The Wind Waker

Yes, the picture is big, but clearly it is totally worth it for the quality. Nicole Gustafsson donated this hand painted artwork to Desert Bus for Hope, an organization that has an annual auction to raise money for Child’s Play. For those of you out there that are unaware of what Child’s Play is:

Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child’s Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over 7 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since our inception.

This year, we have continued expanding across the country and the globe. With over 70 partner hospitals and more arriving every year, you can be sure to find one from the map above that needs your help! You can choose to purchase requested items from their online retailer wish lists, or make a cash donation that helps out Child’s Play partners everywhere. Any items purchased through Amazon will be shipped directly to your hospital of choice, so please be sure to select their shipping address rather than your own.

As with any charity, it’s a worthy cause and Child’s Play is a pretty popular charity amongst the gaming community for obvious reasons. In either case, this piece of artwork is just glorious. While I realize some people may be astonished it sold for 1,500$ at auction… it is for a good cause and besides, who doesn’t want that hanging on their wall?

On a side note, what do you guys think of the more fan art related updates? I ask this because there are thousands upon thousands of fan art out there that has never gotten the recognition it deserves, but I don’t just want to flood the site with non-stop fan work updates. So the question I guess is, how much is too much? I love art and can look at this stuff all day.

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