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Link LOL'd by ShouYume Link LOL'd by ShouYume
Kinda like being Rick Rolled, but not really! :meow:

Yeah, I know the modern Link thing is cliche, but my original idea was to go more Final Fantasy at first... didn't work out as I'd planned. Once I did his face I realized the sock hat made him look more like a Christmas elf rather than a magic warrior elf, so I did away with it. Then I started throwing leather on him. I just didn't feel like putting him in the regular ol' tunic. I did modernize the Master Sword, of course. But then the shield woulda looked goofy too so I gave him a claw shot. 5 claws! But you can't really tell.....

I worked on this for the past week every chance I had (which wasn't often, because my schedule's been pretty hectic!) Lunch breaks, at home, at my mom's house.... it took about 20 hours or so. NO REFERENCES AT ALL!!! Nope, not even for the face. I'm pretty proud of this; I feel like I've improved greatly since Spearwolf! =3 edit: I put up the one with the plain white background because no background was making him look silly. XD

A special thanks to :iconthe-crowned: for inspiring me to go back and try some pencil sketching, again. It has been such a long time, and her work was so epically inspiring, I couldn't resist! X3

PS: Lookit me, being a tard with the original! Just in case you got any funny ideas... XD Go ahead, make fun of my movies!

[link]

Do ya think he has enough adventure pouches?! I still think it's funny to call them that..... X3

Link (c) Nintendo, etcetera, etcetera. :meow:
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:iconmathiais:
Mathiais Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2016
Just wanted to let you know that this was the inspiration for a Modern-ish Zelda fan fic that I *Tried* (tried being the operative word) to write. It was over two years ago and never got beyond one chapter, but that cocky little smirk and the Bad Ass pretty boy look made me want to compose an idea that had already been festering -  what are the negative results of being bound with the Triforce. We've all seen what Din's fragment does to Ganondorf and all heard real life parables about what power does to people unprepared for it's burdens. Long ago I read a fic where the author decided to deal with the negative aspects or consequences of "too much" wisdom; mainly at least in her vision of things making Zelda, cold, too calm and logical to the point of lacking or even forgetting or loosing her emotions, loosing herself to her throne and duties and forgoing companionship, love (which is oddly another attribute attributed to Naryu) and feeling, forsaking herself for her people and forgetting to live life herself. The fic was dropped and never finished but naturally I wondered what odd effects might be caused by Link OD-ing on Farore's blessing. I was thinking it might be similar to power but different, not knowing fear - to the point of recklessness in the face of danger, cockiness, aggressiveness, challenging of authority, one man - team idealistics, inflated sense of strength and drive to protect, too emotional, too battle wanting, and perhaps an overwhelming desire to prove oneself. At least that was the plan, never got there, started off with a weak coward Link that would be slightly overwhelmed when he had the Triforce of Courage jamed into him early in the story, turning him into a arrogant jerk that had everyone shaking their heads before he got his own screwed back on straight, and stopped the Revived Ganondorf from unleashing Hell on Hyrule. Again that was the plan, it just never happened, still thought you might what to know what you have inspired in others, all from one little cocky smirk
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ShouYume Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Indeed I am very honored!  Times like these make me happy I make art that inspires, thank you so very much! As far as I've seen, Hyrule Warriors has been the closest to remotely getting near such a concept of Link being blinded by overconfidence, although it wasn't an effect of the Triforce.  If you ever decide to complete your fic, even if it's a short story, let me know, I'll be happy to read it!
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SutatsuJunkie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Gayguy link!?
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014
Hahahahano.

It's not not his fault he was born androgynous! 9.6
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SutatsuJunkie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
oh ok 
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:iconmidnightdash2137:
MidnightDash2137 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This version of Link is so....

I have no words.

Awesome!

:love: :D
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Haha, here's a 3 month late reply if thanks!  X3
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:iconmidnightdash2137:
MidnightDash2137 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Its all right. :)
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Greenwolves Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*Drools* ""
Kyaah... He looks mischievous for once ><
Anyway, his expression is just perfect ! 
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Haha, thanks! X3
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SchokoTube Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Dammit, so freakin hot :nosebleed: Creepy Smile 
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Glad you find him hot! X3
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:iconthe-crowned:
The-Crowned Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dud this is GREAT!!!!
It was fate that I clicked on this... *o*! Are you planning on selling this at AWA??? Becruz i would lurve a copy hahaha or maybe a simply fav is just as good if you are not :p

(& i cant believe I didnt see this until now, im such a disappointment :iconotlplz:)!
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Lolz, I suppurse I shall forgive you. XD  And I should have a few copies still left I'll be bringing, actually!
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:iconthe-crowned:
The-Crowned Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OKAAYY!! \o/!
Thank you~~ :)!! Ill be looking forward to it \o/!
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:iconforcesword12:
Forcesword12 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
He looks so smug here, it's great. XD
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
XD Thanks! =3
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Forcesword12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
:3
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
nice
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:iconc-hillman:
C-Hillman Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! ^_^
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Thanks! =3
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C-Hillman Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at individual details, only the sword looks like (traditional) Link, but at the same time it is apparent who it is at even the slightest glance. You really caught his essence!
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Thanks! X3 Yeah, I wanted to have at least one thing that would be super obvious so hopefully not too many people would be like... who's that? (Blatant Master Swoooooord!) OH! It's Link!

Darn skippy it is. UuU
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C-Hillman Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew who it was from the thumbnail image without even seeing the sword, so it isn't that that makes it apparent who it is! =P
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
The title, maybe? =3
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:iconc-hillman:
C-Hillman Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope! It had been a while since I had been on, it was the top image in a "deviation stack" so no title was visible! =P
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ShouYume Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
'_' Yeah? Well.... you have a face on your face! So there! X3

Epic win for a 29-year old being so immature.... OTL
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PepperMoonFlakes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha GWAPO!!!! :iconnosebleedgrinplz:
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
XD I'm glad you like it! =3
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Catonatr Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
:iconsobeautifulplz:


...:iconplanningplz:
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
XD Thanks! =3
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:iconcatonatr:
Catonatr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Youre welcome :3
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Catonatr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Youre welcome :3
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Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow: :faint:
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
'_' . . . . . I'm....guessing that's a compliment? ^_^; Thanks? :meow:
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Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes. *is still too amazed to type properly*
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FizzfizzFIZZ Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think the neck is a bit long. Other wise (cant stop staring)
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Hey yeah, he's got a bit of a giraffe neck, doesn't he? XD
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:iconfizzfizzfizz:
FizzfizzFIZZ Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sort of. Otherwise( Cant stop staring, Getting bloody nose)
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:iconhyamara:
hyamara Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy crap, he looks even more hot <3
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
XD Thanks! Yay for modern Links! X3
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmegustaplz:
I love this with a fiery passion. XD
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Te gusta? XD Thanks! :meow:
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:iconxmjjmoonwalker:
xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Si, me gusta mucho X3 You're welcome.
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:iconwrenshimmamora:
WrenShimmamora Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very refreshing image of Link. Nice job! ^^
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Thank you! ^_^ I'm glad it's not too cliche!
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blomn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
:drool: See-through-
Erm. Sorry.
Nice job. it looks beautiful
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:iconshouyume:
ShouYume Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
XD Thanks!
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blomn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
yw
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JK-Kino Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nooo!!! Link isn't Link without his hat! :cries:
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