Fan Artwork

UntitledLyndon Willoughby, designer of the original Operation Moonfall posters and coordinator of the new April/May campaigns has created two new silkscreen poster designs. They are not actually related to Operation Moonfall itself, but they are still awesome Majora’s Mask artworks.

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Hylian Shield Guitar

RabbitMarch 27th, 2014 by Rabbit

shield-thumbAs if we haven’t all been privy to the wonderful world of Zelda music and Zelda fans remaking that music in all sorts of interesting and unique ways, we have recently found a new way to enjoy and emulate the music of our favorite series: a guitar fashioned to win Link’s own heart and just maybe replace his little ocarina. Hit the jump to see the magic for yourself!

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Zelda Artist Exposition: aquanut

LukeSaturnMarch 22nd, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniWelcome everyone once again to Zelda Artist Exposition — the feature series where I promote an artist I have found that I think is amazing and deserves more recognition. My list of artists to feature is long, but I am always looking for new additions as the list shrinks so please post a comment if you know of a Zelda fan artist you would like me to feature. Our feature today is aquanut of deviantART.

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Amazing Wood Burned Image of Link

DjinnMarch 10th, 2014 by Djinn

il_570xN.561654010_f0xaEtsy artist BTJPyro has recently posted his latest work: a wood-burn image of Link with the Master Sword and Hylian Shield in front of the Triforce. The piece is 11.75 x 11.75 inches and sells for $650. He also recorded the making of this carving and uploaded the video to YouTube if you would like to see how he made it.

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Link’s Friendlist

KnowleeMarch 3rd, 2014 by Knowlee

links friendlist previewGame-Art-HQ, the mastermind behind the famous Link’s Blacklist which was an art collaboration that consisted of artwork showcasing the enemies from The Legend of Zelda series, has now released a new collaboration of artworks. This time around however, instead of the showcasing the enemies, it is showing the friends and allies that Link encounters on his journey. This new collaboration is called Link’s Friendlist.

To see some of the artwork that has been submitted to this collection thus far, please take the jump below.

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BedZOUNA Reddit-user has posted a picture purportedly showing an image of Majora’s Mask they found drawn on a park sidewalk. Follow the jump to see the piece of Zelda-inspired graffiti in full. Read more…

Amazing realistic Deku Scrub painting

ParkerFebruary 25th, 2014 by Parker

Deku Scrub ThumbnailIn January, Zelda Dungeon reported on a collection of incredibly realistic Zelda artwork produced by online artist Nate Hallinan including hyper-detailed depictions of a Goron and a Skulltula. At the time, Hallinan was working on a realistic re-imagining of the forest-dwelling Deku Scrub as well, having already produced a series of preliminary sketches. He recently put the finishing touches on his Deku Scrub painting, and it can be seen in full after the jump.

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Fan Made Majora’s Mask

MariFebruary 24th, 2014 by Mari

Preview There are so many artists that have made awesome versions of Majora’s Mask, yet this campaign for a Kickstarter by Camille Young is by far the most creative. Camille has created “Oni” masks, meaning devil or demon from Japanese literature. The masks resemble Majora’s Mask and are made from resin that she casted and carved herself! She has gathered a group of artists to paint their own wearable Majora’s Masks with their own style! The masks even have a black mesh in the corner of the eyes so that whoever is wearing the mask will be able to see. She is planning on selling blank and painted Oni masks by different artists on a Kickstarter that should be coming soon. Hit the jump to see final versions of the masks!

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Clay Miniblin

LukeSaturnFebruary 22nd, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniWho here hates Miniblins? I sure did in The Wind Waker. Truthfully, those annoying cretins gave me more trouble than Darknuts. I could dodge and weave all I wanted, but a horde of Miniblins could always land a blow. However annoying these creatures are, they still stand as a distinct trademark of the Adult timeline. Commemorating their wickedness, reddit user, bulletproofheart6, sculpted a complete clay model of a Miniblin. Hit the jump to view the carving!

