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Legend of Zelda: Master Sword by lady-die Legend of Zelda: Master Sword by lady-die
Anyone that's a fan of The Legend of Zelda would recognize this image. I tried to recreate the artwork from Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past showing the Master Sword in its stone pedestal deep within the Lost Woods.

For years I tried to recreate this scene off and on in 3D, pencil sketch and other mediums without much success (or rather, to my liking). I think I've finally done it.

You can see more detail and info for the stone pedestal and sword here: [link]

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I know more recent versions of the Master Sword have a blue hilt. In the original art the handle was red.


Models and image © Liz Gibbs
All things Zelda © Nintendo
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:iconkitsunekageoni:
KitsuneKageoni Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'M
IN
LOVE
WITH
YOUR
ARTWORK
OMG
AMAZING
GREAT JOB
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lady-die Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
OH
EM
GEE
THANK
YOU
SO
MUCH!

LOL Thanks for popping by and all that good stuff!
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KitsuneKageoni Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU'RE FABULOUS XD
I can't wait to see what you'll post next *much excite*
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Hoooowwwl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Incredible. I love this!
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lady-die Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, wow! Thanks! It's nice to see that this image is still getting attention. LOL
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Tri-Dues Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a brilliant artist! Keep up the good work!
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lady-die Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I shall do what I can. Thank you kindly!
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Zeusthefox Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Awsome Work dude

Hey has anyone wondered why in a link to the past the Master sword is White?

I never understood that, but I think I have an Answer to it.

okay a link to the past is the First game in the Decline Timeline (Were link failed and his Bloodline ended.) this caused the Master sword to turn White.
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lady-die Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In A Link to the Past, the color of the sword might be because of the color pallet used by 16 bit games. The Fighter Sword (given to Link by his uncle) is white with a blue handle. The Master Sword that you find in the Lost Woods has a blue blade with a red handle.

Anyway thanks for posting! It's nice to see that people still like this image.
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Zeusthefox Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
your welcome.
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AxelXenaMoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Link has such a LOOOONG sword.....if you'll pardon the pun.
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lady-die Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
From what I've seen, his sword grows and shrinks depending on the situation.
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AxelXenaMoon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
XD Yes, and it gets somewhat...firmer...?
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ChrisTobey Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
This is an incredible piece of work. It almost casts the illusion that you are actually there, seeing through Link's eyes. Amazing! :w00t:
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lady-die Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

When I did this, I mostly wanted to do a more 'realistic' version of the book art from A Link to the Past. What surprises me is that I did this five years ago and it's still getting some attention.
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corgi800 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That... Is amazing. Seriously, just... Wow... It's awesome how you took the time to add the writing on the pedestal and everything. Zelda Fangirling commence!
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lady-die Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's the little details that can make all the difference. Thanks for viewing!
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Qtsy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
This picture is amazing; I love it!
This was one of the pictures that inspired me when I created this [link]
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lady-die Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's pretty awesome! Thanks!
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44SilverFire Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...I think I have fallen in love today ^^ Amazing lighting effects and I love it's scenario!! It's all just soo good :D Incredibly done my friend!!

I like this a lot!!!
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lady-die Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I had a good source image to work off of. The rest of it was just recreating that original scene in a new, digital medium.
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44SilverFire Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pleasure's all mine :D thank you very much for the Llama :iconglompplz:
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FireWolf2012 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is really amazing! I have no idea how people can draw stuff like that!
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lady-die Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I did this in two different 3D programs with post work in Photoshop. Some people can do amazing things with what ever art medium they prefer. Be it traditional oil paints on canvass, or the digital medium with the latest version of Illustrator or Photoshop and a tablet PC.

It is nice that after four years, this image still gets attention. Thank you!
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FireWolf2012 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Being an artsit seems so difficult. But then after all... everything is difficult in life.

And no problem.
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a tough critic when it comes to the master sword, but this is very beautiful :)
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lady-die Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! At the time, I tried to match the original artwork as closely as possible. In my later images I take my own perspective and add my unique design style to the sword.
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LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well I'll be by to check them out sometime soon then :)
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AmatureHunter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Artist
Not enough people play that game. I've finished it twice, and I've been searching for amazing fan art like this since... well, a while.
Congratulations, and this is amazing, btw.
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lady-die Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is an old title and most likely available on the Virtual Console. As far as Zelda games go, it's one of the best.
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AmatureHunter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Artist
Yeah. But it's sooo long. I mean, it's probably one of the longest Zelda games out there, because to truly finish, you have to get all the items (and they're spread across Hyrule and super hard to find) and save Zelda (because she's stupid and always gets captured)
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JaceNebular Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Isn't the sword blue? Either way I like this design better.
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lady-die Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It is blue in more recent versions of the game. For the art piece this image is based on, it is red.

For a blue version, feel free to explore my gallery!
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JaceNebular Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I like this one better. The blue makes it look too much like a toy.
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KittenCrazy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I RECOGNIZE IT!!!!!! 8D
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orchard Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Beautiful. The Lost Woods music started playing in my head the moment I saw it. You really captured the mood perfectly here; I feel like I'm approaching the sword for the first time.
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lady-die Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I remember when I first played the game. I was astounded at the colors, the music, just about everything about it. At the time the SNES and this game in particular was amazing. It's stuck with me for all of these years.

While this rendering was done a few years ago, it's good to see that it still draws attention.
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Leo195 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Never understood y someone would just leave the sword in the woods even though like, a dozen people in the first town knew it was somewhere inside.
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lady-die Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you follow what is supposedly the timeline for all of the games, the sword was planted in the Temple of Time (Ocarina of Time) and that the temple building crumbled over the centuries (Twilight Princess) to where the the woodland just grew around it.

Or you could just go with the more simple answer of, "It's magic!"

Really, if you didn't have to fight a bunch of monsters and collect ancient relics every game, then it'd be easy to just pluck it out of the stone and declare yourself a king or something.
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epicfallen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
THIS IS SO FREAKING AMAZING! I just wanna run up to it and grab it!
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lady-die Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, first you need to successfully navigate through three treacherous, monster-filled ruins and acquire a sacred item from each. And then...



I'm glad you liked it!
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epicfallen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
screw that, been through it how many times already! GIMME! XD
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Mean-Machine666 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
WOW! That's awesome!!!
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lady-die Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :headbang:
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dAb-blingin-art Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
I have presented this fantastic piece in my journal this evening. :heart:
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lady-die Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thanks! It's alwys nice to be appreciated.
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dAb-blingin-art Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
my pleasure!
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Invisichick Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Amazing!!! :omg:
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lady-die Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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WraithUnit Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
My childhood... in epic glory before my eyes... hahaha. NICE
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