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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker box art cover
By avatar 7sk 40 on July 16th, 2010

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master_general 41 [ 6 years ago ]

Holy...

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sd1833 47 [ 6 years ago ]

Nice color editing, entire design is quite good. Maybe lower the opacity slightly on the Hylian text? I think I remember someone else making the same suggestion, it's not a huge deal but in the end I think it'd look better.

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Spiderpig24 46 [ 6 years ago ]

Really incredible, I especially like the sword and pedestal on the spine, it's a nice touch.

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nothing94 34 [ 6 years ago ]

I just lost my virginity.

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

This is my entry for The Expressions Session 3, logo-less boxes.

I started this box a few months ago, but got nowhere and kind of left it. This Session allowed me to unearth and finish what, I think, may be my best box yet.

There are about three or four different textures used throughout, and a few more used in specific places. The Hylian on the front is the script from the prologue scroll of the game, the text on the back is the last conversation between Ganondorf and the King of Hyrule. The pedestal render was "drawn" by me (no tablet, so I used my mouse), and the text on the sword says "THE LEGEND OF ZELDA" on the right and "THE WIND WAKER" on the left. All in all, this box took me about...20 or so hours of work, between conceptualizing, working, reworking, changing, adjusting, and setting up the presentation.

Don't forget to full-view and check out the printable. Comments and critiques welcome.

Hope you like it :)

Edit: #2, The text opacity on the printable is lower, I hope that's fine.

Edited at 6 years ago

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Karma 33 [ 6 years ago ]

#4, Uh...what?

Excellent box man, you did a great job on that pedestal.

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felipe 40 [ 6 years ago ]

OMG!Awesome box!

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nothing94 34 [ 6 years ago ]

#6 - I didnt mean i lost my virginity, i meant that my eyes lost their virginity after seeing this box or something like that - do you understand that xDD I dont really understand it myself, it should be a compliment.

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Grand 41 [ 6 years ago ]

Obvious fave. Too bad the glitch is preventing me from author faving you.

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

Thanks you guys :)

Oh, and a BIG BIG thank you to all the people that helped me out on my WIP thread: gameninja, Silent Oblivion, woopwoop11, Spiderpig24, beardedwalrus, mariolee, jesse777, YoshiStar, afifan000, del1337er, and WWF, thank you guys so much :)

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Unknown Flames 33 [ 6 years ago ]

Simply amazing.

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KoopaDasher 30 [ 6 years ago ]

Wow.... I mean, not that the use of the stained glass is original, they've been used over and over, but damn this is nice. And you know what? I'm going to fave for that spine art alone. That's truly brilliant and deserves a fave simply because you thought of it.

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Throavium 1 [ 6 years ago ]

The color scheme seems odd.

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sd1833 47 [ 6 years ago ]

Well sorry, I guess I forgot to add this to my favorites.

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

#12, Thanks, that spine had been a point of contention in the WIP thread, but I'm glad I kept it. The pedestal alone took me four hours from start to finish.

#13, odd how?

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Throavium 1 [ 6 years ago ]

#15, It looks odd because I'm used to Zelda being colorful, and not golden, white, gray, and brown, it's a good design but I'm feeling the colors so much. Usually mosaics have many different colors. Good design, just not for me.

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Drakxxx 46 [ 6 years ago ]

This looks fantastic. Great colors, and the sword as the spine is awesome.

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

#17, Thank you very much :)

#16, Granted. I just thought that, since Zelda has always had a history of gold boxes and gold cartridges and discs, I sort of took that and ran with it, giving it a more muted color scheme and a golden glow.

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del337er 39 [ 6 years ago ]

This is amazing :)

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TheSlyder 40 [ 6 years ago ]

I knew I was going to be favoriting this when I saw the thumbnail, and I most definitely wasn't wrong.

This is just spectacular. Love the spine, love the regal, legendary, and almost divine look of it.

Damn, man. I hope we'll be seeing more on par with this from you.

I really think you should cut out the 3D image, though. Having both makes it unnecessarily large, which is annoying and it puts a bigger strain on the servers.

More importantly, though, it's too much to take in all at once and I think that kind of muffles the initial impact of seeing it. Remember, while presentation is important, the purpose of it is the box, not the presentation.

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Silent Oblivion 44 [ 6 years ago ]

Really amazing work here.

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WWF 5 [ 6 years ago ]

It would've been better if you made the art, but it still looks good.

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

Thanks you guys :)

#20, Hmm, maybe. I don't know, though. I like the flat view because it gives you the full image of the sword, and I like the way the 3D box looks, and how it makes most presentations look more professional. If more people ask for it, though, I'll kill the 3D.

#22, No, it wouldn't have been. I'm not a good artist, and I wanted the box to look professional, meaning, using official art. Please don't launch a fatwa against people that don't draw their own covers.

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hesit8 45 [ 6 years ago ]

Holy shit.

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tmrd 42 [ 6 years ago ]

When I first saw this box, I thought it was awesome.
Then I thought it was insane.
Then just straight out beautiful.

