Link’s Friendlist – a Tribute to the Light Side of Hyrule
Hello and welcome to our second Legend of Zelda series Art Collaboration, Link’s Friendlist!
We drew, modeled, and crafted over 150 of the many enemies from the Zelda games in Link’s Blacklist, but now the good guys, the friends and allies of Link are getting our attention.
From the good old man in the first Zelda game who gave Link his Sword all the way to Fi from Skyward Sword, and even Ravio from A Link Between Worlds.
Besides the artworks by over 50 members of the Game-Art-HQ Community on DeviantART, you can also find various information here about the characters and their roles in the games.
This project was started in October 2013 and met its first deadline on January 31, 2014. Around 50 artworks were created of 30 protagonists and support characters from The Legend of Zelda games. This project will most likely continue in October 2014 if enough interest by both our artists and visitors of this gallery is there!
Link’s Friendlist – 1986 til November 2013
The Background of Link’s Friendlist
Back in June 2012, the idea for our first Zelda Art Collaboration, Link’s Blacklist, received a ton of positive feedback and by 2014, we had three rounds already and illustrated over 150 different Monsters and Bosses.
It was time for something different and I always thought that if we can illustrate the Dark Side of Hyrule, we can do the same with the Light Side as well and focus on the friends and support characters of Link and Zelda 🙂
We started this with a slightly different focus this time and instead of one illustration per character slot, we allowed only 30 different characters but each of them would be able to get drawn by up to three artists.
In the end, 29 characters were chosen and over 50 artists participated. A handful had to pass due to personal stuff and one artist is still working on something very detailed, which will be used for the second round in this project.
Stay tuned for at least one more very big Zelda Project in 2015 in addition to Link’s Blacklist and Friendlist, too!