Demise Skyward Sword Link's Blacklist 2015

I’m really glad I could draw Demise the main antagonist from the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword this time!  I normally tend to pick smaller or less well-known/popular enemies like the Miniblins in the past but this time it had to be him!

I knew I wanted to use the color scheme from the final battle, it’s so beautiful and the rain really adds to the atmosphere!

I still remember how when I first saw his character design, I really didn’t like it and was hoping he wouldn’t take up too much “screentime”
Since the Zelda games are not known to subvert things or be innovative when it comes to the basic plot I was very surprised when he turned out not a mindless brute or monster like Ganon but actually a very polite person. 
Someone who seems to have respect for his enemies, even those who defeated him in the past.
And ingame he looks quite different than on the artwork despite both being just pictures of his ingame model.  His flaming hair paticularly looks stunning in motion! 


Bleachbender from Belgium is a part of Link’s Blacklist since the start, his take on Demise is his 6th artwork for the project already and indeed the first time that he took one of the main antagonists of the Zelda games. Am looking forward to have him on board this community for a long time hopefully!

Demise from Skyward Sword

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While Demise is the main antagonist and final Boss of Zelda: Skyward Sword, there are not a lot drawings created about him so far (November 2012).


Mike Williams aka Sarrus from the United Kingdom draw the first Demise contribution for Link`s Blacklist which took him 10 hours, it was made with Photoshop CS5.

Like myself, Mike is a big fighting game fan, and draw Akuma from the Street Fighter games before.

Since Demise has a relative similar face   -as can be seen in the concept art to the right – this made it easier for Mike to draw this entry.

Demise Concept Art


Link vs Demise Zelda SS for Link's Blacklist

Our second featured artwork about Demise was not done for Link’s Blacklist directly. I saw it a few weeks before the deadline of the second round of our art project and thought:

“Damn…this is one badass illustration of the Link vs Demise battle and it should be part of Link’s Blacklist!”

So i just had to ask R-SRaven from Mexico who liked the idea of LB and his work being a part of it as well. Click on the artwork to enlarge it!

“Though this is not the end. My hate… never perishes. It is born anew in a cycle with no end! I will rise again! Those like you… Those who share the blood of the goddess and the spirit of the hero… They are eternally bound to this curse. An incarnation of my hatred shall ever follow your kind, dooming them to wander a blood-soaked sea of darkness for all time!”

The Curse of Demise


Ganon is probably the reincanation of Demise, but that rumor has yet to be confirmed

Demise Render


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