EDIT: My piece did not place in the contest. You can view all of the winners HERE
Well, America, it's been about 5 days since the deadline, and Nintendo still hasn't gotten us results for the Wind Waker fanart contest.
I'm done waiting to post this. My aversion to posting the work is wearing off.
For those who haven't heard, Nintendo of America was hosting an art contest in honor of the release of The Wind Waker HD on Wii U. And with prizes like $400+ worth of merchandise, it's been a challenge to compete. Our entry was to be WW inspired, and having only found out about the contest 2 days prior to the deadline, I had to decide on a composition that could be executed relatively quickly while retaining merit. Here's the description I sent in to the company along with my submission:"The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker inspires a feeling of freedom with its wide open seas and fresh new atmosphere after the events in Ocarina of Time. I wanted to capture the spirit of this powerful adventure in all its bright vigor without losing sight of the precious memory that is Hyrule. To me, the connection between the two worlds, above and below the surface, is the most beautiful part of the game."
This is my first time drawing all of these characters. I think the only WW fanart I've ever done was Makar back in 2006, and Aryll back in 2005.
I'm alright with how this turned out.
Again, I'd like to thank those who joined me in the LS for this - your encouragement meant the world to me~!
-lineart - mechanical pencil, sketch paper, photoshop cs6
-coloring - photoshop cs6
-wacom bamboo tablet
-The Wind Waker game and its characters © Nintendo