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Link by d-torres Link by d-torres
Going through this portrait i realized how much Link reseambles Peter Pan. The elf fairy tale look, in a mixture with an adult Peter Pan (considering Adult Link of course). Specially when you try to draw a realistic fairy beside him, then you start to see Peter Pan and Tinker Bell more clearly. When i thought about his expression i did a lot of ideations, trying to find what felt like the right one. The funny thing is that Link is really too neutral, and that was and still is one of the major choices regarding gameplay from Mr. Myiamoto. It's easier to feel empathetic to him, and i always liked that. Link represents courage, and the will to keep going, so i tried to imply some subtle courageous look, but still neutral, not a exaggerated fierce look, proud, cocky, nothing like that.

I thought it would be also nice to have a suggestion on the background, to give scale to the picture and give more complexity than a simple plain color. Had great fun doing this. Hope you like it!

Make sure to check my blog to see it step by step:

blog.dudutorres.com.br/

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the Peter Pan resemblance :D Great job with this though!
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theskittyninjatale Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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DanaNicole96 Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful!!! :heart:
I love how realistic he looks!
And I think you were right not to make him look proud. I think Link is just the opposite. :aww:
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:icond-torres:
Thanks! Glad you liked it. If you're interested in prints i'm selling them on my blog. Take a look at the link: blog.dudutorres.com.br/?page_i…
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:icondananicole96:
DanaNicole96 Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww:

Ok, thanks for telling me! :)
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Lolliepopie Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;w; So awesome.
The creator said that he was based off Peter Pan actually. :3
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:icond-torres:
Thanks! Yeah, making him realistic makes it even more explicit to a Peter Pan design.
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Lolliepopie Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. :3
True. .3.
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