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An Art for Doujinshi trade with :iconmazoku85:
If you would like to find out how to get a trade/commission out of me, please check out my DA journal entry or History of Hyrule [link] It's something I've never offered before and I don't know how long I'll be doing it.

Shad and Zelda from Nintendo's Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I love it when I can have liberty with costumes XD

This is about 9 hours of quick non-analness on my part. (which is rare, I usually change things to death. And I wish quick for me was quicker than that... *sobs*) That's from start to this finish. I did a small sketch on paper and the rest of it was done in photoshop. I know there are some major flaws (like his sleeve, and her shape by her "belt") but I can spend months... or years... tweaking pieces. The colors were taken directly from the character's model sheets, but were toned down to make them feel more like winter. The background is a copyright free picture that I drew over a bit. The texture is a copyright free image of "grunge"

Also- & this always applies to my web haunts- Please no bitching about pairings. Just because someone likes something doesn't mean you have too and, honestly, no one but yourself would want to hear it. Please show tolerance and respect to others.

A note: I was REALLY dying to draw last night... I still had people I needed to reply to though! Forgive me, I couldn't help it DX I'm about to start getting to everyone- Trust me, I've been looking forward to it! You're all being so wonderful, thank yoU!
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littlepyromaniac99 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hm, I actually ship Ashei x Shad, and i don't really like this pairing, but this is such an amazing drawing!
LegendofZelda1996 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I really like your artstyle. :D But I don't know about Shad and Zelda though...^^;
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
It was a commission, I never even made it as far as Shad in the game, and thanks!
ladyarah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 49 - Winter Fantasy!" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
Abilene22 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truth is I really don't like this pairing (I'm all for ZeLink).
But you made them look really cute! :D
I love it!
SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
This is a really beautiful piece, I'm blown away with how lovely the lines are and how pretty both of their faces look.
abix-babi-khforever Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Oh helloo there my favourite headcannon :D

Knowledge and Wisdom. Quite a good pair.

Shad is so nerdy and cute, specially when he is all hyped with the whole "city in the sky" thing. And he's such a gentlemen.

And Zelda is the wise princess of hyrule.

These two were made for each other :D
skylofts Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
ljafsdh God I love this piece so much. The coloring and the poses... Everything about this is perfect. +fav
bluebubblegum88 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
i definitely have the hots for shad. *shivers in delight*
xxTeamRebelsxx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Aah, they look amazing! I think my favourite part of the picture is how you coloured it- it just looks so pretty =]
EqualToYou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
He's the BEST Z character evaaa!! :D
TalinaXII15 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh this is beautiful!! OwO
shoujo-sugar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SHAD. ZELDA. WIN!!! This blows me away so bad!!! The beauty!! The snow!! ZELDA'S FUR COAT. I love lookin at fresh cool stuff! X3 Very lovely work here!
Marx-Wraith7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ACTUALLY...this one makes some kinda weird sense!!
LilleahWest Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
This piece is awesome

and so is Shad >W<
glad to know that I am not the only one whos fangirl senses were tingling when they saw him in the game XD
GrayElane Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous... astounding, this piece of work. that is just beautiful
Balisha04 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student General Artist
OMG :) hey to be honest I never thought of this :S but you drew them in a way I had to fall in love with this :3
Lythronax Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it just me, or in Twilight Princess does Shad look A LOT like Harry Potter..
btw love the drawing. It's perfect for Christmas :D
Mikhal-Strange Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student General Artist
That is so cute!!!! I LOVE Shad! I never thought of this pairing! It's nice =D
SushiLauwz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool <3
DragonRayne-kun Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
While I may not love the couple, I do adore this piece. :heart: I mean, who wouldn't fall in love with this no matter WHO it was of? Brilliant work, it's a truly fantastic piece of art. I applaud you for you lovely background usage. ^^
Littlerandomgirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Student General Artist
I like it; the way you did Zelda's clothes, g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s! I don't like the couple but Only-DEO'S got a point. There's an opening to dating Link... and I want it so BAD!
kitsunepixie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful as always...he is so dapper! I want to trade places with Zelda! :D
ShadowAlpha13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
I adore your style of art and the coloring in this picture is just gorgeous. I am in love with the clothing designs in their outfits too! Wonderfully done! :+favlove:
Nikkioa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
This is beautiful!
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
o.O it's gorgeous!!!
I specially loved how you did Zelda!!
CeeMarcuS Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
gorgeous, I have no idea why i didn't have you on my watch list Mel but i just added you
WishingStar282 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
The outfits and details in this look so amazing, and the poses are just too cute. :heart: On Zelda's dress especially you really get the feel of the texture of the fur lining.
HeronAria Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student Writer
It's beautiful...loooove it...Shad kind of looks, his outfit anyway, like Frederic Chopin from Eternal Sonata. [link] Very gentleman-like...^-^
Anilede Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work you've done here~ :heart: I really love Shad and Zelda as a pair, and the winter design is just amazing!
SAmaryllis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
W...waaaah, who is Shad? [/phails so miserably at life]

A-aside from that....
I really like the whole look of it~~~ : D Really really pretty. I like the mood of lo~~ove in the frosty chill. x) Texture and colors turned out so prettily. <3
Love-At-Last Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Awww i love this couple ^__^
claudiasutton Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional
Love this! The colors are so wonderful and I really enjoy how painterly it is for Photoshop.
Moumou38 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your drawing is very cool (even if I don't like that couple)
fav !
Shadow7Zerudahime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shelda rulz!!! I love their expressions (Though Shad somehow reminds me of Harry potter...dunnowhy O_o) But I love this :clap:
quaked Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE the outfit on Zelda! Excellent work :)
Only-DEO Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES, good! That's a fantastic pairing!! Because now Link can be with me. >x3

Very elegant picture, wonderful work. =)
ScholarxPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
So beautiful! :clap:
dollyrose09 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Student General Artist
I'm not a fan of this pairing but I think it' s very pretty! I love the background. Makes me wish we had more snow where I live though it rarely gets cold enough in the south =/.
ChocoboBlue Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Mm, Shad. Zelda's got the right idea here; nerds are sexy.
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Nerds are sexy ;D
footnoodles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Beautiful...The lighting is just spectacular!
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Thank you so much, as always :3
footnoodles Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Of course~
Link--Kenshin-4ever Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
i love the soft colors
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Thank you :3
Link--Kenshin-4ever Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
np :)
dark-princess-lithia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
I love this!!!!! awww shad!!!! >< i love how you done Zelda's cloak (fur lining) its beautiful. the detail is priceless!!!
Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Thank you so much, I'm really glad you like the design
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