with. :) But what reintroduced me to my love of Zelda from my youth, was the more recent release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds which I've begun a play. :)

I must admit that I haven't gotten very far in the game thus far....^^; ^^; ^^; But with my concentrating on other things, it has been difficult finding the time. :P  But playing it even as briefly as I have, reminded me of all the reasons I used to LOVE the Zelda games once upon a time! The imagery and story was so engaging! I could recall not only playing the games, but reading the comics back in the day, or even watching the now controversial cartoon from the 1980s! :XD: www.youtube.com/watch?v=t24JtF…

I LOVED it all and I never forgot that love, though with my interests ever changing, I of course moved on to other things, and many of you well know! :)

And yet, with my reintroduce to the gaming world, (especially now that my boyfriend has presented me with my OWN Nintendo 3DS, given I was monopolizing his! :laughing:) Maybe someday soon I can continue my adventures in Hyrule! I look forward to it! :)

Returning yet again to the image, ^^; I thought about WHAT I wanted to depict and hands down I wanted to try to render Princess Zelda with my own unique touch.  I've always liked her character and even though I wasn't playing the games, I would always enjoy seeing her design change and evolve, as well as seeing a number of gorgeous pieces of fan art here on Deviantart and in the various anime conventions I would attend!

My first question to address when deciding on a piece was which version of Zelda I wanted to depict.  After looking through many of her designs over the years, I opted to paint the Twilight Princess version of the character.  I suppose it was due to the fact that that was one of the more realistic takes on the fabled lady, and I was intriqued by the intricacy of her design, which I felt challenged to do in my own piece!  Let me tell you though, it certainly DID take a lot of time! :P

But even MORE time consuming was my choice of background....:phew: :phew: :phew:

When deciding on the surroundings of the piece, I thought it would be best to try to render a castle like setting, and yet I wanted to keep the image simple in SOME ways at least. So I did what I do best when it comes to background and thought I would concentrated on various colors and textures, namely within the stone walls all around her.  I thought it would still be "simple" but still look decorative and fitting.  All those rocks..... I must say that I spent MANY MANY hours painting them one by one, with my water color paints and brushes.  And though I have done even more detailed backgrounds in the past, it had certainly been some time, and I felt I was a little rusty! ^^; I hope that the end result is worth all that effort though. :)

Viewing a LOT of rocks for reference, I saw some lovely stones that had a number of warm colors in them, such a yellows and reds, and even blues.  Given how colorful Zelda's attire is, I thought it would be ideal to have similar colors in her surroundings, so that it would appear as everything blended together seamlessly. I also thought it better to have such colorful stones, rather than having them appear dark blue or brown, almost as if she was inprisioned in a dungeon! That was most definitely NOT my intent, after all! :XD:

Aside from Zelda herself, who I hoped would be iconic enough, I also wanted to add another recognizable element, namely something triangular, hinting at the power of the Triforce within the game. I didn't want to just have the triforce itself in the image, so instead I thought I would add a triangular stained glass window behind her implying it instead. I saw a lovely one in some reference material I stumbled across and decided to borrow the design.  Also since some of my earliest memories of Zelda having the triforce of Wisdom (which was green in the 80s cartoon as seen in the youtube link above) I thought that the window would be mainly green to signify this.

Other than that, I suppose there's not too much more to say..... I wanted Zelda to look majestic and lady-like in my piece, while possessing a knowing glance, hinting at her deep wisdom and heavenly powers. Much of the focus with her, also rested in her elaborate gown and accessories and coupled with the background, I spent many days and weeks trying to complete this piece in a manner that fully satisfied me.  I hope all of you like it too!

As always, this piece was done by hand, using opague water color paints. Thanks for looking everyone and stay tuned for my next piece, which I hope to complete VERY soon! Until next time then! :blowkiss:

