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Link as inspired by Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link (my first video game way back when) for a show at OhNo!Doom in Chicago. Experimenting in a new, more naturalistic style in my illustration. 18x24, oil on wood panel
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perigryn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Your interpretation of Link still amazes me. Stunning, stunning work! So much texture and life in this image! Gorgeous! I want it on my wall haha!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
thanks!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Oh wow I just love the style of this. :D The atmosphere you've created here is just awesome.... kind of spooky!

I love seeing the older environments brought to brighter life like this. :meow:
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
thanks!
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rdm7234 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
This is pretty awesome. Is Link supposed to look like Jaime Bell?
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
thanks! Nope, I had to look him up, but I can see a similarity
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Awesome XD
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
thanks!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Your welcome
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WJSIDMORE Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Within your life-time, your art will realize credibility. Perhaps not in an 'exacting' fashion, yet a strikingly, similar shock. It is within 'our time' to realize final and global 'Contact' Your creations are already tuning themselves to suggest that your followers are entertained by the approach of such a so very different, life experience. One that has everything to do with interactions...with other intelligent....'interplanetary' species."
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
:) thanks!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
So great! Love the contrast between values.
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
thanks!
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:iconitsdarkoutside:
itsdarkoutside Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this! i love how he's all grown up and not a little boy. XD
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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:iconrederister:
rederister Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
great job, but truthfully i never liked that game
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
definitely the black sheep of the series. I'll admit that I also loved Castlevania 2. Something about the awkward sequels...
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:iconrederister:
rederister Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
but ALttP was epic
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow...it's seriously oil? Great work! I like how he looks male rather than the feminine looking Link in most newer incarnations. :XD:
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional
great work!!!!!!!!!!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional
you're welcome!
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:iconjacky-the-nerd:
Jacky-the-Nerd Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really like the traditional look. It captures the spirit of the game, making it just gritty enough to be believable but now dark enough to scare away the fandom.
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
ha, thanks!
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LePoubelle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I am blown away by this... this is simply amazing!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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:iconlepoubelle:
LePoubelle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
No problem! Because of your work I've been doing at least one new piece a day trying to improve, working with realism and cartooning! You have inspired me!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
awesome, glad to hear it!
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J4-Y Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
wow, Link looks pretty cool here :clap: I love that you used greyish colors! Great painting!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks! yeah, been having fun with a more neutral muted palette
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AniGami Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i wish they made a zelda like this
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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JoshRivoli Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
This is awesome. I also love Zelda 2, as it was one of my first video games. The whole vibe and style of the first two Zelda games for the original NES are the absolute best to me. I like your portrayal. My only question: How come to you leave out Link's trademark hat? Also, I love how you made his sword and shield look similar to those on the game covers. By the way, I made an animated fake preview for a fake Zelda movie. Each shot is based on illustrations from the first two Zelda games. Here is the link: [link]
If the Link doesn't work, just type jsh18r into the youtube search and it will come up. jsh18r is my youtube account so all of my videos will come up.
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks! I debated on the hat and in the end I felt like it was a bit... silly looking for the Link I was picturing. I also wasn't sure about adding the chainmail sleeves (and still can't decide) so I did the other without
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JoshRivoli Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Oh, I see. I actually just so happened to comment on your latest Link painting before I check this message. I asked again about the hat, not realizing that you already answered my question here. Sorry.
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Linksliltri4ce Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I saw this on tumblr! I really like how you structured Link physically - very realistic yet true to the art design!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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Leycuervo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Simply amazing!!!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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Erobern Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Could have sworn this was digital. Impressive.
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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moontearfall Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Excellent, both of them. This piece, along with the other one are really good. The fact that this was done with oil is even more amazing. Also, I'm a fan of Zelda, so I have more reasons to like this =)
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks!
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DoodleLyle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
As always like the look of your work. Also like the "new approach" as I can see your hand in it moreso than in the past. My funny comment is that Link here looks a bit like the guy who played Eb on "Green Acres";)
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
haha, wow, it's been awhile since I've seen a Green Acres episode, I'll have to look him up
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fact he's an older more mature look about his Amazing detail!! Happy New Year Man!! It's been so long I forgot I had you in my watch and wanted to explore your gallery more!! An you will be seeing the term, "Dammit Jim," a lot you've got mad skills and wild taste!! :clap: Welcome back!
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davepalumbo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
thanks! yeah, posting kind of haphazard, but always more to come eventually
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