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Zelda: The Last Hyrulian War by TylerEdlinArt Zelda: The Last Hyrulian War by TylerEdlinArt
photoshop 1 week
process here [link]

blog [link]

Facebook page [link]

Interview of me regarding this piece [link]
hi-res wallpaper here [link]

I just want to keep Link himself just a little more "Down to earth, epic in scale, and most of all: taken seriously". keep the overly lighthearted toon games on the ds please.

I was of course inspired by Frank Frazetta, The art of guild wars, and the legend of zelda series by nintendo.

This dude posed as ref for every soldier [link] haha j/k
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This is definitely an awe inspiring piece for a fan based work. I can literally feel the tension in the air as the wind picks up the dust, the soldiers raising their spears, and Link ready to give an official order for a charge. The artist wanted to put a hardcore feeling into the Legend of Zelda, and they certainly accomplished that. The textures, atmosphere, and the colors really bring it together - I'm also very impressed that Link's green tunic did not overpower the foreground, since Green is usually a pretty bold color.

Though the artwork is more than exceptional, there are a few things that seem a little off. Link's face seems to be too hollow - the cheekbones make him feel emaciated rather than hard set and ready to win a battle. I can tell the artist was trying to make him very heroic looking, but the face ruins the impact of the piece. Not far from Link, the Goron off to the right also seems to be having lip problems, but in the picture as a whole, it doesn't matter too much. Another thing to point out is Link's right shoulder. It looks a little too high and it makes Link look incredibly uncomfortable to be holding it in that position. Other than those minor things, the piece really comes out strong - definitely one to be recognized by any Zelda fan.
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This is definitely an awe inspiring piece for a fan based work. I can literally feel the tension in the air as the wind picks up the dust, the soldiers raising their spears, and Link ready to give an official order for a charge. The artist wanted to put a hardcore feeling into the Legend of Zelda, and they certainly accomplished that. The textures, atmosphere, and the colors really bring it together - I'm also very impressed that Link's green tunic did not overpower the foreground, since Green is usually a pretty bold color.

Though the artwork is more than exceptional, there are a few things that seem a little off. Link's face seems to be too hollow - the cheekbones make him feel emaciated rather than hard set and ready to win a battle. I can tell the artist was trying to make him very heroic looking, but the face ruins the impact of the piece. Not far from Link, the Goron off to the right also seems to be having lip problems, but in the picture as a whole, it doesn't matter too much. Another thing to point out is Link's right shoulder. It looks a little too high and it makes Link look incredibly uncomfortable to be holding it in that position. Other than those minor things, the piece really comes out strong - definitely one to be recognized by any Zelda fan! :D
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ShadowsGirl9 Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WHY has this not become a daily deviation?! :O
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theskittyninjatale Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Daily Deviation Daily Deviation Daily Deviation Daily Deviation Daily Deviation Daily Deviation Daily Deviation 
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Nevendar92 Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
When can we get a game like this? Where Link leads an Army to stop Ganon. That would be awesome is all I am saying.
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sooner than you  think if this is anything to go by

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOq4Ii…
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Love the technical color style :XD:
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Link, a general. This is fantastic beyond words. :)
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Stormsworder Oct 13, 2013  Student Writer
...This really reminds me of a piece of Guild Wars 2 official artwork... Huh.
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TylerEdlinArt Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
shouldnt be a surprise in the image description it reads, " I was of course inspired by Frank Frazetta, The art of guild wars, and the legend of zelda series by nintendo."
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josegoncalo Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The guy that's holding the spear has the arm a bit too gelatinous.
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