One of my all time favorite series of games is the Legend Of Zelda. Quite easy to understand- it's pretty much the definition of Adventure. You always start out smalltime, with nothing to your name and a world you don't have a clue about. By the end you've tread every inch of that world, you know it like the back of your hand and you're the one who is going to save it.
And as if that burden wasn't scary enough, imagine having to do it when you are just a seven year old kid. I mean, Link is one badass kid- when I was seven I was scared to be alone and couldn't stand the dark. This guy slays demons and runs errands across the world for idiot townsfolk. I just love that. Boy truimphs over evil, a mere boy- to me that's exactly what adventure is, overcoming impossible odds.
Part of what I want to do with this Blog is a daily warm-up sketch, nothing ever specificly set; just whatever I feel like I want to sketch. Today I felt like a quick sketch tribute to Hyrules hero.(Above)
I'm a huge fan of the Windwakers art direction- As may be evident here. I think it really captures what Zelda is all about and as much as I love adult link for looking so badass, 'Wee Link' is the Link I want to see in future Zelda games.
I didn't use any reference here so it's kind of blindly a mix of all kinds of Link-attire, though his shield decal is abit of a reference to A Link To The Past which was the first Zelda title I ever played. And that was all it took to fall in love with it.