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''When I grow up there will be a day...'' by Txikimorin ''When I grow up there will be a day...'' by Txikimorin
Just before fighting The Evil King Ganondorf, Link returns to his tree house in Kokiri Forest, where remains a drawing he did as a child, hoping that one day he would be the hero he has ended up being.
I tried to portray the final equipment of Link, to show he has beaten all the temples and is about to fight Ganondorf. I also tried to express the nostalgy he feel by digitaly emulating a colour pencil texture and that strange foggy atmosphere of the Kokiri forest that was so magical when i was a child.
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Given 2012-12-20
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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NobodyNaboru Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just thinking about that little drawing earlier... I love these colors. This is absolutely gorgeous.
kittykruger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!! So much nostalgia :')
ManualDanual Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Love your attention to the little details in the game.  The representation of that little drawing at the base of the tree is beautifully done!  I would often like to return to old familiar places before moving on in a game to appreciate how far the character and I have come and how much time has passed.  It seems you like to do a similar sort of thing!
luisandrow Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I really enjoy watching this great picture, you shared that feeling with it! Thanks a lot.
Grozul Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
This is really awesome- I dig the little smirk he's got going on. It really speaks volumes. I love your LoZ work- it's the best i've seen on any of Deviantart. 

I really can't wait to see more!
Txikimorin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I really can't wait to start with Twinrova too, but I just don't have enough time, I want to draw that one on livestream for hours like a crazy man, with zelda music etc, just can't find time for it, but when it's done, I hope it'll be the best of my collection.
Sheebaa Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Your work is PHENOMENAL, absolutely amazing.
LyricalAutumnWind Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
musixdixie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just </3 too lovely
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
AbelDLink Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing, This remember me when I played with Nintendo 64 to Zelda Ocarina Of Time
A-R-T-Q-U-E-E-N7227 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Awww, I loved that game!
Mage231 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just too much...the beauty, the atmosphere, the coloring! Simply amazing!
Quite a master piece you have here! It sure is something I've never seen before...this is just so beautiful and the lighting of it is perfect. You are truly, oh so very talented.
Its like you were touched by the golden goddesses them selves.
Truly amazing!
Link in this looks very detailed.
I can't tell you how much this has made my day.
Txikimorin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thanks! it's allways nice to read this kind of comments on the morning! :tmnt1:
Mage231 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
And I should thank you for making such a master piece!
YIssy-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Gosh, this is so beautiful! Boy, did it get to me!
BeyMechanic Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lulles Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is lovely! You've really capture the sense of nostalgie on his face. And that color pencil texture is perfect! May I ask how you did it?
Txikimorin Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thanks! of course i'll tell you. It's been a while since i did this picture, it was in christmas 2011 or so, but i'll try to remember.
first I made custom brush to emulate the color pencil drawing in photoshop, then i did the main forms and painted it with plain colours like in a anime or so, so i had a background tone in all the materials. The rest was just drawing using the custom brush over the plain colours, without varying the size and using allways the same colours instead of using the colour picker, i mean, i had limited amount of colours like if I was using a limited amount of pencils, and that's all, i just did the lines as if it was pencil but with the tool photoshop has, like layers and that stuff.
Hope this helps you make an idea, it was the first time doing this so it's an improvised method, but it worked
lulles Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It does! That's such a clever method, thanks for sharing :]
ellemen3 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Very nice sentiment.
Bowser81889 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I-I think I'm going to cry. ;_;

