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The City of Hyrule Walkthrough by Ry-Spirit The City of Hyrule Walkthrough by Ry-Spirit
A walkthrough of how I did 'The City of Hyrule' [link] This is not a step by step tutorial as I have changed many things throughout the whole progress.. but it is still something worth looking at I guess, so please enjoy this walkthrough and perhaps learn something from it. This is just how I do my artworks, there are many ways to do it, please explore it yourself and find what suits you best.

WALKTHROUGH
1. With the help of Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. I started off with a pretty rough sketch, VERY rough, I didn't even bother with details at this stage, mainly due to the fact that I know I would be changing the characters and moving things around later. But this gave me an idea of how I wanted the final design to look like.

2. Colors were then added, I usually start a new layer and turn the blending mode to multiply before coloring. This would allow me to see the lines from behind after the colors were added on. Again this is rough, its to give me a general idea of how I wanted the colors to look, I especially loved the brown/orange tint over the image, it makes the atmosphere very warm and happy, but thats a personal thing.

3. More details are added, I have redrew the bottle from Link's hand to make it float in mid air, I have changed the sign's english words into Hylian. I have colored the Goron and most importantly gave as much detail to Link as possible, because he is up the front and the first thing the audience would probably look at when they look at this picture.

4. Changed the characters around here.. I thought the Goron was a little odd just sitting in the middle of the road, I also thought the Happy Mask Salesman shouldn't be in the middle of the street as he wasn't really part of the Twilight Princess game, so I replaced him with Aishei who was in Twilight Princess. I also decided to add Mario in (Not Talon.) just walking off the picture for fun. Oh I also added myself in the pic.

5. More characters were added, Like Malo the strange looking kid as well as that Tingle looking guy from the Star Games. You can also see a random cat next to Link.

6. I killed the random cat! and replaced it with a Cucco. I then started to fix the details on the shops and such, adding details on the shops were the most annoying part of the whole artwork... Especially the masks.. but yes as you can see the Happy Mask Salesman is back, but this time more subtle in the shop.

7. Gave the overall artwork another bucket of orange to make the artwork warmer and more lively. All of the details are already done in this step as you can probably tell. And I usually end with my logo on the bottom somewhere, the asian character for 'Spirit'

8. I then began twitching the colors a bit more and fixed up people's face's etc... very subtle changes in this stage. Oh yes I also added a bit of white glow behind Link to make him sparkle a little bit. And thats the end.

