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December 3, 2012
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Skyward Sword by Neffo Skyward Sword by Neffo
Unffff! :faint:
This one took me ages to make! :iconfinallyplz:

:bulletgreen: made the sketch
:bulletgreen: cleaned the sketch
:bulletgreen: made a lineart in ink
:bulletgreen: errased the messy sketch lines
:bulletgreen: filled the lineart with another layer of ink
:bulletgreen: made certain lines thicker
:bulletgreen: started coloring with dry watercolor pencils
:bulletgreen: realised my mistake and changed the coloring method by adding water
:bulletgreen: realised yet another mistake and improved the coloring with TRIA-markers
:bulletgreen: strengthened certain lines with another layer of ink
:bulletgreen: scanned the drawing
:bulletgreen: hissed at the scanner for eating all the colors and making the lineart blurry and pale ANYWAY!
:bulletgreen: kicked the scanner
:bulletgreen: re-did the ENTIRE lineart in paint tool sai (with the help of my wonderful tablet, i love you)
:bulletgreen: improved the colors (more saturation, color deepen, contrast)
:bulletgreen: added more lines to "frame" certain shades (hard to explain)
:bulletgreen: added some effects (darkness from The Imprisoned, fire glow from the Scaldera boss, sky/grass/sand/water textures in the background)
:bulletgreen: added signature and watermark.....voilą. *died*

I think it will take a while before I make an artwork like this again. At least traditionally! It took me too long, and the not quite good enough, judging from how damn long it took.

Anyways, I'm really sorry you guys for being so inactive lately, but I'm going through a tough mental time right now. Gotta find a job and so on... Quite a lot of pressure when you're scared of contacting people on your own. Especially if you have a strange phobia of talking on the phone... I hate phone calls. :sigh:

Wish me luck!
And I still hope that my artwork is to your liking. :heart:


Link, The Legend of Zelda [Skyward Sword] (c) Nintendo
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IokoThePanda Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, awesomeness²
looks really great, all the colours and so!!!
I hope I can draw that good one day too!!!
Neffo Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
uecnhfixerixuimesbficwkw :iconcannotevenplz:
Your coloring skills already ARE amazing! I'm sure that if you try, you would be able to create an artwork even better than this one~!! :heart: :heart:

IokoThePanda Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
never ever ;O;
my skissl aren“t that good xDD

:icongrin--plz: <3
Neffo Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH YUSH THEY ARE! ;n; You should give it a try, you really should!
IokoThePanda Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I even don“t make more sketches on one page O.o
cause it don“t looks good xDDD
no I really cant, and if I would do, would it look just 1/8 that good as yours do xD
Neffo Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I think you're a really good artist. Your coloring skills are amazing.
I mean, these drawings:
for example, make me think you'd do great. It's a cute chibi style, the coloring is really smooth and sweet. If you tried to make a similar artwork to mine, but in your style, I can see in front of me how awesome it would look... You just have to find some courage and patience to try. ;)
HeavenhairSixes Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To me it looks like it was worth the effort - it's a really epic picture!
Neffo Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you very much... ;u; :heart:
sparksfly04 Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THAT GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im at the desert part
Neffo Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, me too! One of my favorite games through all time - the atmosphere is just amazing! I love the strong colors. :heart:

Good luck with the game!
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