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Outset Island Link Papercraft

KevFebruary 21st, 2014 by Kev

LinkI recently mentioned that there are far too many pieces of art by fans for us to cover all of them but occasionally something incredible is created that has to be talked about. Last time it was a cross-stitch map of Hyrule from A Link to the Past and this time it’s a papercraft model of Link from The Wind Waker in his Outset Island attire.

See some of the great pictures after the jump!

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Majora’s Mask-Themed Car in Forza Motorsport 5

Tyler TagFebruary 20th, 2014 by Tyler Tag

Majora's Mask themed carYou’ve met with a terribly awesome car, haven’t you? Over at the Forza Motorsport, a car buff meets Zelda fan, BusierDonkey, created a Majora’s Mask inspired design for the Forza Motorsport 5. Hit the jump to check out what could be Link’s next sweet ride.

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Fan Art: Handmade Link Quilt

Tyler TagFebruary 17th, 2014 by Tyler Tag

xnxo4MZThese days, fans will do anything in order to be surrounded by the passions they love. A great example of this is how reddit user lifesquared showed his handmade Link quilt. Not only does it look warm, but it looks professionally done.

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Zelda Artist Exposition: UNIesque

LukeSaturnFebruary 15th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniGreetings and salutations! You have found yourself once again at another Zelda Artist Exposition—the feature series where I exhibit a new artist for your viewing pleasure. In case you are new these writings, suggestions are always welcome. If you know of an artist you would like featured, please comment. And if you do not know of someone, comment anyway and show some support. Anyway, our feature for this week is the esteemed UNIesque.

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ALTTP mapFan art based on the Legend of Zelda series appear quite regularly. There are far too many pieces created too often for us to be able to talk about all of them.  Every once in a while something comes along that is not only an amazing piece of art, but it also shows the creator has dedicated a lot of time to the project. One such piece is a cross-stitch depicting the overworld map from A Link to the Past.

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Untitled With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the deadline for thinking of a gift for your loved ones also gets closer. Nothing says love better than a homemade Zelda gift. On Twitter a fan’s Perler bead creation has been showcased of our favorite hero and princess. This particular version includes The Minish Cap Link and Zelda.

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ShirtPunch-MS0213-Promo The popular website ShirtPunch has made quite a name for itself by providing awesome and affordable shirts for nerds everywhere every single day. Each day they feature new shirt designs from fan artists for a cool $10, but only for those 24 hours.

Continuing their tradition of providing awesome Zelda related T-shirts, today they’re featuring the Master Sword-based design “Master Using It” by InkOne. If you are interested in this neat shirt for just $10, hit the jump! But be warned; this design is only available until tonight at 12:00EST!

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Watch YouTuber StevRayBro draw Link and Zelda

Tyler TagFebruary 12th, 2014 by Tyler Tag

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 12.03.59 PM Steven Ray Brown is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s of Media Arts and Animation. He posts many of his works on his Facebook and deviantART site. His most recent work is a very nice digital piece of Link and Zelda, and he has been kind enough to give us a glimpse of its creation with a great time-lapse video.

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Zelda Artist Exposition: theonlybriman47

LukeSaturnFebruary 1st, 2014 by LukeSaturn

Suni Welcome all to Zelda Artist Expositions—my series of features where I showcase an artist I have found that I think is amazing or deserves more credit. As always comments are welcomed and appreciated, and if you have an artist you think should be featured, let me know and I will add him or her to my list. And of course, please be supportive. Today we have a very unique artist. Our feature is theonlybriman47, suggested by staff member Jessica.

