Hey there, everyone, and welcome to this special edition of Artists of Legend! Today, we’re celebrating the second anniversary of this series. I would’ve had a special post recognizing the anniversary of this series last month, but because of Linktober, I decided to delay it. Artists of Legend started out slow and small, but as it’s progressed, it’s become something far more than I expected.
Today, instead of following the typical formula of sharing submitted artwork that we haven’t featured before and offering an art prompt for the week, I want to do something different. This week, I’d like to take some time to thank twenty of the artists – listed in no particular order – who have made this series great with the artwork they’ve sent me in the past year and with the artwork they’ve sent my way to use in the year to come. I’ve chosen to focus on these twenty in particular because of how I enjoy their artwork, as well as because of the large quantities of artwork that they’ve submitted. Now, let’s get right into it!
Vonturtle_Art, who has also previously submitted artwork simply as Vonturtle, has a history of realistic shading, impressive linework, and highly-expressive faces. She can be followed on Instagram.
I and several of the Linktober artists have affectionally dubbed Ambershirelle the “Korok Queen”, after her detailed series of Korok-themed pieces. Her traditional-style artwork always stands out, especially because of its vibrant colors. She can be followed on both Instagram and Twitter.
AmandaOeiWells uses a careful balance of thick and thin lines, as well as of color to black-and-white, to make art that is both striking and charming. She can be followed on both Instagram and Twitter.
We can’t ignore JoelDSiegel, the founder and lead of Linktober! Many of his pieces have a simplistic style that gives them a certain charm, and others of his are impressively involved. He can be followed on both Instagram and Twitter.
StardustCindy has a history of being talented at making cute, chibi-style artwork, though this year during Linktober, she’s proven that she’s highly skilled with more realistic styles as well! She can be followed on both Instagram and Twitter.
Enixy presents high-quality linework in her artwork, and she is also very adept at spicing up her already wonderful artwork with just the right amount of color. She can be followed on Instagram.
Catman4fr is the resident comedian of the Linktober artists, regularly putting up short and amusing Zelda comics, playing with the characters in various ways. He can be followed on Instagram.
With effective hatching, creative poses, and dynamic scenes, Fallen_ink stands out in a very positive way. They can be followed on Instagram.
I thoroughly enjoy the cartoonish style of the artwork of Nafs_Creative_Corner and could easily imagine her work being an animated show or a comic book. Her artwork features very bright, vibrant, striking colors. She can be followed on Instagram.
The painter Amanda_Ruth_Art shows beautifully colors that flow across the canvas in her pieces. She can be followed on Twitter.
Whether it’s black and white or bold with color, the dynamic artwork Laura__Jane_ makes captures one’s attention. She can be followed on Instagram.
In all of his artwork, PrinceLink uses bold colors and detailed shading in a way that creates very charming artwork that is easy to enjoy. I think the style he uses could fit quite well as a comic. He can be followed on both Instagram and Twitter.
Space_Eend uses thin lines and light touches to create pieces that are sharp and effective. They can be followed on Instagram.
Already having a very charming art style, Olyvee_ stands out that much more with her artwork by working primarily with black and white pieces, adding just enough color to make them appealing. The scenes in her artwork look like they would appear in an actual Zelda game. She can be followed on Instagram and Twitter.
Sophiepf_ has appealing linework and dynamic scenes in her pieces. She also seems especially skilled at drawing Epona, from what I’ve seen. She can be followed on Instagram.
Diana Santacruz, who has submitted artwork via Facebook, uses strong colors and a variety of poses to make enjoyable, creative scenes. She can be followed on Instagram.
Of course, there are far more than twenty artists that have contributed to this series. When it comes down to it, if you’re an artist who has ever submitted artwork to this in the first place, I thank you greatly for that! Because of this series, I’ve been able to see so many amazing pieces of artwork and interact with dozens of talented artists. And as this series goes on, I look forward to continuing to do so!
As the third year of this series begins, I look forward to seeing what you guys create! Be creative, go crazy, and have fun, and I’ll see you all next week!
Adam is an original content editor for Zelda Dungeon. He enjoys a good cup of tea. He’s incredibly hyped for BotW 2. Follow him on Twitter