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The Hero of (Down)time by Girl-on-the-Moon The Hero of (Down)time by Girl-on-the-Moon
I've never done Zelda fan art before! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE.
Had so much fun doing this. Not my last time drawing Link I promise you. :D

EDIT: Added a background!

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Vision & Originality:

This feels so right. 'Hey, listen! - take a break....' It's nice to see the Hero taking a break, since he seems to go all out all the time. It's great to note the damage to his uniform, and his body. All that rolling around, all the dodging, getting whacked - it's both visionary and original to see all that taken into account.

The camp fire provides a warm glow and helps set the scene of Link actually taking stock between saving Zelda or slaying Ganon.


Obviously a practiced artist: clean lines, masterful use of colour, and a nicely blended palette. The only thing I would really comment on is the kind 'empty area' on the right and behind Link. I think that perhaps a use of stars, or some kind of nebula would help buff the image and provide a sense of mysticism that belongs in the Zelda-verse. Also, the wings on Navi could do with some sharpening as they're not a consistent drawing style with the rest of the image.


A pleasing reflective piece on the hero's journey and a thoughtful insight in to what happens when you shut down the console.
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Nicktendo360 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What? Fan art of Link paying attention to the fairy without killing it/giving it the death glare/being annoyed?!
Indigo-Moon-Shadow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is the first time I've seen Link so...real. I mean, he does a ton of world saving, but he never looks tired or dirty. And this is just so well presented :) I adore it~
Tarrpit Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
He has holes in his socks....


I love this, the lighting from the fire is beautiful and I can totally see this happening at some point. Link settling down for a night after a dungeon and noticing he has worn through another pair of socks. I hope you draw more Legend of Zelda in the future!!
lama610 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is great, any other video game fan art you are planning on doing?
Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not planning per se, but I definitely want to do more!
I've already done a Portal piece and a Half-Life 2 one though so I've kinda covered the games I love the most.
RedwallChick1303 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Very beautiful and well-drawn, and I wuff it ;u;
Rndom-Obsessions Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a very attractive non-feminate link :iconmegustaplz:
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite Legend of Zelda game.
Clockwork-Jack Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
*Le Gasps*  Yes!  I love The Legend Of Zelda.  It's been my favorite video game ever since I was a little kid.  XD
Very nice drawing.  I love the shading (and the grass, it looks so cool) and Link's expression.  :)
pampelmusel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
i love it how you drew him a little bit more beefier than he is in the games ! he looks so grown!
the lightning is great, especially on his boots , well done ! 
chefsbrian Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damnit link, your literally rolling in precious gems, buy some new socks already XD

I do love little details like the stitching along the inner collar of his tunic, and the fire embers.
Amazing-person-yes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconnaviplz::iconsaysplz: hey, hey, hey link, hey link, hey, hey, hey, hey-

:iconlinkwtfplz::iconsaysplz: shut. up.

This is great.
Love it.
ComicLover25 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
LINK YAY when I was younger I thought he was Zelda
ComicLover25 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Oh I frogot to say I LOVE IT
ComicLover25 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Have you played twilight prinsess try beating up a chicken for a while. :)
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