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Lost in the Woods by CanisPanthera Lost in the Woods by CanisPanthera
I did this painting for a friend as a Hanukkah present. I'm banking that he's not gonna be checking my deviantart page anytime soon cuz I don't wanna wait to upload it!

My inspiration for the style was Arthur Rackham. I had never heard of him before I saw a special on him in ImagineFX 84. I was struck by the beautiful line work and faded storybook color palette. I knew I had to try it out! This was definitely a fun experiment. Also I used reference from photos I took of Miur Woods while I was vacationing in San Francisco.

Watercolor, ink, digital, 8X10

This is Link from The Legend of Zelda, which is ©Nintendo
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:iconbobthegreatorcslayer:
Excellent!
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polaris6254 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist
ahh! i see it watching! i can see it! in the corner :O
 great job! :D
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks
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polaris6254 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist
welcome :D
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xrayden Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Great rendition of the opening scene! The perspective really heightens the sense of a looming presence (No pun intended). And I like the way the atmosphere obscures the Skull Kid to the point where I was almost spooked when I noticed him hiding way up in the trees. Overall, your spatial composition is engaging, successfully bringing the viewer into the experience.
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I appreciate the thoughtful response
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008kenichijouji Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THis is BRILLIANTLY done. I love the perspective, and the watercolors bring a very eerie yet soft feel to this. I love his face style too. It's very much your own, and well done!
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Dazecase Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Amazing image! I adore your style. Very unique to see this scene portrayed in more of a realistic look. Gives the gravity of the situation a greater affect.. The fact that this poor boy that just saved the world & NO ONE REMEMBERS, has not really a clue of what to do with himself now.. So he ventures off to find a friend, all alone in a lonely forest.. & that perspective is INCREDIBLE! The way the skull kid is so VAGUELY seen at the top corner sends chills. Great work!
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! You hit all the big points so that means this illustration was a success!
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Dazecase Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
:D Absolutely!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
he looks lost lol
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Maiden-Chynna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! THis is cool! I just saw link and Epona and thought "Oh this is cool." But the fact that Skull kid is way up there hiding just makes it really interesting and different! your perspective is lovely as well!
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) thanks
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super-ayakoo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WHY SO AMAZING ?
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Hylian-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing! :icontriforceplz:
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Raakone Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
This is amainzg. Is he based on a specific Link from a specific Zelda game? *curious*
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah this is based on the opening of Majora's Mask
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Muerphy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really awesome! Makes me wonder what it would be like if the team that made shadow of the colossus and Ico made a Zelda game. please check out my group, I would be honored if you joined
[link]
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KBDeliciousTriscuits Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i was just looking for the "like" button............ this is awesome
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lulz
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el-f1otakugamer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:
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ShougaTouki Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconwhutplz: The angle and the colors are so cool!
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Friend-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
really like the angle ^^
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Scented-Candle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing~!
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CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This picture actually reminded me of the scene from Beauty and the Beast (one of my most favorite movies EVER!!) when Belle's father gets lost on the dark forest.
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CorvusRone Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Silly boy, you're going to turn into a stalfo :iconkiralaughplz:
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HatakeOnisuka Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Skull Kid, only adults turn to Stalfos.
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MsAce Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
that horse is amazing!!
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FuzzyRedPants Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG guys thanks so much for the kind words! I'm flattered
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Nummonkee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
when you see it....

very nice job!
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Saidorak Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, a really great piece!

The colouring is amazing, the perspective and atmosphere ace!!

You did a fantastic job! :D
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unicornlover99 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
This ia really amazing and unique.I really like the style you used and it replesents the intro of Majora's mask very well!
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Simdrew1993 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very unique, this is very different than most Zelda fanarts, i like it! This style is not done very often. This is probably one of the coolest things I've seen before. I have always liked fantasy and middle ages stuff and Zelda.

Zelda would be very interesting as a story book. I would always be happy to read that book to my nieces and nephews.
If you were to make this into a book and you had more pages to it with the same art style, I could hear this song playing as each page progressed: [link]
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eliasartstudio Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
really great work here.
the subtle presence of Majora is perfect, a great surprise!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Oh wow, this is just.... striking! :lol: I love the angle you've created here. :D

And meep! I totally almost didn't see Skull Kid up there! :giggle:

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful, misty feeling this gives. Awesome. :clap:
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mrm64 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, I love the colors and textures of this piece. Thsi brings me back man....Link riding on Epona with that very suspicious song...then ending up in a weird area in the lost woods, and so on. Its still such a wonde to me how Majora's Mask came out only 2 years after Ocarina of Time....
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah I know what you mean
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daughterofmine Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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oh my god....
it's so beautiful
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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daughterofmine Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D you're welcome
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Myn-Anthony Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't even see the Skull Kid up there at first. XD Awesome! :D
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! That was my hope
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:iconmyn-anthony:
Myn-Anthony Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely a success! It made the impact of creepiness stronger. :D
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IlOvEwOlFe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Link!
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SisterHipster Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely wonderful perspective. Makes me OoT nostalgic.
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I really wanted to push the perspective of this one to increase the drama
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PoksNecromance Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WoW... it's incredible... beautiful job, really, i love it ;)
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CanisPanthera Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i'm glad, thanks
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