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Link - Goddess Harp by EternaLegend Link - Goddess Harp by EternaLegend
Painter XI/Photoshop CS5/Wacom tablet.


Another one of them Skyward Sword artworks with watercolour effects. Link playing the Goddess Harp or Lyre. There isn't an official Skyward Sword artwork created of Link doing this, except for Zelda so… I decided to make one.

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"How do you make the watercolour effect?"

The watercolour effects are extremely time consuming compared to most of my other digital artworks. I first use the normal paint brushes for the base colours on Painter XI to plan the artwork out first, then I go over it with the Digital watercolour brushes for all the detailing. This process is long and tedious. When that is done, I open up Photoshop and I use my custom-made watercolour brushes for that extra watercolour effect and "blotches" made. After that, I throw over a watercolour paper texture and set it to overlay to make the artwork look like it was painted on paper. Then it's done!

More Skyward Sword art:

A Day Away From Skyloft by EternaLegendLevias Encounter by EternaLegendFi by EternaLegendGhirahim Hearts by EternaLegend


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is © to the Nintendo company.

More info/places where you can find me:
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BlackThanator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Am I the only one who did not like Skyward Sword? My all-time favorite is and will ever be Twilight Princess.
iherdyouliekmudkipzz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work. the whole watercolor painting got me good. I literally went in to my hyrule historia book and looked for it. 
BlueFlameOfMight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student General Artist
For a second I thought it was official art...

You truly got me there! Wink/Razz 
TheDragonInTheCenter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! It could've fooled me; you got the official art style for the game perfect. <3
stormfur12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
OMGOSH!!! this one and the one of Fi look just like the art styles in the Skyward Sword section of the Hyrule Historia, but its not in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is soooooooooo cool! <3 . <3
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Thanks! <3
stormfur12 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
yep, no prob!
SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student
Omg, this looks so real! :wow:
pulser375 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Which instrument is your favorite? The ocarina, the windwaker, or the harp?
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I would definitely say the Ocarina :)
kingkong30 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
nicely done
Anime-and-Disney Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
This looks amazing!!! It reminds me of the official art!
Kaynil Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
That's amazing. I saw this on google results and I thought it was Official Art.
It is just now that I can see  that, they are really good.
Guntherfan12 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
i love it 
Geminice Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Excellent work on this one!
Audi0-Scars Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond amazing. XD Seriously, you did a superb job ^^
whitetigerclaws Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! It looks like official Nintendo Skyward Sword artwork! Awesome job! :D :D :D
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
You've nailed the style! I can only imagine how difficult it is, I applaud you for that! Beautiful work!
BigBoss15 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Looks just like Link you did it spot on GREAT JOB!
krystalfan-2 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I know everyone has said this, but I'm going to say it anyway: This looks beautiful and I honestly thought it was official artwork. Seriously, Nintendo would be lucky to have a talented artist such as yourself. The time and effort and patience definetley paid off.
LegendofZelda1996 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You could be an artist for Nintendo, because you really nailed the artstyle here! :D Your patience definitely pays off! ;)
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
thank you! :)
LegendofZelda1996 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Oh no problem! :D By the way, I'm going to look forward to your future artwork in the future! :D
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   General Artist
i love it! :love: i love skyward sowrd
ToonLink93 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
He really looks like an official artwork of Skyward Sword, congrats! **
SkylertheEevee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
for a second i thought it was made by nintendo but im wrong, great job
HollyLu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are seriously TALENTED!!! :thumbsup:
ILuvArthurKirkland Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
manly harp~
xendlessxlovex Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Eyece72 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, he is so beautiful! I mean.... you have painted this so beautifully, you are very talented...
taytay4015 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I remember seeing thing on ZU's site, and i thought that the artwork looked familiar!! :D i love your work keep it up!!!
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thanks! :D
animefangel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Nintendo should hire you.
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
That would be awesome. :)
ViridianRain Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Just lovely :)
technojunkie123 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Wow, I thought it was an official picture of Link! Amazing job!
Chocolate-Luver Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
This looks as if it's an official artwork. I love it! :heart:
Valentyn4 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Artist
Legend-tony980 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Whoa! This artwork looks so much official! By the way, maybe you can also make a Skyward Sword-styled artwork of Hylia's Chosen Hero? :idea:
mullent169 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Aurielis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Link looks awesome! You're so talented, being able to do the watercolor effect as well as imitating the art style! That takes so much effort and, ahh, you're so amazing!!
Wintenso Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Link is a little bit to big, isn't he? But I like the artwork anyway! :D
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you sure are very good at emulating the SS official art style!
LayzeMichelle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice!!
EmmaBlueEyes Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I honestly though this was official art but seeing it done by you...

Just wow and amazing job! :)
RogueAngelAlan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats awesome It looks just like the official art
great job
Crystalline-Keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! When I first saw it in my inbox as thumbnail I thought it was an official artwork!
I can not say it often enough, you are imitating the style perfectly and I have great respect for your art and your patience! It looks perfect. The pose, the colors... you're genious!
NightskyBlueflame555 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the result is amazing :D but that must be one hell of a process o_O
Major-Link Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
This looks almost like the real deal, but you did incredible!
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