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--Libra-- by Woodland-Mel --Libra-- by Woodland-Mel
:+fav: EDITED: click DOWNLOAD for a much larger version :+fav:

Heh heh... My original character, Keireia, cosplaying as Zelda. ;) I can say that, right? Unfortunately, I've been drawing my characters a lot lately, and hadn't looked at a picture of Zelda in a long time when I started this- Sooo... they sort of morphed more into.. yeah.. each other. No biggie, I just wanted to say something because when I post more pictures of my OC (sometime down the road~) I expect people will say she looks just like Zelda, and I'll just end up saying "I'm sorry! I do this; everyone I draw looks the same.. X( I swear they didn't used to look so much alike, when I started drawing my OC Zelda had only been blonde once.. and now I'm only making matters worse by drawing my version of Zelda so much like her." My OC doesn't have such big pointy ears, they're just plastic here X) I'm rambling... LoL, it's late, forgive me ;)

So, that's the Link to the Past world in the background; It's only semi-accurate, I was having a hard time so I left some details out and moved some things around. The Dark World is on the right side, the Light World on the Left. It's being done for my Zodiac series, and saying that I fell behind is the easiest excuse for why I did this after Libra had passed. Also, critique is more than welcome, even though I probably won't go back to make changes. (Unless they're really easy or something) I did so many variations on the background that I finally got so bored of it that I decided I didn't want to bother with it any longer... so this is probably as good as it gets. But I'm still really curious about what could have been made differently/better.

It was practice; I hate backgrounds, but I really need to get better at them (and lighting and atmosphere)

Here's a link to an image showing the progress of the piece. It's rather large [link]
Also, this was done with a tablet in photoshop. I spent a few days on it, on and off. (Like I said, I had trouble ;p)

I want to give a little nod to Lord of Shadow for this. I've known him a while and a while back he asked me if I would ever do a Link to the Past map, to go with my AoL and LoZ maps. I didn't really do that, but it's what inspired this concept. I'd also like to thank my boyfriend for putting up with me and pointing out what changes to make and what changes I should have made! ~Thanks X)
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:icon5ilvara:
5ilvara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
A Photo print, 

maybe?
Please, before tonight 11PM, pretty please?
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MsFarore Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Oh my god.
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:iconhav0ck:
HaV0cK Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
nice artwork :)
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:icon5ilvara:
5ilvara Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Whait a second, it's not Zelda?
But the triforce...?
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Khbynjkldr. ...!

INSPIRATION!
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Emiyashirou Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thats Suberb!
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The-Seventh-Gate Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Finally! A non-boring Libra!
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xXNobu-KunXx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
whoooo!!! libra!!
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obsessionqueen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yeaa totally thought it was zelda, it wasnt really a let down when i found out it wasnt :p still got to look at a fantastic piece!! gorgeous scenery!!
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Linkdreams Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The lighting in this piece warms my soul. That warm sepia glaze over everything. It is my favorite color theme.
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Linkdreams Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! I'm taurus. How do you capture that look?? Astounding.
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:iconphantasiea:
Phantasiea Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
She looks beautiful!
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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Thanks!
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SuzetteRGreinwich Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
ARGH, I can't believe I forgot to add this to my favourites!
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unm3inlov3 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student
lovely...<3
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:iconmikhal-strange:
Mikhal-Strange Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student General Artist
:excited: I'm libra!
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:iconlunulata:
Lunulata Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really like her outfit <3
Background is amazing too~
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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thank you so much!
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:iconlunulata:
Lunulata Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome~ <3
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AviiCeruleanSkies Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student
this is really beautiful!!! I love the colors!!! could you do aquarius if you haven't already? fabulous work!!!
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HectorFabu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
you've done an exceptional job here. i love it. :U
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crazyfreak Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Oh man everytime I listen to the Dark world soundtrack it reminds me somehow of this picture, the background from alttp is so wonderful.
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LoZ-girl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
her outift looks slightly greek/roman :D i like it
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:iconadella:
Adella Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Me and Kei are libras :3
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imaevildoctor Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
This is really nice, I really like your background. Zelda is hot too.
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RyuSage Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah! I love what you did for this background! Semi-accurate or not, it was instantly recognizable and it looks so cool seeing it painted like this. Man I loved that game :).
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BakaDeku Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, so pretty! So golden :D Also, maybe its just me but it has a nice ancient roman feel to it...
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11arich Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Student
wow!! I wish I could critique, but I can find nothing wrong!
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Linkette Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
This is so so gorgeous. :heart: I adore the warm color scheme you used. The detailing on everything is great; I especially love Keireia's ornaments and jewelry. >w<
Fantastic work! <3
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TheInnocentDevil Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate in-depth critiques as well (a lack of giving and receiving them have caused a part of my brain to shrink), but I'm too tired right now! I just wanted to say that I knew right away, first glance that I knew the background was the Hyrule of Link to the Past and I was amazed. It's a beautiful portrayal.
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thecapturedspy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is so pretty! I love the warm colors :heart:
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Armedius Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Ooh!! i love the orange hues! remind me of the evening!!
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calisto-lynn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
wow your works are amazing
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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Thank you very much :)
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calisto-lynn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
you are very wellcome
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codecyros Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007   Digital Artist
I love your line style, and the impressionistic way you use colour. Very nice and a great game aswell!
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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
It's one of my favorite games- ever X)
Thank you! :)
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ginsensu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007   Photographer
I Libra!
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Kikku Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Awesome O____O so..so amazing ! BEAUTIFUL !
Zelda is so pretty, and the background...unbelieved.
Fav + ^^
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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Thank you so much!
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:iconkikku:
Kikku Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
You're welcome , I love your art ^^
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DarkMoonFantasy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
This beautiful work have been featured in my "Libra" news article [link]
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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
I'm honored, thank you so much! I really appreciate that :D
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shan-kaiyou Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
It reminds me of a Hyrulian version of 300 or something. With the outfit she's wearing and the lit up valley, etc. Maybe I'm just weird.
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:iconwoodland-mel:
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Naw- It's very greek-ish. I was thinking of that whole period in history when I "dressed" her
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EssenceOfBelladonna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Wow, this is just beautiful... the colours are so rich, and she looks so elegant.
Seeing as you have critique encouraged... one thing that sticks out to me is the shape of the back of her head. I realise it's probably intentionally something to do with her hairstyle but it seems a little off. And possibly the colours on the very left could be a little more muted so they frame the piece a bit better. But other than that, really fantastic work. :)
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Ellabe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Zelda looks very beautiful, like a goddess ^_^ she reminds me of Athena. Probably because of her robe-like clothing. I also love the colorful and realistic backround.
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JoSav Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
I think you captured a great atmosphere here. I love the painted look.
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aeryael Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007   Digital Artist
Girl o_o I think this one, together with Taurus, is one of your most beautiful and amazing pieces!! Wow, I'm wordless! The colors are fantastic, everything's so... golden. The sky looks like liquid gold. The background, oh, I feel like I really need to practice so I can learn to make backgrounds as good as you! Thank you so much for the inspiration :heart:~
And she looks so pretty and elegant. I love the way she's holding the scale (is the name correct? o_o I'm not sure how to call it in english haha)
I can't wait for the rest of this series!!
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KuriosiT-kat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great!! Nice to see that the old zelda games aren't forgotten. Lovely pic. I love the warm colours:D
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