Zelda Painting with Almost Everyone

By Jorge Ba-oh 22.02.2011 27

Zelda Painting with Almost Everyone on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

An artist on Ag+ Pixiv has crafted a rather delicious piece of art to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda.

Whip up a brew, this is over 6500 pixels of pure Zelda love, combining some of the heroes, villians and lovable cast met throughout the years, including the Hylian sages, Dark Link, Midna and many more.

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A behind-the-scenes speed paint of the painting being made:


 

Thanks to C3 reader narutofan9tf for the tip.

Name 'em all and win a prize...!

Box art for The Legend of Zelda
Developer

Nintendo

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Action Adventure

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  6/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  8/10 (21 Votes)

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Amazing!

The video showing him making it is fascinating!

A true piece of art. Simply amazing..or no, not even amazing is enough to describe this. In fact, I can't actually find a fitting word to describe it.

The seamless transitions in there are really just masterful. Quite possibly the best piece of fantasy art I've ever seen in my life. I really REALLY want a wallscroll of this right now...

Jesus, I'm almost speechless! I saw the picture for Link, Ganondorf, & Zelda and thought that that was amazing itself, and now the whole picture? Simply WOW!

Lost for words.

I can't see Tetra though...

If you watch the video (58 seconds into it) you can see that the artist originally painted Ganon in a different style, only to redraw him later.

Good God...

This is truly amazing... truly a masterpiece.

I don't I've ever seen anything quite like this before.

Azuardo said:

I can't see Tetra though...


I'm still looking for Tingle myself.

(edit - sorry, just had to spoiler this just incase!)

( Edited 23.02.2011 09:28 by jb )

I was gonna make this my next desktop background, till I realized how stretched it is. Still, incredible piece of art.

I'm going to print this out as a love pillow! Then I can make love to this picture every night.

Awesome. The only thing I don't like is some of the female faces, including Zelda's.

So I watched the video. Interesting how the bottom connects to the top.
Did anyone else notice that it tells a story?? It starts with hope, a legend and sages. Then Link and Zelda show up. Link meets all these people who help him, who have touched his life and have been touched by him. But he also has enemies. The biggest being Gannon. Sometimes Gannon even prevails.
But.. then there's always hope. A next generation will rise, as the mother with the baby symbolizes.

And that's where it all starts over again.

ChaosOnline said:
Good God...

This is truly amazing... truly a masterpiece.

I don't I've ever seen anything quite like this before.

Azuardo said:

I can't see Tetra though...


I'm still looking for Tingle myself.

(edit - sorry, just had to spoiler this just incase!)


Tingle is tiny - just to the left of Malon/Cremia/Romani.

I figured that's probably why I didn't see Tetra in there, but there are characters from all the different games, so I though she might have been thrown in there too.

At first, I thought the woman carrying the baby was in reference to the backstory of Link from Ocarina of Time - how his mother fled to the forest and left baby Link with the Deku Tree.

Who's the lady with the wedding dress on?

Marzy said:
Who's the lady with the wedding dress on?

I'm thinking that's Anju and Kafei from Majora's Mask?


( Edited 23.02.2011 12:48 by Ikana )

ARGgg...The awesomeness!!! ITS TOO MUCH!!! ARRGGGgggg

*explodes*

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At first, I thought the woman carrying the baby was in reference to the backstory of Link from Ocarina of Time - how his mother fled to the forest and left baby Link with the Deku Tree.
That's what I'm thinking too.
And the wolf has to be Link in wolf form, right? And the knight next to that, is that the knight that helps Link in TP? Some people have suggested that it's the spirit of a previous Link. So that would fit in pretty nicely with that around him.

Who's the grey-haired guy left of Gannon?

Oh and who's that long-haired guy/girl with a Link-hat, below the big Zerg Overmind eye? Or if it's just somebody from ST, don't tell me. Smilie I'm about to start that game.

Awesome picture. I don't assume there's an even higher resolution available?

Oh man that's made from scratch? I always assumed (and told myself) that anything like this had to be done the traditional way (paint and paper) then scanned in to be edited in Photoshop. I had no idea it was even possible to do something like this with a computer :O I'd love to be able to do even basic things in photoshop, yet even after a graphic design A-Level I couldn't create anything as remotely detailed as a corner of that artwork.

Add me on anything. I'm always looking for new friends/opponents/town visitors/chances to appear more popular than I actually am.

Canyarion said:

Who's the grey-haired guy left of Gannon?

Oh and who's that long-haired guy/girl with a Link-hat, below the big Zerg Overmind eye? Or if it's just somebody from ST, don't tell me. Smilie I'm about to start that game.


The guy left of Ganon looks like he could be Oni Link from Majora's Mask. Would make sense since Dark Link is right of Ganon and Oni Link is a transformation in an evil demon after all.

The long-haired guy there is Vaati. Smilie

so when and where can we get a print? Smilie

I know most of them are a given, but it would be cool if someone could do a crappy edit and put the names of each character there, because there are one or two I'm not sure about myself.

I just got back from a copy shop. It only cost me €1.50 and now I have:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_acVfxpzH9b8/TWUqtT7TiWI/AAAAAAAACx8/Fr4g7KYLZQg/s800/DSCF2516.JPG

With that I can do this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_acVfxpzH9b8/TWUqs-CC2xI/AAAAAAAACx0/0oZLim2j2rE/s576/DSCF2520.JPG

But I won't, because I'll give at least 1 away (to my brother).

Smilie Damn... I want it. NOW.

Chance favors the prepared mind.

Who's the girls next to the skywood sword girl? (to the left)

And...why..do they look kinda like her?

Azuardo said:
I know most of them are a given, but it would be cool if someone could do a crappy edit and put the names of each character there, because there are one or two I'm not sure about myself.

Best would be just to use an imagemap and tooltips.
I'd do it myself but I havn't worked out enough Smilie

( Edited 23.02.2011 20:06 by Darkflame )

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Darkflame said:
Who's the girls next to the skywood sword girl? (to the left)

And...why..do they look kinda like her?


You mean the Great Fairy or the Queen of Fairies both from Wind Waker? They're both kinda left of her.

Azuardo said:
I know most of them are a given, but it would be cool if someone could do a crappy edit and put the names of each character there, because there are one or two I'm not sure about myself.
There's a list somewhere on this page:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=26073015

That being said, guess nobody here will win a prize! I was going to make an list/edit with the names of all the characters, but then I found this info. Copy-pasting would be cheating. ^_^

SirLink said:
Darkflame said:
Who's the girls next to the skywood sword girl? (to the left)

And...why..do they look kinda like her?


You mean the Great Fairy or the Queen of Fairies both from Wind Waker? They're both kinda left of her.

Ah, thats the one...I forgot the multiple arms somehow.

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