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Pirate Captain Tetra by Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Pirate Captain Tetra by Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule
Original sketch here:

By *Ryuu-Atrineas =3

Working on this made me want to play Wind Waker again. :giggle:

I woke up this morning feeling absolutely awful. I really wasn't in the mood to continue working on a larger WIP I have in the queue, so instead I picked up this one. Helped to shift this terrible block I'm in a little at the very least.

I wanted to do more with this, but like the dope I am I merged some layers together without realizing it at the time. I still tried to spruce it up where I could though. The background was done in the same way as my past Zelda piece because I thought it'd be nice to have them match.

I hope you like her! c:

Tetra belongs to Nintendo
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:iconrandythehero:
randythehero Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Tetra being all proud and smug. Wink/Razz 
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's Tetra for you! :giggle:
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AirSharkSquad Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
^.^
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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:iconterratheterrable:
TerratheTerrable Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
She better be in Assassin's Creed 4 or else...
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, now that'd be something to see! xD
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:iconterratheterrable:
TerratheTerrable Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Orrrrr a crossover of Disney and Nintendo: Pirates of the Great Sea-the curse of the...Forsaken Fortress :P
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:iconyasumiko:
Yasumiko Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
She looks cool! Great job! :)
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconyasumiko:
Yasumiko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
My pleasure! :aww:
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ZatchHunter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I've lost your track since I was so flooded with deviations, how I couldn't see it!? :noes:

Really, we know we're so busy we can't watch our works anymore until a great project comes out... ^^; I'm delayed... XD But epic and amazing job there (I dunno if they called some of your colorings "Epic"?)! =)

That's what I did about Rosie. I hope I don't get delayed for you and for Ryuu anymore... ^^;
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, don't worry about it. My inbox is exactly the same. I haven't had the time to properly look through things either. I feel really bad about it. :c

Aw, thanks so much though! You did a great job on Rosalina by the way!
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yumi70 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Tetra is so cute
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is c:
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Luifex Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hehe, captain Tetra is awesome here :D i remember when this was first submitted it was on the front page!! :0 seriousl well done for that ^__^
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! <3

Oh wow, was it really? I had no idea! That's awesome! :eager:
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Luifex Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you very welcome <33

yeaaah i though u knew at the time :0, aw should of took a screenshot for u to proven it :XD:
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darilhowell Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
GOOD JOB!
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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CCgonzo12 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tetra looks so cuddly! I just want to hug her like a plushie! :love:
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, aww she would make for a cute plushie! :giggle:
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CCgonzo12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definetly :giggle: :heart:
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EsaKris Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Awe, I hope you are feeling better. :hug:
But I must say, this is amazing! <3
I adore how you shaded this piece; especially her skin.
Great work, as always! ^^
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuuu! :hug:

Sorry for the late/lacking reply though, I've got my wrist in a wrap so it's kinda fiddly to type. I appreciate your kind words though, as always! <3
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Yasmia Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
This is so cute Zelly :3
She's adorable!
And Ryuu's line art is awesome too
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuu! <3!
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:iconxiaomei23:
Xiaomei23 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks great! And yeah, WW was a great game :)
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! c:
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:iconxiaomei23:
Xiaomei23 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconjadey-the-shadow:
Jadey-The-Shadow Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's awesome! excellent work!
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I appreciate it ^^
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Jadey-The-Shadow Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure ^- ^
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Ryuu-Atrineas Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor you, sweetie. >: No feel awful *pulls and huggles you*:heart:

Once again, I gotta say I'm honored you choose my drawings to color with =3 I love being partners with you:heart:

I love how you redid the line art ^^ Its thin/thick lines is precisely like the official Wind Waker's way of doing it! And you colored it too! I like the dark brown ^^ Goes with pretty much every color she's got! It just looks so official! Also like the way you redid the eye to be more true to the game ^^

And the colors are sublime! I think this should be an official art of her with how you redid the sketch ^^ The way you did the shading and the precision of the choices do Tetra justice wonderfully! ^^ And to think you did this 'cause you weren't feeling right! o.o Such a job at hand and you did it when feeling off? You make this sound easy! It's wonderful, sweetpea! ^^ Absolutely wonderful! I love it!

