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Link by x-RETROspecs-x Link by x-RETROspecs-x
this is a glorious day for me.
I finally drew a tolerable picture of Link from my story, "The Legend of Zelda: The Forgotten Triforce".
In other words...

I DID IT :D! lol

My story is based off of "LoZ: The Ocarina of Time", as well are my characters.
I've always pictured Link looking more grown-up in OoT rather than in games like "Twilight Princess" and "Skyward Sword", in which he looks more like a 16-year old boy.
The eyes in this picture were the most important feature. I made them mature, but still young.
In the first book of my fanfic, "The Forgotten Triforce", Link is still very naive - even goofy sometimes.
However, a tragic loss that he suffers in the end of my first book causes him to adopt a more serious persona and tougher exterior that's carried over to my second book, "Death by Dred and Vengeance" ('Dred' isn't supposed to be spelt as 'Dread').
Although this loss almost breaks him, he still harbors the same compassion he had for others in the first book.
He remains a loveable character throughout the second installment, despite his more mature outlook

"The Forgotten Triforce" is greatly based on the storyline of OoT. It has the same temples, bosses, characters, etc., though I HAVE added many things, including another main character.
I've also given some personalities to generic characters (such as the Hylian soldiers), embellished the storyline with some side-quests, and elaborated one of my favorite places in the game - the Ice Cavern.
"Death by Dred and Vengeance", however, is a whole new story that I created, continued from the OoT-based first book. In a sense, it takes a darker turn, but also lighter at the same time.
It matures as the characters mature, and I feel it's an interesting follow-up to TFT, and a fun story to read.
If I DO decide to post it on here, I hope people will enjoy it as much as my Quizilla fans did.[:

Medium: Graphite & Characoal
Colored with photoshop.
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kandaluvr Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
this is amazing! :iconimpressedplz:
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x-RETROspecs-x Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
Thank you!
:meow:

<3
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kandaluvr Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Anytime!!!!!!!!!!!
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AshaBellanar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
:wow:
epic Link is epic.


:la:
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izzy1125 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
if there were a real Link, I'd imagine he'd look like this. :D awesome.
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ZeLiNk-LoVeR1221 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely :3
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x-RETROspecs-x Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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wonderboy1234 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
epic win
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x-RETROspecs-x Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :faint:!

xx
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wonderboy1234 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
no problem i love the bottom on the cape and the shoulder armor. he looks awesome.
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LinktloZelda Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Pretty cool :D! I really want to read your fanfic :)! I really loved Link's eyes x3
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x-RETROspecs-x Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
& Glad to hear it :D I plan to post my fanfic on DA soon,
most definitely :)

& Thanks for faving & watching as well!
:squee:
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LinktloZelda Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! I'm loving your gallery :D!
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shoujo-sugar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*drools* Link's smolder is the BESTEST.
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x-RETROspecs-x Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed :happybounce:!

:D
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kirbygal12 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconmonkeyloveplz:
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Zero-the-Starslayer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this what the real Hero of Time would look like?
TIME TO INVESTIGATE FURTHER
*puts on detective hat
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devodvictor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Whoa... This is freaking epic! you need to start drawing more.. maybe you and me can do some more sketches of characters we were chatting about. I love your artwork and drawings. o-o; Keep drawing! KEEP IT UP! NOW!
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eonla Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
crazy this one sick hehe very cool
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x-RETROspecs-x Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
:)
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Arevish Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Even cooler than the real Link
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x-RETROspecs-x Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you very much :D
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