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Legend of Zelda: Twilight Wolf by Woodland-Mel Legend of Zelda: Twilight Wolf by Woodland-Mel
This was done as a part of the Zelda Exchange. the request came from WolfLinkFan and was for a desktop of Wolf Link howling:


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EDIT: For a step-by-step W.I.P progress sheet, with a bit of a explanation, go to my scraps, or here: [link]

I did two :/ I'm not sure either really looks anything like the game model. I desperately wanted it too, but damn I had a tough time trying to get him to look like Link. I thought it would be easier until I tried to do it, lol. X) I'm usually 50 times faster at drawing animals (than people) but X) Not this time. lol

With this, the second one, I was determined to actually try and work with some discipline and structure for once. Heh. Maybe that happened. (I was at least closer to it than usual) I did manage to avoid some of the problems I was having with the first one because I changed the way I worked a little. Anyway, I really liked the light & basic original color of the background, (especially with the colors of Link's coat) but it was nonsensical, so I had a tough time figuring out what colors things could/should be when I was trying to finish it out. I ended up giving it kind of a orange glow, (maybe like a sunset/rise?) to get the over all look to (hopefully) work together... but I'll probably end up working on and posting a sketchy lilac-like one if I get some time :p It calls to me X) I also think the wolf looks really unattractive in this; I dunno. That's not me fishing for remarks to the opposite, I'm just stating it because it's like my personal preferences on wolf aesthetics are telling me *enh* "that's really not my kind of cute." I had a damn hard time with him :x I re-drew him so many times and this was the best I could get, so I guess I have to deal. I also couldn't decide on what to do with him. Now that I'm done I have better ideas, but at the time- I was having inspiration problems. I did get actually get very stuck and I looked at another artist's work that I had saved to my computer, it had some stylistic lotus leaves. The colors and shape helped me get over my artist block. If you know the artist's name, please let me know. The inspiration is a small and in the background by the tree.

As a character, his markings are so cute, but were damn confusing to me when I tried to draw them out- I think the game model is adorable. I think the official art, with Midna on his back, looks pretty retarded- esp. for a wolf.

EDIT: Oh, looking at it again I remembered I wanted to say this: I originally drew this with the wolf being smaller, I scaled him up near the end, but, so, the tree's didn't look quite so tiny in comparison to begin with ;p I'll also be posting a sheet of the W.i.P save states in my scraps at some point too; because I think I have most of the major ones this time (The earlier versions of the Autumn Stream pic got saved over, sorry I couldn't do it for that one)

I've had a busy few days; I was hoping to have more free time but, I'm more happy to get some stuff done for once. I also did a brochure for my mom's interior decorating- woot! Now I goes toos sleeepsssesssz
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Given 2009-12-29
Twilight Wolf by *Woodland-Mel is skillfully created with a variety of colors and wonderful woodsy charm! ( Suggested by Gwendolyn12 and Featured by aunjuli )
RainbowFinch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work
WowFantasticCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful ... I have no words!!
iilittlewingsii Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Photographer
that so beautiful well made :la:
LoneDeathAssassin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woolfie-24 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
JuliePulieBulie Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Crikmaster Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
is the wolf a good wofl or bad wolf
Teru-is-True Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's Wolf Link from Twilight Princess. He's very much a good wolf. =3
Crikmaster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
ok :)
Clear-stream Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Photographer
this is so beautiful!
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