But there is only one way to describe it:
Goddamn HARDCORE.


Oh, and about the presentation issue, do what many artists do, only use the 3d one... I personally look at the printables anyway so I can see that connection through that.

But anyway, GODDAMN HARDCORE! GODDAMN HARCORE! GODDAMN HARDCORE! :P

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Delicious1 36 [ 6 years ago ]

This box is outstanding. It has the same sense of timelessness that most Zelda games have. The artwork is obviously from Wind Waker, but the way you reworked it is good and so natural that it makes it look like it could almost be used for any Zelda game. Great box.

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del337er 39 [ 6 years ago ]

Congratulations on the Hall, you defiantly deserved it.

As for the presentation issue, 2d is for Quality, 3d is for Design. Even thought this box is more Design than Quality, this box works better 2D because of the sword.

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beardedwalrus 39 [ 6 years ago ]

I'm amazed. It's incredible. And for the presentation, just cut out the 3d one. It doesn't look as good as the 2d because of the sword. +fav and I wish I could +author fav

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

Updated with 2D-only presentation (3D on version 1)

Thanks to everyone that's commented and faved, I can't tell you how happy I am to get my first Hall of Fame award! I hope you'll all continue to be as supportive and positive as you've been today.

:)

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TheSlyder 40 [ 6 years ago ]

Edit: Nevermind, looks great.

Edited at 6 years ago

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

#30, I got rid of the 3D one over ten minutes ago.

o.o

It's still on version 1, though.

Edited at 6 years ago

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Spiderpig24 46 [ 6 years ago ]

Congrats on the well deserved Hall of Fame, it looks much better with just one box.

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beardedwalrus 39 [ 6 years ago ]

#29, much better

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Pluupy 1 [ 6 years ago ]

D': Beautiful...

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Sonic the Hedgehog 37 [ 6 years ago ]

You are one talented newbie.
Everything about this looks absolutely stunning. I love The Master Sword splitting into each part of the cover. It makes the whole thing look like the alter of the sword surrounded by the stained glass windows. The presentation is the best part in my opinion. Where did you find that image of Hyrule Castle?
Overall, this is really amazing. I have no words to describe it.

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

#35, Deviantart. I should probably give credit...

Background Image by Deviantartist deviantdoa


Thanks for the compliments :)

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Pixelfox 33 [ 6 years ago ]

Absolutely fantastic, I hope that this gets into the MasterWorks - it certainly deserves to.

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nothing94 34 [ 6 years ago ]

I love it even more now, and i can just agree with #37.

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

#37, #38, If that this box were to get into MasterWorks, I don't know what I'd do. I'd be ecstatic. Let's just hope more people think like you guys :)

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woopwoop11 36 [ 6 years ago ]

#37, Yeah it's definetely worthy of the Masterworks. This is so amazing.

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YoshiStar 46 [ 6 years ago ]

Niice! Better presentation.

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del337er 39 [ 6 years ago ]

Over 40 favs, 5 of which are rank +10...yea this is going to be MW very soon.

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Titan38 42 [ 6 years ago ]

Yeah, amazing box.

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qwerty334 44 [ 6 years ago ]

The sword on the spine is CLEVER! And of course the stained glass on the front and the back are beautiful.

Great job as usual 7sk.

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LooseJuice 28 [ 6 years ago ]

Congrats on Masterworks dude. This box is phenomenal.

Was this hand drawn?

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RoarShark 40 [ 6 years ago ]

#45, That happens to be official art.

Congrats on MW you deserve it.

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beardedwalrus 39 [ 6 years ago ]

YES

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

When did this happen?!!?

Thank you guys so much!

:D

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Spiderpig24 46 [ 6 years ago ]

Congrats on the MasterWorks!

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sd1833 47 [ 6 years ago ]

Congrats man. Metroid Prime shall be next.

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del337er 39 [ 6 years ago ]

Woot! Congrats dude

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Drakxxx 46 [ 6 years ago ]

Congrats man. This design is still as breathtaking as when I first saw it.

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YoshiStar 46 [ 6 years ago ]

Congrats!!

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finalfantaseer22 43 [ 6 years ago ]

nice, reminds me of mine tehe similar : link

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MattStar 48 [ 6 years ago ]

Woah.

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7sk 40 [ 6 years ago ]

Last update for today.

- Hall of Fame Medal added to presentation (looks a bit large, might need a follow-up update)
- overall presentation made brighter
- updated username logo
- printable brightened a bit to make for clearer printouts

Now I guess I should go make some new boxes, huh. :)

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 5 years ago ]

Maybe I'm just being an ass.. but.. I have been trying to understand why this box is so popular, for a very long time.
It's nice, yeah, but it's just the stainglass art with other stuff added... right?..

I really don't get it. :/

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Box 33 [ 5 years ago ]

#57, I'm with you on that one.

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SonicStalker 1 [ 4 years ago ]

What does the hylian text say? Or is it just random letters

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