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Sleepy Link - Redux by ghostfire Sleepy Link - Redux by ghostfire
[ Clothed Version - Sleepy Midna ] [ Nude Version - Sleepy Midna ] [ Sleepy Zelda ]

I had been preparing this for Otakon, but I'm glad I'm finished with it in time for AnimeNext too, even if it is last minute. This is a remake of a picture I did back in 2003. I really liked the lineart, but looking back at it, I knew I could do better by now, so I did.

Edit: 10.3.2007 - Link now has a companion piece, Sleepy Zelda.

Many of the pieces from this gallery are available as prints on my website at ghostfire.net.
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Given 2007-07-11
Sleepy Link - Redux by ~ghostfire

Detailed grass without Photoshop's grass brush? How can this be?? ;)

Warmth just about radiates from this image. Not only has Ghostfire captured Link's look, she's also captured the feel of his world. ( Suggested by baKIN and Featured by animator )
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AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Awww this is such a wonderful and calm artwork.
Link really needs some times where he can relax a bit.
Also congrats on the very well deserved DD :D
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elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Link sure does look cute when he's sleeping
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BlayAndHowlie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
dat booty
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Shearkin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is just stunning !! so much detail went into this!! well done!
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Just beautiful!
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queens-knight Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work.
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw Link looks so peaceful sleeping, If I saw him, I'd be so tempted to sneak in a cuddle haha.
Anyway, creepy comments aside, I think he looks great. the detailing in his tunic and boots look amazing. And the bark details in the tree look very nice too. Awesome job! :)
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shipain Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your use of light and shadow in this drawing is wonderful
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JRCreations90 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Take a look at some of my artwork if you have the time, I would appreciate your advanced insight :D
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JRCreations90 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I cringe when of how long this must have taken you, I just started digital work and I actually have my own dream of one day selling my work at an AnimeNext Convention :D But then I quickly realize I need ALOT more practice lol Still, this is inspiring. I need to try harder, even if it takes weeks for one drawing :faint:
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dragonlover030393 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow, you are like uber good at drawing! it must take forever to get all
these details right!
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Error-exe Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I brought this from you at MangaNext '12 and it's hanging up right now. I love this picture SO much! It's currently my cellphone's wallpaper X3
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Hyper644 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Love the detail in you artwork.
Especially on your Zelda artwork.
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DreamingKey Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh! I won this from the art auction at Anime Central last year! Very impressive work! I'm happy to own a print of it.
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Ameymoo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Even a hero needs his rest XD
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Shortcakesz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Hey, quick question, did you give this guy permission to use this? :iconarcanine37:
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KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
He's not sleepy he's just chillin'/restin' his eyes even!

Takes alot of stamina to tackle a dungeon, make a dramatic escape, but lots of down time from temple to temple!
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AddieBayStarr Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Hehe I Like How His Bums Kinda Showing You Should Do A Nude One :3
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KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, Midna came by and set his tunic ablaze!
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AddieBayStarr Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Yus! It would be epic.
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sunnydesposition Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
even heroes need their down time. the lighting on this is just perfect love the whole picture.
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SpryteMage Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
First, you are a magnificent artist. This whole series is gorgeous. However, I resent that Link is fully clothed when Midna and Zelda are scantily clad.

What is wrong with Scantily clad Link?

I joke, of course.
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NiaSoPurdy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the detail of the mud on his boots....very realistic
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vivisoo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I-LOVE-THIS

*squeee*
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musogato Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a sweet picture. :heart: I love how there's even small details like the mud on his boots. Really, gorgeous job on this.
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SilviusBlack Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
i love it!
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MasterSword15 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
What media did you use :iconaaaahplz:
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ghostfire Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Digital color over pencil drawing. :)
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MasterSword15 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
What is digital colour?
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ghostfire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I use Photoshop, a program, to color my pictures.
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HappiehKitteh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Oh wow! He's a Sleeping Beauty XD Can't help staring at his butt tho <333
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AngelKiller666 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
HeeHee they say there is no rest for the wicked, but Link is the hero so he should get as much rest as he can. He is a good guy i think he deserves to have some peace and quiet at some points in his many adventures
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ghostfire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly I think he'd be mauled by some horrible creature if he even tried for a nap. :P
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AngelKiller666 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
ahhhh thank Hellsing for inns XD
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LilpawstheDruid Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
awww so cute
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ghostfire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The combination of your icon and username is cute. :P
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LilpawstheDruid Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
thanks!
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shoujo-sugar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
dem tights.
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treart Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
beautiful
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
AWESOME WORK!!!
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looloo17796 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
This is so good :)
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kristalwaterfairy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
beutiful....but I can't help but staring at link's legs (=
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TipsyMcBoozerton Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
The detail and lighting looks amazingly beautiful in this image. I can see you put so much effort into this Zelda piece and it definitely shows. Very splendid work indeed! :)
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MY................................. PRECIOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS....


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This is so hawt in so many ways! :iconinloveplz:

I love the pose!! ;)

And yes... colour bonanzah!! :excited: lovely colours and shading, i simply adore this!! :heart:

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Kupahh Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Really love that one too. Thanks to let us see the true face of our legend of zelda's heroes and let them sleep a little... until their next duties :)
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LadyofSparda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous :)
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Oce-Skylent Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
wow
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marcosbaruco Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lazy Link

xD

very cool art
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contra-rawr Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, i love this sleepy series :D
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LuckyFireRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
shame sleepy Link can't be almost naked too...*pouts* still very cool
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