Zelda Fanart Spotlight – Link’s Best Friend

KnowleeDecember 15th, 2012 by Knowlee

Today’s Zelda Fanart Spotlight is on deviantART artist JulienLasbleiz‘s fanart, “Link’s Best Friend“. In this fanart it showcases two of the most well known characters from the Zelda series: Link and Epona. Link is riding atop Epona as they are traveling over a snowy landscape. The snow is billowing around the two companions as they move over the terrain.

Not entirely sure where their destination is, but I’m pretty sure it’s either to a dungeon or maybe to warm shelter to help protect them from the elements.

(To see the picture in greater detail, please click on it.)

I love this picture. It’s very simplistic in its details and with just that little bit of what is featured it makes an excellent piece of art. Makes me wish I had a friend like Epona that I could ride in the wilderness with. I think that would be really fun.

The arist’s gallery can be found here. Please go let the artist know what you thought of his piece and also please let us know by leaving a comment in the section below!

Stay tuned for the next Zelda Fanart Spotlight! Until then!

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  • Turtles!

    Amazing! I like the blurred snow effect.

  • utterlygutsy4life

    absolutely amazing! that would be an amazing implement of travel in the next zelda game on wii for link to travel in a blizzard with epona.

    • utterlygutsy4life

      *Wii U

  • Lydia Shepherd

    Epic! I love the snow!

  • Guest

    Wow, that’s beautiful. The sketchy, blurred approach really creates strong sense of dynamic movement in this piece.

  • Mister

    Beautiful, and a very different style than what we’re used to seeing in Zelda art. Very nice.

  • hot apple Fi

    Beautiful picture. I don’t think their’s one person who doesn’t want Epona back for the next game.

    • Emma Mix

      Except Gooey.

  • Waker of Winds

    I love how it’s overly simplistic but creates an ethereal effect.

  • MiniJen

    beautiful! I love Epona and this is so fitting for the holiday season considering the snow!

    • Artirian_Legacy

      I wish I could say the same.,.
      Stupid Ohio and its unpredictable weather. Oh well.
      I’ll check it again in 5 minutes.

  • TimPhilly

    Or…maybe Link ended up searching for Navi well into his adulthood…

    • HeroOfPie

      lol i wouldnt bother if i was him XD

    • Teh Other Guy

      Except that he’s wielding the Master Sword.

  • The Hylian Monolith

    As an artist, do you ever get the feeling that people are looking at you and saying, “WELL?”
    This painting is amazing. I have always wanted a Zelda game set in winter, because of the possibility. This isn’t just a possibility, though, this is art. I need to go paint something now.

  • Emma Mix

    Excellent! Like you said, it’s very simplistic in details, but the shading and wind effect is great!

  • Zelda Fri-ack

    couldn’t find a better song to suit this epic painting :D! Go to “You Know We’re Flying”, a track from the Guardians of Ga’Hoole Soundtrack/Score, and go to 1:37. Next, stare at the painting and let the feels ensue :3

  • Watch_Dog

    “In this Fan-Art it showcases two of the most well known characters from the The Legend of Zelda series: Link and Epona.”

    Whoa, apparently Epona is more well known then Princess Zelda.

    Anyways, Fascinating Artwork by Julien Lasbleiz.. ‘TheHylianMonolith’ mentioned, a Zelda Game set in the Winter, and now I want it too. I’ve always loved Snowpeak from Twilight Princess and Snowhead from Majora’s Mask.

    • Just pointing that out

      It says two of the most well known, not the two most well known

  • Imposer

    Just think on the Wii U it might actually look this good.

  • baileygirl99

    Its so beautiful…both the artwork and the friendship between Link and Epona. :’-)

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  • Kablamogroup

    I want to see a winter setting like this in the next Zelda game. I’m a little tired of the “barren wasteland of snow”, as seen in TP, or the “snowy mountain” a la MM. I want to see a “wintery wood”, or an “urban winter”. In fact, I want to see a four-season system, kind of like OOS, but on a 3D Zelda game. It would be cool to see people’s attire change with the seasons (weather, too), like sundresses and lighter clothing for summer, and warm coats and heavy boots for winter.