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Link's Knighting by Toradh Link's Knighting by Toradh
Aka "Legend of Zelda meets John William Waterhouse".


Remember that I once made a sketch of Link and Zelda re-enacting this waterhouse painting of Lancelot and Guinevere?
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Well, I was in the mood, so I did it in colour. Disney’s The Sword in the Stone was running in the background while I sketched it, that should tell you. There’s that certain scene in Skyward Sword when Link rescues Zelda which so made me think of this painting. It had to be done, you know? Somehow I always thought Zelda goes well with Arthurian legend parodies. That started long ago when I played Ocarina of Time and my dad commented on little Link pulling out the master sword with the words (and I quote): „Are you king of England now?“.

Anywayyy, so since I‘m still in the mood, I might finally do one or two Arthurian comic pages before this year is over. We’ll see.

It doesn’t look like Waterhouse at all, but at least I bothered adopting my style a little bit to his. You wouldn’t believe how much fun I had with their ridiculously adopted hair.

100% watercolour.

EDIT: WTF, 198 messages? People you’re crazed… Just admit the idea cracks you up the same way it cracks up myself :D.
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:iconlinevent:
LineVent Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I LOVE IT <3
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnozticlegend:
NozticLegend Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Love how Zelda is cutting Link :D
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's called knighting, its only for real nerds and stuff.
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:iconangeljasiel:
AngelJasiel Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's beautifully painted, and the idea is amazing :heart:
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconangeljasiel:
AngelJasiel Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome Llama Emoji-78 (Bouncy [White]) [V4] 
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:iconexpldngpngn:
expldngpngn Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
I love it. It's so beautifully drawn.
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbossilla:
Bossilla Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
This is now my favorite LOZ fan art.
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Parody always sells :D.
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so incredibly detailed... most realistic Zelda fan art I've seen so far. :D
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I doubt that, but thanks anyway :D
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But I seriously haven't seen many realistic fan art pieces of the Zelda games... Link always has got some features from the games which aren't very realistic. And you're welcome. ^^
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep your eyes open, there should be some ^^
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I guess. Haven't found any lately. :P
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:iconocarinagreen:
OcarinaGreen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My gosh that is beautiful! :D I love your style!
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Though in this case it’s mixed with a bit of pseudo-Waterhouse :D
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:iconocarinagreen:
OcarinaGreen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe you're welcome ^_^
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:iconminimorrigan:
MiniMorrigan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's brilliant : )
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconminimorrigan:
MiniMorrigan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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:icontigerrose1329:
TigerRose1329 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing!  I love how detailed and realistic it looks!  Wow! 
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I think modelling this relatively closely on Waterhouse’s painting paid off ;).
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:icontigerrose1329:
TigerRose1329 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, yes! :-)
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:iconsfcelebnaur:
SFcelebnaur Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
PRINT WANTED BADLY! XD
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could send you one, but I'm afraid the shipping costs will be almost as high as the printing costs :D.
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Phantagrafie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awwwwwww! :squee: Das solltest du asl Print zugänglich machen! Das bestellen bestimmt viele leute!
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich weiß nicht ob ich das aus lizenzrechtlichen Gründen dürfte, aber "unter der Hand" ließe sich bestimmt was machen… ich wollte irgendwann eh mal einen kleinen, privaten "Printshop" eröffnen ;).
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:iconphantagrafie:
Phantagrafie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
O, das müsstest du natürlich in erfahrung bringen :/
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eben. Aber ich denke, solange ich damit nicht hausieren gehe und die eventuellen Käufer es nicht an die große Glocke hängen, ist es ok. Prinzipiell werden ja oft Drucke von Fanart verkauft.
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Phantagrafie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
^^ Eben! Ich glaube näcmlich das Bild wäre ein schönes Geschenk für meinen Schatz...der steht total auf Link...^^
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wenn du eins möchtest, meld dich einfach – das ließe sich auf jeden Fall einrichten ;).
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Phantagrafie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Das wäre toll! :hug: Lasse ich dann als Poster drucken wenn die Auflösung hoch genug ist!...Wir haben hier so eine leere Wand...^^
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Toradh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wenn du 'nen guten Druckservice kennst, kann ich dir natürlich gerne mal den Scan in Originalgröße mailen, nur 'ne Emailadresse brauch ich dann ;). Und das hohe heilige Versprechen, die Datei nicht zur weiteren Vervielfältung etc. zu missbrauchen… ;)
Ansonsten kann ich’s natürlich auch drucken lassen und dir zuschicken, aber dann haben wir die Versandkosten im Nacken.
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LadyNorbert Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I love this so freaking much. The Waterhouse painting in question is one of my absolute favorite pieces of art ever, and I adore Link and Zelda, so it's a marriage made in heaven as far as I'm concerned. Beautiful, beautiful job!
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad the mixture works for other people as well ;)
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:iconickle-pank:
Ickle-Pank Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Brilliant.
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbalorkin:
balorkin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Großartig! Irgendwann muss ich potentiell mal lernen mit Aquarell so geduldig zu sein =___= Und akkurat arbeiten... ich kann das nicht.
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich doch auch nicht. Ich bin der ungeduldigste Mensch der Welt. Merkt man das denn gar nicht? :D
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:iconbalorkin:
balorkin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ne, voll nich o_o
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super, dann hab' ich ja ein gewisses Talent für’s Vortäuschen :D
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Argofinkal Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Well, the sword does wait for the chosen one, so... maybe?

Great piece, I love Zelda fan-art! Specially those that draw attention to the epic feeling of the quest, or those where something grandiose happens - like this one.
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have always figured Zelda and Arthurian legend go well together :D
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Clever idea, and well executed. :)
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I thought it would be a nice idea, too :P.
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:iconauragemi:
AuraGemi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a LoZ-itized version of the cover image of my English Literature book last year! :D
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Did you read some Malory or so?
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:iconauragemi:
AuraGemi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Might have. I didn't really pay attention to the names of the authors most of the time, if I'm being completely honest. ^^;
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