Posts in category: Fan Artwork

Amazing Zelda Woodburned Clock

58ef405382ab61527899d8fb4356948c_largeWhether you are a bored child needing something to doodle in math class, or an experienced artisan needing something to use as a new project design, the symbols and motifs of the Zelda series always seem to inspire artistic recreation in various forms. If you remember the designs on Skyward Sword’s gate of time, and on the cover of Hyrule Historia, you will recognize it on imgur user trufflesmcgoo‘s custom woodburned clock. The best part is, you can buy laser-burned versions on her WarpZonePrints store!

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Link Watercolor Speedpaint Manga Style

Screen Shot 2015-12-24 at 8.21.09 AMThe Legend of Zelda has inspired many different artist over the years to create a variety of beautiful artwork, in the image of many of the familiar faces we see through the franchise. Each of us fans have our own thoughts and opinions as to our favorite ways that these artists depict some of our favorite characters. For me, one of my favorite things is when artists create pieces with my favorite characters depicted in the manga or anime style. German artist, eclair Jess has recently uploaded a new video with a fantastic watercolor speed painting of non other than our green clad hero, Link!

Jump in past the break and check it out!

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Miniature Toon Link Made Entirely Out Of Pressed Ferns

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 10.33.34 AMIf you are looking for a really unique gift to give that Zelda fan in your life then Etsy shop, HelenAphornsiri might have just what you’ve been looking for! This adorable little Toon Link has been created entirely out of pressed fern leaves, this Gicleé print comes on 310 g.s.m Hahnemuhle German Etching fine art heavy weight paper and measures 5″ x 5″. Along with the print you will receive a set of three  random vinyl stickers, all pertaining to the artists depictions in her “Pop” series, which features other characters like Kirby and Pikachu. The print ships from the UK for $12.34 plus shipping costs and will be ready to ship in 1 – 3 days. What are your thoughts? Would you like to receive a miniature Link just like this? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Etsy (via: GoNintendo)

“Ambitious Trinity” Tri Force Heroes Parody

IMG_4293 A Legend of Zelda anime series is something that the Zelda community has desired for a very long time. But what if instead of an action-packed serious anime based around our blonde hero, we got a comedy based anime that followed the red, green, and blue Links from Tri Force Heroes? No need to imagine it, animator CharlesCBernardo gives us a taste of the hilarity that could ensue in his fan animation “The Legend Of Zelda – Tri Force Heroes – Ambitious Trinity.” In the five minute clip, the Links discuss what keeps them motivated and get into a duel with both Moldorm and each other.

The story ends with a shocking twist that shouldn’t be missed, so check out the video after the jump!

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Halo Developer 343 Designs Realistic Link

halo_spartans Kyle Hefley from 343 Industries has shared with the gaming community his adaptation of a realistic looking adult Link. He is presented as middle aged and experienced, with his attire being that of Twilight Princess Link (personally my favourite version of Link). However that seems to be where the similarities end, the green tunic and fairy seem to be the biggest clue that this is indeed Link. If I were shown this design without the tunic or fairy present I would find it difficult to recognize him. Hefley has done a fine job and I like that he has attempted to capture the Zelda spirit, but the design just does not have that Legend of Zelda feel for me personally.
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Custom Zelda Movie Posters in the Style of Studio Ghibli

maxresdefaultMatt Vince, a talented artist and video game fan, has made some awesome Zelda movie posters in the style of famous anime production studio, Studio Ghibli. Fans of Ghibli films will recognize the unique visual style of Vince’s posters, and Zelda fans will recognize some iconic locations in Hyrule, as well as instantly recognizable characters.

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Legend of Zelda Ukulele

zelda ukuleleOn GoNintendo a custom made Zelda ukulele was featured. Its designed like an ocarina and has a cool overall design, with a Triforce emblazoned on the head. In the post a video of the individual who designed it is shown and they are even playing it. Pmasterkim plays a few songs, such as the song of time and song of storms in the video for your musical delight.

