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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Tribute by McQuade The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Tribute by McQuade
"Awake the Wind"

Created for the 3NES group show at the Bottleneck gallery. 3NES is a group art show organized by illustrator Chogrin Muñoz at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn featuring a variety of artwork honoring three of Nintendo’s most popular video games (Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid). I am super excited to be part of this show. I grew up playing these games, and had a blast bringing these to life.

I love all the Zelda games, but this one in particular got my wife and I though kind of an awkward time in our lives when we had to move back in with my Mo for a couple months. My wife never played video games growing up and so I busted out the Game Cube and she fell in love with this game, made time kinda fly. Thank you Nintendo!

OH, check out puppet Ganon's left shoulder to get a glimpse at the evil mastermind behind it all... SPLOOSH!

Available as a 13x19" Limited edition (85) giclée print, 300 gsm, archival inks. Check out detail and print shots at my website…

Available for purchase through my Etsy Store…
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NAGA909 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
why does tetra have no shirt?
McQuade Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Good eye! I must have had a layer off when I made the jpeg. I switched it back, thanks!!
TheInfinitive Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
This is an amazing piece of work. I love the layout, and your style is so unique. This beautifully summarises the epic bits and bobs, and concepts and characters which makes legend of zelda Wind Waker so awesome. Lovely work : )
McQuade Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is so very nice to hear, thank you!
LilUFO Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is so awesome, i am in love! haha. any advice on getting your art into a gallery show?
McQuade Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. I really like your work, very fun! Hmm, My best advice would be to just focus on creating great
work that you love, and then get it out there on social media and like minded blogs. If you can succeed on that level,
galleries will find you.  That said, also seek out galleries that you do like and feel are the right fit,  nd submit to them through whichever way they want. There should a submission instruction page of their websites.  Also, start local.  I cyberstalked you, haha, saw that you live in Maryland, so there's gotta be a place in Baltimore that you can vibe with, right?  Contact them, say hi, get on their radar, maybe they'll be a show upcoming that you'd be perfect for.  All the best!
LilUFO Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, such good advice, thank you so much for taking the time to help me!! I'm still a beginner at getting my work out there online but i'm sure i'll get more exposer with time :) and i will definitely look into some local galleries in Baltimore! that seems like a great place to start and i live right outside of baltimore. Also, I'm glad to hear you like my art :D
McQuade Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problemo.  Just keep at it, push yourself.  All the best, stay in touch!
FuzzyUnicornShoes Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME! :heart:
McQuade Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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