Zelda Fanart Spotlight- Ocean Grooves

HachiFebruary 20th, 2013 by Hachi

Welcome to another edition of Fanart Spotlight! Today we will be looking at “Ocean Grooves” a very bright and blue picture of Zora Link from Majora’s Mask by Finnish artist Rinkula.

The image depicts Zora Link swimming through the water, smirking at us as he quickly passes by. The artist gives us an extreme close up of his face, and elongates his twisting body the further away it is from the viewer to create the illusion of perspective. She also uses the angle of Link’s body and the water current he is creating behind him to create a beautiful composition for this picture, moving the viewers eye around and towards Link’s face. While there is not too much detail in the background as Link is swimming in open water, there is the subtle silhouette of some far away underwater geographical features. It’s just enough to really emphasis how vast of an area Zora Link is exploring and give the image a little more context for those who may not be familiar with the game.

Rinkula really uses the color of the blue water to enhance Zora Link’s color. Giving him incredibly bright fins that almost seem reflective under the surface makes him look right at home in the water, and emphasis the green ties Link’s trademark green tunic to the rest of his Zora counterparts design.

Tell us what you thought about todays Fanart spotlight below, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the incredibly talented Rinkula’s work on DeviantART gallery!

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  • Cmaster

    Nice work. I always loved the Zoras, especially playing as Zora link.

  • npatoray24

    this is my favorite art piece that has been featured as of yet

  • firecrb

    Being a zora would be fun. Being able to swim freely without air anytime, anyone know where to get a zora mask or zora armor. BTW looks great.

  • JeredenDonnar

    I hope they bring the N64 zoras back, they were my favorite.

    • Guy

      I liked them to. I kinda wish they used them in SS. However, what i really want them to bring back is the deku scrubs :D!

  • thelinkmaster001

    majoras mask was the only zelda game where swimming wasent a pain. (at least the ones that i played)

    • Waker of Winds

      I agree. all the other ones you have to swim at an inch an hour

    • Jray

      Skyward Sword’s swimming was great! or at least in my opinion (Once you get the Dragon’s Scale) :P

  • itsameluigi1290

    He lacks the green hat looking thing on the back of his head, but it’s great nonetheless!

    • Guy

      Yeh, it makes it look a bit “Non-Link” like..

      • itsameluigi1290


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

    Really like this art style, nice detail and the weird angle that its put on makes it cool :)
    Good Work Rinkula


    It is such a cool Picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anon

    Anyone noticed the ‘golden’ curve?

  • Jray

    I think it would be pretty cool if in the next game you could be rito link, along with other species if they brought back masks, or just transformations.

  • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

    His nose is too big… makes him look a bit like Ganondorf… other than that, the painting’s great. I love the underwater formations in the bottom left.