Sunday, August 30, 2009

Link to/of the Past

Reading GameSpite's take on Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past in their newest Quarterly got me reminiscing on the feeling I used to get from playing the game when I was a wee lad. It was colorful and adventurous, with a feeling of a little grit, like everything was eroded by sand, wind, and time.

Yes, I get weird feelings while playing games.

So getting that feeling made me want to explore creating my ideal interpretation of Link. This isn't quite there, as there's something about how it is in my head that I can't get on paper. This would also definitely need coloring to really get my idea across, but for now, I thought I'd share this sketch in the meantime.


Katie Brooks said...

He defiantly has a link feel to him, if that make sense.

Duncan Barton said...

Interesting... I can actually see which Zeldas you liked MORE and which ones you liked least by how old you've portrayed him.... am I correct?

Jason Williams said...

@Katie: Yeah, that makes sense :)

@Duncan: Pretty much. I've always liked the idea of Link being a young kid who's kind of getting in over his head, but manages to rise to the challenge. I think only LttP/LA/Oracles got my ideal age of him being an early teen. I really enjoyed Wind Waker, but I think that's just because of how therapeutically calm the sailing was. :)