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The Legend of Zelda by Phobos-Romulus The Legend of Zelda by Phobos-Romulus
Felt like experimenting my newfound style on a Zelda fanart. Not my favorite game series, but A Link to the Past is still pretty awesome.

And I went out of my way to make him left handed, because I know how anal you Zelda fans can be.
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BlackBird123456 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
I like your more simplistic design of the master sword. I feel that the regular design is too improbable and attention grabby. Your version also adds a degree of character to Link; he isn't armed with the most awesomest sword evar, but a modest one. It kinda reinforces the idea of him as a humble, but determined hero.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, I don't know if I intentionally made the sword that way, but I definitely agree with what you're saying.

I like Link best as a scrappy elf kid going on an adventure, not as a "chosen-one" super adventurer hero. 
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BlackBird123456 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Precisely. The latter definitely describes him in Twilight Princess. In that game he seems very unrealistically heroic and on top of things. He never seems to have any difficulties with what he's doing.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty devoid of any real character if you ask me.
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BlackBird123456 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Mmm-hmm.
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ArtfulOil Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
I like the old school Link and it is so nice to see a character look more realistic and more natural too.   :) (Smile) 
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If it were true old-school Link, I would have made him a little elf kid. Thanks, love doing fanarts like these.
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nackmu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simple but breathtaking
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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HellGab Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well in the Twilight Princess Wii version he was Right Handed, so you can't go wrong. anyway thats an awesome job I actually feels like a art teaser for the game
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I've just seen so many pieces of art that are great, and then the Zelda fans rip it apart because of what hand he uses. 

Thanks, really appreciate it!
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Leonike Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Interface Designer
just draw him right handed and flip the image :P

also i'm really liking the mature look. nintendo should do that more. it would really reflect on how dark the original games were. also twilight princess was awesome
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's funny, while the original games were darker, I almost like to picture Link as a kid sometimes. 

Kinda like this pic:

Thanks, glad you like it!
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Leonike Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
yeah i see what you mean. my vision of 2d link comes from the game boy games so he never really looked like a kid to me. i never even thought about what he looked like. he was just this green-hooded entity with a sword
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, his old sprites left his appearance rather ambiguous. 
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Kaliospectre Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link looks more mature than he's supposed to look... I like it reminds me of Skyrim
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good, I don't like googly eyed anime Link.
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RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I wouldnt say we're any more anal than any other fandom...

Awesome.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, but they're up there with some the highest.

Thanks.
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Drezzled Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Amazing work. I also like your comment :)
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It speaks truth!
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Zeliga Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Niceee~
I like your style ^____^
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much.
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Zeliga Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome
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PoeSheiky Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Very nice =D
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TaraGraphic Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice.
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peterg666666 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Interface Designer
very good
congratulated
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MorganWolfram Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Writer
Superb!
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