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Sail Towards the Storm and Embrace Your Courage by xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Sail Towards the Storm and Embrace Your Courage by xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx
EDIT: THIS JUST IN! I received an E-mail from Nintendo saying that I made the top 50!! :D :D Expect to see this piece at the symphony of the goddess concert on September 12th!

EDIT 2: You can see my work at Nintendo's official YouTube page on this video (around 6:20 min): www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX_17N…

Some of you may know that I've entered the Wind Waker fan art Contest that was hosted by Nintendo that ended on September 2nd. As of writing this, they haven't decided on the winners. However, I decided that I could probably post it now since Nintendo is no longer accepting entries, and therefore, I should be safe post this drawing without it being entered by someone else during this time. Just as well, nobody else should have access to this drawing. Thus making this the origin place for its public viewing.

Anyway, the contest is all about the Wind Waker. The top 5 winners win a Wii U, along with the HD remake of Wind Waker, and their drawings are published in different Nintendo related Medias. Just as well, the running up 50 contestants get their art works shown on the big screen at this year's symphony of the goddess concert being held in Seattle for thousands of people to see. This gave me an excuse to draw something again, as I've been putting off doing any kind of artwork over the summer because my summer job was too physically demanding for me to actually discipline myself to sit down and make something creative. It was too straining. But at this point, I was finished working for the summer, and I decided to use this to get myself going again (though school will get in the way of future drawings for a while).

This was drawn in roughly 21 hours over the course of 3 days in Photoshop CS5. Personally, I really liked the sailing aspect of the game, as well as the game's general setting. The world was huge with lots of places to explore and islands to see, and even the ocean was dynamic. It had enemies to keep it from getting too boring, sunken treasure, and even weather that changed. Anyway, I enjoyed making it even though drawing the ocean was a pain to figure out (I just ended up squiggling it out with a hard brush). I hope you enjoy looking at it!
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Silviadevianart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
what an awsome work congrats
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Plueschopossum Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome work! I don't know what I like best: those waves? The shading? The strong colors?
All in all it's very well done! :heart:
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! It's always neat to see what people think about different aspects of my art. For me, I'm partial towards how the clouds turned out. :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Very amazing!!
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Asaraa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning! The colors are amazing and I LOVE the island in the background! 
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that people can notice the small details like that.
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Asaraa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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ThunderMagi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic compositional work. Keep it up!
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:iconxx-mr-no-name-xx:
xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I always seek to improve myself, even if it's in the smaller parts of a picture.
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ricorum Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
DAng; very pretty. Well done.
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch, mate!
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BlueAngelson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
wow beautiful
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Many thanks! :iconblushplz:
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TheMerryWolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! La la la la 
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Athae Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful painting. :)
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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PixellPunk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Those sharks always scared me as a kid and even today.
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yep. They'd make me get all anxious and nervous.. :L But I thought it was important to add them because they're a big part of the sea.
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PixellPunk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Pretty much. Everyone hated the sea hats more but I just thought they looked funny. Though the sharks are not that bad in the HD version since they don't knock you out of the boat anymore when they hit you.
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
True, true. I kind of have a mixed reaction about that though. On one hand, having the sharks be able to knock you off your boat makes them scarier to deal with, but on the other hand, getting knocked off the boat all the time did get annoying. :P
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Aurielis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is so beautiful!! *_* i love the colors especially in the water!! And the clouds are renders so well! Congrats on making it to the top 50!! 
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thank you. Yes, the clouds took a while, but I'm glad I spent the time on them because I think they turned out just right. Thanks again!
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Aurielis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Youre welcome! 
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AngelMariaStars Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
WOW! Congrats! *hugs* I love the waves and the clouds! So beautiful!!!
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Haha thanks! I know I could hardly believe it when I found out that it was chosen.

Thanks a bunch again! :)
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AngelMariaStars Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
You're welcome! So awesome!
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:)
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SorceressofShadows Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, the water is too pretty! And the transition from the blue skies on the left side to the storm at the right is really neat. I also like the balance this strikes between realism and Wind Waker's style. :D

Also, get out your boomerang, Link, there are Gyorgs following you. >I
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm pretty proud of the blending styles myself. :nod:
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SorceressofShadows Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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X2theD Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:o (Eek) ... simply... amazing :o (Eek) 
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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LynKofWinds Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
This is freaking awesome. My favorite part though has got to be the ocean. It looks so real!!!
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I think the ocean is my favorite part too. It came out naturally without any real hassle and it looks all the better for it. :)
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RaiteiSama Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I can't find the words to describe it. It's just too beautiful, really well done.
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thanks! I'm constantly surprised by the amount of people that appreciate what I do; it really helps to put meaning into my work. :)
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AnimeOtaku585 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!  I can tell! 
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AnimeOtaku585 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is breathtaking!  Amazing!  Looks so realistic! 
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! I'm glad you like it. :) I worked for quite some time on it.
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neodarkwing Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
this is one of the most beautiful Zelda pics I have seen
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! It's certainly a lot better than the last Legend of Zelda picture that I made.
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astercrow Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013   General Artist
Whoa, that's incredible! This is beautiful, and congrats!! I'm psyched for you! :boogie:
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, Aster! I worked quite a bit on it.

Haha, I know, right? I was totally taken aback when I saw the e-mail. It was quite something. :)
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MrElectrog64 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OMG this is amazing!
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xX-Mr-No-Name-Xx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch!! I'm glad you enjoy it!
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MrElectrog64 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
np!
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icewyvern181 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this! You kept Link and The King of Red Lions very small compared to the ocean so us viewers could take in the landscape's grand scope. Beautiful work, and I'm very glad to hear this made it to the concert!
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