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Beginners Guide to WW Style P1 - Proportions by tazsaints Beginners Guide to WW Style P1 - Proportions by tazsaints

Alrighty, so something I'm seeing a fair bit of recently is 'But I've never drawn WW Style!' or 'I CAN'T draw it!' or 'The proportions are too weird!' and my response is a general, all round 'Stop being so damn negative and actually try it.'

But just going around and saying that to people doesn't help as much as I wish it would, so here's a 'brief' guide on what the Wind Waker style is all about. And lucky you, it's only a part one, so there's more to come, too ~ 

This guide does assume you've got a basic grasp of anatomy that you can apply to the style, and if you don't, go search around DA for tutorials on anatomy, perspective, foreshortening, etc etc as there's a ton more tutorials around the place that explain all that better than I could. This is more an overview on the shape and function of the WW style. It's probably not much help for those who've already got a good grasp of the style though, and definitely not the only way to do things. This is simply what I've managed to pick up from drawing WW every so often over the last couple years.

Hopefully, this does help out a few people wanting to try the WW Style, and if so, great!

Other WW Guides:
Part One - Sketching & Proportions: You're Here ~ 
Part Two - Line, Colour & Detail: [link]
Part Three - Backgrounds: Coming Soon ~
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This is so helpful. I am drawing them like a pro. :) Just got to bring wacom tablet to my house and draw over my sketch then color it in. 
TheAsuMaster Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Cool been looking for something like this thank you :D
AlizesArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
This is really cool!
EarthboundOwl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a ton for this tutorial. I've been wanting to draw in the Wind Waker style for a while now, and this helped me get an idea of how to draw my fist character in the style, so thanks!
Kiss-the-Lightning Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was looking all over for tutorials, as I want to main in this style, yet the person I commissioned (and love the piece and use it everywhere), had a tutorial. I feel silly.

Thank you for all the hard work!
tazsaints Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, to be fair, I don't do tutorials all that often, and if it wasn't for me opening a WW-themed RP/Art group, I probably never would've attacked a tutorial like this XD 
But I'm glad it helps!
Kiss-the-Lightning Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's very well made!

And it really does.
I was tempted to join that group, but got overwhelmed.
I'd need someone to walk me through it if I did, because of my fibromyalgia causing brain fog.
And I think that would be a pain to people. :C
BlazingStarO Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Ah, I've always loved to draw in the Wind Waker style.... but WOWZERS! This really helps me out! Hooray for style improvement! :dummy:
Thank you so much for making these tutorials! I look forward to seeing the third part, and any more to come. <3
LucarioGirl4Ever Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist
I feel like I need to redraw my app now. *sobs*
JessieShadowhold Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'll have to look at this later.
spastiktrevor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
This is going to be soooo helpful Taz!! Thanks a ton! :)
Forever-Fireball Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
eeeeeee thanks so much for making this!!!!! This is super helpful!!! I haven't done a lot of WW stuff yet, so this is wonderful for me to use!!
LunarVerus Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
OMG Taz, this SUPER HELPFUL to a Novices Beginner like me; I'm not even a shame to say it!! Lol :)
Psyknight72 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
if you ever  I have to draw characters I will not hesitate to use this guide
milkybun Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can't know how useful this is !
Hawke525 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking forward to the coloring portion of the tutorial! 
Lanmana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What an absolutely lovely read~ ;u;

I'm good for WW style but it was really nice of you to go through the trouble to put this out for anyone who might need it! :iconheavybreathingplz:
tripletb18 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
This is so helpful!!! Thanks a lot!!
Link2262 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   Digital Artist
I've always had trouble replicating this style, but I love the way it looks. I'm definitely going to try this out. Thanks for making this, I look forward to seeing more! :D
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