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A New Journey Begins by In-The-Distance A New Journey Begins by In-The-Distance
FOR SALE: US $85

Fanart of the Legend of Zelda series. I've always wanted to capture the feeling I get from the game, especially when you're riding your trusty steed Epona across rolling fields and through forests.

Inspired mostly by Ocarina of Tme, as it's my favourite game of the series.

Just thought I"d do some personal art in between my commission work.

I really need to work on backgrounds, I can already see how I could have done it better. So don't critique the background too much ok?

Size: A2 (Had to take a photo of it, hence it's not the greatest quality file).
Done with: Watercolours and Coloured Pencils
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:iconyohao-asakura:
Yohao-Asakura Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Amazing! I love the Link's coat <333
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! me too :P oneday they should make a game with him wearing one!
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Yohao-Asakura Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I agree! I would defenitely play it! <3
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ShadowsGirl9 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TRIFORCE CLOUD!!!!!!!!! \^.^/

I love this. I love you. you are talented and your EPIC. That pretty much sums things up.

LOL ^^'
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nawwwwwww thank you!! :hug:
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ZettaAwesome Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so.... pretty.... so.... majestic...... n_n SO WELL DONE!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
naw thank you! ^^
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow... this is exactly how I feel when galloping through the fields! Very nicely done :3
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thanks! 
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:iconxrayden:
xrayden Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I feel so immersed in this scenery you made. The horse looks gorgeous.
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw thank you ^^
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Maaot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
The background its pretty nice for me, it gives a decent sense of depth, keep working!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This was featured on fb, so I came to see. :) Excellent work, it's really beautiful :heart:
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh thank you!  XD
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:iconrule20:
Rule20 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
delicious
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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EponaThePhantomMare Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
i really love the realistic look of the picture
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much ^^ So do I ;p
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Oh wwoooooowwww I love this. It conveys such a great feeling. :D
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!! glad to hear it ^^
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:iconan-yan:
An-yan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is great! :)
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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Rachet777 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa.... That's pretty awesome!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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Mikadel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freaking amazing, how is this possible with watercolours omg i need a teacher
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL thank you!! It's not just watercolours; it's coloured pencils too ;) I have a somewhat recent tutorial (not of this particular picture though; just this technique in general) if you haven't already found it :) [link]
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Keyblade0 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I see you're doing really fine with the background!! :D
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw thank you!!
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Keyblade0 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You're welcome! :3
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:iconendofire:
EndoFire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Simply stunning!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! ^^
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Paul2960 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant work! and the background looks great aswel :)
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thank you :aww:
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Aurielis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHHHH in the midst of writing an essay right now and wanted to take a break by going on dA for a bit and I just HAD to comment on this AMAZING fanart!! Immediately when I saw it I fell in love-it's soo awesome!! The colors and the realism and LINK (loove his cape!)! And i really enjoy your background! It really captures the openness and adventurous feel you get playing Zelda! This piece really gives me a nostalgic feeling and I just really love it! The title is perfect!!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Quite a few people have said it gives them a nostalgic feeling, which I'm really glad about, because that's how I feel seeing it too XD Glad you like the cape haha [I partly did it because it looked cool, but partly because drawing him sitting in the saddle was too hard LOL]
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Aurielis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so welcome! Haha yay it's such a great feeling when people feel/think the same thing you do about your own artwork! Ive been obsessed with capes for awhile now and when I saw that (and well it flowed in the wind haha) I fell in love XD HAHHA I do that all the time!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha you're obsessed with capes atm? good think I gave Link one then ;) It'd be cool to have a game where he had a cape/cloak I think. Kinda bad-ass :P
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Aurielis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES exactly!! Even more bad-ass than he already is XD It kinda reminds me of Link's outfit in the special manga chapter in Hyrule Historia and that was awesome!!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg I fangirled so much over that skyward sword manga (I wasn't expecting it, I didnt' know it existed, so it was a very pleasant surprise) it was so cool!!
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Aurielis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha it was so great!! All the colored pages were amazing!! And cute little Link looking up at the sky!
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah he was adorable!!! I wanted MOREEEEE i was sad when it ended haha
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serennac Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This makes me SO happy. Seriously, and I can't believe it was just done with watercolor and colored pencils!! Did you mix the two together in some areas, like the sky and the land? And did you use a special kind of paper on this or a canvas?

Beautiful work!! It totally captured the feeling you were going for :love:
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw i'm really glad to hear that! ^^ I've done watercolours as a base, and then coloured pencils over the top for the details. The sky is mostly watercolours, but some of the clouds are emphasised a bit with white pencil. The distant landscapes are all watercolour. The foreground grassy hill Link and Epona are on is obviously watercolours, but then I've used coloured pencils for detail in the grass. Link and Epona are coloured this same way. I have a tutorial (of a different picture though) if you're interested in my technique [link]

As for the paper, it's not canvas, it's a very large sheet of smooth watercolour paper I bought at an art shop :)
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serennac Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you thank you thank you! Yes, I love your coloring style so much, and that tutorial is very helpful!
So you're not using prismacolors, right? Just regular colored pencils?
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad to hear it was helpful! Yeah they're not prismacolors, they're another brand called 'faber castell'. But if you happen to have prismacolors I'm sure they'd work too.
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serennac Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, okay. Thank you so much! :D
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mishellyArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!~ I really love that you added to Links design! You did a beautiful job!~ <3
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In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :hug:
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MukuroY Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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This is so beautiful! I love very much!
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