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Sweeter Than Apples by xx--ingie--xx Sweeter Than Apples by xx--ingie--xx
Oh my gawsh, it's finally done!! Can you believe it??

So, this pic was the Kiriban 20,000 request from the lovely *Zeruda. It's inspired by the A Link to the Past manga where Link inherits his uncle's apple orchard and eventually takes Zelda to see it (in the very end of the manga). Zeruda simply requested Link and Zelda in the apple orchard and this is what I came up with. :giggle:

Oh, I forgot to mention: What's actually occurring in this scene is Zelda had an apple in her hand (that Link gave to her). She was intending to taste it, but when Link leans in to kiss her she completely forgets about the apple. And, she's so swept away that she accidentally drops the apple to the ground. I think you can guess what the title means. :aww:

BACKGROUNDS ARE SUCH A PAIN! I don't even know what to think of this background anymore... since I especially suck at trees. But don't get me wrong, I'm glad Zeruda requested it; it's good practice for lazy old me. :D

Hope you like it, Zeruda! :love:

A close up of just Link and Zelda can be seen here for whomever is interested: [link]
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NaraMiiverse Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very cute!
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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ZeldaWolfPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: I love itttttt
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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ZeldaWolfPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserved it, they're simply too cute!!! :Aww:
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CarinaVahinian Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
idk apples are pretty sweet lol jk this looks great!
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, my point exactly. ;) Thanks!
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aerismog Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
This is absolutly spectacular.

ANd this totally needed to hapen in the manga instead of it just ending with the both of htem in the apple orchard.

The colors, outfits, and the overall pose and composition work beautifully.

Spectacular piece and huzzah for A Link to the Past Zelda and Link!
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Heheh, agreed, it totally should have. ;)

Thank you very much - I'm so glad you like the pose and composition of the piece! :heart:
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Stoneflower-Waya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no idea why I never +faved this before! I've been frustrated with the lack of great finished Zelink pictures uploaded lately, and then I found this one. The soft colors fit this setting and moment so well, while the sketchiness of the trees in the background really give it a fairy-tale feeling for some reason. I like the folds in Zelda's dress--I have such a hard time with that. That, and shiny hair. And metal--you've done zelda's gold very well. For some reason, the seams in Link's outfit make it look a lot more "real" than most LTTP Link's are drawn, and it makes him look not as flat next to the elaborate design of Zelda. (ps, thank you for giving him pants! :giggle:)

Anyway, beautiful! I love your soft style. and the background is wonderful, even if you think it isnt!
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Stoneflower-Waya Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! (yey for pants...)

Speaking of finished Zelink art, I do believe I commented on one of your journals once and mentioned a secret Zelink project I was working on. Yeah, it's done and posted now. good sized accryllic painting. :) yey Zelink! :dance:
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I know what you mean about the lack of good finished Zelink art... *sigh*

Aw, wow, I'm so glad you like the folds and the metal, and, well, everything you said! :D And yeah, I thought the seams in Link's clothes would help make it more real, so hooray, mission accomplished! =^^= (Lol, yeah, the whole no pants thing... :no: :XD:)

Thank you so much for this lovely comment and the fav! :love:
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X-WindDance-X Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserve to be president for this! =D

Great job!


Zelda and Link are one of my fav couples! =D
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, I don't know about that... :XD:

Thank you! ^^
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akuriko Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Woo! So adorable! ^ ^ This manga was easily my fav of the Zelda mangas! :333 Link and Zelda are so cute!
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I loved that manga too. :aww: Thank you so much! :heart:
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ReleveeMySweet Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, backgrounds are a pain...but they totally complete a picture in my opinion. x3 (as if I have room to say that...I practically never draw backgrounds!)
This is so beautiful. I love your ZeLink art so much~ :heart: *faves because she thinks this picture is very sweet*
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, they definitely do complete a pic. Some pics don't really need much of a background, but "scenes" (like this one) almost always do.
Aww, thank you so much! :hug:
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razyjean Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
This is so awesome and I like so many things about it. I think the imagery of the dropped apple is my favorite. A lot of fanarts like to have Link as the one surprised by the kiss, so this is a nice reversal.
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yeah, that's true... Link usually is the one surprised... :giggle:
Thank you! :D
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LadyNorbert Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Beautiful! That is just so beautiful!
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :love:
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dark-zero79 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
love it
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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dark-zero79 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
no prob
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ladyjuliet Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate backgrounds too, you did brilliant on the colouring!
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! ^__^
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ZeldaxLinkFans Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
I love how you drew Zelda's design! You also did a very nice job on the coloring! :)
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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setokaiba2007 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I am SO not worthy... well, that's true, anyway, since I can't draw at all, on paper or otherwise...

Anyway, I just love this one so much. It's really romantic... and also pretty funny, seeing as Link gave Zelda the apple to begin with, and then turned around and kissed her... That was wild!

Keep it up.
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, wild! :giggle: Thank you so much! :love:

(And I'm sooo sorry about how late this reply is... ^^;)
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Zeruda Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
OMFG THANK YOU! No, srsly, I almost cried just now. It's absolutely gorgeous. Just seeing my favorite versions of them in your lovely style blows my mind. The colors are absolutely beautiful. I love the background- the sketchy coloring and subdued (yet abundant) colors just make the pairing pop out like they ought to.

The way Zelda is colored.... just, the way you managed to perfectly use her color pallet without clashing the colors is amazing. She looks like she doesn't belong there, being a princess and all, and then there's heroic Link, fitting in perfectly with the scene, making Zelda fit in as well. *siiiiiigh* It's too gorgeous, Ingie. Really. The poses, the colors, the mood. *swoon*
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Waaah, how could I have not replied to this yet?? I guess it just got buried somehow... so sorry! ^^;

Aw, wow, I'm just so happy you like it! :aww: And I'm especially happy about what you said about Zelda's color pallet! After looking at the bright orange and pink thing she's got goin' on and cringing, I tried to make the colors darker/softer/deeper or whatever it took to avoid clashing them. So yaay! =^__^= And I'm also glad you like my attempt at a background. ^^

Thank you very much, Zeruda; I'm just so flattered! It was my pleasure to draw this for you! :hug:
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kooky112 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
so CUUUUTE
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! ^__^
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kooky112 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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Dialirvi Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
:worship: I love you ~ :heart:
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thank you! :hug:
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StoneyAshes Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
LttP is and more than likely will ALWAYS be my favorite zelda title. Man that game is awesome... it's what got me into the zelda fandom after all! This pic is great Ingie! I love the pose, so tender, and the orchard is great! You did a fantastic job! <33
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
(*is answering super old comments... ^^;)

Really? Man, I really need to play that game... Virtual Console, here I come! Thank you so much, Ashley! :glomp:
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StoneyAshes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG YOU SO DO! I am playing it on an emulator right now, and it's bringing back so many meories... *goes into nostalgia mode XD*
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Alright, it's officially become one of my life's goals. *adds to mental list* :XD:
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twilibird Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. Those are wonderful shadings. The mood of the picture is also very lovely. I love zelink!!:w00t:
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thank you very much! :aww:
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twilibird Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome:D
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HyruleMaster Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Yessssssssss!! XD Very nice job, by the way. I love the bold colors you used and the unique style for the background. ^^
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, yesss indeed! :XD: Thank you so much! ^__^
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AnonTheDarkOne Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i would have to agree with the title XD
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xx--ingie--xx Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Hahah, yeah. :XD:
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Emmaj26 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Student Writer
Yes you definitely should bother! They look awesome! the trees don't suck that bad either :)
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