All done with Photoshop CS5.
Artwork done by :iconry-spirit:
Characters and design by Nintendo.
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:iconeppoif1:
eppoif1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Is that toon Link in the background?
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yesh
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:iconeppoif1:
eppoif1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
I'm sorry, I said that before reading the comments, I didn't mean to say something that was already common knowledge. This is beautiful, by the way, if I didn't say it before.
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:iconwaloehcomic:
waloehcomic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mario arm?
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
10 points to waloehcomic
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:iconwaloehcomic:
waloehcomic Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yahaaaaa
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:iconchocolatesun:
ChocolateSun Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
May I ask if this is all in one layer?
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i kept merging so yes it is
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:iconchocolatesun:
ChocolateSun Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
So you started out with layers, and merged when finished?
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yea. new layer/if satisfied then merge. repeat
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:iconchocolatesun:
ChocolateSun Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Okay, thank you. :)
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:iconcesca-specs:
cesca-specs Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, splendid! Thanks for posting this!
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:icondyoichi:
Dyoichi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
i see toon link =)
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:iconilovelordghiraham:
IloveLordGhiraham Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I see the Kafei mask! THAT IS AWESOME!!!
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:iconcatriamflockentanz:
CatriamFlockentanz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
:iconawesomejobplz:
Better Hyrule-Town
never looked like!
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:icontiabean:
TiaBean Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student
I wish I could wrap my brain around the way you do your colours. :iconbawwwwplz: It's just so amazing.
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:iconneosuduno:
neosuduno Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
whoever shot the arrow hit the target board but missed Tingle. Tingle needs a bullsye on his pants.
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:iconpocketprawn:
PocketPrawn Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
gaaaah gorgeous :0
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:iconhanerthehedgehog:
HanerTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is that link and linebeck i see? :U
dude your art is incredible!
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yup thats link and lineback ^^
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:iconhanerthehedgehog:
HanerTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my favorite part of that game was when linebeck grabbed link by his shirt and shook him xD
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:iconandrewsioi:
AndrewsIOI Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
So awesome!!!
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:iconcronohero:
CronoHero Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
OMG this is a masterpiece!
best thing in the picture is that toonlink and linebeck are in the background LOL
just a question been really on my head since i saw the picture
how did you turn the background in 5 into a much more detailed background at 6..
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yes from 5 to 6 I did a lot of zooming in and redrawing the lines and making it more detailed. Lots of time and effort in that part because theres no shortcut unforunately. And thanks!
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:iconcronaman3196:
cronaman3196 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol! link in the background with the tall spirit tracks guy! X)
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:iconartisticparadox:
ArtisticParadox Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NerdGasm lol great work insta-fav and i found Majoras Mask :D
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:iconline-up-the-pieces:
line-up-the-pieces Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist
I love LoZ and I loved the way you made Castletown feel so immersive!
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:icontammyhylian:
TammyHylian Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
More than epic!!
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:iconbonsaiwolf19:
bonsaiwolf19 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how this is one of the few pictures I've seen of Link as just another person. Granted he is a hero but he's also a kid too. Overall I love this :)
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:iconfullmetaltriforce64:
fullmetaltriforce64 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i see ashei, side mario, ilia, princess agitha, majoras mask, kafei's mask, the bomb mask, the mask of truth, the triforce, malo, toon link and linebeck, tingle, a bombchu sign, the happy mask salesman, keaton mask, don gero's mask, the goron mask, a goron, a hear piece, and those kids from majora's mask (the bombers gang or something like that.)
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:iconmocha-rush:
Mocha-Rush Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Damn, I wish I could draw as good as number 3... but by the time you finished it was way beyond me. Excellent work.
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:iconramesure:
Ramesure Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
How...wow...what....
Your art is amazing. -in awe- You must have endless amounts of patience, seriously.
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:iconosntear:
OsNtEar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
wow, amazing
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:iconginra-san:
Ginra-san Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome..
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:icondark-merchant:
Dark-Merchant Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
just wondering, what brush and what settings did you use to make this piece? =D
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:iconbeeabee:
beeabee Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
completely amazing! ♥_♥ i always feel so mesmerrized when i see these process things of such wonderful artwork.
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:iconspicykurry:
spicykurry Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Question sorry i don't get it how did you make the picture in 7 more bright.
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
adjust the brightness/contrast and mess with saturation
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:iconspicykurry:
spicykurry Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Thank you so much for your help and the tutorial :]
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:iconchicag:
ChicaG Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Wow....amazing...thanks for the help
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
np
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:iconkittysum:
kittysum Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I SEE MALO!!!!!!!!!. o3o
plus this is helpful... i fail at legan of zelda art
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:iconde-sin:
de-sin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Thank Love it
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:iconkurainekosan:
KuraiNekoSan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I SEE THE EVIL BABY IN THE BACKGROUND!!! (the brother/sister kid that is really short)
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:iconsanfroeldolph:
SanfroEldolph Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So the grayscale sketch layer was what achieved the shading?
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:iconrelevancy:
Relevancy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So you make a grayscale rough sketch first.... Never would have thought to do that! You Smart, Smart person you
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconthisper:
Thisper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Cool. Thanks for sharing your process :)
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:iconzekkentak:
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student General Artist
I've just realised something..
To create images like this, you use a TRANSPARENT layer to see over what you've created.. :|
God, what luck I've just come across.. :shakefist:

THANKS A BUNCH C:
:meow:
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:iconfelolira:
Felolira Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Artwork *___*
Also, a question, how many layers did you use?
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