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Sheik by super-fergus Sheik by super-fergus
Shiek from 'The Legend of Zelda'

No. Shiek is not a dude.
She's never been.
It's just a trap.

My goodness, I never knew this one would be THAT popular.
All I can say is thank you for your kind words and comments, its what really keeps me going with these things. I'm glad ya'll like it!
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LenaKemp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfectly set in scene! I like that :Identitytheft: 
Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice use of various textures to give more depth to Sheik's design.  The lighting, textures, and colors combine well to create the illusion of a photo taken in the desert.
Vehement-Crusade Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
when i was a little girl, i always chose Sheik as my character in a N64 game- apart from all of the other Nintendo characters. i never picked a princess with a dress.

i always picked Sheik.

i felt like i related to her. i didn't understand why. i just did.
theroonco Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
This. Is. So AMAZING! Absolutely incredible. I am in love with this picture and clearly the internet is too, given how many sites have used this without crediting you :)

I'm so glad I was finally able to find this and find you. I look forward to seeing what you do next! Beautiful work!
shafninja Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome painting. She looks so cool in that hot desert. But btw sheik has red eyes
Vehement-Crusade Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Dude this is insanely good how did you do this ._.
Low-Light23 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome job! My brain exploded at the sheer awesomeness!Atomic Cock 
spitesyre Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
This is amazing. A Real o.O
Dark-Moon-Howl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool
finallifeend Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
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Johnny12575 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
reynardfox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
W-wow, this is amazing. Chibi-Rine-Hime (who I can't seem to insert a dA icon for, dangit) has the right of it; this looks like it came straight out of a movie. Amazing work! I love the eye, especially, and how feminine she looks (as she should!). Superb! Thank you so much for sharing!
lilfixit Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
MarkTheGr8 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the texture work.
KyuSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student General Artist
oo this is nice XD 

i swear i thought that this said Shrek for a second
Xmzv Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
//thought that Shiek was a dude this whole time 
//really confused 
I've been lied to for far too long ; ;

LOVELY work of art, though c;
YouloudeFanyou Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thinked it was a cosplay.... So I said :"My gosh, he is ugly !"
But when I saw "Digital art / Drawings", I said :"OMG IT'S GENIUS !!!!!". I love it ! ;)
StarryUvi Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I see all this discussion stuff below and felt like I should give my two cents.

I'm pretty sure the idea was that Sheik intended for it to SEEM like she was a boy. But if you put metallic (and let's just assume it's supper realistic too) paint over a wooden table and say the table is made of metal, people might believe you and think it's made of metal, but the table is still made of wood. It's just the wooden table is disguised as a metal table.

Zelda is still a woman as Sheik. It's a disguise and character she created, so maybe she was like "Okay, Sheik will be a boy. That will make the disguise much more effective." In order for Sheik to actually be a boy though, Zelda would have actually had to change a part of who she is entirely. That means magically changing her sex. While she could have physically changed her sex, she would PROBABLY also have to alter her gender MENTALLY because inside she's still a woman. (We're assuming that Zelda is really going all out on making Sheik actually be a boy, but these steps would be totally unnecessary in the process) Now if she did that, it could be very problematic because she could accidentally BECOME the character she created and stop being Zelda altogether as she feels more like the man she created rather than the princess she used to be.

So maybe Sheik the DISGUISE was intended as a boy, but physically and mentally Sheik is a girl.
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Bandi0 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:iconitsatrapplz: IT'S A ..
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
SHHHH! it's supposed to be a secrete!
awesome pic!
serenawarren14 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
PaniCrusnik09 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
I can practically feel the rough-and-grittiness of her scarf and turban... So, so detailed and amazing~!
kawaii-llama Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Narday Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that it was a man in OoT but then Nintendo started to make Zelda only dress like Sheik. In OoT she was changing her whole aparance like race and gender :v
plyxo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Just a trap. I love it :)
k8eroseg Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a photo! So beautiful!
nolove14 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a great counter argument on why sheik originally in ocarina of time is a boy if you want to hear it
Liurem Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing job *w*
phantomfantasy13 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
How did u get the detail so well?! I mean looks AMAZING!!!
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work!
ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorain26 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Shiek looks so real. Wonderful work!!!
Sheicia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Moonlight-Shiba94 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
-Heavy breathing intensifies- THIS. IS. AWESOME!!!
You know what would be awesome? If you could make this animated, into a show, maybe... it would be the most awesome videogame show ever, and I'm not exaggerating on that, mate. You would need a good story, though. Not like the Manga, which throws the events of the game into a blender (like having Gerudos attack Lon-Lon Ranch...), not to mention a couple other blasphemous additions... you would have to expand the story somehow, though. Maybe have Link get everything back at the very end of Ocarina of Time (after they take care of Ganondorf once and for all...), like his slingshot, boomerang, upgrades, heart containers, bottles, weapons, equipment, other items... plus you could show him defeating the bosses again (since they were already there at the beginning of the game), meeting everybody again, and finally packing light for the search of Navi (A.K.A. the beginning of Majora's Mask), and after all that, you could make a Majora's Mask series, and then a miniseries right after that... like Link's continued search for Navi, and possibly finally finding her...
It's a lot, but you could make it happen if you really tried. This is my request. PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!
M3ls-Hyl14n-T1m3Lord Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is to amazing u need to go to nintendo and art there go now
GamedracoArt Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This is the most badass rendition of Sheik I have ever seen. She really looks a warrior and leader here.
ShoelaceMonster Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
<3 <3  my favorite "character" in OoT! I love Sheik/Zelda!
bionicboy8 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I love this!!!
RobHadford Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's incredible!!! I really love this pic, it catches the character entirely I think I've fainted. 
MrPMosh05 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
ValkyrieKnights Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
This is beautiful. It's so life like yet video game graphics. This would be a perfect cut scene if they ever did a Zelda game where you could play Sheik's role after beating the game. Or a complete game just for her. Imagine all the badassity that would ensue. 
 Love-chain runnig for riling 
KamSethdrid Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ame los detalles <3
BlondestArt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love it! The colors, the detail, the character … all of it is good.  Just one piece of advice: Shiek's eyes are red … being a hardcore fan I'm picky.  Besides that, this piece is great!
wingsister Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Lovely! I just adored Shiek! It was so freaking awesome when he turned out to be Zelda. 
Linnc1910 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Sheik is a girl and always was a girl.
wingsister Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Yeah I know Sheik is a girl, I just meant that up until the point where it was revealed that Sheik was Zelda, I'd thought of Sheik as a male. :)
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