Link From The Legend of Zelda

Posted: August 27, 2008 in Artwork
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Ahoy, it’s Link From The Legend of Zelda!  I spent about half an hour sketching this from this beautiful reference picture using a grid aide. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this process, heres a brief description as to how this is done:

  1. Find a reference picture
  2. Apply a grid to the picture
  3. Create another grid with the ratio that you wish to enlarge or draw the new image
  4. Use the grid to help distinguish where lines meet to form the shapes of the figure.

Download Original Image | Download Pre-Gridded Image
(Right click and save as for direct download)

When drawing the new image, I like to start from the center of the image and work outwards.  It gives me a better sense of proportion.  Often when starting from the arms of legs I can become loss in how big they are actually supposed to be. Drawing the body first helps generate a solid idea of the right size compared to the body.

In the end, you can get a pretty accurate drawing of the image you were trying to replicate!  This is a fun way of learning to draw shapes and figures while creating a copy.

Watch me draw in the youtube video below! Visit the youtube page to watch in higher quality.

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Comments
  1. […] doing this drawing I had also shot some video like the Link Grid Drawing. Unfortunately I simply do not have the time to edit that right now.  My camera driver is also not […]

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