Hello again, everyone! Welcome back to Artists of Legend! It’s crazy to think that this series has been going for just over a year now. I wasn’t sure how the series would go when I began it, but I’m thankful that it’s still able to continue to this day! I would’ve had a special post recognizing the anniversary of this series last month, but because of Linktober, I decided to delay it.
Now, let’s get right into everything!
For this special anniversary edition of Artists of Legend, alongside the standard features of this series, I’d like to briefly reminiscence about this series – about how it began, how it progressed, and how it’s reached where we are now.
When I first joined Zelda Dungeon in September of 2017, I had the idea to start a series on this site that focused on showcasing the talented artwork of Zelda fans and worked to give aspiring artists another way to practice their skills. In fact, the featured image (which was made by fabianrensch) is one of the pieces of artwork that helped to inspire this series in the first place. That artwork, as well as Linktober, were two of the main sources that helped to bring about this series in the first place.
As the series progressed after it began on October 12 of last year, there were about thirty-five posts and, thanks to Linktober’s contributions last months, over one thousand submissions. Here are some of my favorite submissions that I received, not counting the ones that came in over the course of last month, considering that everything that I shared in the special Linktober posts was among my favorite submissions. If you missed them, go check out the fantastic artwork that was featured! But now, here are six of my favorite submissions that I received over the past year, aside from Linktober:
By aittla terumi on Facebook:
By el.arte.de.vero on Instagram:
By Jo Jones on Twitter:
By gjackarts on Instagram
By James Art Ville on Zelda Informer:
By MrsGryphon on Zelda Informer:
Now, before we move on, I’d like to take a brief moment to thank a few people. I’d like to thank MrsGryphon for being a frequent submitter to this series when it was still new; el.arte.de.vero for submitting so much artwork at once when the series was running low so that we could keep this going a little while longer; and Joel and his staff at Linktober for providing me with an overwhelming supply of submissions that will enable this series to thrive for a while to come.
Last week, we asked you to create artwork of your favorite passive creature from The Legend of Zelda. And here’s what we received for that prompt!
By vonturtle on Instagram:
By redfoxani on Instagram:
By art__by__cj on Instagram:
By ambershirelle on Instagram:
Thank you all for submitting your incredible work, and keep it up!
This Week’s Challenge
This challenge idea was given to me by redfoxani, one of the artists who submits artwork to this series, on the Linktober Discord server, which you can join if you’re interested. This week, we’d like you to create artwork of your favorite collectible from The Legend of Zelda series. The franchise had many collectibles throughout it, from Golden Skulltulas to Maiamais and everything in between. Have fun with it!
As always, here are the rules for artwork in this series.
- Keep things clean. Zelda Dungeon should be safe for all ages, so don’t go creating foul images, anything too risque, or anythingNSFW.
- Stick to the main idea, but feel free to be creative with it. If you want to draw a specific scene from one of the games, go ahead; if you want to come up with something similar to a scene from one of the games with a twist on it, that’s great too.
- Any form of art is acceptable as long as it somehow displays the mentioned scene. You can draw with a pencil and paper, paint on a canvas, make pixel art on a computer, weave, carve, create the scene with Zelda figurines, even do metal work if that’s your thing. Go crazy!
- While you can submit your work in the comment section, the preferred methods are putting your work in the comment section here on Zelda Dungeon, or Tweeting or posting on Instagram with #artistsoflegend. It makes it easier for me to find the art when you submit it.
- Do not steal art from someone else.
- Do not insult other people’s art. Peaceful critiques and thoughts are one thing; direct insults are another.
- There’s no pressure. Just have fun!
I look forward to seeing what you guys create this time, and I’ll see you all next week!
Adam is an original content editor for Zelda Dungeon; He likes sipping tea; Follow him on Twitter