Edit: I don't have the time to answer everyone's comments, but I have read them all and I am absolutely touched by the support and the feedback. You guys are the best.
Well, I'm going to feel heaps bad for announcing this, but I don't think I'll be finishing that large Breath of the Wild piece on time, because I've lost interest in Zelda in general and it's likely to stay permanent at this point.
I don't know if it's because I'm quickly growing and establishing my own identity as an artist, but I'm getting tired of being referred to as that "Zelda artist" wherever I go in person or online. It's not what I want to be anymore.
At this point, I want to give the BOTW artwork a lot more time and effort to the point where it's going to be more than just an "artwork" for you guys. Something really cool that will make up for it. When I do eventually finish this large BOTW piece though, it will be time I hang up my Wacom pen towards my serious digital Zelda paintings for a very long time.
I apologise if this may upset some of you, but I cannot grow as an artist doing the same thing over and over again. I've been feeling this way for a good while and it's something that I eventually saw coming. Meeting various people in the industry recently has helped changed me and to step me in the right direction of what is necessary to becoming an accomplished artist.
I want to do my own creations/IP and other franchises from time to time (not from Nintendo) from now on.
I just want to say thank you so much for the years of support of watching me grow as an artist on DA. I wouldn't even have gotten to this point without your help and years of feedback. I do hope you continue to follow me on my other accounts as I will be using DA less due to professional reasons, but it's up to you.
(Just to clarify, this does not mean I will *never* draw Zelda again. It's just going to happen less frequently (talking 5% or less and more of a doodle) as I move onto other things. It will no longer be my main focus.)