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Operation Rainfall Artist Makes Prints for Fan-Made Legend of Link Game

208391-moonfallOperation Rainfall, the popular campaign to bring Majora’s Mask to the 3DS, is a thing of the past now, but looking back at it, there was a lot of great artists that created some awesome material to bring more attention to the Operation. One of them, Lyndon Willoughby, made easily some of the most notable contributions through the successful Kickstarter and distribution of Operation Moonfall printed posters. There were a few different ones, and they sold quite well. Nowadays, though, he has made some great new prints for Rose Colored Gaming, for sale separately, and included with orders of their fan game bundles. there were only 60 made, so get them now!

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Impa Fan Art Speed Coloring

Impa Speed painting- or, in this case, speed coloring- is an awesome medium for artists with various styles to show off their artistic processes. Whether it’s digital painting or coloring with markers, it’s convenient for an artist’s audience to see a quick version of how their masterpieces come to life. For this speed coloring, YouTube user LemiaCrescent shows off her incredible eye for vibrant colors in her own rendition of Impa from Hyrule Warriors. Make the jump to check it out!

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Zelda Dungeon Exclusive Interview with Legends of Localization Creator Clyde “Tomato” Mandelin

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Do you remember your first Zelda game? For most of us born in the 80’s it was the original Zelda of Legend for the NES. We were dropped into a vast field with nothing but the game’s instruction manual to guide us. We went on an adventure through Hyrule, and took all in all of the lore as it was given us. But have you ever wondered just what might have been lost in translation? As children it probably didn’t occur to us that this wonderful game started in another country, but as we grew older and the world became smaller, some have started to wonder if maybe the old man really did tell Link “It’s dangerous to go alone, take this!”
Well, professional translator Clyde Mandelin has wondered that exact same thing, and has taken the Famicon version of The Legend of Zelda apart with a fine tooth comb. He has used his knowledge of the Japanese language and culture and applied it to the Japanese version of the game, comparing how he would translate the dialogue to how it was commercially localized. He calls this project Legends of Localization. Until now, this project has only been available online, but soon will be available to purchase in book form! Hit the jump to find out more, and read our exclusive interview with the man himself, Clyde Mandelin, as he talks about his journey into translating The Legend of Zelda for the Famicon and organizing his work into a wonderful book that is a must for any Zelda fan! Read more…

Time Lapse Painting of The Wind Waker

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 7.44.08 AMHere, at Zelda Dungeon we love to help show off and feature talented artists that have a love for the Zelda series and show it by creating some pretty spectacular artwork, this artist is definitely no exception. Halie Atisuto created a beautiful painting inspired by The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and to help show off how the piece came to be she has made a time-lapse video of the project. The video takes you from blank canvas through the evolution of the background and characters coming to life with her paintbrush, all the way to the finished painting. It is truly inspiring to watch these images appear as if by magic with the stroke of her brush and you can tell by watching that although the time flies in the video, this is a piece that took some time to complete. Head past the break and check out the wonder of this painting coming to life right before your eyes!

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Fan Created Bottled Poe Soul Necklace

Zelda-Bottled-Poe-Soul-NecklaceThe latest creation from artist and etsy vendor GeekOUTlet is an interesting twist on a popular Zelda concept. The bottled poe soul necklace which comes complete with faux smoke effect and glow in the dark paint. Each one is 1 1/4 inches tall and comes on a chain to be worn. The necklaces only cost $14 and come in red, yellow, blue, green, and purple.

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Dark Link vs. Link Watercolor Time Lapse

234120179_water_colors_xlargeYouTuber Adam Scythe has made a recent time lapse of him painting an Ocarina of Time watercolor, featuring the Dark Link fight in the Water Temple. He did an awesome job, and it is not even close to his first Zelda painting, so he certainly has experience. His channel has a wide variety of art pieces, so make sure to check them out, too!

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Link Bottle Cap Art

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 8.14.47 AMThere are so many creative ways that many Zelda fans across the world show their appreciation for this much beloved series. The latest of these imaginative endeavors we’ve found to share with you comes from imgur, where an image of our green clad hero has been recreated using bottle caps. This very dedicated individual has used 750 different bottle caps to create the image of Link which you see inside the frame. Thats a lot of beverages! Makes you wonder; did they have help with all those beverages, or where they just really thirsty?

Source: imgur