The Hero of Hyrule by EmoRottie

The Hero of Hyrule


16 August 2015 at 05:31:49 MDT

I'm not into the "fatification" of characters, but Link would be a more interesting unlikely hero as a chubby elf.

I did a sketch (posted sometime on Twitter) of this version of Link, and then wanted to do a more complete illustration.

I purposely used the older color scheme as Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is actually my favorite Zelda game. I tried using palettes from the the first three games for this illustration, but took some liberties with the actual tone given that the original 8- and 16-bit color palette would not have worked as is.
The sword itself is kind of a mix of the original Magical Sword from The Legend of Zelda, and the Master Sword from A Link to the Past with a little embellishment.


  • Link

    Amazing work you have here. I seriously could learn a thing about colouring from you. I just love the style a lot. Great job on the chubby character.... he's super cute ;-)

  • Link

    NES Link ftw. <3

  • Link

    It would also make sense in some of the LoZs for him to be more beefy and brawny. I mean, he's a blacksmith's apprentice in Link Between Worlds!

  • Link

    Biggo link