Wow, I finished this a lot more quickly than I thought I would!
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I needed a piece of pure vector artwork for my portfolio, so this is what I made to both practice some new tips/tricks while also showcasing what skills I had in the area.
This is actually the first piece of artwork I've made in solely in Illustrator from start to finish, so if there are any suggestions or tips that you pros know or have, I'd be more than happy to hear them.
As an aside - Wind Waker is easily one of my least favorite Zelda games, but I've always liked the King of Red Lion's design. Not to mention, he was a pretty cool character - patient and impatient in all the best ways. And he was never patronizing like some other companions we all know and love.
Character (c) Nintendo. Artwork (c) M. Syverud.