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Breath of the Wild

April 12, 2017

So after a bit of a hiatus from making any personal art,* I thought it was about time I got back in the saddle - and what better source of inspiration than Breath of the Wild, the eye-poppingly beautiful and terrifyingly vast new Zelda title that's managed to slurp up every spare second of my free time since the moment it dropped through my letterbox?

 

No, I couldn't think of one either.

 

 

The sprawling nature of the game was the perfect excuse to work in a bit of background - something that usually slips my attention once I'm done with the character art. I actually regret how little of the landscape I was able to include. It was a lot of fun shading in the crags and ridges of Death Mountain, and splattering out lava with a brush and ink, and I think Hyrule Castle looks appropriately ominous in silhouette. If I were to draw from this game again, I would certainly take the focus away from Link and feature as much as possible of the semi-post-apocalyptic wilderness he inhabits.

 

That said, I am a big fan of his new outfit. Rocking those short shorts, my dude.

 

*I was distracted by another project, which will be revealed in due course.

 

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