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Zelda 25th Anniversary Tribute by J2Dstar Zelda 25th Anniversary Tribute by J2Dstar
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This was really a labor of love, The Legend of Zelda series has been a major source of inspiration for me over the years. I wanted to honor all the incredible artists who contributed to this series by illustrating each character as to resemble their original concept art. I debuted this piece at a gaming convention the other day to a fantastic response-I'm so glad fans of the series are loving it!
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Given 2011-07-03
Zelda 25th Anniversary Tribute by ~J2Dstar
The suggester says: "Being that this year is Zelda's 25th anniversary, I think this wonderful piece really does deserve a DD. What amazes me the most is that every single thing has detail. For example the figures far away show the wrinkles in their clothing. Everything is put together very well and the author even shows every character from the games. "
Also suggested by . Also suggested by `Astralseed, *Allendra, ~thedanika and *RubisDelaflote. ( Suggested by Duskylyon and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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Turd-Burger Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang good luck to all the links against that moon! Better call in the 4 giants lol
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kingkong30 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Epic pic. Nice work
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Keaneau Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
I love this. Collaged-chars are the best. <3
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LucindaL Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Honestly, the only thing I think could possibly be missing is the Skull Kid himself  (rather than just the moon). I'd love to see how you would fit such an intricately designed mask into this - ginormous - intricate art piece. Besides that one little thing that I feel guilty about sayingHomerhide-plz , I love everything about it. I adore how you included every generation of Link, in wolf and human form in Twilight Princess, and the Four Swords Links. The villains part is amazing, and my favorite part is probably Pig Ganon, Dark Link, or Vaati.  I still don't know how you managed to create this amazing work, and I'm definitely going to "Watch" you to see the other amazing things you create. Excellent work! Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
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AM05 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This its really epic drawing
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EmperorLight Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Oh my gosh, this brings a lot of the wonderfulness of the Zelda series into one picture! :D
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J2Dstar Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks~! Glad you liked it!
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MajorasMask51 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
The Legend of Zelda is one of my top 3 favorite video game series, and when I got this for my birthday, I was ecstatic. This is an amazing drawing and an even better print!
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J2Dstar Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw thanks for saying so-Happy Birthday~!
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LittleMarin Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!
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Reptileman778 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Giant ChuChu?
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TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
An epic picture of the ages of the Zelda game history! :icongreatjobplz: Excellent work!
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J2Dstar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
THanks~ I'm glad you liked it!
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TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! ^_^
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Lordroticiv Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Skyward Sword Link's not gonna be much effective with a wooden stick while everyone else has real freaken weapons
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Antometrios Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
That Link's from Twilight Princess.
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CatriamFlockentanz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Well done if even not fully complete(Bit there fore you would need a gym's wall...)
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nightflowersnfan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reaction:

"Oh look Vaa--

THE MOON COUNTS OMG"
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Cradger Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
woa!
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Dankboydaniel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sat here for about 10 minuets trying to decide how to comment on this.
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J2Dstar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Does that mean you loved it or hated it?? ;)
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loved :)
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:iconcresselina:
Cresselina Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Woo For Wolf Link!!!
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WalpurgisAk Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
\o all of the Links?
\o/ All of the Links!

In all seriousness, though, this is Brilliant. Just brilliant...
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Fantasygal99 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'd put my bet on the left side myself. (come on, ganondorf, the undead, dragons, an evil sorcerer, a giant creepy moon, etc against a group of blonde teens in tights...yah right, sorry links)
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gnbman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student
Did you leave out the CD-i games? Sure can't blame you if you did.
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J2Dstar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I did leave them out-I've never played them, and Nintendo doesn't recognize them as being part of the franchise history so I didn't even consider them~*
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gnbman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student
Yeah. The only reason to include those horrible games would be to be funny or ironic.
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OniLinkfan224 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I love how you put Ordon Link in there. He looks super pissed!!!
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J2Dstar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I loved that costume~
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OniLinkfan224 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know!!! His ordon clothes are the coolest!!!
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Monochrome-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
This is a stunning piece. It's really amazing and a great tribute to the anniversary.
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:iconj2dstar:
J2Dstar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you like it!
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Psiaura Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
amazing, love it.
Would have chosen Fierce Deity over Deku Link but it's awesome anyway so i won't complain.
Keep up teh good work!
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J2Dstar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'll put him in when I do the 30th Anniversary ;)
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ProudPlagueRat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! AMAZING :D where is Zelda?
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J2Dstar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I wanted to include her, but because of the concept of merging all the different art styles I would have had to put in all the different designs of her-like I did for Link. Frankly, I just ran out of time. I'm going to revisit this concept for the 30th anniversary, so I'll definitely allow more time to include her.
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ProudPlagueRat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks I was just wondering because she is one of the "main" characters in Zelda besides Link.
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Nest64 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist
The only thing I can think of: WOW
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:iconj2dstar:
J2Dstar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks~!
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MasterSword-Master Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
WOW you even put in that mushroom in the forest from link's awakening
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:iconj2dstar:
J2Dstar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Whoah I'm surprised you caught that on the lo-res~!*
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MasterSword-Master Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
No i opened it in a new tab
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LinkQuest Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Wow. You put a lot of work into this drawing. It is absolutely amazing. I love the nostalgic feel that it gives the reader. Can you make more of these drawings?
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:iconj2dstar:
J2Dstar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes sir~working on one now!
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LinkQuest Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thank you.
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alexandrejil Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
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Cecibugaroo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I am totally getting my little sister this for her birthday!!!
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:iconj2dstar:
J2Dstar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yay~!
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