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ZeldaAUD: Link by Split-Heart ZeldaAUD: Link by Split-Heart
And the winner is........ BLUE!! HURRAY!!:dummy:
The blueish colours have won by a total of TWO votes!! Seriously TWO VOTES!! I have counted EVERYTHING! All votes on previous and following polls on DA, all comments on DA and Tumblr and of course everything else I received! Cx It was an amazingly close shot right there, I am so surprised. Yet it shows me that there are indeed many things to messure when making a concept. You can't make everybody happy, but I noticed a lot that it wasn't just the colour people appreciated, but the concept itself. That makes me very happy.
Of course I have also included my person thoughts on the costume! Like what did I want to show with it? I read every suggestion and thoughts of yours carefully, thinking if I was doing the right thing or if I could possibly manage to get that same result by changing some details on the final costume? There was seriously a lot to think about and I am really thankful for your supportive words and votes!:heart:
Now enjoy this! I really put my heart into it! > u <


Name: Link (means: a chain fragment, connection)
Age: 22
Hight: 1.76 meters
Weight: 74 kg
Family: used to have a mother until he was 14, still visits her grave sometimes
Race: Hylian, town guard and royal archer in training
Religion: Legacy of the Three Goddesses (but seriously not interested in it at all)
Assigned Face: Mask of Legacy
Likes: his buzzard, his horse, archery, apples and autumn days
Dislikes: getting lectured, demanding people, failure, cemeteries and endlessly talking people (yeah I am thinking of you Kepora!)
Hobbies: decorating his bow and arrows, spar, handicraft work


Thanks for comments and favs!

design (c) *Split-Heart
Character, Legend of Zelda (c) Nintendo

Related art:
ZeldaAUD: Princess Zelda by Split-HeartZeldaOC: Roan by Split-HeartZeldaOC: Esila by Split-HeartZeldaAUD: Fierce Diety by Split-Heart
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fiddee Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
THis is the best real drawing of link as i see him(well in my head)
thank you so much for making this and sharing it =)
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your words touch me thank you very much, I am happy that you like him! C:
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fiddee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
They are but true ^^
Hope a can get a good drawing of him on day, as good as your's there is.
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yupinukedem Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The details on all of these is amazing!
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! C: I am glad you enjoy it:heart:
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Karnzun Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
I want to see this design in a future LOZ game or at the very least, cosplay it.
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
; U   ; BAH! I am thrilled, that would be lovelyyyyyy~~~
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Jexyss Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Oh.....my.......... <3
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o H   o I guess it's not so bad for what they call Zelda's Creed series? (I seriously still do not know why people think that, it looks nothing like an assassin's costume - no white and/or red, no hoodie which would be most importantly and no space for a hidden blade and I really held back on the belts thingy)
But I am still happy people like it.:heart:
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Dark-Sith-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There are several Assassins creed outfits, one is blue, another is black, im pretty sure there is a brown ish one. I'm a seamstress and have made AC costumes before, and yes the first thing I thought of when I saw this was "Link Assassins Creed!?! Awesome!" Even without the hood, he still has his hat. Link has his own weapons so no need for a hidden blade. Over all, yes this is amazing, good work! 
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that since I work primarily with historical references, teamed with fantasy elements kinda fits perfectly the work babis of Assassins Creed. It is afterall a story that works close with history, but just brings in lots of fantasy as well. I don't force anyone to believe I was not focusing on that franchise, if they feel like it reminds them of that franchise, then it is their opinion. I am fine with it. Though I'd be happy if they were to notice my intentions as well.
Indeed not all assassin's wear white and red, but that just shows that their costumes are not based off a generic dresscode. Their costume change a lot through the ages and thus you could say any costume that involves stealthy purpose might just get that assassin's creed feeling to it. That franchise just coveres to much content I could see fit on a costume for Link. (like the belt for example, or maybe even the shoulder pieces)
I love the franchise, but I hate how it infected my art without my permission. v n    v
Still, I am very happy you enjoy it, thanks a lot for your kind comment.
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GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
ZeldaInformer appears to find this picture interesting and reposted it on FaceBook - source: www.facebook.com/ZeldaInformer…
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my! Thanks Glitch! I will check it out and then hide somewhere so nobody can see how blushy my face is right now! TT U   TT
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GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Sure... and it's not me who upload it.
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart::heart::heart:
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GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
So you're fine with them re-uploading your stuffs?
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They put a link and credit in there and I do have FB myself, so I commented on the picture myself. Though I also will contact them about asking me before doing such thing, even though they added everything I would have asked for. I guess for this time I will squeeze an eye shut and let them get away with it. To you I am overly thankful that you pointed it out for me. Thanks a lot! C:
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GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Maybe you should say, "Turn an eye away and let them get away with it."... but that work fine.

