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Purify by Blackash Purify by Blackash
My entry for the annual calender contest over at History of Hyrule.

To remember her original purpose and time as the goddess Hylia, Zelda must purify her body and pray at each of the goddess statues.

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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Goddesses are there!
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TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing and Zelda looks so realistic!Wow!  The shading and highlights are very well done!
Lovely drawing I must say! ( I don't find anything why I wouldn't like it, so in my eyes it's perfect! )
Fantastic work, keep it up!Clap 
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Blackash Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   General Artist
Thank you, you are very sweet.
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Kleiner-Schmetterlin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this looks SO great *_*!
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Kittygal121 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
It took me a few seconds to realize that those birds are the colors of the goddesses :happybounce: 
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brs1998 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
I love the way the birds are set up
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:iconblackash:
Blackash Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
Thanks, I really giggled to myself over that a lot. I'm glad other people notice them!
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HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an absolutely incredible piece :faint: The attention to detail in this is just breathtaking, and I really love the adult, more mature look to this Zelda! Again, with the details; her hair, her features, to the background she's submerged in is phenomenal. And her dress is perfect The folds look great and it's just the right amount of sheerness, to where it actually looks wet. 
I just cannot say enough about this piece, it's so stunning, you've really captured a moment, here! :love: 
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Blackash Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   General Artist
You are too kind thank you. I probably should've made her look younger but was in a stick with what you know area I think. I'm glad you like it thank you for the kind words!
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HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, absolutely! No worries, I think you did a fantastic job and you really pulled it off! You're very welcome, darling! :love: 
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nasanerd09 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, such a serene moment! I really love how the water is interacting with everything, especially Zelda's hair and dress. Very floaty and magical. Zelda herself looks gorgeous...I wish my hair were as pretty as that T.T
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Blackash Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   General Artist
Thank you kindly. I agree, I wish I had hair like that but only if it wasn't too much upkeep!
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lilangie19 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
oh my gosh this one is amazing! 
I love how natural everything looks. very well done!!
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Blackash Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!
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ZeldaMasterFan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god this is just....amazing.....
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:iconblackash:
Blackash Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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goddessharp Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
This... This is amazing. Beautiful and stunning in detail. What did you draw this in? I'm especially curious about the brushes you used for the rocks in the background and her hair. So much detail, I'm in love with it! Everything is just so gorgeous! *Fav'd*
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Blackash Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   General Artist
Thank you kindly! I use photoshop, as for brushes the rocks are from a bunch of different sets. I layered a lot of them haha, but I think any good speedpainting set or most texture sets (especially found here) would do some good. Her hair was just hard round with opacity and flow controlled by my pen. 
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DaBlueOcarina Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
love everything (especially da goddess birdies) :3
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:iconblackash:
Blackash Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :) goddess birdies are my favorite little extra!
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HeyImNatalia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
OMIGOSH Goddess birdies XD
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:iconblackash:
Blackash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   General Artist
Most people miss them! But yay
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HeyImNatalia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
:P Glad I caught it then! Haha~
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HeyImNatalia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
And Wisdom-birdy is looking directly at her, 'cause she has the Triforce of Wisdom :) Wait... Does she have it in SS? Or is she just a separate goddess... OMIGOSH WAITASECOND HYLIA IS THE TETRAFORCE I FIGURED OUT THE WORLD :iconholycrapplz:
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KokiriKitteh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconblackash:
Blackash Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013   General Artist
Thank you
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kaykayfiese Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
the best ever!!!!! how do you do that?????its amazing
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:iconblackash:
Blackash Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! Lots of tears and swearing helped me get through it
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Artist
wow * w * lovely
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Blackash Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   General Artist
Thank you
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Pixleigh Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture inspired me to write a short fan-fiction story I have been wanting to write for a long time :)
It is currently in the brainstorming stage..
P.S. This art is beautiful, well done!
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
This artwork is really wonderful and well made :) Great work on the details and nlPosIdon is right with his comment on the dress like melting away in the water. Really great work
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:iconblackash:
Blackash Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you much :)
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Sorry for the late reply.
You're welcome :)
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
This is just beautiful. :heart:
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:iconblackash:
Blackash Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you kindly
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Brilliantku Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! And the triforce birds are a cute plus XD
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:iconblackash:
Blackash Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you caught that
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nlPosIdon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, there is just so much detail here. I really like how you made her dress just melt away into the water as if it was forming a new purified one.
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Blackash Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   General Artist
Thank you, I was going through a weird water and fabric obsession haha.
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HuntressZelda Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The birds are in the shape of the Triforce! Nice detail.
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Blackash Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad you noticed, I thought someone else would've pointed it out by now haha. They're also the colors of the triforce pieces cause I like to add silly things :D
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HuntressZelda Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm big when it comes to details. To me, it's what makes a picture memorable! :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
this looks really good
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Blackash Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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Sukiyumi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just..Whoa!
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Blackash Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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tsubasafan135 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I do not recall her having bracelets...
Oh well, I guess either I overlooked them or it's your interpretation.
Lovely work either way, I'm envious of anyone who can do realism fanart.
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Blackash Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   General Artist
They don't stand out as much as I portrayed but she does have bracelets in her Hylia outfit. Plus you don't really see her in it all that often, she's in a crystal most of the time!
Thank you :D
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SugarBubbles2000 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! It looks so life-like instead of all cartoony!
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