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Link - Pixel Art

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This is the most difficult Pixel Art I ever did.
Hope you like it :3

Pose is based on this: zeldawiki.org/images/6/6b/TP_L…

Link belongs to Nintendo
Artwork belongs to me.
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ToonLinkFromBavaria's avatar

Ich mag diesen Kerl total!

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Von jemandem der sich "ToonLinkFromBavaria" nennt hätte ich auch nichts anderes erwartet :D

chonked's avatar

This is really cool!

I love how you changed hues to shade instead of simply picking a darker colour - it really makes the image "pop"!

Also, the amount of detail is amazing; you clearly put a lot of effort into this!

It's a great piece of pixel art - it makes me want to try it as well! :heart:

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Thank you so much! :heart:

BuXiX's avatar

This is the most epic pixel art that I have ever seen.Link with Navi

NeoCyania's avatar

Thank you so much! :D

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First off, I have to say that this piece stands out wonderfully. The colors are bright and cheerful and the shine on the master sword is very realistic. I love the detail to the pixels themselves, you clearly took your time on this!
I'm giving it 4 stars for originality because this pose has been done a few times, but hey, it still looks cool as fuck.
Overall, this is one of the best pixel pieces I've seen in awhile.
I hope this review is alright, it's the first "proper" one I've done in quite a long time. That'll be all!
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you're very welcome!
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And there we have new, shiny & refreshing artwork from NeoZ7.

Are you really sure you didn't stole the artwork of Nintendo? Because this artwork is almost Nintendo-quality!

The lightning looks so awesome! From the head, to the shield & sword, to the shoes. Only on some parts I personally think there is too much of it.

Also, the sword looks a bit twisted at the end, but the sword itself looks really awesome! you really see depth in it.

The choice of your colour palate is also great. I really like that you made this art look bright and colorful. I couldn't have guested that you made this from a realistic, sad looking (in my opinion) picture of Link.

This is one of the best things you ever uploaded to DeviantArt. I'll give this one a high mark. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":-)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="392" title=":-) (Smile)"/>
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Thank you! ^^ 
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so cool x3 i love link <3 omg omg omg so cute and stuff x3 sorry i have really nothing else to say is that i cant stop saying this picture of link is awesome ^_^ keep up the good work and really nice job lolz oh i love u link x3 hehehe oh and i cant wait for Hyrule Worriers to come out soon x3 and why is deviantart making everyone make 100 or more words to say about all the arts and stuff? all everyone need to say is your art work is so freaking awesome and stuff
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Thank you! ^w^
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your welcome ^_^ 
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This is all pixel!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!???!!!! It is BEAUTIFUL! You are amazing! I love the attention to detail! His sword looks so amazing. The sword is my favorite! It looks so shiny! I also really love with you did with his hair! It's looks so well done that I just get jealous. Heehee. You're very talented! There is so much detail everywhere and it's a small picture. You put so much time into it, it seems. And I must say time well spent! I must say this piece is inspiring! It also makes me just wanna fan girl over Link. I love it. Keep up the great work!
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You're welcome!
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My critic on this being::::::
PROSESESES:
I absolutely LOVE the colouring and the way you presented the pixilation. That being said, you based it off of Nintendo's version, but I like your's better. You changed his expression from smiling, to THIS which is pretty swag cuz it suits him better as being the "Hero of Hyrule". The shading is very cool!! His tunic is also the shade it used to be in the original LoZ games, "The Legend of Zelda" and "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" and other great games! I dunno if you did that on purpose or not but I love it!

CONSESESES:
You left out minor details that made Link, well, Link! He's not just the hero of Hyrule, he has personality! I think his earring was the first thing I noticed that was missing on this.

I dunno what else XD
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Thank you for the critique! ^w^
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thank you for reading!
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Pros:
- Amazing use of colour to indicate shadows and highlights, it really brings out the depth of Link
- The brighter tone as compared to the reference really shifts the image towards a more traditional Zelda pallet rather that the TP pallet, which works excellently and adds to your originality
- The attention to detail and subtle marks really makes this stand out as compared to other pixel art

Cons:
- Some wrinkles are overly exaggerated, making them appear too sharp, deep, and/or unnatural. For example, the sleeve of the outwards shoulder feels too sharp and unnatural
- The shape of the sword looks warped: the depth at the hilt is perfect, while it diminishes to flat at the tip, making it look twisted or warped. It also appears to curve at 2 points: (pardon my sword terminology) the wide point on the blade, and at handle.

Overall:
A wonderful piece of Pixel Art. A few iffy spots here and there, but easily remedied with a bit of practice. Keep on doing this; this is one of the best pixel art pieces I've seen and you have a lot of potential!
Good luck with whatever you end up doing (*hint* this stuff - it's awesome) and keep on keepin' on <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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Thank you! :aww:
I see what you mean with the wrinkles and the sword, I will try to improve the next time I'll draw them :3
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Before starting to read this review, have in mind that i am a HUGE fan of TLOZ, so i made 2 reviews. My objective review, what i SEE on the picture, and my subjective review, wich is what i THINK of the picture. Also have in mind that i'm not from the US nor the UK, so English is not my native idiom. I might have made some mistakes.
With that being said... Let's begiiiiiiin!
MY OBJECTIVE REVIEW
The detail is absolutely great, but it's not perfect, you missed Link's ear ring and some of the molding on the shield.
The colours are wrong, Link's clothes should be darker.
Link is also smiling on the original, you changed that.
And that's basicly everything wrong with your picture, now, let's talk about the "Pros"
The image causes a good impact, and as i said: The lavel of datail is absolutely great. You can easily recognize who's in the picture, that meaning it's not messy or anithyng. You used different shades of green, brown, blue, yellow and red, so the picture is pretty colourful, wich is good.
My OBJECTIVE overall score: 8/10
MY SUBJECTIVE REVIEW
While being based on a previous pose, you made some minor changes to the actual image. Basicly: You changed the colours. I totally loved the colours you picked.
The level of detail is AMAZING and combined with the lovely livid colours the image causes a great first impression.
There were some missing aspects, like Link's ear ring, and some of the molding in the shield, but if you ask me: it looks better that way.
Now, if you look closely to the original, it looks as if link was smiling, but you changed that, and honestly, it looks better your way than what Nintendo did. It feels more reminiscent to the first games of TLOZ. However, To me it feels as if link had no life, without his face expression. Again, it looks better that way.
You must've put a lot of effort into this. And in my opinion: It paid up. Because this is one of the best if not the best fanart i've seen about TLOZ
This is quality art, and i love it. If i was to give it an overall score: I would give it an 9,6/10. It's not perfect, but it's very close to being it.
You did an outstanding job.
-I do not speak english, as i was born in South America, so there were some points i wanted to put in my review that i couldn't put. But i feel they were not that important, so it's not a big deal.-
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