Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monthly: Link Redesign: Dave Shovlin


I jumped onto the Zelda bandwagon in the 64 bit generation. For me, the most endearing thing about link was how unassuming he was. After playing the other games I came to think of him as this stringy Norman-Rockwell-esqe teenager in who's forced again and again to fill the shoes of an adult.

8 comments:

ChrisW said...

Haha. Mere child. I have been following the Zelda legacy since the glory days of the Golden Cartridge!

wow I feel old now...

boob said...

Gawky and teenagery - a new look for Link. A nice balance of angles in the line work, but that hair reminds me of Kenny G ;) Nice one!

Dave Shovlin said...

Heh. He does look like Kenny G. The wavy hair was inspired by the dude they cast as link in IGN's april fools movie trailer.

Dave Pryor said...

That's a great expression on Link Dave. He looks like he's in over his head and contemplating his next move - keeping his eyes on the danger in front of him.

Kevin Barber said...

nice pose dave.

boob said...

Nice color stylings Dave! A classic approach and well rendered. Looks even geekier in the flesh now.

DJ Smack Mackey said...

I love the paint job! The gold sword looks really great!

Dave Pryor said...

Just caught the color work here Dave. Great job implying the various levels of highlight and shadow.