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Link and Epona by SageFeathers Link and Epona by SageFeathers
In a Realm beyond sight,
The sky shines gold not blue.
There, the Triforce's might
Makes mortal dreams come true.

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Close-up of Link's portrait can be found here: [link]

"The Sky Shines Gold"

This was meant to be for the 25th anniversary of one of my favorite game franchises of all time, The Legend of Zelda. It took me a little longer than I expected. I wanted to draw Link without all of his usual garb and weaponry -- sort of like after he's saved Hyrule and is taking a much deserved break. So, I dressed him in a simple tunic without a hat to accentuate his newfound freedom. For the setting, I placed Link in Hyrule Field from Twilight Princess. My favorite thing to do there was splash in the little ponds with Epona. I wanted to add a little ferocity to Link's eyes just like we see in his wolf form. I didn't use any references for his face to give myself a challenge. My brother helped me with his pose.

For Epona, I was greatly inspired by a kid's t-shirt I saw at a store. :P I've been studying up on horse anatomy lately, too, with muscle placement and all that happiness. I'm sure some things are off, but for the most part, I'm hoping I did Epona justice.

Happy 25th Zelda :)

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Brushes used:

:iconsuper-tuler: 's awesome brush [link]
Thank you! :hug: It does wonders for skin texture!

Trees with some of my own modifications to them - midnightstouch/Brusheezy [link]
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Buizelstar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Don't worry, Epona's amazing! She's kind of cute; with that blank/happy stare that horses seem to give you. How did you manage to shade each strand of her mane individually?
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thank you! :) I used a combo of the smudge tool for volume and painting hair back on top for realism.
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zeldaautumn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Gorgeous Katrina, simply gorgeous. I can't draw horses lol well I did my first one a week ago.:P To me this is so lovely and I think you did Epona great justice. Link looks so intense.
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
^^ I'm glad you like it! I had so many sketches of horses that just ended up in the trash before I was able to get the pose the way I wanted it and not have it look all wonky. I was walking past the children's clothing section and spotted a unicorn on a girl's t-shirt which helped me out with the foreshortening a bit. :P
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
this is really nice
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
^^ Gracias
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Diewtiful Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Wonderful, I love it
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Diewtiful Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
A pleasure
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80markus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
O__O
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
:) Thanks for the fav!
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Dj-Equestrian-LP-Fan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Awesome!
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thanks! :heart:
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Azelf1717 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I really like this, even though I can spot several things that are wrong in this picture. I'm really meticulous about that kind of thing so consider it a compliment that I like this too much to care!
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Yeah, there are a lot of things amiss in the anatomical area. ^^; I try not to use refs in my artwork most of the time to give myself a challenge. I'm glad you enjoy the concept. :)
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CazziArt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Digital Artist
WOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
:)
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ayyisei Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
This is lovely! You did a great job!
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Thank you.
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Leonio Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
this is breathtakingly beautiful!!!
I don't know how you draw so great???
^^
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Thank you! Lots of practice. :)
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Leonio Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I envy you...
^^
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Weather-Angel-Adept Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Horses are very hard to draw, I know from experience. This came out looking absolutely beautiful, though. I like the sunset lighting especially. =)
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Thank you very much. I like working with lighting.
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:iconlink-of-the-twilight:
awesome! it looks so real!
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Thanks!
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abi-m Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Beautiful composition, love the warm colors and lighting, very serene (=
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thank you! :)
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alyssawillome Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
looks awsome i love how soft it is
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thanks so much!
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BirdChild Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOw beautiful! I love those light colours and I love so much your Link! He just looks like ordinary boy not like the savior of the world, and thats cute!!:tighthug:
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
:D Thank you!
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marianancy1234 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
this is amazing i love how u used the colors and the style!
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I'm glad you like it. :)
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fireprincess05 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
very beautifully drawn
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Thank you :)
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SuzetteRGreinwich Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Mmm, I love the soft coloring and Epona's tail. Very nice.
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Thank you! :)
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Annachuu Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist
Lovely airbrushing and great textures!
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Thank you!
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albertojz356 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
omg! this is epic!!!!!!!! :O
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Why thank you very much! :)
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SuperTeeter64 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
o_o This is amazing. Just. Wow. Very detailed! :D Great job on this! I wish I could pet Epona. :(
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thank you! I wish I could, too. :)
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SuperTeeter64 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! Keep up the good work!
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naochandoodles Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing :D love the details
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thanks!
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naochandoodles Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcomes^^~
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iamatriforcewielder Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Links so DAMN HOT IN THIS PIC!
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
:3
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