The Art of Fan Art

The Legend of Zelda Edition

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The year: 1987. Over a year after it’s initial release in Japan, America finally was introduced to the world of Hyrule with the release of The Legend of Zelda.  From that moment on anyone not familiar with the series would forever have a habit of assuming the player character is Zelda. Sorry Link, it seems it’s inevitable.

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The games each take you on a new adventure, playing as Link…that’s right, as Link…not Zelda, don’t let that title fool you. Though Princess Zelda is a huge part of the games, our hero is the young boy who must save the world, be it from an evil Gerudo, a falling moon, or even a dark version of himself.

30 years later the series is still going strong as it continues to be one of Nintendo’s most popular series. Currently running with a total of 19 titles spread over all of Nintendo’s platforms. Beloved characters have also made cross over appearances in other games like Super Smash Bros. & SoulCalibur II. An American TV series based on the games aired in 1989, and since 1997 Japan has been commissioning  manga adaptions of the different stories told in the games.

It’s not hard to believe that such a long running series could inspires so many people. Even fellow game designers like Dan Houser, from Rockstar Games, claim to gave gotten inspiration from the Zelda series. So, lets take a look at some of the wonderful works that have been created from the everyday fans who are inspired by The Legend of Zelda.

1. The Legend of Zelda by Hart-cocoThe Legend of Zelda by hart-coco

2. The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask by HarryBanaThe Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask by HarryBana

3. Legend of Zelda by NoiryLegend of Zelda by Noiry

4. Midna by Nayuki-Chan

Midna - Legend of Zelda by nayuki-chan

5. Legend of Zelda by MimiyacoThe Legend of Zelda by mimiyaco

6. Zelda by FernosaurZelda by Fernosaur

7. Legend of Zelda Object Poster by JmlanLegend of Zelda object poster by jmlan

8. The Legend of Zelda by YumeSpriteThe Legend of Zelda by YumeSprite

9. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Wolf by Woodland-MelLegend of Zelda: Twilight Wolf by Woodland-Mel

10. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Stained Glass Bead Art by Wacker00Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Stained Glass by Wacker00

Check back next week! We will be going on a trip to the future to fawn over some futuristically awesome Futurama artwork!

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