And you're welcome.
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, my english... I know it is derpy. 9 -    6 *is still lerning and does not pretend*
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Yuukia-Kuroma Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Augh. I LOVE IT SO MUCH! sephirothheartsitplz 
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I am very happy about your love for him! :hug:
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Darkstar274 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
MY good sir with your utmost permission and blessing might i make this into a cosplay ?
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can call me Alice if you like so darling and yes I would be honored to see this wandering the cons of this world. For further detail I would suggest you this little layer sheet I did a while ago: Zelda AUD: Link the Hero layers doodle by Split-Heart
It shows all the different segments of his costume bit by bit, I did it especially for cosplayers, since his costume is quite detailed. Please make sure to send me photos of your work in progress! I like to feature it on my DA, FB and Tumblr pages. C: Thanks a lot for your kind suggestion!
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Darkstar274 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Ty so much and yes np i will post pics to you 
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it! C:
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TTArmorer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing alternative uniform.
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love to play with costume concepts, I am happy to hear that people enjoy the results! C:
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utriv Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Nice!
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! C:
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utriv Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
You're welcome!  
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WillieManga Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I think having Crispin Freeman voicing him would suit this one well, as opposed to... *sigh* Jeffrey Rath from the CDI games.
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those games... they are NOT related to the glory of Zelda... no no... it is... not true! Those games you speak of, they never EXISTED! O -   Ó *burns them all on a stake*
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Heartstrings-Studios Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit this is like Zelda's Creed!
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I certainly hope it is a bit better than that! hihihi xD
< U  < But you can let Nintendo know that they shall hire me! :heart:
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PussyPoundaaah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
ha
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Your outfit design is a wonder! I wish Nintendo would use it somehow in a future game.
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much darling, your comment gives me the feels srsly!
I would very much love to work with Nintendo of course, but I am quite sure they won't take any notice of me. (being a girl AND a foreigner) 9 H   6
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Well it's a shame.
I'd love to someday play a LoZ in a more occidental fantasy setting...
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Koto-wari Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I've taken a look at your Zelda (re)designs (which are fabulous, by the way), but for some reason this one really stand out to me. I like the Zelda universe as it is, but if they were to use designs upgraded to those of your level, I would not complain at all (quite the contrary even).
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o v  o Oh my! First of all, sorry for the late reply, but srsly... gosh thank you so much!!:love:
I am very happy to hear that and it means so much to me!!:hug:
Getting positive response from other fans is all I can hope for. Thank you!
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Koto-wari Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
You're very welcome~
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gearrogue Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
ohh, so since he uses a bow, does his bow have a certain design to it/special kind or is it just an ordinary looking bow?
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I planed him to have a small choice of bows to carry with him for fights. Similiar to the concept used in Skyward Sword, with less weapon variation but more variation of one weapon. I wanted to focus his weapon collection on the weapons Link uses the most. Creating different kinds of bows/arrows, bombs and some variation in clothing. Similiar to the upgrades you could have for your weapons in SS. Like a magic bow can shoot magic arrows such as fire/ice/light arrows, a tech bow can shoot drill arrows that go through heavy armour and thief arrows that steal treasures and rupees from the enemy.
So yes, most of his weapons have specific designs depending on their level of developement and type of weapon. (magic bow: longer, slimmer, elegant / tech bow: thicker, heavier, modern, etc.)

And no worry, Link is still wearing a sword and shield primarily. I just haven't designed those yet. *sneaks away in shame*
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gearrogue Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
wooow, that's so cool!
i kinda imagine the magic bow to look like the sacred bow or light bow whilst the tech bow kinda looks like the iron bow but with a more modern-ish touch to it like you mentioned 
and it's funny how i've always thought the hero's bow from twilight princess kinda gave me the "dark" feeling that might fit the thief bow if made more... "darker" ugh i fail at words

and lol, i think creating such elaborate and cool designs is a feat in itself so i doubt it's no surprise that you still haven't worked out all the details, and maybe hyrule wariors can give you a hint with the sword and shield thing, i don't know why but it seems to have that kind of feel to it c:
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, you pretty much tog the image. C:
I am already setting up designs for the various weapons, the bows sets (bow, arrows, quiver) got a lot of my attention lately and I decided that each bow should be able to shoot at least 3 different kinds of arrows. The magic bow was the easiest at that part, comming along with ice, fire and light arrows.
The tech bow was almost challenging, but I decided to give him arrows that do lots of damadge like the drill arrow for strong armor, bomb arrows and poison gas arrows. The smoke will most certainly slow the enemy down and lower the hits necessary to take him down.
The hero's bow or thief bow would be Link's standard bow. It can shoot normal arrows, thief arrows that steal treasures from enemies and whistle arrows for distraction in case you prefer the sneaky way. The hero's bow will also shoot normal arrows up to 3 at once when upgraded, so you can shoot more than one target, which helps with puzzles and taking down enemy hords earlier in process. And similiar to Link's hawk eyes from Twilight Princess, he can use his sheikah eye that he received from Roan to use strong focus and later zoom in with his bows, that helps shooting stronger arrows (which don't get affected by strong winds or water to much) and shooting enemies in great distance.

I will try to give Link's sword more of a Majora's Mask feeling where he has to uprage his blade by himself with blacksmith work. While I am still very much looking forward to give him the Master Sword during the end, but as a selective weapon. I always enjoyed the feeling of Ocarina of Time, where you actually had 3 swords. The kokiri, master and biggoron sword. So he will probably get a standard sword for the beginning with an upgrade for speed and a broken longsword that he can later repair and make into a very strong, but slow weapon. The master sword will be balanced between speed and power so it makes the perfect in between. The shields will be similiar to Skyward Sword's. While I think about cutting the choice into some options: wood / strong wood shield (collects enemy arrows and has more stamina against brute force, but breaks easily when used against magic), magic / mirror shield (resistant to/reflects elements but breaks when used against brute force) and the legendary Hylian Shield of course it never breaks, but it can't reflect magic or collect arrows, so everything has it's pro and contra. 9-  6 wow I must stop now, I am fangirling all over the place!! xDDD
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Greenwolves Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
All your characters are beatiful, but Link is still the most wonderful ** Very impressive !
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I am always happy to hear that people like my take on my childhood hero! hihihi > u   <
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Greenwolves Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Same for me (even if I write instead of dawing) >w<
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G-L9 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's quite an inspirational design you did there. Very impressive and eye-catching! :)
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is always a pleasure to hear that fans enjoy my concept, thank you very much for your kind support!!:heart:
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