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Revamp: Cecil Knower by Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Revamp: Cecil Knower by Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule
Heyyy! I'm doing things hooray! 8D

It was kinda Cecil's 2nd birthday on the 19th (I say kinda 'cause he existed as a concept long before this.) I wanted to upload this then, but I wasn't entirely happy with how it was looking at the time. My confidence is still quite shaky, but I really am pleased with how this turned out. It was at first an attempt/practise at cell shading, but I kinda slipped back into old habits a fraction of the way through. Whoops! ^^;

Also saw him used and renamed on a RP site and I wanted to put him back where he belongs. <3

He's still the same humble blacksmith, but he - along with all my other characters - are no longer part of the Zelda universe. Cecil, Cherry and such were never meant to be Zelda FCs to begin with, bits and pieces were just altered to make them fit. Right now they're just...there. And I love them. <3

I won't bore you any further though. I hope this looks okay! <3

Thanks to =SaiyaGina for the texture I used on this! c:
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:iconredarashi:
RedArashi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice coloring~ sooper good!
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Much appreciated! ^^

And can I just say I love the collection you put him in? My heart can't take it. :faint:
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:iconredarashi:
RedArashi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome~
but of course, he perfectly belongs in this collection (#^0^#)
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FanOfChocolate Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
it's really great indeed wow!!
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow hey there! c: Thanks a lot! ^^
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:iconfanofchocolate:
FanOfChocolate Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
welcome ;)
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Odin787 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   General Artist
you have improved a lot since the last time I have seen your work, good job. :)
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! I don't really do as much as I'd like artwise any more, but to hear there's improvement makes me happy all the same! c:
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Odin787 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   General Artist
you are very welcome. :)
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GamingGirl73 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Holy...! You never cease to amaze me when it comes to colouring pictures. This is just stunning! :heart: I just love the colours you chose for shading in his skin, and the background! This is just wonderful work Zelly~! :la:
And apologies for my late comment. I recall life just got crazy around the time you submitted this ;w;
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eee, thank you so much Sophie! It makes me super happy to hear you approve of this one! He's... prolly my favourite piece I've worked on, so I really appreciate it! <33

Oh no, don't even worry about it! I hope things are okay now? c:
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GamingGirl73 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug: Oooh, I can definitely see why it's your fav~ X3
Nyaaa ok >w< and yeah things seem to be back to normal for now~ ^^ We'll be moving house in a couple of months so I gotta start packing up at some point o.o;
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ZeLink-fangirl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You never fail to impress me with this picture! :iconfavplz: The background looks too cool!
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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ZeLink-fangirl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome!
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AustriaKaninchen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing!
sixpacks are one of the things I'd desperately want to be able to draw better cuz they're just..*drool*
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3

Haha, agreed! I'm sorry for the late reply, though! D:
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AustriaKaninchen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist
no worries XD
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Niraven Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great to see him again! <3
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love him too much to just let him fade away, aha! Thank you! <3
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joiski Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have time to be on dA (yet I'm commenting on this :XD:)
but I just wanted to tell you how much I love this!!
The shading is absolutely mesmerizing, and the vibe this piece carries is really something you nailed. I get the perfect mid-summer day feel here.
The eyes look so alive as well! did you draw this yourself? In that case, I'm even more surprised/impressed/proud!

I know it's been waaay long, but know that i still think of guys :D
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gah, I get where you're coming from entirely. My reply is really slow here, so I can't say much either! xD

Oh my gooosh though thank you so much for the awesome comment! It made my day to read this! :hug:

The original image wasn't mine, no. But I did do a lot of editing on this one; especially where his shirt, hair and eyes are concerned. It was done with a tablet as well which was another personal challenge. xD It does look quite a bit different from the original sketch so I hope this gets me off the hook at least a little! :giggle:

It's great to see you again! :heart:
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Stormsworder Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
Niiice! The colors came out really awesome for him :D Heheh, I think it came out very well ^^ Awesome work Zelly
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! <3
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Stormsworder Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
^^ No prob!
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Alylinklover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I love the lines you drew on him ;) yummy! really really good
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Kimeria87 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so amazing! The textures are so beautiful and it really fits! His pose is amazing! And the background is great! The coloring is such a huge compliment!
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much! :hug: Hey btw! Hope you're doing well! <3
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Kimeria87 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! Hi there! It's nice to hear from you. I hope you're doing ok!

