Sneaking in the Twilight

As promised, let’s check out them shoes!

So for the shadow beast’ headdress, I already did a post on how it was made:

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So after finishing the shadow, I began the general form:

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Details, details,  and more details:

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Originally, I was going for a darker tone, but I switched it up for Twilight glow blues on white/gray:

Just a few finishing touches:

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Make sure to grab a pair at your nearest Malo Mart or Beedle’ Bounding Bargains!

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Midsummer’s Knight

So we’ve gone through the burly Moblin and stylin’ hipster Stalfos–let’s complete this trifecta with the greatest warrior of them all, the Darknut.

 

This brother will mess you up.

 

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Daddy Darkness knows this well as quite often Darknuts are a mid-dungeon boss, which is only surpassed by the late game trial of trying to beat three at the same time:

But this brother also knows how to chill, knocking back a green potion while overseeing a colossal wallet of Rupees for Ganon.

Though Darknuts tend to be heavily armored as seen in my pictures  A Link to the Red, Black, and Blue, So Crest Darkness in its Prime, Hark, the Night Crest Dark, and Anytime, anytime, I’m Waiting . .  ., this brother is off duty chilling, wearing the flyest gear.

Let’s start with those sneakers:

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These are the limited edition Twili Shadows by Fae Footwear. There will be another post detailing their creation, so we’ll move up and cover the rest of the brother’s gear, starting with the rupee bag:

 

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As Ganon’s fiercest fighter, this brother maintains a “Sun out, Guns out” mentality and physique with lit tatoos:

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The chain he is stunting has the only important triangle of the Triforce–power, as wisdom and courage are for wimpy elf-like teens:

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As a knight, he has a Knight Crest emblazoned belt to hold up his fashionable purple Lorulean Tunic:

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And finally the brother by himself:

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That concludes our trilogy of Ganon Gentlemen, chilling and relaxing in between sessions of Link beatdowns. But stay tuned for more as we explore the rest of the things that went into making this picture.

Still Stalfos Stylin’

So last week, we focussed on the Moblin in “Take this L, Link!”–now it’s time to give the undead baller his due:

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When he is not scaring the life out of the player’s green-clad avatar, he can be seen delivering a mean swing at the exclusive Hyrule Plain’s Club:

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Using this as a base I began:

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Since he’s been around for a long time, Ganon has entrusted him with the keys, the Big Boss Key, specifically:

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As former pirate on the Hyrule’s Great Sea, our man knows how to rock a doo rag so I upgraded him with the very hip Vaati Eye X Skulls Edition Do-Rag–in purple, of course:

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Baller status require baller shades–with Triforce emblazoned, of course!

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Just a couple finishing touches with the Ghirahim inspired diamond hoodie and a familar scarf to complete the essential hipster undead look:

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Now here is the hipster baller alone in all his undead apparel:

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And next week, we’ll go through the last of the trill trio of Ganon’s Gentlemen!

By July’s Jewels–or Rupees!

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Over a couple posts, we’ll go through how this project came together.

Today, we’ll focus on the Moblin:

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This wasn’t my first foray into depicting Ganon’s burly pig/dog henchmen:

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So I started with this as a base:

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The shorts were crucial–Ganon’s Gentleman got to be sportin’ the flyest stuff, so I hooked the Moblin up with some Din’s fire inspired basketball shorts.

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Between giving Link multiple beatdowns in Forsaken Fortress, this Moblin knows how to stay cool with the limited edition Sheikah Eye emblazoned cap–isn’t that a breath of fresh air?

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And those symbols on his cap are not just gibberish but actually mean something–it’s a secret but here is a clue:

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Now here is the brother alone in all his fresh apparel:

Tune in–uh, click back here next week for the next installment of Ganon’s Gentlemen!

Sigh, So slow, So long

Or a Raving Rant about my Artistic Process

When colors occlude as words to the weary fail to shine
For colors, so vibrant, twirl, lighten loads of life to define
So such pleasures sought, we weak, tremble away from work to do
As pleasant thoughts entice us from hard glories to attain and chew
The stress as thus enthralls many to paths beaten worn well toward wide
Yet gold glimmers under stores held hard, petrified, from the casual, denied
Ugh in so few
I’m frustrated
Fractured streams of thoughts, such sinuous smoke slides on the sly before me
Then is gone
Stories swirl up in here, thoughts felt, dreams of futures ahead
Yet instead, tubin away I mope, medicating in mindlessness, watch a world whirl
By, as I still, kept in carapace, unassailed, unmarked steeled such stainless   
Incarcerated, in silver set, I lie by, discarnated, the spirit sees beyond
But held, is denied to move
So I sit
A chair for second
From such stature stagnant
Such a soul stilted
Sturs the hamster hesitant
But the stone takes the Sisyphean stroll back to birth
For though apex atop in the whirl’s circular spin
At best life is a spiral towards a line flat, fallen and at an end
So to be, before to not, as such I aspire
As thou art in color or in letting loose scripts, I aim
Though the becoming burdens bear, bounding barely beyond barren
Still, I’ll try
Still, I’ll go on
In colorful words
Within worlds colored

Long post?–Have a pear! 😉

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Inkscape 0.92

Recently Inkscape released an updated version–0.92–with couple new key features. Previously Inkscape only had 5 layer blend modes–Normal, Lighten, Darken, Screen and Multiply–which while useful, paled in comparison to Adobe’s Illustrator wide slew of layer blend modes. But with 0.92, that was all changed. Instead of explaining it with words, let’s go through some pictures, shall we?

First, the original 4:

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Multiply
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Screen
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Darken
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Lighten

 

The new and improved selection:

While not every filter will be appropriate in every picture, this increased selection makes an already easy to use, powerful program even more versatile in creating art–did I forget to mention it is also free and has an extensive undo button? (Fyi, Illustrator lacks both of these features) Shade aside, I’m really looking forward to all the new cool ideas I will be able to explore with the improved version of Inkscape–2017 might be an okay year after all.