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Hey all.

So, this has been looming over my head more and more lately and I've decided something needs to change. 

Way back when I started this little page up I had no idea it would take off to the degree it has. I'm on the edge of 150,000 pageviews, which is just insane. I mean I'm not running DeviantArt like some of the premium members do, but at the same time I never expected to have that kind of response.

Over the years I've honed my skills and improved everything I've done, not to mention straight up invented various skillsets required to do the work I wanted to. I've invested thousands of dollars into my machine and built additional machines behind it to get things done more efficiently.

However, over the past few months it's slowly dawned on me that as much good as has come of this account (not the least of which is a loving wife) there is also so much not-good. I regularly get asked if the models are "mine" (no, the hours upon hours in front of my computer making them work were just in my head) and then of course there's the garden variety drama that occurs here, like what just happened on the Ruto picture.

In short, I'm taking a break from here and from my work. I'm not going to say when I'll be back because to be bluntly honest I don't know if I'm coming back, but the simple fact is that I've got so much good stuff going in my life right now and I need to re-evaluate whether this is worth keeping going.

Thanks as always for your support, it means more than you'll ever know, and know that if this is the last thing I post on DeviantArt that it was with good thoughts and the best of memories in mind. I have no regrets.

Thank you all, and have a great day!
Unrequited Love by DarklordIIID
Unrequited Love
Originally, this started off as a piece with Ruto by herself, no tears. Grace decided to add tears and a sorrowful facial expression to Ruto, and I then had the idea of adding Link in the foreground. Having not played OoT myself, Grace explained the unusual marriage thing between Link and the Zora Princess, and how after she finds out she's the Sage of Water, and Link is off to save Hyrule, there really is no time for them as a couple.

Background image courtesy of Moonchilde-Stock  Meagara Temple Blue Stock by Moonchilde-Stock


© Ruto, Link - Nintendo


For the historical record, this was sent to Liquidfire3 over the comments here by HawtLinkGasm64:

"Please fuck off you give people with actual mental problems a bad name, please remove yourself from society any means possible I suggest fire but whatever gets the work done."

Let me make this perfectly clear: If there are any "wars" on my pages, the sides are the people who agree with me and the people who lose. This person is one of the latter. Looking past the fact that this is my wife we're talking about, it's also grossly inappropriate to call for someone to kill themselves regardless of reason, but even MORE insane to do so over a freaking picture.

If anyone dislikes this policy, hit the bricks. I don't want you here.
Midna's Harem
This has been probably the longest ever that a single piece has been in production. Each trip through the rendering server took about 9 hours, and there were many of those trips because I kept finding glitches and clipping issues, which is pretty normal for any scene involving this many characters in (more or less) full body poses.


But it's done. This is actually extremely similar to something I commissioned way back from SigurdHosenfeld, but was never finished. It's unfortunate too because his was coming along way better than mine. :blush:

Nevertheless, here we are. Because of the difficulty involved here the premium content is going slightly higher for this one, but does include three alternate versions (you can see them here on Tumblr): Topless, Bottomless, and full Nude as always in glorious 5K resolution and expertly finished by the little woman. :)

Thanks for looking, enjoy!


Zelda, Midna, Ilia, Peach, Daisy, Rosalina, Palutena, and Samus © Nintendo.

All characters depicted over 18.
Apologies for the lack of new stuff guys, life is keeping me occupied. I promise I've got some great stuff in the pipeline. :)

Would you support this?… 

20 deviants said Would, but I'm broke (I get that.)
8 deviants said Probably not.
4 deviants said Heck yea!
3 deviants said Other? (Not sure what else there would be, but hey)


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Howdy thar. :icontarddanceplz:

My name is Michael, I've been a freelance graphic artist for about 10 years, working various projects for various people. I found DeviantArt, and then DeviantArt found love for me, in :iconliquidfire3:, whom I am now spending my life with.

Thanks for visiting!

Current Residence: De Pere, WI
Favourite genre of music: Alt. Rock
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit
MP3 player of choice: Sandisk Sansa e280
Wallpaper of choice: The Love of my Life
Favourite cartoon character: Bender
Personal Quote: "If brute force isn't working, you're not using enough."


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DirakiaTheBraixen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heya you do RQ's?
DarklordIIID Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Occasionally for friends, or if I really like the idea. Shoot.
DirakiaTheBraixen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay :T
DarklordIIID Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Well I can't tell you if I like the idea if you don't send it. :) If nothing else I'll put it on the new website's request board.
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BlueKosh Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
"If brute force isn't working, you're not using enough."- Haha, that's a good one.
DarklordIIID Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
It's also true in the vast majority of cases... :lol:
E-Pluribus-Eunuch Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I look around and see you don't post model releases. The hell, man.
This is probably going to come off as a bit rude, so apologies. It's just that I've spent uncountable days hunting for models for things that nobody ever bothers with, and the only ones I find, the author refuses to release. This is just the icing on the frustration-cake for me.

If you really don't want other people to make garbage out of them, you could release some of the models for "just messing around" with a caveat that others cannot use said models in their own works without prior permission. "Terms of Use". It won't STOP people, but it'll trim some of them out, and other users who recognized your work could then call them out on it.
DarklordIIID Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
You don't think I have those same frustrations? It took months for me to find a rip of ANY Brawl models of usable quality. After that, it's several days worth of reverse and re-engineering to make them work in my 3D app. After that, then I have to actually come up with the poses and post what you see here. Any given picture is the culmination of weeks worth of effort, and the constant frustration you're complaining about here over the course of many, many years.

For the record, I don't distribute my highly modified models, no, but I regularly send out the harder to find raw ones I've found elsewhere. I would've happily done so for you too until you elected to, instead of sending me a note with an email address respectfully requesting a few of those harder to find ones, you decided to post a two paragraph rant on my profile shouting me down for refusing to give away my hard work because...logic?

As to your idea of controlled distribution, I can't even stop people from stealing my artwork, what in the world could I hope to do to stop people using the models? As I said above I have no issue helping out fellow creators by sending them the crap that I had to start with, that's fine, it's not mine to pretend ownership of and I accept that. The only ones I deadpan refuse to redistribute are the nudes and various custom ones unless I'm talking to someone I know and trust.

So you've simultaneously managed to reinforce my policy of non-distribution while earning yourself a permanent seat on my blacklist for distribution, which by the way now has only one member, you. And you did this whining on my page about stresses and frustrations I know all too well, only instead of bitching on other deviant's pages about it, I was out there eye-scanning seedy ass websites until the wee hours of the morning tracking them down. Good job.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
What do you think of the art design known as TimmStyle?
DarklordIIID Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
On the real: Who are you? Occasionally you post random crap on my mature works, and now you're on my page asking about art styles when you know damn well I've barely ever drawn.

Why don't you find something to do?
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