Why aren't you working for Nintendo, yet? x3

Mush love, babes! ^^:heart: Thanks for working on this~!
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a passing thing. I did feel much better when I was working on this and it was about half finished when I picked it up too. So, I'm not sure if it makes any difference really. :giggle:

But thank you. :aww: <3 I'm glad you like her.
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Ryuu-Atrineas Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still though! You never cease to amaze me with your skill~ ^.^
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greenforestwolf64 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute :D aw sorry you feel bad
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~ And I'm feeling much better now <3
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Makyui Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, she turned out really well!

I'm really impressed with how your coloring's improved so quickly. This is such a sharp contrast from just a few pictures ago. The shadows are nice and clean, and there's lots of nice contrast, especially in her face and on her arm. There's no mud. The inking looks great along her shoulder, especially. I like the thicker line there, compared to the thinner line on the scarf's flappy bit. It brings her shoulder forward and pushes the flappy bit further back.

Nice idea with the background theme, too; now they're a set. :XD:

I'm glad you stuck with it, the end result really worked out. :D
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh thanks a bunch! That means a lot! Cell shading in general is still iffy territory for me, (As well as a long list of other things xD) so I'm glad to know that this is a step in the right direction in more ways than one! :phew:

I did have one question though; I know it was brought up before but I just want to be completely clear on it. When you say "mud", what exactly does that refer to? Is it when certain colours/shading clash or just look off? I just want to be sure so I have a better understanding of what to avoid in future. Sorry if it's a daft question. D:

I thought it would be a fun thing to do. :giggle:

Thanks again for being so encouraging. ^^
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Makyui Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mm-hmm! ^^

Something you might wanna try is getting ahold of a little figure of some sort, maybe a doll or a vinyl toy, something with good sculpting that you can get nice shadows with. Shine a light on it so it makes a strong shadow, and then try to replicate it in some sort of monochrome medium (graphite, greyscale, etc.). Toys are generally pretty stylized and cartoony, so they're good for studying cartoony forms. (Obviously won't work for more realistic styles, though; for that you'll have to find some real people, haha.)

Something else I'd suggest is trying some inkwork with a thicker brush. Set it so that you can get a nice thin line with light pressure and a good thick line with moderate (not maximum) pressure, that way it'll feel more comfortable and won't be so hard to get juicier lines when you need it. I suggest this because some of the lines look like you tried to grind or scrub a thick line out of your stylus (something I've caught myself doing, too, and then later I wonder why I have a hand cramp, lawl), and you'll have a much easier time of it if you start with a bigger brush. It tends to encourage variation in line weights, too.

Nope, good question! Mud is color that's too "dirty" (usually because of bad color choices), or the colors blend into each other too much and make a hazy yucky mess. Muddy shadows are vague and weak, and/or the wrong color, so instead of looking like shadow it looks like dirt smudges. They tend to make everything look flat or blotchy.

This is a pretty good example of mud: [link] Notice how dirty and smudgy and blah everything is. There's no light source and everything's close to the same middle value. There's no dynamism or depth. It looks more like the artist didn't bother changing his rinse water.

Don't be afraid to ask if something I say isn't very clear. I'm not too good at communicating verbally and sometimes I say things that make sense to me but don't to anyone else. I think I use jargon without realizing it, too, lawl. I'll be happy to do a redline if you ever need it, too, since I have an easier time explaining things with pictures.

No prob at all. ^^ Thanks for listening.
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hikolol35 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Artist
she looks amazing and i love the soft cell shading you used <3 so adorable
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thanks so much! Cell shading is still pretty weird for me, so I'm relieved that it turned out okay. <3!
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ZeLink-fangirl Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! I love her soooooooooooooo much! I freakin' love elves so much! :iconawesomefaceplz: Your pics are wonderful and colorful! :iconrussiaishappyplz::iconrukiahappyplz:
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much! :aww:
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Wolf-Kid1000 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing that you've colored this piece makes me want to play Wind Waker again. You did a very lovely job, Lady Zelda! :hug:
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, it's spreading! :giggle: Thank you kindly! :hug:
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Wolf-Kid1000 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! :giggle: No problem at all! :hug:
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YoshiDaisyFriends Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Your Terta is SOOOOOOO CUTE! :D
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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Gariandos Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome as always, my friend. :meow::icondragonhugplz:
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