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Feri's Redesign Link Contest by AndreiAstaroth Feri's Redesign Link Contest by AndreiAstaroth
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This one is for the Redesign Link Contest of :iconferi-san:
Late but here -ufff.
I drew it days ago but I couldn't decide about some colors...
Oh well, we'll start with the LOOOOONG explanation:

About the story:

He is Link, The Hero of Awakening.
His story could pass centuries later of the arriving of Link and Tetra to the New Hyrule after the events of Phantom Hourglass (Avoiding problems with the Cronology cuz I used Wind Waker and Twilight Princess symbols as well).
The New Hyrule is in war, but not a common war. The neighbor kingdoms (the past of Labrynna and Holodrum) have a serious conflict with Hyrule, and it has more than 50 years. If a person who lives in Hyrule pass the frontiers, he/she could be attacked and perhaps killed.
Disconnected with their past and ruled by a mysterious young hylian prince of dark hair and strange eyes with the lastname of the nobles Hyrule; the people live in deep sadness and confusion. They learned to make their lives in the kingdom without see anything outside.
The army of Hyrule, the Golden Phoenix (what symbolizes the Sacred Phoenix who lays protecting the Triforce), defends to the 4 Element Doors and to people.
Bandids, monsters and sometimes other armies try to enter by the doors in fierce battles, but the Golden Phoenix Army always pushs them away... until now.
One of the most sacred treasures of Hyrule, the Twin Seeds of the Deku Tree (yeah, the Deku Tree of Wind Waker. He gave to Tetra the Twin Seeds for a unknow reason yet), were stolen and the Prince was seriously injured. One door was destroyed and part of the kingdom was burned; many persons died that night. If the attack repeats, Hyrule would fall in few days. People are so scared, the rumor of a traitor shakes the walls, and the weak health of the Prince is the main preocupation.
The Queen of (Past)Labrynna and the King of (Past)Holodrum prepare the last strike...
In a desesperated act, the Golden Phoenix Army joins to its forces very young hylian to fight in this difficult moment.
Among this warriors, there's a shy but incredible skilled fighter: you know him, his name is Link.

About the Hero:

In the Golden Phoenix Army exists many warriors with excellent fighting abilities and magic skilled. All of them look like possible heroes: main part them are blonde, with pointy ears and green or blue eyes. They wear tunics inspired in the Legendary Hero and uses swords, bows, lances and magic. Many soldiers try to fight using the lefthand, like the Great Ones of the past. In their head, they have the symbol in gold of the army and the number of blue crystals in their backs shows the fighting arts of the soldier.

Seventeen years old, our Hero knows no world but war. He saw walls and doors all his young life. He has many confuse memories of his childhood (In fact, special memories and dreams about far and unknown places: a sea, islands, light forests, dark temples..., sounds, songs...).
His hair is platine-blonde (so light) and he has sapphire blue eyes.
Orphaned like many others, he watches the suffering of the people on a land that seems hate them.
But he has a strong spirit and he's ready to fight.
He's kind, brave, clever, a little timid, creative, dreamer, selfless and so quiet (Like all Links!=)). Naturally left-handed, he's extremely good in the sword art and an expert archer. When he becomes a Golden Soldier, he starts in the position of guard, but a sudden attack separes him of the group, testing his real abilities.
With his sword and bow techniques recognized like magnificent by the Generals, no one realized his amazing magic powers.
The mysteries about his past, about the Prince Hyrule of dark hair and silver eyes, the real reason of the war, the true faces of the 6 masked sages and of a silent dark magician who appears in the Castle starts to reveal themselves...
Soon, he will be involucred more than he can imagine with the future of Hyrule and all the lands.
The question is only one: who is the real enemy?

About the Redesign:

