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Link and Princess Ruto - Bathe in Time by ProjectVirtue Link and Princess Ruto - Bathe in Time by ProjectVirtue
I actually started this last year when I picked Ocarina of Time for my 3DS and I realized Princess Ruto actually looked quite pretty, for a Zora that is. I was always kind of a fan of how cute she acted around Link. So I decided to give them a dip through what we can presume to be Lake Hyrule. Yes Link should probably be wearing the blue tunic, but his green is too iconic, and maybe Ruto is helping with the oxygen supply ;)

All in all, I really enjoyed doing this piece. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot doing it. Took around 40 hours I think (I really need to work on drawing faster) in Photoshop with my Intuos3.

Please enjoy and leave feedback down below :)

Happy questing in Hyrule~
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Given 2012-06-21
Kiyomi-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty.. beyond words, you've done such a good job on the details!
Ryo-Ohki-RoseFox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
always enjoyed a good ruto pic, but this one, while it may be 2 years (and counting) old is still one of the best ive seen yet.  Deferentially faving this 
HighRollerHydra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Link doesn't know what he's missing! :heart:
LordLink19 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student General Artist
I like this pairing only when Link is a Zora.
ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
wonderful work 
Demon242 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Wow. This is beautiful. I always found Ruto cute and likable. I just never got the whole "she's a weird fish-girl" thing. She was just cute and attractive to me. And your work is just stunning. 
Austria-Man Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
That pic is a masterpiece! I can't say more about this.
But do you mean, Ruto helps him with a kiss?
TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is some exceptional and awe-inspiring work! :icongreatjobplz:
Nagneto Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"Wait! I'm not wearing the blue tunic!" X_X
YoshiCrusader Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lmao XD I was about to comment that hahahaha XDDD
Oddbairn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
This is so pretty! So epic! >w< Really well done!
Fri-Disseny Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
<font><font>Solo decirte Que Hiciste Un trabajo estupendo. </font></font>
<font><font>Es Una ilustracion Llena De Vida y Emociones. </font></font>
<font><font>Enlace y Ruto estan en perfecta Armonía. </font></font>
<font><font>Colores Y Contrastes esplendidos. </font></font>
<font><font>Mis dos Personajes Preferidos "The Legend of Zelda" en Un Extraordinario marco. </font></font>
<font><font>Sin Duda Una de las Mejores Obras Que He Visto. </font></font>
<font><font>de Mis Queridos Zora y el Héroe MAS Famoso de Todos Los Tiempos. </font></font>
Fri-Disseny Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
<font><font>Solo decirte que hiciste un trabajo estupendo. Una ilustración llena de vida y emociones, Link y Ruto estan en perfecta armonía,colores y contrstes esplendidos. Mis dos personajes preferidos The Legend Of Zelda en un marco extraordinario, sin duda una de las mejores obras que he visto de mis Zora's y el héroe más famoso de todos los tiempos. Algún día quiero llegar a dominar el Ps para poder transmitir cosas tan bonitas como tu has hecho. Enhorabuena.</font></font>
MaddieBat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like this ship is quite underrated.
Gorgeous art!
yaoiangel36551 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Words can't describe how much I love this picture. It is so pretty and they are so cute together.
AFZRP Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
ImmaLuigi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Wow! This is awesome!
charliethemew012 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
DenisBlitzle Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Necdilzor Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Simply amazing.
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Just kiss Ruto a lot, and you'll survive. You've already won her heart.
Brixmon Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
That brings this to mind:
FoodStamps23 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey. hey. hey ruto. i need that spirit stone. kthxbai.

i love how link didnt realize that when he took the stone he kinda got engaged to her XD or at least when i played :/
KathiaCabra Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GREATJOB! You added some beautiful details in there though you missed something: The link you drew there (with the hair parted to e left, the chainmail, those gauntlets, etc) is actually Twilight Princess Link, not Ocarina of Time Link. Over all, this is beautiful(:
Kleiner-Schmetterlin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOOOOW! so genial *Q*! the colours are so great and the lines too!

greetings: Kleiner-Schmetterlin ^3^
FP745A2001 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
the details in the amrour is nice but the sleeve part seems a bit different
skullface22 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Remind me lot of think! So great job!
hotwar696 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Link is so feminin yet so cool.
tareQ654 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
nice drawing dude I really like the chain-mail armor under link's tunic.
FallenAngel484 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
i always wonderd how his hat stays on....maybe...he super glued it to his head...maybe...
FallenAngel484 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
i hope he doesn't drown....he's got chainmail on...its heavy.
SilvianArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh...YES! Excellent! :D
edvardstas Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Neyebur Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
This looks so AWESOME!
SuperGirl3000 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Awesome. Very pretty! :D
Ownerest Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
your best picture ever
TriforceofLife Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I think Link's hat is going to be ruined after this.
xxConcreteRose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. This is so beautiful.
ItalianStallionEnzo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Absolutely amazing, only complaint would be Link looking a bit too feminine.
Hoofenpoof Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
awesome! wonderful piece
SNAD10 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Wow, just gorgeous! I loved all the details in this piece, especially their expressions! Don't try to draw faster if it will drop the quality of the work, please!
Miles-Hikari Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This......... This is an absolute work of art. The detail is magnificent, and the colors are so fluid. I am moved.
BrutalPlanet91 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Looks very beautiful.
Great Work!
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
You've got a really great sense of lighting and color. The details you added to the designs are fantastic, too.
Juji007fuji Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Princess Ruto is lovely >w< I honestly find the Zora to be a beautiful race, always been curious how a Hylian/Zora baby would look
FallenAngel484 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
jakehunter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Nice work. o noes he is not in the blue suit!
0rkanum Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just sayin, why go through all the trouble when you have a zora princess already waitin for ya, wet and everything.... ^^'
KaoriOgata Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
N'awwww! I thought they were a cute pairing. It made me sad to say goodbye to Ruto.
Link-artist Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
this looks amazing but why twilight princess Link with Ruto D:, shouldn't it be Ocarina of time Link??
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