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Sorrow of the Goddesses by monkeykaos Sorrow of the Goddesses by monkeykaos
The three goddesses, grief-stricken with the downfall of Hyrule, drowned the land with their tears in order to put a halt to the destruction, allowing the land to slowly heal and begin anew.

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Here's my entry for :iconwoodland-mel: 's calendar contest for The History of Hyrule! I've always wanted to draw my interpretation of the three Goddesses, and lately I've been very much inspired by Indian mythology, which really helped me along with this piece. I started working on this back in June, and after working on it on and off, I'm happy it's finally done!

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:iconabbeynd:
AbbeyND Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome idea!
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SonicKittyDs Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Din's hair is amazing!
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AnyaHikari Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's cool! :)
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OkamiFan13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is really beautiful.
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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nasanerd09 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The style here fits in very well with the Wind Waker style, very swirly and beautifully bright. Although the brightness doesn't take away from the somber feeling of the piece
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm very glad you like it :)
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thespiritmaiden3 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this looks beautiful. I never really looked at the flooding of Hyrule quite like this...
Did you use photoshop to do this?
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:iconmonkeykaos:
monkeykaos Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I drew it on paper and coloured it in Photoshop :)
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KiraTheLunarChild Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing. I love the Japanese-type style it has :D
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:iconmonkeykaos:
monkeykaos Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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nerevar7incarnate Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This is incredible, I love the style! As one of the other commenters said, it really does feel like a historical marker.

I'm fairly new to deviant, is there any way of getting a copy? I'd love to have this piece on my wall :)
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I don't have any prints of this image for sale, but if that ever changes I'll post it in my journal :)
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WaffleBerry Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
This is heart wrenching... to think that the goddesses... esentially the mothers of the land of hyrule had to seal away a good portion of their "children" to contain an evil they themselves let run rampant...

The detail here is astounding... and if one focuses on the pic long enough they can hear the slight sound of weeping...
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm so happy that you enjoyed this piece. I really wanted to capture their sadness here, and your explanation is exactly what I was imagining when I drew it :)
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SetraPermafrost Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student
This is breathing taking. The flat colors and stylistic lines makes this look like a painting to commemorate an actual event. I don't know if that makes any sense, but those factors make this painting feel 'real' like it was a part of my own history. Amazing work.
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It totally makes sense! I wanted it to look like it would have been painted in a textbook or on the wall of a temple or something. Thank you very much :D
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Great artwork! A wonderful interpretation of that part of Hyrule's history. I always wonder how the three goddesses may look like :) You did a great job as it really feels like a mosaic depicting the legend of the sorrow of the goddesses :)
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Sorry for the late reply.
You're welcome :)
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Kender20 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was exactly what I pictured when I thought about the Windwaker story. Great job with this beautiful pic!
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MissStar091995 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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iverie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, I saw this online and it made me want to cry and it was so awesome!
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Just curious...but where did you see it? On the contest page? :)
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iverie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. I saw in "Popular now" one of the other entries (Purify) and it got me curious. So I looked at all the other entries, then Favorited the ones I liked the most on deviantart :)
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh awesome! I really liked Purify, too. :)
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iverie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you guys know who won?
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:iconmonkeykaos:
monkeykaos Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Here's the list of winners! [link]
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:iconiverie:
iverie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh what the heck! You and :iconblackash: should have totally been there!
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw its ok! I respect the judges' decision :3
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Bleachbender Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Artist
I remember having seen a wip of it in the forum. I actually expected the final piece to look very different(but I cannot remember how) but I'm glad to see the final piece.
I love the stylization and the Lineart. I think the flat colors fit the picture well, shading wouldn't have fit.
I also love the mix of big surfaces and detailed parts like the waves, their belts. I would've loved to do a similar piece too but you did it already so well ^^
Gorgeous artwork!
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)
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Twizz3985 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
This is my second favorite entry. Beautiful imagery and drawing.
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! The flat style, the swirling waves and hair... the limited palette...

It looks like something one might see in an ancient temple, as a mural, mosaic or tapestry.
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Jujulica Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TT____TT

Soooo beautiful! The lineart is so beautiful! And your stylization is soooo wonderful! <3 <3 <3 <3
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! ^^
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Tealer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a unique style you have, both lineart and coloring. Love this, the pouring onto the earth is really neat looking, all those swirls, must've taken a long time. Amazing work :+fav:
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Tealer! It took a very long time, mainly because I kept re-doing the waves! :)
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Tealer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know the feeling. XD You're welcome!
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NakamuraXAkira Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite a wonderful image. I can picture the even quite clearly.
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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greenforestwolf64 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its so beautiful MK!!! i just love your style :D
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
^^ Thanks so much!
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KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This definitely made me think about Hindu mythology before I read the description. Seriously spot on and beautiful!
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monkeykaos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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Black-Boo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Brilliant. It's like...Realistic Wind Waker style...kinda...

Actually it looks a little more like a fresco painting, which fits it very well. Well done. I'm sure it'll get put in.
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