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Link - Cheat Shield by DrewGreen Link - Cheat Shield by DrewGreen
Hey folks!

As I mentioned in the Catwoman image, I'm trying to make some pieces with the intention of printing them and selling said prints on my Etsy shop (well, the Etsy shop that I'll soon open), keeping in mind images that I think people might actually buy.

A few days ago, I sketched an image of Link and liked it enough to vector it, and this is the result. In the process, I ended up making the sheath and the shield elaborate, since I decided I didn't want it to just be an image of Link. I thought it would be interesting to decorate his sheath with some fancy Hyrule imagery, and the shield with images of classic monsters from the series and how to defeat them. They are as follows:

Ghoma: Intuition (if an enemy has a big eye, hit it in its eye, basically)
Dodongo: Bombs
Keese: Arrows (or slingshot, if you're young Link)
Octorok: Shield (to reflect the rock, of course)
Deku Baba: Sword (to slice the stem)

I think I got all of the names right. I have a decent memory of pretty much anything Zelda, but if I'm wrong, oh well.

Anyway, I hope you folks enjoy! I'll be sure to let you know when I have that Etsy shop opened and when signed prints of this image and others are available!

Adobe Illustrator CS.

This image is (c) me, Andrew T. Green, and is not for use in any way, shape, or form without my permission first. Link is (c) Nintendo.
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Amazing job.
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:iconrandamu-chan:
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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:iconcryokimothy:
CryoKimothy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic style my dude
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SmashGamer16 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Student Filmographer
Awesome. :D
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:iconcarmhost:
Carmhost Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconcostlow08:
costlow08 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Hello. I was just curious if I could use this picture as an avatar on a Forum? I'll give credit to you of course...
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L-Sparrow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is a great idea!
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:iconlikeno:
LikeNo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Craziest awesome shield EVER. This is a SUPER awesome piece. :D
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:iconportlandianmetro:
portlandianmetro Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
am-freaking-azing
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:icontitan303:
Titan303 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"I'll be back" lol
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Haha, indeed. ;)
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:iconshikatreibich:
ShikaTreibich Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconfeverwreck:
feverwreck Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Beautiful! The sword and shield look fantastic, and their detail really balance out the crisp simplicity of Link's appearance!

Best wishes on your Etsy endeavors!
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:iconthehappydayz:
TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Great job!~ <33
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:iconpearlls:
pearlls Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the composition, simple as it is, and the idea behind the shield. c: great execution ♥
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NathanChristopher Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Very cool....Awesome style
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:iconhooffoot:
HoofFoot Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Shield and sword. So. Detailed. So. Awesome.
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:iconfabulouslylazy:
fabulouslylazy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
This is great. I love the style!
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:iconcosmochild:
CosmoChild Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Epic man! Just downright epic!
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:iconeponan64:
EponaN64 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love this drawing so much...................... ;-;
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:iconkiseki-yuuki:
Kiseki-Yuuki Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
WOOO!!!

Amazing art! i love every detail in it.
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:iconlifeofapottedplant:
LifeofaPottedPlant Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The simplicity of the style in contrast with the awesome details in the complements. This is good, really good :D
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Thank you so much!
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:iconchaosaurion:
ChaosAurion Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
this is sick, i love the art style but the sword scabbard and shield are the best of course. his portrayed expression is good too, GJ
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Thanks so much!
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:iconniasopurdy:
NiaSoPurdy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic
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:iconcheerisness:
Cheerisness Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
fucking love it D:, it's just full awesomeness and the shield it's epic, I would like it for a book marker or a poster :D
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:iconpeatchoune:
Peatchoune Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love his style :)
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kradeelav Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of those few pieces I keep scrolling back up to write this comment. :D Link looks so badass here (ye gods how did you do the COLORS.) - but obviously, the shield and the sword take the cake on here. :heart: Magnificent.
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:iconmrpr1993:
MrPr1993 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great art!!! FAVD!
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:iconbahijd:
bahijd Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
HAHA! Nice man! Links looks so serious here XD, never saw him do this kin dof expression! He is pissed XD GREAT Artwork and cool style!
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JoelMorr Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Gosh, I just can't get enough of your style! Love your work, can't wait to see more of what you can do!
:woohoo:
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KonohaDragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is the most wicked shield I have ever seen :iconiloveitplz:
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thanks! Glad you think so. ;D
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:iconkonohadragon:
KonohaDragon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! It's wonderful :)
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patronustrip Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
fuc*ing awesome *_*
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconvander777:
Vander777 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Filmographer
dig the shield, and digging your stuff. Love that crisp look.
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconbluerainbow:
Bluerainbow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I love the idea! The design the best.
Especially that blue gold combo on his sheath. Classy even out in Hyrule.
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Thank you very much!
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:iconpaladinwillsteel:
paladinwillsteel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In case you forget how to fight something, of course. "Perfect for beginning warriors!"
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Hehe, indeed!
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:iconvictorroa:
victorroa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant, I love seeing each individual design of each weapon and each monster. THE BEST!
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thanks so much!
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the best
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Aw, thanks so much! that's an honor, coming from you!
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nah man, i really do like your stuff! :D
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:iconartisticmoose:
ArtisticMoose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I love the style this is done in.
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:icondrewgreen:
DrewGreen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Thanks!
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