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Hero of time by Yodistein Hero of time by Yodistein
Link in his older years.

Done in photoshop cs5.
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WillieManga Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
It would be pretty cool to see one incarnation of Link encounter an older incarnation of himself for some advice... Oh, yeah. The Hero's Shade.
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KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Looks like Sullivan from Dead Rising 2!
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rhyj Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Old, but still worthy of the title. :meow: Excellent work!
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GamingArtist-521 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to see a game with Link like this!
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Rosyan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
That would be both awesome and horrible. I think IŽd cry my eyes out if Link would be old... And that`s because I`d think all the time he dies probably soon...
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GamingArtist-521 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just like MGS 4. Solid Snake may be old, but if he can still kick ass, then so can Link when he is old.
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Rosyan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Yep. Same for Ezio in Assassin`s creed Revelations.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I. Love. This. So. Much. :D

Awesome awesome. :clap:
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Dark-King-Link Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
An extremely interesting and by the way, quite contrastingly fresh change in the fan art of the fandom. I applaud you for this, it is simply the best thing I have ever had the pleasure of viewing for Zelda art. No one else is likely to do something similar, making this piece, all the more unique in its own right.

Well done! :clap:
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davidrengel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Coooool
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Nativa-Basco Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how i have never seen anything like this before. it is amazing. Side note: he looks like Ezio from Assassin's Creed Embers :worship:
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ArcticFoxKit Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
I've been waiting for someone to do this! Low and behold!
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Queaky Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
HOLY FREAKING CRAP! This looks like my grandpa!!!!
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Jessie44 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
oh man, this is sweet! i never imagined link getting old, i always saw him accidentally killing himself doing something stupid before he turned 30. this is so awesome.
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bitwize Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Fuck yeah, Old Link. I'd love to play an Old Link game. And it ends when he retires, only for evil to ravage the land again. He bequeaths his sword to a brave, young successor with these words: "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this..."
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Nativa-Basco Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee:
I approve of this comment 100%!!!
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ArcticFoxKit Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
FFFF. I need to point out how awesome this comment is.
This is canon now.
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MarKitoX-Rox3r Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
heavy
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SycoticKid Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice picture :D
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NicoleTheBlackVixen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it. at first i was like "wait...woah...what?"
and then i clicked XD
it looks great! you really brought out the hero and spirit, which still resides in him even after his youth :)
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TaintedShades Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Wooww!! This is so great! I've never imagined Link as an old man and you depicted him beautifully!
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KnightOfModernDay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this looks so life-like! The lighting is very well done.
Awesome work!
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gemistryartworks Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, especially the strong brush strokes, I'm glad you didn't blend them, they really add character!
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zalrohg-lekgolo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
very nice but i dont remember santa being in zelda
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Awsomeking14000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
He said he used photoshop, so I think its Bill from Left 4 Dead.
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zalrohg-lekgolo Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very nice
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Choc-Marshmellow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
And he still looks like a badass. :D Awesome work.
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BLUEamnesiac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no, even the Hero of Time can't escape time's power for good :-(
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Debb555 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Perfect
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SuzetteRGreinwich Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Poor Link... Not even he is invincible to the ravages of time...
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Theviewer12 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Ohai, Santa!
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MaryCMuller Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wow!! Now thats new!
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KaosNoKamisama Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
This is just brilliant!

He has such a dignified look, like a mature lord... Reminds me a lot of people like Sean Connery or Christopher Lee.
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NightTerror-16 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I have honestly never thought about what link would look like when he got older. he looks slightly unhappy..
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DarkTailss Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't believe he's still wearing that goofy cap xD

Great idea for fanart, love it
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b0dom Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
woahhhhh
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Jacky-the-Nerd Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. The black/white effect looks really good. It retains the classical elements Link must have to be Link, such as the hat and tunic. This is turn grants him the humility he's so known for while the older age gives him a definite regalness. His eyes are old and experienced, but still warming to look at.
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Yodistein Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :>
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Littlelinky Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My God, this is beautiful. I never thought I'd see a picture of Link in his older years, but he still reeks of courage and heroic-ness. You really pulled it off.
Gorgeous painting technique!
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Yodistein Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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HyrulianMidna-3 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
LOL awesome
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Yodistein Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LoL thanks
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JustinRampage Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent piece. [link]
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Yodistein Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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llavaud Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like a real person.
You have a good technique.
Good Job!
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Yodistein Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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WolfPawDragonClaw Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
This looks very nice! :D I like how he shares a bit of a resemblance to the King of Hyrule ... which makes you wonder about all the Links in the different games! :D Wonderful job! :D I love his expression and how hardened and wise he looks! :D
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Yodistein Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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WolfPawDragonClaw Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
You're welcome! :D
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