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The Legend of Zelda ??? by Gerwell The Legend of Zelda ??? by Gerwell
I just wanted to make some designs for some Zelda game!
I have a vague idea of what the plot would be, and the particularity of the game would be that most dungeons would be done with the help of Sheik. Duos forever!

So...Link, random forest kids, Sheik, Princess Zelda and Ganondorf! I hope this isn't out of spirit, I wanted Japanese touch in the designs, and OFF with Zelda's pink dresses! :)

I might add some characters later. Not sure at all.
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narcoticdream Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
These forest kids are my favorite thing forever, also a zelda coop would be to die for...
please foward your resume and re-teach them how to make shitloads of money
TeamDarcie5 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now why can't the Zelda series look like this now?
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks terrific :)
Raevenist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

NoodleRAY Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
WOW Great work really great I really like how you gave Link a more masculine look GREAT.
xiaorobear Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Aw yiss, the bottom of Zelda's dress and the designs on her sash are amazing.
Paggo95 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I just wanted to say that I think that Link's face looks just right. When people draw Link realistic, they make him look too old slash and or manly, but your Link looks like a young adult male. Also, this Sheik design looks fuckin' awesome :)
sunset-blue Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so in love with these designs oh my gosh♥♥♥♥♥♥
QueenOfSmilies Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gento70 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Great job! If those little kids were the same height I would have guessed that they were the Twinrova sisters as children.
ebta1989 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Great Job! Your characters (particularly link and zelda) really look like they have fresh personalities, different from those presented in already existing games! Even Gannondorf seems to be a more smug, calm version of himself. I'd dig a game like this!
MonicaOrange Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the Zelda and Ganondorf designs! It would be nice if an upcoming Zelda game took on a more Japanese themed approach like this. Keep up the good work!
Ronrororo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
these are wonderful! I specially like Sheik :heart:
RenValentine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These designs are so clean and crisp. I'm very impressed.
heliotropal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hot link.

And also these are incredible.
maayes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Your art is absolutely amazing and I regret not knowing about it before, but oh man, oh boy, these fantastic designs really won me over. I played most of the Zelda games and I'd jump into this one if it was thing, I'd jump right into it, play it for hours sporting raccoon eyes for the next week and a half~
chackludwig Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have a knack for making the faces look so plausible, I love it.
jotaauvei Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm speechless O.O
Corro7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
These Designs Look Incredible...
And I Like Your Ideas!
QuixoticallyYours Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Ganondorf reminds me of Senator Palpatine here for some reason. XD
I-Teach-You-Ha Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist
hm i like the idea you got there
LadyCheck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very awesome designs!
Sora-Yakoshi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Writer
This is cool!
zakniteh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Ooh, these are quite lovely and creative designs. Like very much :)
idleideas Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
i love that zelda's dress is blue
DiceESweets Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous designs! And I couldn't help but think that the way Zelda was posed made her seem like she was saying (to Ganon) "Gimme back my kingdom, bishhh." Of course, Ganon's like "Ah, no."
scorpiokym Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Amazing designs! I especially love Zelda's, and I agree, I wish they'd put her in a dress that isn't pink more often. She's lovely in blue. 83
Feilan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love what you did to Zelda! She looks awesome and her hair is super pretty.
SufferinginSilence Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. this a pretty neat character design. i <3 it!!
Eninaj27 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your designs. They look much more better than the trashy actual skyward sword designs.
Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
I really like your style. It's very crisp and highly detailed. I would love to see a Zelda game incorporate your style and story. I hope you will continue to make more of this awesome art!
TheCrazyGreek Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
B.A. Nuff said.
the-infamous-padfoot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
omg I LOVE this! Esp zelda design, she looks stunning and regal, someone ready to rule a kingdom rather than someone to get kidnapped :D
PaintGuru24 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
very nice, it seems like these days two different types of Legend of Zelda exist, one that is decidedly western and one that is Asian, the western one seems to be getting more Asian, which is cool I sppose, any way great job ont he outfits. Although Ganondorf is giving me the jeebee's. in your plot does he like start out as a good guy or something? cause with that smile he's looking creepy but oddly welcoming
Gerwell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Thanks! I thought this Ganondorf would be Zelda's uncle or a relative, and he would indeed be presented as a good guy at first! :)
hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
These are some really interesting takes on their designs.