I've been doing excellently, academically!
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PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Heyy sexy elfboy!
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Glad you like him! :giggle:
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Gariandos Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to revamp Cenaris, but I'm stuck in an art block. D:
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:iconlady-zelda-of-hyrule:
Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blocks are the worst. D:
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Gariandos Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I managed to get him drawn, but only as a concept for his physique. D:
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Makyui Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you color the lineart, too? It looks nice. :nod:

Kudos for bringing your OCs back into original stuff, too! It'll be exciting to see what sorts of new stuff you do with them. ^^
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did yeah, thanks for noticing it! I wanted to tie it together by using an earthy colour for the lines rather than keeping them black. Good to know I didn't botch it! <3

Thanks a million! ^^
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Makyui Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A good choice! It does tie them together. Keeps it subtle, too.

You're welcome! ^^
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hikolol35 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Artist
WOW ZEL! This is so amazing TT^TT
you have improved so sooo much! this is looking so great. i really really adore the texture on this and the soft coloring. its just great, im at a loss for words :)
welcome back :hug: u are always missed
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goooosh, I'm pretty much speechless. :iconcryforeverplz: Thank you so much Hiko, your comment meant a whole lot to me! :glomp: <333
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hikolol35 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Artist
youre welcome! you so deserve it :)
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Linkerbell Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh goodness:iconawwwplz:
This style is gorgeous~:heart: I love the texture and his expression.
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eee thank you so much! :tighthug: <3!
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Ryuu-Atrineas Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know why you were so nervous with this piece, it's one of your most fantastic ones yet! I like the variation in the style of the coloring, I don't know what it is about it, but it's very... calming? It's a peaceful scene but something about the style adds to it ^^

On Cecil himself, I love first and foremost the style and shine of his eyes. The crisp, clean lines help a lot, the shadowing on his body makes his muscles stand out and yet is subtle as to not let him seem too much so, you know? He's strong but leaves the real heavy lifting to Raphy. ^^ I like his feather, too. Looks soft and the frays are right where I put them at that, too! The background is also wonderful, I love the fence on the way of the path, the windmill on the side, the tower in the back and even the birds flying in the air! And that tree! Golly, you're getting fantastic with trees! ^^

I love this, sweets! And stop saying you're boring us, 'cause you're not. x3

And my OCs will follow yours so they don't get separated. ^^ You know that right?

:iconbwavoplz: Bunny Claps for a supreme job well done, excelled with flying colors! ^^ Love it!
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just... ach I don't knoooow. xD It's just how I am I suppose! I tried new stuff with this and I wasn't really sure how it'd be received - especially being OC work. In hindsight though... it went far, far better than I thought and I'm really glad for it!

Thanking you! ^__^
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Ryuu-Atrineas Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much welcome! ^^ I'm just glad my lines caught your attention enough to get your creativeness flowing again =3 I love your work and the new stuff is fantastic PLUS! Awesome job, again~
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ReeseRiverson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Wow, I'm very honestly impressed with how it turned out! Great job, and... and... aaaaaaand... last but not least, very inspirational in ways of coloring! ^^

Keep up the great, awesome work!
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks a bunch! I'm really happy to hear it! ^__^
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Punisher2006 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow! This is awesome! I love the detail here Zelly. It's so awesome! :+favlove: I also love the background too. You did a great job in colouring too. You're so talented!

(I'm sorry that someone else was using him.)

I missed Cecil...
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, bwah I think I may start bawling in a second. Such a lovely comment, thank you so much! ;_; <33

Don't be, it's hardly your fault. :hug: Although... I did find it a tad silly that even though he'd been renamed and such in the written bio, the file name still had "Cecil" in it; as well as my DA name. So daft! o:

He missed you too! <3
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