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LOZ: Souless Checkmate by tanginova LOZ: Souless Checkmate by tanginova
my LOZ artrade with the great :icononisuu:

I drew her au puppet!Link which originates from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It was actually more of a challenge than i thought it would be. While paint experimenting, I wanted to portray him in an odd pose like a puppet but in a more sinister way. With one hand it seems the threat is that Link will suffocate himself, symbolizing that the puppet-master can easily kill Link without a single touch; with the other hand, Link holds the great sword in a eerie way, but the threat of attacking you instead hangs in the air. Even if he's no longer a hero, he still has the strength of the chosen one.

i drew the sword in the wrong hand (in regards to the usual dominant hand in the wii system which is right-handed; i realize that Link is originally left-handed, but let's just...forget that for now for the sake of this piece's theme). I did this in order to to emphasize the 'wrongness' of Link.

Let Link die, or let yourself be killed. Its seems to be a checkmate. game over?

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:iconlinoru-chan:
Linoru-chan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh.... Deliciously creepy. Great job, I love it!
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Kurotorasempai Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The backstory in the description make sit even cooler. Great job
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tanginova Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! <3
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Foyet-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
I love all the dark symbolism in this, very creepy!
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tanginova Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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TheGreatRayne12 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
hands shmands. Not only in different games does he have different dominant hands, but it also depends how you see it. from a picture point of view is how i usually do it, so in this painting its really in his left hand.  But if you look at it as his hand is to your right so he's right handed then its correct. whats it matter? The paintings great anyways!
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tanginova Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, that's a good point
Thank you!
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TheGreatRayne12 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
no prob :D
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ichi-neese Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist
JKFJD Tangi I love everything you paint omg jkfjsdak the colours look breathtaking :iconoohmrdarcyplz:
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tanginova Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omaigawd ichi, stap it, stap flattering meeeee >//<;

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warningyou Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*Gasp* 
Yes.
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Naaracool Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
He looks amazing *o*
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idleideas Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Did you flip the art or something? Because Link's sword is in his left hand.
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pic description explains
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idleideas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Unless you changed it, no it doesn't. His dominant hand is his left hand and you said that you did not put it in his left hand. Except that it is in his left hand. So I was wondering if you flipped the image so it was.
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had previously explained that i painted the drawing as Link from Twilight Princess or Skyward sword where he is right-handed because of the wii user system. So if it is in the 'wrong', opposite, or less-dominant hand, the sword would be in the left instead, which is how it is now. (But this only pertains because i only played loz using the wii system.) I know that generally speaking, it should be the other way around, but i only took in account of the wii Link.)

(basically i ask that you pretend Link's dominant hand is right-handed in regards to this artwork) orz

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idleideas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I didn't see this last part: (basically i ask that you pretend Link's dominant hand is right-handed in regards to this artwork) orz

Sorry.
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955rolling Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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RedAngel19 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Nice~!
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! :D
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RedAngel19 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
You're welcome~!
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fictiun Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is such a cool concept and it's executed with such skill.
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! <3
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Filiana Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Great work!  :la:
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onisuu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
TANGIII!! HFJHAKJDHJDA <333
Thank you so much! AHHHHH! puppet Link looks so amazing hnngh! I love the pose you did~! he definitely looks under-control from someone else, with those twisted joints ! *7*)))!!! EEE
I love the greeens and  yellows! *7*
His face is so divine MMM! *7* YAY~~ it's a bit menacing yet expressionless :iconotakuingplz: <333
as always your paintings are so gorgoeous !~ I really love the way the colours are defined and some parts blend together~ > u <))) <33
the markings look so cool! > 7 <)))
omgosh and the upside down triforce on the sword is a cool touch! *7*))) <33
ahhhh I love it so much! :iconsobbplz:
I can't wait to finish my half! <3
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eeeeeeeee, so glad you like it!! 
hopeyouarenotsickofmyartalreadyomg :iconrazycryplz:

Your au puppet Link was such a pleasure to work with! I was inspired with the color palette from your eerie hues when you draw puppet Link. * Q *
 I can't wait to see more of your loz works, especially chibi midna and wolf link, heheheheh :iconfanboyingplz:
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onisuu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
HOMGG no way!!  I'm just drowning in happiness wehhhheheheheh!! <33 iconbrohugplz:
awww my gosh I'm so happy you enjoyed working on this !T wT))) <3333
I'M SO PUMPED for those two! AHAHAH! <333
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StoneHot316 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, NGF(OHUFR(IUYGEWIHYUFDBUW(HOUDGWYGUKHDUWHOIDUPW
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Aurellien Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
oh my goddddd as a LoZ fan i freaking love this man! superb colouring
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know right?? 
Link is the besttt <333
doesn't even have to speak a word, he's already so charismatic....even when he's on the 'dark' side. lol.
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Aurellien Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
omg sorry for such a late reply!! Yeah haha. The most awesome  character….doesn't speak. XD 
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Orihara-San Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing! I love it!
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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byrch Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous! The colors are really nice, I love the little highlights of orange, red and yellow, and touches of blue on the sword amongst all the green! His expression is hauntingly beautiful, the eyes and green markings really draw the attention, especially the eyes!
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wah, what a beautiful comment,
thank you! Coloring and painting Link is always a pleasure. <3
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byrch Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're most welcome!
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LilleahWest Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
its the expression of his face that keeps luring me back, it is sinister and yet blank at the same time... rather haunting to see such a face on Link.
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ModoruKasanete Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Duuuuude, this is amazing. I love the sclera and the facial markings! I should tell you though that he's wielding it in his left hand... which is actually the correct hand, which kinda contradicts your artist comments. :) Link has always held the sword in his left hand, the only ones in which he didn't were in the Wii version of Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. The first is because the entire game was mirrored in order to coincide that you wield the Wiimote with your right hand; the original Gamecube version of TP doesn't have this (which is why I always recommend the GCN version to people). Skyward Sword's Link was right handed for the same reason, but unlike the TP version, SS's Link was canonically right handed, the first time it's ever happened.

That said, I noticed you also made the Triforce symbol upside-down on the Master Sword, which also communicates your desired message wonderfully. :D Overall, very, very well done!
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MollyEricson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems like you're a fan of Lefty-Link, just like me ^^ If you'd like to, check out my support group! I so hope for him to be left handed in the next game :D
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ModoruKasanete Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
It's nothing like that, really. Lefty Link is just canon, that was my only issue. I don't really hate that the particular incarnation of Link in Skyward Sword is a righty. I was honestly just pointing out a flaw in his comments. :XD: Thank you for the offer, though. :)
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MollyEricson Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Right! Oh no I'm not hating anything either, just that I prefer him being a lefty since that's tradition :) Hahah no prob! 
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ModoruKasanete Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Well, it's not like all of the Links are the same Link or anything. One of them was bound to be right-handed at some point. :XD:
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MollyEricson Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah lol I guess! :D
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! :heart:

and lol, oops, (i was only able to play twilight princess and skyward sword, kinda slipped my mind about his true dominant hand). orz
//goes to fix description. thanks for notifying me my mistake. 


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:iconmodorukasanete:
ModoruKasanete Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
No problem! Glad to help! :)
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EzzieLynn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist
This is easily my most favorite LoZ fan art EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!! <3
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Biggoronz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is just SO gorgeous!!<3
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tanginova Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh thank you!
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Biggoronz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes ofcourse!! ^u^
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