This is my rendition of the famous and often satirized scene from the The Legend of Zelda NES where you get your sword. I did this piece because I feel like though it is satirized all over the internet that this moment in the game is far more serious, perhaps even somber. It is my interpretation of the scene that the old man is a hero/warrior of days gone by but now seeing young Link on his journey unarmed and naive, he offers Link his sword, the last piece to tie him to his once grand past, in essence passing the torch to Link. My thoughts at least :/ But it is this mood that I sought to capture in the old man's weary eyes and Link's mouth agape, taken aback by the gravity of the moment.
This piece is a deviation not only in the obvious subject matter but also in style, I felt that making this one "paintier" than my last works which leaned more toward realism, somehow endowed this piece with a more regal presence, one I felt appropriate for the piece and my interpretation of it.
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