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Courage by HyliaBeilschmidt Courage by HyliaBeilschmidt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." ~Nelson Mandela

Originally, I wanted to redraw that old piece of poo but I was too lazy. Due to harassment loss of confidence I haven't coloured with pencils for quite some time, please forgive my rusty skills ^^;

Please reblog, don't repost

Already did Wisdom and I'll do Power soon!
Tetra by HyliaBeilschmidt Wind Waker Stained Glass by HyliaBeilschmidt 
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:iconkretzoi:
Kretzoi Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Wow, i love Toon Link. Your art is amazin,  would love to buy a shirt with that pictue :O
(Maybe put it on qwertee or something?)

Very very good!
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HyliaBeilschmidt Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Artist
Hey, thanks for the interest. I started a redbubble shop just now and I just need to adjust the art to be tshirt-printing friendly. I'll let you know soon when it's ready
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KiiroiKat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Nice design! I really like the colours and composition.
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TigerRose13 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your coloring skills look fine! And that's great how you even quoted Mandela in the description--it fits Link well and shows how he represents Courage.
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raposavyk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think your coloring skills are very good! I loved everything on this piece, the idea, your drawing, composition, shape, Link... Heart 
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SirCassie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, I love the stained glass theme. It's very bold and eye catching! :heart:
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:iconsupersyndrome:
supersyndrome Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Love the colours and the texture in this. Very very awesome. <3
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TAG-Nadia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your color choices in this! It creates a lot of depth and atmosphere. Amazing work!
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TheRomanceScrooge Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Did you use Prismacolor pencils for the coloring and shading here?

I absolutely love the differing weights in the lines. They're so crisp and sharp; so much so that this illustration would be just as distinctive without coloring. That said, though, I love the warm, kind of sienna lighting. It makes Link look he's returning from a heroic adventure at sunset. Framing the piece in a triangle was clever, too. It makes the piece even more interesting aesthetically, as well as making reference to the Triforce.
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HyliaBeilschmidt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   Artist
I used FaberCastell

Thank you :aww:
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okellymarc Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love
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DreamingOfTheForest Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how part of him overlaps the triangle. It makes it seem to pop out at the veiwer, making it more real.
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ChiccaNeko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Love this :3
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:iconfuwafuwanwan:
fuwafuwanwan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Such a cute Link fanart! I love the stylized illustration <3
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JosephMayo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Goddamn! This is epic I am a dummy! 
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:iconk-joaquin:
K-Joaquin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great shading
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:iconixpipoca:
ixpipoca Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
this is indeed one of the best fanart of link! O:
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:iconsilverdingdong:
silverdingdong Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Link looks so cute! :wow: Was this done with colored pencils? The blending was done beautifully~ :love:
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HyliaBeilschmidt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014   Artist
Yes, pencils ^^;
Thanks!
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:iconsilverdingdong:
silverdingdong Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep yep!
You're welcome! :dummy:
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:iconsentient-phyton:
Sentient-Phyton Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ahhh now isn't this just wonderful
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LilBruno Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is really nice! Good Job!
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secondJax Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Ohhhh this is beautiful! The colors, the precision, everything! So love it
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lemur-llama Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is fantastic. Great composition, colors, and style accuracy. I love the extra texture the colored pencils give the piece.
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HyliaBeilschmidt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Artist
Style accuracy????? Really? It's been my dream to be able to draw the official styles confusingly accurate so well that the viewers would have difficulty telling if it's official or not ^^;
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lemur-llama Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, seriously. You did a great job with the lines and color. :D
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magnemite10 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
This is colored nicely, I love it. Also loving that quote.
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MAYGUSTA Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your lineweight is beautiful.
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:iconhyliabeilschmidt:
HyliaBeilschmidt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconaurellien:
Aurellien Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
This is great! :lol:  found you on the promotion thread! 
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jaistuart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome as hell! I would literally put this up as a poster if i could get it, and i'm not even a big zelda/nintendo fan
really impressive man.
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Aelneth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Ooooh Windwaker, how I miss playing you~!
The style absolutely matches the style of the game, and gorgeous linework is GOOORRRRGEOUS~! <3
Keep up your fantastic work!
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FarawayHana Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved playing the Legend of Zelda! ...And then my DS broke :( Anyway, I like this a lot! It's cool how bits Link's hair and the figurehead go outside the triangle. I also like how the dark sky highlights the brightness of everything else beneath. :happybounce: It's very cute and well done! 
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Knifapotamas Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super cute! I love the textures and colours here. The triangle is lovely as well. I really like the way his outline breaks out of the triangle. It feels more dynamic and interesting, as though he's coming out of the background. ^^
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Rainbow-Sweater Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So cute!! :3 and that slight "ancient" tone makes the whole drawing even more amazing!!
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cronasonlyfriend Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!!
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SugarBubbles2000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love the ancient colour scheme here!
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:iconranefea:
Ranefea Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous! I love it!
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Jinkas Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful colors!
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DavyWagnarok Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Gorgeous!
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musogato Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Love the coloring and composition!
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!
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Glowe94 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I really like the triangular design, and cohesive color scheme.
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SlimyCraft Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond awesome, had to fav it :clap:
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Davey4Life Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy crap man! teach me your ways lol. Check out my fan art on my page...tell me what you think 
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Bombchu-Link Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing bro, excellent work.
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:iconcopycatkid:
copycatkid Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome ^^
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TheJanusProjectFilm Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Awesome job with the coloring, looks great!
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:iconasticou:
Asticou Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Wahhh! So beautiful! ;-; I only wish I was as talented with colored pencils!
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