At least! Erm, here we go:
He has clothes of a Golden Soldier (black or dark pants and protections; a tough green tunic and hat, leather gloves and boots, a "crown" with the golden symbol of the Phoenix, two blue crystals (the pendants on his back, one for the sword art and one for the bow art), 3 small pockets (two in his belt, one in this right leg band) and a bag (because I hate don't know were Link stores his weapons and stuff... :shakefist:).
His belt has slim bands behind and the gold buckle is an arcane hylian signal (you can see it in Twilight Princess).
The two "rings" in his left hand have 2 main uses:
- When they collides hard, start fire (useful for bombs)
- Can protect the fingers of the arrows (when you use too much the bow) and when you punch someone :giggle:
The symbols on this tunic (are different in each Golden Soldier) represent the Real Family, the Legendary Hero and some symbols (like Twilight symbols) are that he saw in a strange dream when he was a child.
His initial sword is very similar to Ordon's in Twilight Princess, later, the Great Master Sword makes its apparition.
(I wanted to incluide a new version of the Master Sword: the awakened blade. It's something like the Twilight Princess Master Sword with the Sol. The hilt separes and looks like the Golden Phoenix of the Triforce.)
You may notice it, he has no shield. It's cuz I wanna the most "magical" Hero, mean he uses his magic to defend himself (I imagine it like a shield that you have to activate with the nunchuk and attack with the wiimote like a real weapon... perhaps combos alike TP).
One of his eyes changes a little bit its color when he uses magic, that is the main reason of his hairstyle.
In the beginning, he was an archer guard. I wanna the ice, light and fire arrows back... and more.
The armors of the arms are little shields as well, specially the one of the left.

He's the Hero of Awakening cuz he'll bring back the past of Hyrule to "awake" a new era.
(This have no direct connection with Link's Awakening!)

The draw of a "mask" is a scketch of something like the Hawkeye of Twilight Princess inspired in a legend about a divine blue-eyed wolf and a beautiful dark princess... (I'm avoiding the problems with the cronology again... jo jo).

EDITED:
About the Possible Items:

You may already know, the bottles are so necessary. The ones of this story are made of though glass, rounded and with metal top. Another necessary items still there like bow, arrows, wallet (one of his small pockets contains the wallet, but he'll start containing 900 ruppees because he's an adult and a Golden Soldier)...

This hero will have a musical instrument as well, a percussion based one, but composed of "crystals". Let me explain:

Seven little tubular bells of different precious gemstones (amethyst, ruby, topaz, opal, emerald, aquamarine and sapphire) and size. With magic, they activated floating front Link creating circles, spheres and geometrical forms with each note. For making sound, Link uses a small ball of tourmaline (a gem of many colors...) and with his magic power manipulates it to collide softly with the bells. Through the story, he could obtain five more tubular bells (lapis lazuli, turquoise, jet, onice and jade) for special uses and maybe some interesant invocation (no Final Fantasy things here) or spell.

In an advanced part of the story, the hero will encounter a giant version of his musical instrument (called the Onirica Echo, the voices of the souls...), conformed of an enormous sphere made of tubular bells and a little plataform in the middle with 3 turmaline balls... and he'll have to play it right...

About the bombs, they would be small and metal covered. They could be simples, over-charged, for deep-water and sticky ones (like the Gooey Bombs of SSBBrawl).

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I colored it like that because it's a starting design... like in the real videogames creation process...

That's all. It's pretty long and I'm so bad writting in english. I apologize deeply for that.

Thanks a lot and Good Luck in the Contest!
(Muchas Gracias Feri-san!!)

(I know about the deadline, please I don't wanna talk about it...snif)

:salute:

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EDIT 2:
Hey!!!! Have you notice the timeline of the TLoZ:Spirit Tracks are nearly the same that this title (century after Phantom Hourglass)??
I'm plenty surprised with it!!!! O.O
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:iconzelda1and2link:
Zelda1and2Link Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so COOL! :D
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:iconrhosmari13:
rhosmari13 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cool
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:iconxmarkzx:
XmarkZX Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy damn, the guy look cool as hell.
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:icongfggfhgh:
gfggfhgh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  New Deviant Professional
Nt s guud s Skrrr Te Dstrrr
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:iconaniramyorc:
AniramYorc Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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:iconperscenexarts:
PerscenexArts Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, looks awesome!
But Link isn't that thin. ^^
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:iconskyemperorgrafl:
SkyEmperorGrafl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
MM is better
(Majora's Mask)
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:iconmidnaxlink16:
MidnaXLink16 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! I don't know why, but I'm tempted to try this as a cosplay! If you want, can I give it a shot when I come around it some time?
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:iconrolandwhittingham:
rolandwhittingham Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
love it ^^ but if you don't mind me asking, I'm just a little curious, where's Zelda?  
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:icontigerchu:
Tigerchu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how his eye and eyebrow go through his hair, or can be seen through his hair, I should say. Cute.
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:iconrolandwhittingham:
that doesn't answer my question. where is Zelda in the story?
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:icongi-joe09:
GI-Joe09 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great design you done and would like it as a toy statute. One's again awsome job!!
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:iconmegamaster135:
megamaster135 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Send this to nintendo. I'm 95% sure they will accept this idea for a new Zelda game.
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:iconkumikochanlove:
Kumikochanlove Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can u make me a base of this?Epic:D
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:iconohmyvee:
ohmyvee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice design!
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:iconwolfluvr97:
wolfluvr97 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
YOU MUST DO A DARK LINK VERSION OF THIS!
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:icononihelix:
OniHelix Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DEAR MOTHER OF GOD. THIS IS EPIC.
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:icononihelix:
OniHelix Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But I also feel as if Link would wear a pauldron as a Golden Soldier.
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:iconluvbnaprincess:
luvbnaprincess Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I would love it if he looked like that.
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:iconandreiastaroth:
AndreiAstaroth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
U///U
Thank you so much - Your kind comments encourages me for re-drawing this one *w*
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:iconnevis-ysbryd:
Nevis-Ysbryd Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm running a forum role-play in the zelda universe here
roleplayerguild.com/showthread…
and I want to use this picture in a post for a masquerade ball. May I have your permission to use this, please?
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:icontsukasa57:
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
sweet
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:icondelvallejoel:
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool design.
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:iconjy55:
JY55 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Very perfect work!
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:icontchannekoi:
tchannekoi Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*speechless*

