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"After a long and fruitful voyage, Link breathed deeply the sea spray from the deck of the ship that carried him home to Hyrule. But his homecoming was not to be. Suddenly a squall struck Links ship, and though he valiantly fought the waves, a lightning bolt reduced the ship to splinters.

Links world faded black as he sank into the darkness of the storm-tossed sea with the remains of his craft."

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Poster


Another addition to my poster series.
The first time I wanted to recreate this image was around 1996, but I wanted to paint it instead of creating it in real life.
It is based on this image (before Marin finds him washed up on the shore):…

This image is completely real (with the exception of a couple filters and a slight blur to give it a dream like feel). My dad and I created the 'shipwreck' using wooden planks and wooden poles, crates, and barrel. If you look closely the longest plank is burnt. Could this be from the lightning that struck the ship? =)

This picture took about 20 shots to get it right which means lol I had to get in the wet cold sand 3 times and get soaked over and over again until the tide came to a good spot and everything matched up really well. The Seagulls were a bonus!

It sucked because the tide would go higher and higher at each shot, and eventually washed up farther than the set a couple times or it would go too low, it was very random. But it was very worth it, but in the end I was very cold xD. My dad would just lol after he took each set of pics over me getting all washed up by the ocean XD.
Don't worry, the costume is perfectly fine :3
I'm glad I found a location that worked so well for Toronbo Shores. It was so pretty, and perfect!

I absolutely love Link's Awakening. I have more photos from the set.

Throughout the years I've been doing what I can to bring Link and his world of Hyrule to life. All items and locations are real that I scout out myself and set up to make the perfect image as much I could.
I found Koholint Island!

Model / Costume made by - Me
Photo - Consplayers (my dad)
Legend of Zelda (c) Nintendo
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Shipwrecked - Toronbo Shores by *pikminlink portrays a scene very familiar to most of us in a way that makes it seem dreamy and yet real, filled with the gleaming hope of a new beginning that is waiting for us to unfold it. Just wake up, Link! ( Featured by rydi1689 )
Voxollous Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaw you got soaked XD
auress Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i may have commented on this before...but seriously, this is just too awsome!
RockLou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So awsome! :D
EngieRox Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so awesome!! I haven't played LA yet but I've been dying to (once my brother finds the game and gives it to me). Great job!!
Dream--scape Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I just finished beating this game for the first time. It was my very first Zelda game, and I found it again recently, and played it all the way through. It is by far my favourite Zelda game, and pictures like this make me smile. The feeling of a dream is definitely accomplished here- good job! :heart:
NightlessAngel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
On the bright side at the costumes okay, er right?
addixii Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
oh...fuck... simply amazing
Tari-Ringeril Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! T__T
Chaosbayne Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Wow. Amazing!
Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Hetare-muni Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've browsed your gallery many times before, but I don't recall having ever seen this one 'til now. It's a wonderful scene: very surreal. Great job on all of it!
AFBLFG Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Animal-Art-for-art Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Partial-Credit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LA is my favorite video game of all time (which is saying a lot), and the first one I played all the way through on my own as a kid. I love you for doing this, and I hope to see more LA in the future. ^_^
auress Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i give it a double thumbs up! this looks so just looks exactly like the game
zxcvbbnmm1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Oh It got wet!!
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
MeganePunk Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I really love this game. This picture captures its spirit perfectly. :)
yokogreyword Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Dude this is great! And yeah, I worried about the costume. ^_^;
I adore Link's awakening. I love the Ballad of the Wind Fish. Plus it's one of the few Zelda games I've managed to beat. *ahem* -_-
9Dani9 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
SeraphimOtaku Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Too much EPIC !!!!!! my fav. Zelda >_< !
Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my! That poor costume! All the salt! But a great work. It truly deserves the DD. With this you proved once more that you are the one and only real-life Link!
LiKovacs Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
its actually just fine, the water did no damage and it just needed a nice wash after wards :3
Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Then it's allright. Everything going fine with your recent projects as well?
SheikfreakIvan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this si awesome.
The-Real-Link Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
What can I say but looks like you had a little shipwreck there ;). Stunningly beautiful!
Daking9 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. After three tries, you totally deserved those seagulls. xD
SysMon-Anon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Totally squealing in fangirl happines right now. Awesome shot, it really does feel like it was taken in Hyrule. I can't believe how aboslutely perfect everything lined up (plus the seagulls :boogie:) . Nice job
Iubita Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning panoramic! And a great job and not getting any footprints in the shot. Really beautiful.
GZLsarah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
That is perfect!
Junco9 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Yes! Love that game, love this shot. This captures the opening so perfectly. I'd love to see more of this costume. Glad to hear the water and sand didn't ruin it! lol
Escapistam Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   General Artist
Damn fantastic. Your hard work was effort well spent!
GamerintheZone Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG this is so amazing!!! The way you have the planks laid out, the waves perfect timeing :-o, the cosplay wow, you look just like Link from Link's Awakening.

Over all I just love this poster, you did a great job.
anndistya Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student
janey-in-a-bottle Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh, this is great.
I have a scene like that in one of my (non-zelda) stories and I've had trouble to properly describe the person at the water edge. this will so help. :D

great scene, composition and lighting. and I'm impressed you were willing to lie in the water like this so often to get a good picture. :)
HBGfilms Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Filmographer
this is breathtakingly incredible. it really captures Zelda in a medium that feels both real and fantastical at the same time. Great job!!! :D
MadMeeper Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Congrats on the DD! 8D
tuff-enuff Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That was a fun video game.
Khalipse Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol your dad, i tought was you
logarixe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Yamimi-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
really nice instant fav
Vvissia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shipwrecked... and comatose... drinking fresh mango juice
Allendra3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I suggested this, too! Glad to see other people thought it deserved a DD!
Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Oh my!! This is amazing!!! :iconiloveyouplz: :heart:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEE ;; :heart: :rose:

...I'm gonna go play Zelda now. >> -DOES SO-
ilovebeingbored Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
love this
castiel1809 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
it's amazing.. really! :D
Gemdrop Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, looks so surreal
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