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A Lion of Hyrule

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I had no time to make this, but I had a rough day, am super stressed, and needed an outlet.**

Link is based off of the version in the Skyward Sword manga at the end of Dark Horse Comics' print of Hyrule Historia. If you want specifics, I reffed the pose on p. 14 and then reffed the color scheme on p. 8. Which is where I also got the quote :D.

Here's a screenshot of the image (Link's hair is very pale blonde in this--I couldn't quite match it): [link] The background art dates from the 17th century and can be found here. [link] (Since it's so old, it is considered public domain).

I totally winged him. No pre-sketches this time, just freehanding it in Manga Studio. Which is why his arm and the sword handle look a little messed up. I tried to put more effort into my lines and digital painting this time around, because I'm tired of submitting messy work. It's not perfect, but I'm damned proud of it. I think it's my best work so far.

*Edited and resubbed for the huge honking typo in the quote!
*2nd edit--I can't seem to get Manga Studio to remove the page numbers on the image no matter what I try...if you keep the image minimized you don't notice, but on max, it looked stupid, so I used Photoshop and just spot corrected them out of the picture. So if you want to download the image, this is the best version. I AM SORRY FOR ALL THE RE-UPLOADS!
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SpeedyAlchemist's avatar
Very nice, Link looks great in your style. =)
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I liked the design of links outfit, he's got that scarf that goes around his neck adding some extra detail to his tunic. You got down the proportions and muscle movements. I think one thing that you could've improved upon if I had to say was the hilt on the Master Sword, thats one item that you can just have fun with generally detailing it however you want, but you stuck with the traditional design which is fine. I thought the composition for this was superb, very posteresque. Great work with this!
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This means a lot coming from a talented artist like you :happycry: Thank you so much!
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aw! That is so kind of you to say! glad my words meant so much!
Legend-tony980's avatar
Hylia's Chosen Hero FTW. 8-)
ShougaTouki's avatar
Purely awesome! This was easily the best quote that Link had ever said. Yes, I know he doesn't talk in the games but he talks quite a bit in the manga! ^_^
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:iconhappyskipplz: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!
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You're welcome! And thanks for the donation and llama! ^_^
CandraRose's avatar
He looks amazing here!!! :D Wonderful job :)
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:iconcutesmileplz: Thank you so much!
CandraRose's avatar
No problem at all :)
blackcalligraphy's avatar
really awesome!! *----------*
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blackcalligraphy's avatar
awn! you´re very welcome!!
AngelShadow3593's avatar
Link actually can pull off the cape. Funny how I played Zelda so many times and I never picture Link wearing a cape. Looks awesome man good job!
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No problem. Looks good.
Courtney-Crowe's avatar
I really like him in that pose, looks awesome :D you did a great job
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:iconhappyskipplz: Thank yo so much!
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