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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.

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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.
Excellent work on this one!
Audi0-Scars Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond amazing. XD Seriously, you did a superb job ^^
whitetigerclaws Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! It looks like official Nintendo Skyward Sword artwork! Awesome job! :D :D :D
You've nailed the style! I can only imagine how difficult it is, I applaud you for that! Beautiful work!
BigBoss15 Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Looks just like Link you did it spot on GREAT JOB!
krystalfan-2 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 Mar 24, 2013
You could be an artist for Nintendo, because you really nailed the artstyle here! :D Your patience definitely pays off! ;)
EternaLegend Mar 24, 2013   General Artist
thank you! :)
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