Zelda Fanart Spotlight – The Vast World

KnowleeJanuary 19th, 2013 by Knowlee

Today’s Fanart Spotlight is on deviantART artist ynnej555‘s Skyward Sword fanart, “The Vast World“. This fanart shows Link sitting atop a branch on a tall tree located on the land that will eventually be known as Hyrule. He is overlooking the landscape of Faron Woods at nighttime. Some cloud cover can been seen from this view as well which helps the viewer see exactly how high up Link is.

This traditional artwork is quite impressive and is one of the best ones that I’ve seen yet that uses items in that particular medium. The way the artist portrayed this view makes one wish they were up there with Link enjoying the sights.

I love this piece of fanart! As I mentioned above it is quite impressive and I found it neat to find that it was created using a traditional medium. This does go to show that traditional fanart can be just as good and sometimes even better than digitally drawn fanart.

The artist has other Zelda-related artwork and crafts located in their gallery. Please go give it a look and let them know what you thought of their artwork! Also please let us know in the comments section below!

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

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  • linkypete

    link looks a little bit short, but the picture is great. Why is it at night, though?

    • Midnafan

      maybe because it adds to the appeal. I can picture it in the day and it doesn’t quite look as nice (plus the whole thing is done in darker, calmer colors rather than brighter ones) and maybe Link climbed up there to lay down for the night. And he’s not so much short as ill-proportioned? where are his legs? :/

      • ynnej555

        Haha, his legs are behind/in front of the tree, I tried measuring when i was drawing, and I don’t think his feet show, though I will admit it does look a bit awkward :P

        • Midnafan

          well when i look at it does look like they should be out of view. it somehow still looks awkward though. maybe anyone drawn without legs looks awkward. look at Picasso. i don’t care what you call art, that stuff is awkward as hell. :/

    • Rob

      Because we all missed out on night time surface :(

  • Kespino20

    Absolutely beautiful <3 Link looks so lonely by himself… Needs a kikwi :3

    • Midnafan

      *Kikwi sits next to him* *Link pushes it off* *Kikwi squeaks when it hits the ground* heh heh… :P

      • Kespino20

        Heheh… Aww poor Kikwi. Looks like a living hot water bottle to keep Link warm up there!

        • Midnafan

          You know, no matter how many times i see the chief Kikwi, i can never tell which end is which on that thing, o_O

          • Kespino20

            Too true. Though his moustache is AMAZING <3

          • Midnafan

            was that what that was? seriously, i get so confused trying to find his face, even when he’s looking at me. :'(

  • Midnafan

    Wow, Link’s that high up and he’s not even in the Great Tree. o.O I really like the style though, especially with the clouds. You know, when I last climbed that tree in-game, my little brother was watching and he was begging me to go to the highest point and just jump off. I must have done it like ten times because I was trying to appease him while trying to collect stuff as well (I actually didn’t have to start over on any of the collecting dives either. That’s a first for me. :/)

  • http://wii4everybody.com/ Oziel

    Excellent work!

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  • Jam9t3

    This picture is so perfect, it shows how link is admiring the new land he just discovered, a land of myth from where he comes from, and now he has a whole new adventure ahead of him, he looks as if he is prepared to explore the whole world as soon as dawn hits, it is an amzing picture, it perfectly displays link would feel.

  • Someone

    It’s such a shame that you can’t travel too the world below at night -.-
    When I found out it was really a ‘I need the Sun’s Song here’-moment.
    The art looks really great. And even though it isn’t in the game, he did a great job at drawing how it would look like.

    • ynnej555

      btw, I’m a girl :3, no offence taken though. :P

  • asirusas

    Looks like hobbit style artwork with majora’s mask theme I LOVE it! :D

    • Cranbery

      but it aint MM. its skyward sword. look at the detail in the sheild and you can see it.

  • Emma Mix

    Very nice! Almost looks like a simplified, Zelda version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night…

  • Cmaster

    Does anyone else think that Links shield looks like a clock?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bs88145 bs8814

    Quite nice, love to have that on a bedroom wall

  • ynnej555

    Omg, I am so excited, thank you so much for featuring my art on zeldadungeon. I’m really flattered. :D

  • baileygirl99

    That’s cool…it would look pretty as a bedroom wallpaper…at night, at least.

  • Cranbery

    this is an amazing piece of art work. how can i get my paws on it? also, how do you submit fan art? i think i’d like to.