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Serenade of Water by ErikShoemaker Serenade of Water by ErikShoemaker
A tribute to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

I: Song of Storms [link]
II: Serenade of Water

This is Princess Ruto from the Zoras.
My second entry for =freaky665's Dreams and Fantasies-Contest: [link]

I personally really like the smooth and soft look of this. It's mostly photomanipulated while her head is painted with reference from: [link]
Hope you like it. :)

Wallpapers on my Website! [link]

About the race of Zoras:
Just before the forbidden Lost Woods, there was Zora's Domain. It was from here that all the water in Hyrule began its journey along the perimeter of the country, proving nourishment to all life forms before coming to rest at Lake Hylia in the south-west. The guardians of this water were the Zora; part human and part fish, the Zora could spend only limited periods of time outside of water. The Zoras worshipped their guardian spirit, a large fish named Lord Jabu-Jabu, and held as their hidden treasure the Spiritual Stone of Water, or the Zora Sapphire.
The Zora threatened drought or impure water to all of Hyrule should any race dare oppose their wishes.

credits:
Water Photoshop Brushes by ~redheadstock
Crown Nebula Stock by =Moonchilde-Stock
Art Nudes C 23_by *mjranum-stock
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:icontempurabanana:
TempuraBanana Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
Woah! It's so pretty *A* 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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enderman12254 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant
t-thats awkward........
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:iconbabywitherboo:
BabyWitherBoo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
AMANZING!!!!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconbabywitherboo:
BabyWitherBoo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome ;)
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thekingfisher1208 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  New Deviant
wow very nice 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again!
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:iconthvideogamershd:
THVideoGamersHD Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thanks
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:iconloki7z:
Loki7z Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Beautifull!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconloki7z:
Loki7z Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome!
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:iconnaima-fran:
Naima-Fran Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wow stunning!Shy Vivi Blush-Small 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
someone save Ruto! Hurry Link hurry!
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KitsuneDzelda Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Would like to disagree politely with your last sentence there.  The Zora are not friends to drought (Twilight Princess this happened) or impure water (Oracle of Ages) at all :)  But other than that, quite the unique take on Princess Ruto!  I dont think Ive ever seen a photrealistic take on this race before ^^  I always wondered what it was like for her to be frozen in the cave and how she got to be frozen in there before Sheik came to her rescue.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the comment and the compliment! Actually I just played the two N64 games myself, so I probably got that paragraph from Wikipedia. :shrug: The N64 games don't really tell a lot about the Zora lore.
Btw: Was this featured somewhere? I got a few comments on my zelda pieces all of a sudden. :)
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KitsuneDzelda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Oh I found this on Whats Hot awhile ago.  This was just one of the pictures that stood out to me as being well executed is all, which is why I took the time to comment ^^
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh cool, it's so weird that it appeared on what's hot all of a sudden after 7 years :D thanks for letting me know! And thanks again for the kind words, really appreciated!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
This is really beautiful. :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconserenitycodako:
SerenityCodako Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
This is my new favorite piece <3
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! :)
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senor-pena Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend sent me this drawing after I mentioned that I've had the biggest crush on Ruto since I first played Ocarina of Time way back when. Your art is amazing! Keep it up!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you very much, glad you like it ;)
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:iconclassicgamer76:
classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Definitely OUTSTANDING! I'd never imagine it was possible to do such an AMAZING piece! Well done! Congrates!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for the nice compliment! :)
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classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
My pleasure, it's really that good ;)
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:iconmyrethy:
Myrethy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:jawdrop:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D:D
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:iconkhoitibet:
khoitibet Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
great work
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconartofsubterfuge:
Artofsubterfuge Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
So amazing. I used this as an example of a successful composition in my Digital Imaging Fundamentals class for DeVry University and put credit so that my classmates could also browse your magnificent work.
I am playing a Zelda game right now and this was very nostalgic.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha wow that's so cool, thank you very much! One of the nicest compliments I can get :)
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:iconvisiousbby:
VisiousBby Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Woww 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconthecartoonlife:
TheCartoonLife Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got scared for a moment haha it's that good!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you!
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:iconnekochibiclarechan:
nekochibiclarechan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. <3
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconcarloscredi:
carloscredi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man this is beautiful
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconartofsubterfuge:
Artofsubterfuge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
An amazing Princess Ruto... I am intrigued!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!  :D
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:iconkayari-of-midnight:
Kayari-of-Midnight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Writer
This is really spectacular!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconredvibe:
RedVibe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As a player of the good old Zelda...compliment...very nice Art!:happybounce: 
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! It's nice to hear that a fan approves :D
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:iconartprincess58:
artprincess58 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its so amazing...wonderful, beautifuul, awesome..*all beauty in one*

Legend of Zelda all the Way !
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