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SketchPadArtwork created by fans is posted on a daily bases and there have been many amazing pieces of art over the years.  For those who don’t have a talent for drawing, like me, the Art Academy games on the Nintendo DS can provide tips and lessons on how to acquire this talent. The Wii U version, Art Academy: SketchPad, doesn’t have any lessons and is solely a drawing tool but, in a recent post on Twitter, Nintendo UK announced a competition for drawings based on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

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Zelda Artist Exposition: Gahiko

LukeSaturnJanuary 18th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniHey guys! Zelda Artist Exposition is back! On the off chance you noticed an absence of these editorials the past few weeks, I apologize. Briefly falling ill, combined with a vacation, created some unfortunate circumstances every time I tried to write. However, things should be back to normal. Anyway, that is not important, but the art is! If you do not know about this series, although you can probably guess what it is all about, it is a series I created to feature great artists of Zelda artwork that I write every other week. Suggestions are more than welcome in the comments. This week’s artist is Gahiko.

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Woodcarver Creates Awesome Link Statue

Colonel-MajoraJanuary 10th, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

UntitledIt is not very often that we see fan artwork in the form of wooden carvings, but a Canadian carver named Aleš Jánošík has posted pictures of his new six inch Link statue on his blog, along with pictures of the process he went through while making it. It is based on official Spirit Tracks artwork of Link, and was entirely carved by hand.

See the finished statue and work-in-progress pictures after the jump!

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415465489There are many Zelda fans out there replaying and recreating many of the memorable songs from the series. YouTuber iPlay video game music has recently posted his latest piece, the theme from the Lost Woods in Ocarina of Time.

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Zelda Artist Exposition: lulles

LukeSaturnDecember 21st, 2013 by LukeSaturn

SuniHello everyone! This is Zelda Artist Exposition, an editorial series where I feature exceptional artists. In case you have not read these before, although I have done many of them, suggestions for artists are always welcome. The only criteria is that they need to have at least three Zelda-related pieces, and you need to think they are a fantastic artist. The goal of these posts is to spread the joy of art wherever possible and to expose artists to a larger audience. This week I am featuring one of my personal favorite artists, lulles.

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Stippling Link portrait

LukeSaturnDecember 16th, 2013 by LukeSaturn

SuniThose who notice my writing probably know I mostly write about art on Zelda Dungeon, and you may know I am always browsing deviantART for art and artists to feature. Occasionally, however, reddit will come through with a great piece to feature. Thanks to Davey for pointing it out. An artist, redditor Svezzz812, has created a portrait of Twilight Princess Link in the style of stippling. In case you may not know, stippling is the drawing style of individual dots of varying shades being placed together to create an image. Hit the jump to view the impressive representation of the thumbnail image!

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Legend of Zelda rubber duckies

JenDecember 15th, 2013 by Jen

zii Link DuckThe website, Only Duck has been making custom made rubber duckies for a little over four years now. The creators have transformed many rubber ducks, including Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who (or Ducktor Who), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and much more! So what does this have to do with The Legend of Zelda? Read more to find out!

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Queen Gohma artwork

JenDecember 8th, 2013 by Jen

queen gohmaQueen Gohma is a famous Zelda boss. Her first main appearance in Ocarina of Time led to a similar boss in Twilight Princess called Armoghoma. Even though Queen Gohma is an enemy, that doesn’t stop people from creating fantastic pieces of artwork inspired by her!

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Zelda Artist Exposition: ZaloHero

LukeSaturnDecember 7th, 2013 by LukeSaturn

SuniHey everyone! It has been a while. Whether you have noticed or not, this editorial series was put on hold briefly for the release of A Link Between Worlds. The game was much more topical compared to fan art, and the hiatus allowed myself and everyone else to focus on the developments and news pouring in, although, ironically I never actually reported on the game during that time. Anyway, as usual, I will just explain Zelda Artist Exposition in case you happen to be new. It is a series I created to expose Zelda fan artists and highlight how much of an impact The Legend of Zelda series has had on the art community. It is normally published every other week, barring unforeseen events. Recommendations for artists to feature are welcome, and please do be supportive and pleasant in the comments. This week’s featuree is deviantARTist ZaloHero.

