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The Legend of Zelda by Archaois The Legend of Zelda by Archaois
:new: You can now buy this as a poster over at RedBubble! [link]
iPhone/iPad version coming soon!

~.:Every game has a story, only one is a legend:.~

:icontransparentplz::icontriforceplzz:-The Legend of Zelda- :icontriforceplzz:

Okay, me doing this piece of art was pretty much a given, considering I'm a HUGE Zelda fan. This of course, is to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of The Legend Of Zelda franchise/series. It turns 25 on February 21st of 2011.

This piece does depict each Link, excluding those crappy CDi games, seeing as they aren't canon and are crappy. I've also excluded the Game & Watch Link, seeing as that isn't really even a Link. I included almost every sidekick of Link's, I excluded Linebeck, mainly because it was hard to find room for him. I've included the different forms of Link, which is why the Adult & Child Link are both there. Link to the Past Link and Link's Awakening Link are considered to be the same Link, so I decided not to draw him twice, just in-case.

I have implemented the Smash Bros. Designs of Link, into each relevant Link, which is why the Toon Links are so detailed, but retain their game's cel-shaded shadows as well. Of course though, I implemented my own art style, while trying to replicate Each Link's respective art style, which is why SS Link and MM Link have different art styles.

Drawing the MM art style made me feel like I was drawing art for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, which I was playing earlier.

I was going to put the sword from Phantom Hourglass next to Wind Waker Link since they're the same person, but I couldn't manage it, because I couldn't find a good way of showing it that didn't make it seem useless. Any-who, I'm pretty pleased with my art (for once) and I hope you all like this. The pink petals though, are from Deku Link's flowers.

Red, Blue, and Purple Link are near the middle of the image, at the very bottom between FS and WW Link. Red Link is trying to choke Purple Link, while Blue Link watches them.

The Legend of Zelda, Link, Epona, and other Zelda Characters, are all property of Nintendo and I do not own them in any way.

And Because I'm a Pageviews/watchers whore, please fave, comment, and maybe watch me, it'd be much appreciated.

NOTE!: I'm aware you all love this so much, but here is the most AMAZINGLY EPIC PIECE OF ZELDA FANART EVER!!! [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
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ProgressionTrip Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is a wonderful piece to clearly display how far the Legend of Zelda series has come over these past 28+ years. Good to see Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time Link (those two games are awesome). The lighting and colouring in this really make each individual Link there, even making the Toon Links look different considering how identical they all look. The detail in this piece is pleasurable on the eyes, and the subtle 'Four Swords' Link beating each other scene was a nice discovery. I hope you continue to make more wonderful pieces like this.
BlayAndHowlie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Ezlo's face is under the spiral, not directly on it
Archaois Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I didn't even draw the spiral, soooooo... yeah. Not to mention this is old as heck and I'm not about to go back and work on this. :P
BlayAndHowlie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Ezlo is so distracting now.
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TriforceCat Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh!!! So much Linkness!!!
this is amazing!
mdiaz100 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
DerpyZelda Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Writer
AWESOME! And the Purple Link's name is VIO!!
DaniWolf9005 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what is red link in the background doing to the purple one?
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