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Link - Pixel Art by NeoZ7 Link - Pixel Art by NeoZ7
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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Given 2014-09-25
Link - Pixel Art by NeoZ7 is a great example of vivid colours bringing a dynamic pose to life. ( Featured by Lyricanna )
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Critique by 8-BitFest Sep 15, 2014, 3:04:49 PM
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.-
What do you think?
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140 out of 184 deviants thought this was fair.

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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 :)
What do you think?
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:icondelscrappo87:
Delscrappo87 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, that is awesome. Secondly, you nailed every bit of detail. Amazing work!
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconeve-acatty:
Eve-aCatty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019
Very cool!
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconeve-acatty:
Eve-aCatty Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019
You're welcome!
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:iconindepintel:
IndepIntel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconindepintel:
IndepIntel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np
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:iconlemongrabthesaint:
LemonGrabTheSaint Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is crazy good! The detail is awesome
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconitsumitakeya:
ItsumiTakeya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS EPIC!!:happybounce: :happybounce: 
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconitsumitakeya:
ItsumiTakeya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BTW, how many hours did you spend for this master piece? at least maybe more than 24 hours I think. :D
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry but I don't remember exactly :D I did this a few years ago, definitely took me some hours!
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:iconitsumitakeya:
ItsumiTakeya Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spend only some hours for the size image is very speed to me, it will took me more than 10 hours I believe Waaaah! 
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:icondarkrogue47:
Darkrogue47 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
So awesome! That must've taken forever oof
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icontheartisticastro:
TheArtisticAstro Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
Nicely done! Is there a samus pixel art?
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I haven't done Samus yet
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:icontheartisticastro:
TheArtisticAstro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
Ok, it would be cool
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Link is my man. ^^
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:iconbunnyspriter:
BunnySpriter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its amazing 😄.Can you tell me hoe long did it take?
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
What? I didn't make this.
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:iconthefallencore:
TheFallenCore Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
that looks awsome
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconpkstarpunk:
PKStarPunk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is lovely :)
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconlokiahoy:
lokiahoy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
hii

is there any possibility i could use this on my page ;v;
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, just give credit somewhere :)
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:iconlokiahoy:
lokiahoy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
ahhh thank you ;v;

ill def. credit you aa
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconitrif93:
itrif93 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017
It looks cool! Good job!^^
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconfafnirtargaryen:
FafnirTargaryen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
WOAHWOAWAWAWWOAWOWA 
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:iconxxpastel-bunniesxx:
xXPastel-BunniesXx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017   Digital Artist
Cool! <3
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconwarlordera:
WarLordEra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my first time seeing pixel art for Legend of Zelda, it looks very cool! :)
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconwarlordera:
WarLordEra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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:iconhikaruthetaru:
HikaruTheTaru Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice...
Way better than me!
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhikaruthetaru:
HikaruTheTaru Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome, my friend. 
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:iconluiishu535:
Luiishu535 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
I'm really digging the colors you used here! I'm curious, what was the hardest part about making this sprite?
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D I think the hardest part was the face and hair
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:iconzuowrap:
ZuoWrap Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS THE BEST PIXEL ART OF LINK I'VE SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3 7u7 Uwu
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconn01nspiration:
N01nspiration Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Two words.
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.
awesome job!!!!! i love it! there are a few flaws, like others pointed out, but the picture as a whole is so good. QUALITY RIGHT HERE ;) byee! have a great day and keep doing great stuff! 
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic. :D
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:iconneoz7:
NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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