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Link - Disting's Take - WIP by beere Link - Disting's Take - WIP by beere
!!!This is currently Work-In-Progress!!!
Currently working on a next-gen version of Link, and I'm looking for critique in order to finalize it.

Link has 2048x2048 Diffuse, Normal and Specular maps and the tri count is somewhere around 14'000.

Looking forward to getting feedback!

I've edited the hair, face and boots.
Currently he's unposed. I had to redo some joints, which forced me to unbind the mesh.
I'll pose him again for the final shot though. :)


Hope you like the updates!
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JackLeeroy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Really nice man :)
GlitterKiraPika Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the design is so beautiful:icontearplz:! GJ GJ!
GreenyGrounds Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitly better than the original Link! Also, dem details!
fumanshooh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is the best Link I have ever seen. Thank you for posting this oh honorable one. Definitely watching you.
AshBrad93 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Nice 3D modeller man, u got a darker side of Zelda here my friend :)
Simdrew1993 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow! this is what I think Link should look like! Awesome work!!! :thumbsup:
mattartiman Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap! This is soooo good :)
EpicEmpel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I want someone to import this to skyrim becaus this would be an awesome mod for it!
and by the way this is the most epic thing iv'e ever seen!
SkinOfTheMoon Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
You've made a lot of nerds have to change their pants.
Neskers Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Wow this is just amazing! Great job!
RavenDarkshadow Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
LOVE... and i"m watching on Disting Take @ Polycount. Look forward to seeing more.
MetalElitism Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
PLEASE let me know when the final version is up! :)
inzaya Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
This is damn awesome, is there a chance to get a peek on the wireframe or the modell with edges visible? 8D
rebecca9965 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg we need a another zelda game with this link O.O
TFhybrid Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
It looks just like the one in the e3 tech demo!

CrazedBear Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I Personally like this looks more of a next generation of Link as stated the hair might need a fixing up and the face is to bright you can hardly see his eyes? but this is just my opinion and i don't know to much about this subject either so keep the good work up
tomimt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
With the exception of the hair, I really dig it.
ledain Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This rocks!
artbaccio Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
try to use hair plug ins for the hair, it could help the model
artbaccio Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
dunno bro, theres something weird on it, maybe its the hair, try to use some dynamics and see how it looks
thezeldahcick Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
love it
Marker232 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Digital Artist
:D core tht is nice work!!! the only thing if being really nit picky is the hair, it is a mesh?

Jourdy288 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
0_0 What did you use to make this?!?!?!?! This. Is. EPIC!
supasongoku Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
woah your awesome! would you mind if i drew up a fanart of him and gave you the credit, ill also link you in the description!
LiKovacs Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This looks really amazing so far! I would fix up the hair, but I'm sure you heard that already. I really like what you designed for his clothes!
Modernerd Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOW...great rendition of him haha
mister-cg Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Dark, evil Link! Hell yeah!
Oktavian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
like the detailed outfit.
DarkAngelWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
megaminator Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
My god

Microsoft has bought the Zelda franchise.

There will be blood on the master sword
ShengDaFlashPRo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow pretty nice work here!!
link3000-GJ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
It's great, but I didn't like two things:

1) His face! He's angry and dark looking. More "mugger" than "Hero of Time" to me.
2) For a hylian, his hands are very gnome-ish. By that I simply mean pudgy instead of more elven and slender.
MickM Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Holy shit! I'm loving it :O
Wondering what Ganondorf would look like!
Heist-pyt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very Nice! Work
limiao Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work man! love it
Monizzle Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wow! Awesome Link! Textures are great :)
ZidanesWife Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
This is really cool. I like this a lot :D
casteeld Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
First off, this is great work!

The time and effort are very apparent, and the results look excellent. I hesitate to comment since I have never done a character even close to how good this looks.

But… in effort to help, these are the things that caught my eye:

I agree with the comments about the boots behind the knees and the "boxy" look to the foot. At a minimum, the heel needs to be more pronounced, and the outer “pinky” toe area needs to be brought in a bit and reduced in height, they look kind of bulgy.

The eyes look too shadowed, almost sickly, just the deep shadows, perhaps the hair is covering them a little too much? If you are using baked shadows, you might try baking the face with the hair hidden, or with a low opacity?

My last comment is about the hands, the fingers look small and short, where the thumb looks too big. I think the thumb would be ok if the fingers were adjusted, but this may make the whole hand large for the rest of the character.

Please be sure to post your final result, I love this!
senor-freebie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Only crit I can give is that he could do with perhaps more segments on the curve of the hat as you can see some big polies there. Also, the normal map there doesn't seem to be very intense. If you're baking from a high poly maybe increase the size of the indents?
DeLaConcha Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Before I go on to critique your work let me start by saying this is looks great. I can see you definitely put effort into this one. Love the Tunic!

My biggest issue would be the two problems I found with the boots.

First- someone already mentioned and i'd have to agree that they are too flat along the top of the foot, the contour fits more to a box rather than an actual foot.

Second - I have a function gripe with the back end of the boot before it meets the inside of the kneed. On your model, it rises at this point. It would make more sense for this to be the lowest part, because it would allow more flexibility rather than the current design which appears it would make bending the knee difficult.

still, I'm impressed
Raelsatu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Looks amazing man. Brings back memories
Rinkuchan27 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Digital Artist
kool design! :) nice job!
DAKALO777 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
thats more like it!
RayValentine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Celtilia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
the clothes are amazing ! I love this new look of link !! good job ! :clap:
EVIL-MINDS-CREATIONS Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work!
Ilora24 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Magnific! :lol:
wrex2468 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Digital Artist
That is legen..(wait for it)...dary!
Zoroko Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
teach meeee +___+;

this is too cool- guh
ac33s Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
The hair is kinda off. I know i'm not the firest person to say this, but still. Other than that. Totally freaking cool.
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