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Treasure chest as a wedding gift

DjinnDecember 4th, 2013 by Djinn

aIYAsAQThere are many fans that love to share a little bit of their creativity. Well, reddit user Binyeum gave his or her sister an interesting gift for her wedding: a painted treasure chest resembling the ornate blue and gold treasure chest from Majora’s Mask. The box was made to hold the cards and donations for the wedding and even made the traditional theme when opened.

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Forza 5 Wind Waker Car

JenNovember 29th, 2013 by Jen

windwaker carForza 5 is a game about cars and racing. The new game for Xbox One only came out a few days ago, but already people have found an interesting way to put a little Zelda spin on it. Jump in to read more!

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Chalk art at Nintendo World Store

MaanavLinkNovember 21st, 2013 by MaanavLink

zelda_link_between_world_linkChris Carlson, a professional chalk artist from Denver, Colorado, has recently been invited to draw an A Link Between World’s mural at the Nintendo World Store in Manhattan. I definitely recommend you check out the art for yourself. Although the mural has not been completed, pictures have been released on Twitter and Instagram. So hit the jump to see the progress!

 

 

 

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Zelda Artist Exposition: Zaphk

LukeSaturnNovember 9th, 2013 by LukeSaturn

Suni Hello everyone and welcome again to another installment of Zelda Artist Exposition—the biweekly editorial series where I feature a Zelda fan artist whom I think deserves recognition and praise. As always, please feel free to comment if you have a suggestion for an artist to feature. I again want to thank HyliaBeilschmidt, who I last featured, for her help. Today’s versatile but unfortunately concise artist is Zaphk of deviantART.

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Update: Majora’s Mask wood carving

LukeSaturnNovember 2nd, 2013 by LukeSaturn

Suni I am not sure if any of you remember, but a few months ago I posted about a work-in-progress Majora’s Mask art project. The project by Mario Mayer is an incredibly realistic, wooden replica of the mask. The mask is not only carved from a single slab of wood besides the horns and eyes but is fully sized and perfectly textured. When I first featured it in July it was only in the beginning stages, without even the spikes or any paint, but now, it is complete! And it looks incredible! Hit the jump to view pictures and found out more.

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tumblr_inline_msua2y5krJ1qz4rgpOf all the Links who have donned the green tunic and cap and answered the call to save Hyrule, the Hero of Time stands out as particularly legendary. Not only did this incarnation of Link star in Ocarina of Time, a game many consider to be one of the best ever made, but he went on to save the day again in Majora’s Mask, a cult favorite among hardcore Zelda fans. His influence is keenly felt in The Wind Waker, and again in Twilight Princess, where the Hero’s Shade, a manifestation of the Hero of Time’s past regret, according to Hyrule Historia, teaches his heroic successor the ways of the sword.

Despite his recurring appearances in the series, the Hero of Time’s fate following Majora’s Mask is largely shrouded in mystery. A relatively new fan comic, however, has attempted to fill in the holes and provide an emotional and complete account of this particular Link’s legendary life.

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A Link Between Worlds wallet

JenOctober 29th, 2013 by Jen

albw walletA Link Between Worlds will be out soon. The game so far looks very promising; the new characters look fantastic and the gameplay is unique. The A Link Between Worlds bundle, we now know, will be released in the states, and that is a wonderful thing. While we still have to wait for the bundle, we could expand our Zelda collection right now thanks to Etsy!

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Custom gold Zelda themed SNES console

DjinnOctober 27th, 2013 by Djinn

custom_zelda_themed_super_nintendo__pal___by_zoki64-d6rk8n4YouTube member zoxsk8 has gained a reputation for his custom painted themed controllers and consoles. Well he has posted a video of his latest commission, a custom gold Zelda themed Super Nintendo system. The console has been repainted with a gold theme including triforces on the controllers and glittery gold painted exterior with bright reflective gold replacing the normal dark gray areas. The video starts out showing off a few still images of the console then goes on to show a complete turnaround showing you the entire case while also giving the viewer a better look at the paint job in another light.

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