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Legend of Zelda - New Link by Paterack Legend of Zelda - New Link by Paterack
My version of Link - I originally had in mind a Prince of Persia type of design scheme, so I decided to streamline Link a bit and give him a Scimitar-inspired Master Sword, and turned his Hylian shield into a Gauntlet that can fold out into a mini-shield. I figure this type of Link is more of a swash-buckling type of character than previously imagined. Made for Otronicon 2011 in Orlando, FL.

Link, the Hylian Crest and all that good stuff are property of Nintendo.
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Skythe12 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Awesome!
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BLADE9756 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Looks interesting to say the least, I get a "Legend of Zelda: Black Flag" vibe out of this. This would be great for a Skyward Sword/Twilight Princess styled Pirate adventure game. I do recall you said that Wind Waker Link is your favorite, I'd especially be curious how you'd interpret a toon/young Link. But I digress, this is a great pic, and it looks almost good enough for a legit Link!
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Paterack Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'd love to try different styles with Link - a pirate Link, Desert Link, I even have a Snow Link idea that I'm batting around in my head. One of these days I'll get to it!
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BLADE9756 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's quite impressive that you've got other ideas of how to interpret Link! Have you ever thought of an idea of how you'd make Princess Zelda herself?
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Paterack Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It would only make sense to do revamps of the Princess as well!
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ajb3art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is a really great concept take and works well in the zelda universe.  after all, there are always dessert tribes in hyrule why not have link come out of that tribe for just one game, like a handheld game.  kinda not feelin redoing the master sword cuz its iconic, but link doesn't always use the master sword so just as his sword this really works.  good shit.
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Paterack Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm looking to do a revamp pretty soon.
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ajb3art Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
id be excited to see that
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shemminator Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
WHOA! smart idea!
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Paterack Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you bud!
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JonMolulon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student
that would be awesome to see in the game
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Biggestlinkfan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is pretty good! I like it,
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Paterack Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Blah thanks! It's been a while and there are a lot of things I'd like to change with the design, maybe in the future (if time permits) then I will make another "New Link" pic
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Biggestlinkfan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
cool! that would be so awesome!
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Ocnaig Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Oh I was there at the Otronicon in 2011, I was watching you draw for a good 20-30 minutes. I complimented you on this and actually still have a picture of the display in my phone. Excellent work!
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Paterack Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! I just wanted to express how thankful I am for your support. I am planning on doing some more revisions to this redesign, so please stay tuned! Thank you again, and thank you for finding me on here!
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Celtilia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I like this new design!!
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Paterack Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I want to incorporate it in further pieces. We'll see!
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Z--Freak Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is great, it deserves way more faves O.o
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Paterack Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! You're way too kind...nice artwork yourself, btw!
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Z--Freak Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :) i mean it, its pretty good! o.o

thank you :D
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Zeldaboyz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats interesting design, although i would prefer this on Prince of Persia, BUT Link is Prince of Persia blonde, who knows... :D
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Paterack Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I've played around with the design in my head - at first I really enjoyed the 'Prince of Persia' aesthetic, and wanted to apply it to Link...but I have done some sketches of having him in more of an arctic tundra setting. Google 'kazakh eagle hunters' and that's what I'm talking about. We'll see though...thanks for the comment!
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Zeldaboyz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no plm... :D thats interesting... :)
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White-In-Black Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, cool style :iconcoollinkplz:
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Paterack Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
YOU are cool
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White-In-Black Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU are the BEST
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Paterack Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe I wish! But thank you...I very much appreciate it!
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sulky-me Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha looks cool although he's gonna sweat a whole lot now when he visits the deserts! x) But hey he's a hero, he'll endure that!
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Paterack Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah thanks! Yeah and unless he's at an oasis, his green color scheme is gonna make him stick out like a sore thumb.

Thanks for looking :)
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sulky-me Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Digital Artist
But who cares? He has the Master Sword pa-ra-ra-raa!
Welcome, In fact I think I am gonna fav it looking at it again now. :D
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