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It's Dangerous to Go Alone by zorn981 It's Dangerous to Go Alone by zorn981
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.

Thanks for reading, thanks for viewing and thanks to my watchers for sticking with me!!

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TGrebel2 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
And with that very phrase, a Legend...was born in the gaming industry....
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leontinees Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
So realistic! I like it!
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CuddlesOfDoom Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
If I put this on a t shirt would that be okay?
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zorn981 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Hell yea man just make sure you link to it on here! I'd love to see how it comes out
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adi1625 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
This piece very effectively makes use of chiaroscuro.
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Cloudspun Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work, download isn't working though ^^;
Very beautiful. :+favlove:
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zorn981 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Hmmm, give it another shot, it's working fine on my end, if it still doesn't work let me know and I'll try re-uploading it, thanks for the heads up!
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Cloudspun Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's fixed itself, sorry about that! ^^; Seems my computer was taking the wrong link.
Sorry for the trouble, I hope you have a great day!
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nasanerd09 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beyond gorgeous. I especially love the fire and the burning logs. I think I've seen real fires that looked less real than that! Anyways, the atmosphere of this painting is terrific, very dark, very grave. The light from the fire is like a beacon of hope in that dark and dreary cave, just like Link will become to Hyrule. 

I sorta wish I could see Link's face from the front. I bet he looks adorable with his mouth hanging open.
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thespiritmaiden3 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If that's the Master Sword, then couldn't the old man and old woman be ALttP (or ALBW- I heard it's later on the timeline, gold era?) Link and Zelda? :)
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