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The Hero by martyisnothere The Hero by martyisnothere
Link. Maybe 19 or 20 years old, he works with his foster father as a carpenter before becoming the hero of Hyrule. On the left side of this picture you can see what Link would look like at the beginning of the game. Ganon has outlawed all weapons and armor for citizens, so even after learning about his fate as a hero, Link has to search for something to fight back with.

On the right Link has already acquired many of the classic items, though some of them take a different form. The Master Sword and Hylian Shield are on his back, a bomb pouch at his waist. The red tunic takes the form of magical armor from the Gorons which gives Link heat resistance and superhuman strength. The blue tunic is now a cloak from the Zora which allows Link to breath under water and swim much faster.

I don't spend as much time doing concept art as I maybe should and this has been great practice. I'll probably keep this up. There's a lot of stuff to design in the Legend of Zelda's universe.
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slendermanbeliver Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should be a game designer. I would buy this if was a game.
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nitroxvi Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE your design for link - and I love that you decided to make each of the important clothing items able to be worn and in effect at once. The visual change from carpenter to hero is extremely striking, and I think your art style works wonderfully here - I love how slender he is >0> *fawnfawn*
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rubyredrabbit48 May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! I really like all the detail you put into this! I would love to see more of your redesigns! :)
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razoremblem Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
How i would imagine link...
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Pumpkin-Spirit Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the proportions and the design! Very cool :heart: :D
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TazerJMarks Feb 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Id play this game!
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BubblesRRJ Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome stuff! :D
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Tigerhawk01 Jan 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Love this interpretation. From the hoodie to the shoulder stitching on his shoulders, just great.
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Energyzed Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, this is so awesome and the description is amazing! I would play this version of Zelda if it were real! I love the style you used for this, and his expression. Great work ;P
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What about the bow an arrows, boomerrang, special boots ect...?
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