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The Balance of Hyrule by GoblinQueeen The Balance of Hyrule by GoblinQueeen
Almost didn't make it, but here it is :) It's my third dev-versary today and just like last year, from September 6th through October 4th, you had the chance to vote on what you wanted to see for this piece. It was close...really close almost the whole way through, but when the cards were down, the Legend of Zelda video game series was the winner. Instead of choosing a character, you opted to have me surprise you, so...anyone surprised? Prob'ly not, but hey, I gave it a shot ;)

So who are these guys? My own versions of Din, Farore, and Nayru, the three goddesses who created Hyrule and its people, as the story goes, as well as the Triforce and its facets, Power, Courage, and Wisdom respectively. The color schemes and elements (fire, air, and water) were already set down by the game lore and I tried to work in some influences of the characters associated with with the particular part of the Triforce in question (ie Ganon, Link, and Zelda). I also tried to work a few influences from the characters of the same name in the Oracle of Ages/Seasons series, since while not the goddesses themselves, they have a kind of connection.

In anycase, this one is for you guys and hope you enjoy. Thanks so very much for another great year, I know I wouldn't be where I am right now without you and even if I am putting in a lot of overtime, I'm having a ball, so thanks from the bottom of my heart. I can't name everyone who has made a difference unless you want to sit here reading forever, but seriously, just being here and giving me someplace to put these bizarre pictures that come out of my head has made the world of difference to me. You guys are the best :hug:

(and yes, I am working on getting through the backlog of messages in my box and yes, I do have witnesses to that fact, so if I haven't gotten to you yet, sit tight and I will as soon as I can. I haven't forgotten about any of you out there even if I may be a little quieter that I like to be ;) )

Medium: Brown drafting lead on vellum, painting done in Photoshop and Painter.

The characters of Din, Farore, and Nayru are copyright Nintendo.
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:iconthecopyuniversetcu:
TheCopyUniverseTCU Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I really like this. Seeing the three goddesses around the piece of the Triforce that they represent, I really feel something here.
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bloodflowsliketears Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Writer
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
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gummiworm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
that is..............AWESOME!!
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Phenoca Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Zelda :D
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:iconilionej:
Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I've found this ages ago on google with only numbers in the title! :wow: Never thought I'd ever find the actual piece.
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kciNdroLeripmaV Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
i almost cried i was so beautiful. Go Legend of Zelda!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dubu90 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is there eanny specifik order for the povers to be in (in the Triforce). I agrea that Power shode be on the top but wisdom and corage is this the whay or is there no specific whay for them?
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DartzoftheOrichalcos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   General Artist
Last year, January 3rd, I was getting a WoW tattoo done. That same day, I was watching someone get a Zelda tattoo done on their back. I just realized this is the tattoo he was getting done. BEAUTIFUL artwork, and it looked great on his back. It was, I believe, his third trip there for coloring. I just found this amusing that I found it on DA. Makes me smile. :D
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Tetra-Triforce Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome
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WarfareHyena Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Amazing work, I was just looking for a believable version of the godess
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:iconmisterkid:
MisterKid Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I like the collabration you've doe here.
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:iconkirukatoka-chan:
kirukatoka-chan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Omg that is so fucking amazing :D
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:iconcrystellia:
Crystellia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
they're so pretty Din created the earth in all of it's wonder, Naryu created the sky and the laws of the earth, and Farore created the life forms that would obey the law the three goddess whenever they went back to the sacred domain in their departure created a golden triangle that would cause peace and prosperity
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mikeylol9178 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
omg great great job :D
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RyanGuardianRanger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This does have great detailed story in the Tri-Force
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SkippyRulesTheWorld Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great, I really love it:) it depicts all 3 with balance and beauty-fave^_^
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:iconartisteri:
artisteri Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're really beautiful, I love the details and the warmth and movement in the piece :)
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BentKatana Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Oooo, love the posing and outfits, this has a lovely flow. :)
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:iconmichaeldesigns:
MichaelDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! This is great! Thank you for sharing! And keep it up!!! =D
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:iconjealatriumph:
JealaTriumph Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Simply gorgeous!
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:iconmaharie-chan:
Maharie-chan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
this beautifully done! I love it xD
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:iconblueamnesiac:
BLUEamnesiac Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the flowing hair and cloth :-)
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:icon4dojo:
4dojo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Why did they leave triangles behind
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eatpraylove Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
which one's which?
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BLUEamnesiac Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Din = Red
Farore = Green
Nayru = Blue
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:iconlordstephen:
LordStephen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks great and personally I think it should be turned into a poster for the Zelda series.
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Kimbo-Henry Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that picture is sick as hell lol
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loves-a-lot Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Cool :D
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Edwards-Girlfriend Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
that is AWESOME
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Lafondafromdahood Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Artist
so so so beautiful. amazing work i have to say *wow*
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chris-secretkells Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
woooow the great three sages brill art work i love it
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redspiral32 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Wow, this is done so well!
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Tilly-Monster Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty, the digital work is emence well dones ^3^
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Lunulata Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely awesome :dance:
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thinkingstone Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
That is completely awesome. I want a tatto of this somewhere on my body. It's that awesome. And I'm that much of a zelda fan that I'd do it too.
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Mistress-DarkLoki Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Beautiful! :clap:
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kurochihiro33 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010   General Artist
This is very well done, and beautiful! ^^ I luv.
But I do think that Farore is not the element air, but rather Forest, since there's always a Forest-Fire-Water thing in the games
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The-Seventh-Sage Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Writer
Oh my gosh, it's beautiful. I love it.
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:icondarkryderproductions:
This is just gorgeous. Very original portrayal of the goddesses, which I especially appreciate since I thought the cartoony representations in Oracle and Ages were kind of a joke. The color scheme blends so well...I love that you used each goddess' aura to play off of the others and give it a realistic sense of depth and value. And the Movement is spectacular...you really utilized their poses and positions to create a powerful, cyclic composition. I do agree with whoever commented on the Triforce symbol in the middle, in that it should be a little more fine-tuned/straight-edged...but all in all, this is an amazing piece of work.
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xxlunerx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
SWEET
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dinshino Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Interesting how their elements are set up in a tri-weighted circle as opposed to the counter-weighted circle of the Greeks.
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finn-icky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Fire is one of my favourite elements, and Din (that's fire right? I can never remember) is gorgeous here. Weird how it's my favourite seeing as water or earth is considered my element by those who "know" :O_o:
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Dark-Nayru Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Such an awesome surprise, nice details on them.
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CorruptTempest Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
One word. Stunning.
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potatosnap Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Awesome.
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MrParaduo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ya done good. This is almost exactly what I had planned to do for my own version of the trio, but it seems you beat me to the punch, even so, I think you deserve the honor of calling this a master piece.
Kudos to you and your devotion to detail and the craft of you mastery. I look forward to more from you. :)
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AnubisMonori Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I've played both Oracle games and Ocarina of Time. I think you captured the goddesses perfectly.
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Nintendo-Nut1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That is REALLY pretty ^^
I never noticed the symbols in the triforce you drew there. It's cool. ^^
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MirrorNayru Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhh i dont think enough players make the connection with the goddesses. the first time i played Ocarina of time in 3rd grade, i was facinated by them.
me and my sister and cousin used to pretend to be decendants from them (my sister was Din because she always could beat us in a fight.. and was meaner... i was Nayru cuz i got the best grades in school...bleh.. and my cousin was farore cuz she loved plants and animals and such...but she wast very brave...)

i am very glad to see you've displayed the goddesses in an awesome pose and I greaty love this piece!
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