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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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Daily Deviation

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 )
Nizaa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathtaking! The colour of the sky and everything.... It feels like Twilight :-)
Kaguetora Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, really well done!
Kamieno Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3 I now have a lovely wallpaper (that FITS)! :giggle:
thejayfeatherluver Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thejayfeatherluver Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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!
legendofzeldafoxes37 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That pic is just soon adorable!!!!:) I ish I could draw like that!!!!!!!!!!!
SuperTuffPinkPuff Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I really love this. The entire style of this artwork reminds me of a story book. Like the Little Bear series. It just gives me a feeling of innocence and adventure! Very nice work! <3
Riehujalintu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This work is so beutiful. *crawls under the table (literally)*
xendlessxlovex Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
gwen-di Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is GREAT.
Kyuubi-Doodler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have one word for you. AMAZING. No, two words actually. INCREDIBLE.
fluffypanda99 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really awesome!!
LittleMsMacabre Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Love your style! :)
hamzahehsan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing :D im sorry but your art has been stolen by [link]
im sorry
Link24656 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I envy your art skills.
WhiteKnightt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.. you are amazing O_O
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Thank you!
WhiteKnightt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are VERY welcome! :heart: :love:
vvinterpaws Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pic
trini456 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
i will NEVER be able to bo something like that this is amazing
celli90 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Its beautiful and amazing <3
BlueBlur87 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This looks beautiful. Simply beatiful. =)
Animal-Art-for-art Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
DreadPirateCat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Love it, has a sort of a dream like feel 2 it. :D
wolfgangcalifan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite game ever!
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! I love the warm texture of the piece
Toasty3 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Very cool! I wish I could draw like that
firestarlover12 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i love zelda! and twilight princess!
sasukerocks25 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You really capture the Twilight Princess atmosphere with the colors. Link looks so cute and fluffy! <3
93FangShadow Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: I think you did a great job on doing wolf Link, it looks amazing.:squee: You did an awsome job on the perspective to:D The background is just fantastic!:happybounce:
Seeburglar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I adore this piece! It has such a beautiful, soft feeling to it. You definitely deserved a Daily Deviation for this!
Okha Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing piece! How did I miss this?
Fireshrike Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, this is so pretty! Amazing job!
REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student General Artist
This makes me feel awesome. It also gives me nostalgia for some reason... T_T
aeryael Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Your background and sceneries are so amazing. I follow your work since the times of Elfwood and you have evolved so much ♥
MHmania Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astonishing. I love it.

I love how you remembered his earing.
imke14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is astonishing :wow:
linkm2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
approval of the thumb
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional
wonderful work!!!!
Mockradrake Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<< emphasis on why...
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