Beautiful and heartwarmingly nostalgic at the same time. Love it!
BrigadierABT Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This made me tear up :) Great stuff!
Tridork Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved that little drawing. This is a touching moment, great job!
DasUnicorm Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
colored pencil?!? all of it?!?!?
Txikimorin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
nope, digitally made, all of it. hahaha
DasUnicorm Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
oh...still, very impressive!
XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely beautiful. I actually thought this was a color pencil drawing before I read your description. This is the kind of thing I would buy, frame, and hang on my living room wall if I had a living room, money, and a picture frame. (I'm 14, so obviously I still live with my parents.) :XD:
TheLordshiranui Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
This is really touching. I love the way you done everything with all the colors.
Munchkinmay Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww, this makes me wanna cry! Beautiful and wonderful idea :3
EeveelutionLova Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is touching, :)
Moon-Liiite Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely drawing~! Wish I knew better words to describe this wonderful drawing with~
x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I've featured this in my journal here: [link]
Txikimorin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
oh, thank you!
also thank you for sharing other Zelda FanArt, I didn't know some of those you posted. They are great
x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You are most welcome! I'm glad I was able to introduce you to some great art! :D
x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
*sigh* Almost every time I play through the game, when I return to Kokiri Forest, I pay respect to the seven years Link has lost of his childhood.

One boy never really asked to be a hero. He just did what the princess told him... They were naive, and he quickly found his life whisked right out from underneath him. Seven years passed in the blink of an eye for that boy, and he faced many dangers, eventually defeating the threat to the land. Through magic, the princess, a true friend, tried to give him back his childhood, but it was not to be. He was destined to be a hero; it did not matter how many times he went back in time. This boy was Link, the Hero of Time. One of the greatest examples of self-sacrifice that Hyrule has ever seen.
cirdanfay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
this is really nice imkinda do get a feeling of nostalgia from it
cerasly Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely in the top 10 pieces of Zelda fanart I've ever seen, and believe me, I've seen a LOT of Zelda fanart. Amazingly rendered and the colors are so perfect. Ughhh this is so good.
Naonii Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man, this picture is too great for words :heart:
shadowzabimaru Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Wowww this is so beautiful!!! it has such a wonderfully soft aura to it!
Truish Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
This is beautiful! You've really captured the feel of the Kokiri Forest here.
GayMenDancing Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw this I just let out a series of loud, dramatic and passionate moans. This is amazing. I've seen this scene inside my head before you've captured Link in a way many people can't.
Noire73 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I just dont know what to say
Rilliannex Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
You know that feeling you're overwhelmed with, when you find such a beautiful piece that connects to your heart and something so utterly important to you? The magic that just fills your heart and brings such a smile to your face when you see the character you've always idolized as a hero brought to life so carefully and exact - from the game that means practically everything to you. When the artist pays such attention to every detail that you remember so vividly from playing the game hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of times into a masterpeice that just makes you jump from your seat?

That is what I feel when I look at this. Absolutely astounding. I can't help but be excited, to see OoT artwork - it has become so rare with all these new games coming out and the fact they've changed and continue to change Link breaks my heart. It's things like this, that let me know it's okay to love OoT as much as I do and not want to play the newer games.

One of the most well-deserved DD's I've seen, to date.
Txikimorin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I was listening to this [link] 5. "healing the great fairy" and it was so touching to read that comment while listening to this awesome new soundtrack
thank you!
Lunar-Wind Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
oh wow
this is really touching like you have no idea ;v;
AlexKadin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
No words can express the greatness of this piece.
You sir, have earned a watcher and an admirer today.
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Oh my goodness, I cannot even begin to express how much this picture hits me right in the feels. :heart:

THe first thing I noticed was your lovely texturing--made me think of Van Gogh or something! :D The color pencil look just really brings everything to vivid, vivid life. And your rendition of the foggy atmosphere really comes through. :) I loved that haze it had in the game. :aww:

Link looks just wonderful; his expression is perfect. Like everything else, he's just got this wonderful depth with all the colors and highlights and shades you've given him. And I love the dozens of little fairies forming chains in the air or floating here and there. And Navi of course. :aww: I think it's kind of cute to have her hovering there as he brushes his hand over the little fairy he drew so long ago.... probably back when he was just wishing he had a fairy companion of his own.

This picture is just amazing--so much emotion, such great feelings.... just beautiful. Thank you for posting this. :clap:
Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I second this whole comment. Thanks for putting it into words!

I wish there was a stronger function than "+Favorite" "+Love Forever and Ever".
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