Posted on June 10 2021 by Brittany Lindstrom
Greetings and Salutations!
My name is Brittany, and it’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance! As you may have heard, Artists of Legend is changing hands. For three years (and without missing a single week!) Adam has lovingly crafted this series. He’s brought together artists from all over the world and helped build a community to boot. The whole reason we even have this section of the site is because it was his idea. He’s poured a lot of heart into this project, and it shows.
I’ll be honest, he’s left some pretty big shoes to fill. But fill them, I shall! I’m looking forward to taking over the series and seeing all of your wonderful creations. Now, let’s get into the details about upcoming changes.
Any series that has run as long as AoL has will eventually need some maintenance to keep it fun and exciting for everyone. I’ve worked closely with Adam these past several weeks to identify ways to do just that! I don’t have all the details pinned down just yet, but here’s what I can share with you today:
- Artists of Legend will be taking a small hiatus. There will not be a new post for the rest of this month. You can expect to see this series return on July 1st!
- Artists of Legend will no longer be a weekly series. This is to give you, the artists, more time to create! As an artist myself, I know how long good art can take to create. My hope is that having more time between prompts will give everyone who wishes to submit plenty of time.
- Overall, this section will be expanding. To make up for less drawing challenges, you can expect new kinds of content from this section of the site. Expect to see articles highlighting cosplay, crafts, small businesses and more!
- Finally, since we only received one submission this week, you still have a chance to submit for last week’s theme. You’ll find more details at the end of the article!
Last week, we asked you to create artwork themed based on the theme of transitions. We only received one image this week, and it’s lovely!
By AriLuci, submitted to us in the comments section:
Other Submitted Artwork:
Since we only received one piece, here are some other works I picked out from the vault!
This somber goodbye was created by Owlbasketteam on Instagram:
This wonderfully dynamic work was done by Starlenehoney on Instagram:
This map by artisticeleven isn’t a drawing, but a hand-carved stamp!
This magical piece was created by Banandraws on Twitter:
Finally, check out the_legend_of’s beautiful interpretation of fairies:
This Next Drawing Challenge:
As stated above, since we only received one submission, we’re still looking for pieces about transitions! This is a pretty broad topic and, admittedly, a bit abstract. Here are some ideas to get you thinking:
- Character growth from a storytelling point of view.
- The progress of time.
- Moving locations from one are to another.
- The transition between game systems.
- Or, the transition between weapons in Breath of the Wild because you just broke another sword.
You have until June 30th to submit!
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 anything NSFW.
- 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, and I’ll see you all July 1st!
Brittany is an original content editor for Zelda Dungeon. She often judges clothing based off how many bunnies she could fit in the pockets. She’s also an artist, sharing her work on Instagram and TikTok!