My favorite is Ganon. I like what you've done with him. His face and hair look super-menacing, but there's also this more dignified air about him. I like it, because he looks strong and imposing in more ways than one.
I like the outfit on him a lot. All of the gold elements, and the collar and the feathers around his neck give him a bulkier look around the shoulders than anyone else, which makes him feel more intimidating. An the big sash around his waist, the big sleeve, and the bulk of his robe overall helps to make him seem bigger and scary. And I like his pointy shoes. The patterns on his outfit are really cool, and I think how you've left a bit of his chest expose makes sure to communicate how physically capable he is amidst the heavy robes he wears that make him look big and scary, but hide how toned he is underneath. Leaving that little window open makes sure to hint at his powerful physique hidden underneath the ornate robes.

I like Zelda a lot. I like that there are a few similarities in her outfit and Ganon's: they both have ornate sashes, they both have gold jewelry around their necks and other things hanging from their hair. Her outfit has a very regal look to it, and I like how some of that is shared between her and Ganon, since Ganon is trying (or has become) royalty in her place.
I love her face -- she has a really strong look on her face. I love that she looks like a capable ruler, with a serious, mature beauty to her.
I like her outfit, though I find myself wishing that the skirts showed off her feminine figure a little more. But at the same time, I like how the heavy, ornate dress gives her a very elegant and elite, royal feel. You can't help but feel and understand that she's important and respected because her outfit is so ornate.

I like Shiek a lot. She wears a lot of ornate patterns on the scarf and sash and everything, but it feels very mysterious. I like how there's that link between Zelda's royal outfit and Shiek's outfit, but that they look and feel very different. Shiek's outfit looks and feels more practical; the torn shirt and loosely wrapped bandages show that the outfit has been worn while she's been active, and the outfit overall feels very athletic, with the tight fitting suit. Even though the outfit looks really cool with all of the designs, everything's practical, too; the scarf hides her face, the sash holds her sword. Very nice.

The fores kids look great. They have a bit of an odd look to them, to show that they're a little mystical and different from the adults. But they still have a childlike energy and look in their eyes and smiles. I like how their legs are a little gangly, too.

Link is awesome. I like how his outfit contrasts all the others. While everyone else has beautiful, intricate patterns on them, his outfit is much more simple. He doesn't have gold or ornate fabric in his outfit; his is much more simple and modest. I like that you added some details, like straps and buckles to his boots and wristbands, and you show the seams in his clothes. I like that he has a more simple look, to show that he's the hero who rises up to save everything. He visually contrasts with the super-ninja-like Shiek who has to guide him along, he contrasts with the Princess Zelda, and he contrasts with the seemingly insurmountable Ganon. In all of those situations, his more simple existence should contrast the others, and I love how communicate that through the designs themselves.

Awesome job with these designs. I really like them! They're a really interesting take on the Zelda crew.

MiniMorrigan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So far real great! : D
Keep up the good work, it's new and refreshing : )
JLSilvea Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
This is beautiful! I'm working on a book of poetry/prose that is basically a spin-off of Zelda, but without that being in any way obvious to the reader. I'm very inspired by the artwork I'm finding on Deviantart for it helps me develop my ideas a lot easier. If I were looking for an artist to illustrate what I've written, you would surely be my first choice...
Mistress-DarkLoki Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
hmmmm very interesting. I like um!
5ilvara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Sounds pretty epic. It woudlr eally be somethign to have Sheik (which is to say Zelda) finally lending some hand.
Emi-chan101 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
OOHOHOHOHOH I loove Links tall boots! :D
TheSeaKing Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty good. :D
amyfan123abc Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Smokedancer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Going through dungeons with sheik would be AWESOME! I've always thought that the Zelda games should incorporate some sort of Co-op. Good idea! Fantastic art!
Roxor41 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
What great, imaginative designs! I gotta say, Link is the least changed, it'd have been nice to see you experiment with him more, but this is great no matter that! Kudos to you, great designs! I like this idea of teamwork, I hope that'll be implimented in future installations!
AlyssaTallent Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
These are super cool designs! I love them !
Ilionej Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student General Artist
That is damn epic! :wow::love:
warriorbirdy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist
This is FANTASTIC *flail* Zelda's design especially!
Erhothien Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy crap!!! this is wicked! awesome designs, love the detail! Zelda looks badass
Adella Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
You have a great style.
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