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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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YasmineZazi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist

LIIIINKKKK :iconcoollinkplz:
megamaster135 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Great Artwork. But, and this is just an idea of course, i think you could've had wind waker link hold both the master sword and the phantom sword in his hands to represent both games.
ninjaguy1123 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
The CDI games are so crappy that you have to say crappy twice.
PhilipsCD-idiot Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
very nice :)
canary1212 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
queenofthegems Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa....That is Epic...Wow! :jawdrop:
pika4tran Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student General Artist
soo many links
TRIFORCESLASH101 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE THIS THIS IS GREAT did you draw this yourself? Its really good.
Doodles626 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student General Artist
It's hard to believe how many Links have appeared in the series.
Foxyloxygirl324 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zelda 4 eva
TheSi1enc3r Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
I love this piece. Im a huge legend of zelda fan =D This picture really does the franchise  credit =D You have earned my favorite =D 
By the way if anyone is interested, I am selling a few copies of the AMAZING  Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess for the Wii , here is the link… I wish more people got into this franchise 
TRIFORCESLASH101 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Im pretty sure that's advertising, and im not sure its heartfelt, because im seeing it a lot...
dude, seriously, stop using other's artwork to advertise

Its really bad.
Pokemonever Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Yeah, and only one Game Series has enough Versions of the same Guy who are actually different People as to form a whole Army with them. That is TLoZ for you. A Guy who has no formal Training is trusted with the Faith of the Earth, is most of the Time either some Kid not even into Puberty or the Barnboy from the next Village.
And through some Divine twist of Faith (Skilled Player/over 9000 Trys) he get's the Job done, kills all Badys and saves the World.
ProgressionTrip Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  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.
battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
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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?
Degamer-EXE Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Evil just soided its pants .
Deadstrider Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
More like the Legend of LINK! XD
DuskPlatinum Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like Toon Link the most!
omgitsnotbutter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This just made me smile! ^^ It's like part of my childhood in a picture! Haha
Also, I must ask, who is the creator of the masterpiece in the link?
elitetaco31-REBIRTH Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Ganondorf: OH FUCK!
mistervgd Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Great piece of work! Love the art style
NinetailsPKMN Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Artist
The Great War! :ninjabattle:
Triforce-Knight95 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is honestly one of the most awesome things iv'e seen!! :D
GrandMasterFaust18 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Orihara-San Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So much love for this picture!
BarbWireRose Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So would Link be considered a 'dirty blonde' since he's had brown and blonde hair?
legendofzeldafan2000 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's amazing. as my name implies I love legend of zelda.
xaldorn Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
you know, if Ganandorf had to fight off that many links, he'd be dead in no time.
KennethSloane Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Loves it, thank god CDI Link was in the battle
BarbWireRose Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, I'm trying to use the same signature as you. Why is it not workng?
Varvendale Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
to WAR!!!
GearedBeast Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
thats awesome
anrili Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SPA-- err, I mean, HYRULE! Yes! THIS IS HYRULE!
Now you got me into Zelda once again...Gotta play ALL the games NOW...and watch fanmovies...and look for Cosplay stuff...Dang it, my poor allowance Q.Q
Turntech-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And may the legend go on further!
tailstheawsomefox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Artist
I found midna
tailstheawsomefox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Artist
This is a miracle
DrZafi8v Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Wow that link to the Zelda fanart is phenomenal. This is great. Fierce Deity, Epona, and the Hylian shield are your best parts in it, I think. Awesome job.
Green-Dragon13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Majora's mask is the best!!!!!!!!!!
linkismyhero15 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Amazing work. <3
lol222233 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Pikachu02 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome job!!
MEMpro Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Artist
I love it! Great job!
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