Lots of Love,
Yamigirl21 :iconyamigirl21:
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sempiternaloblivion Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Gorgeous!!!!Love 
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Thank you! :D
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234Kittyfacex3 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Artist
No Problem :)
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234Kittyfacex3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Artist
Aww <3 I love it! *faves* Love 
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Thank you so much! :)
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Kender20 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A very beautiful piece Yamigirl21! I happen to be a fan of the Legend of Zelda series ever since Ocarina of Time! You made Princess Zelda from Twilight Princess especially elegant in this piece; well done!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Thanks dear! This especially means a lot to me, since I didn't think a lot of people really liked this piece! ^^;  I appreciate you commenting, for sure! :thanks: Especially being a fan of this rendition of her! Thank you so sooooo much! :hug:
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Tommypezmaster Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
It's like she's welcoming me to her castle
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Aw, that's so sweet! I'm glad you think so! :D
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Red-Moon-Kat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Beautiful work !!!! I love Zelda, I think Twilight Princess is my favorite version of her.
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thanks dear! I think I liked this version of her best myself, at least from what I saw of her from the other games! Thanks again for faving and commenting as it means a lot, each and every time! ^_^
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Red-Moon-Kat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
You are always welcome. :) I enjoy your artistic style very much and look forward to new things from you.
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starxade Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Lovely,  the colors look wonderful and I don't recall viewing this one.
It looks really nice.
I love her hair :D
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thanks my friend! As always, coming from you, it means a lot! I hope you're doing well! I've missed talking to you! Maybe we can catch up soon?  Keep up your own incredible work also, and I'll look forward to your next masterpiece! :D
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Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Fantastic job :)
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Thanks! ^_^
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Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
You're welcome :)
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CJ-DB Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great job and very pretty :love:
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Thank you! :D
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TwiliYoshi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous and inspiring! :clap: Excellent work!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Aw, thanks so much! ^_^
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
This is simply beautiful, Kathie!

I was very much looking forward to seeing this piece finished, since Zelda is also my favourite character from that series, and I'm glad to hear that you've got it done in time for Otakon. Your colouring and backgrounds are, as always, beautiful. And I do agree that the warmer choices you've gone for with the stones create a much lighter and comforting atmosphere. It's easy to think of Zelda as being somewhere nice here.

Anyway, I do hope you're doing well and will be glad to see more of your work whenever you share it.
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Thanks yet again girl! ^_^ Phew....:phew: I thought this piece would never be finished in time, but it's my own fault given all the tedious tiling that I insisted on doing! ^^;  But hey! I'm glad that you think it succeeded in all the ways I hoped it would, and as always, I'm glad you were not only looking forward to the final, but that you like how it turned out after all that hard work! It really does mean a lot to me! :hug:
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SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Awww, well even if the tiling was tedious to create I do think the finished results were definitely worth the effort. It'd be really cool to have that sort of tiling in a house, actually. :3
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512MoonWolf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh!!!! All of that time was definatly worth it!! I love the feeling of this drawing.:) It makes me feel all warm inside to see the wonderful blend of colors. 

I myself have played Twilight Princess, but my brother lost the game... :( I wish to this day that I can find it! I never got far into the game..

but back to your outstanding accomplishment!! I don't think that it could look any better!!!!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Thanks so much! I definitely appreciate it, especially given how LONG it took to complete this piece! ^^;  I never played the game myself but the art looked absolutely beautiful! To hear you think that my piece can even compare is a true compliment! Thank you again! :D
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512MoonWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh you deserve it!! 
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FrancisJeremyXavyer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Writer
As usual, a well-made piece that deserves much praise for you!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Thank you so much! As always you're too kind! :D
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FrancisJeremyXavyer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Writer
No problem!
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LunaStar7 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2014
Um not to be mean but shouldn't this be  on The Legend of Zelda spot not The Legend of Korra spot XD But whaever  lol! Pretty Princess  Zelda drawing:) 
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Oh! I'm so sorry!!! :( Which group did I accidently submit to the wrong folder? Maybe I can write them and ask for that to be corrected. >< Thanks for telling me, and thank you for your kind words too! :)
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LunaStar7 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
 You accidently  put it in The Legend of Korra spot  LOL! oh and your welcome! :D
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yamxserenityfanficti Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my f*cking god that is awesome nice work as always :heart: :iconblushplz:
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thank you so much, dear! :D
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yamxserenityfanficti Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome I love Zelda
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Nice.                                                                                                                                                                                                Zelda..... 
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thanks! :)
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RekkaMaiden Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks absolutely gorgeous! You've done such a wonderful job with the colors on Zelda, I love it a lot!
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thanks so much, my friend! :hug: I worked really hard on this so I'm glad you like it! :D
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RekkaMaiden Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! Your hard work definitely shows in this piece! :)
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful job! :love:
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thank you! ^_^
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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neku0 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
wooow ♥-♥ i like the princess she's so pretty
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Yamigirl21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Aw, thanks! I'm glad you like it! :D
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