So. Loved. THIS. THIS STORY IDEA. THIS DRAWING. Please tell me that this is in the process of being turned into a fanfic or comic SOMEWHERE. Q.Q This has som much potential to epic it NEEDS to be done!!! o/
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:iconandreiastaroth:
AndreiAstaroth Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thanks a lot for the kind comment - I'm honored that you like this idea.

Yup, there's/was a project to write a story (fanfiction more accurately) about this one adding the tons of ideas that visited my poor mind the years after (and I even had fabulous people whose offered to help me out with it); but I entered to the final part of my career and then to work (slaving moments of my life) so I couldn't assign a decent amount of time writing properly U_U
I had a good advance already done but it's in spanish -as you already notice, I suck as a jellyfish in english--- So that's it.
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:icontchannekoi:
tchannekoi Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ur welcome.

I don't think you suck in english, really. Your english is comparatively much better than even some born-speakers! I, on the other hand, never had a formal lesson in Spanish so I kinda can say that I suck not only like a jellyfish but probably also octopus and squid. x.x I can try, though. XD Did you post the beginning somewhere, or are you saving that to when you actually is able to finish?
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:iconfg122:
FG122 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
Simply amazing!!
:iconslowclapplz:
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:iconandreiastaroth:
AndreiAstaroth Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
>/////////////<
Thank you so much.
I'm glad that you like it~
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:iconfg122:
FG122 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you designed him is amazing! I wish this story could be a game. I would've loved to play Link like this!!
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:iconx-dragonsoul-x:
x-DragonSoul-x Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nifty. o_O Love it! =D
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:iconandreiastaroth:
AndreiAstaroth Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Thanks a lot :star:
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:iconkkuetanis:
KKuetAnis Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
It's very amazing !! I like it !
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:iconandreiastaroth:
AndreiAstaroth Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thank you for your nice comment :star:
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
This is just unbelievable. I love it! Maybe it's just me, but the mask seems sort of like a combination of the Hawkeye (from Twilight Princess) and a smaller version of Majora's Mask.
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:icontwintigerpaw:
TwinTigerPaw Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bad ass
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:iconandreiastaroth:
AndreiAstaroth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thanks a lot :la:
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:icontwintigerpaw:
TwinTigerPaw Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np! It reminds me of my own design for link. I've been making a Luella fan fic :3
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:iconnagi-springfield18:
Nagi-Springfield18 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Except for the hat, Link's outfit sorta reminds me of Assassin's Creed. Awesome ^.^
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:iconandreiastaroth:
AndreiAstaroth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Hehehe, could be could be~
Thanks a lot :star:
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:iconnagi-springfield18:
Nagi-Springfield18 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
yup your welcome ^^
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:iconthenarutosage95:
TheNarutoSage95 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
i'm sorry i don't see it
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:iconnagi-springfield18:
Nagi-Springfield18 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Lol I do ^^
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:iconthenarutosage95:
TheNarutoSage95 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
if you do cool i may need to look longer then
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:iconnagi-springfield18:
Nagi-Springfield18 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
lol
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:iconstarfire808:
starfire808 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
this is so cool. You are a good drawer
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:iconandreiastaroth:
AndreiAstaroth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thank you :star:
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:iconstarfire808:
starfire808 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
np
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:iconfierce-dities-link:
Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
That's an awesome outfit! That's what Link should be wearing!
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:iconandreiastaroth:
AndreiAstaroth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Oh, that's an honor!
Deep thanks for your comment :star:
I'm glad that you like it.
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