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Draw Link from Legend of Zelda

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A follow up to a previous lesson, this time - draw Link to look MUCH simpler - and cuter too! Symmetrical and using very simple line placement, drawing this version of the character is a snap!

Let's begin!

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First Step - A Simple Framework

To begin, go ahead and sketch out the framework for your character. The centerline - as you can see below --- helps to keep everything equal (left and right) as you progress.

Like so...

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With respect to his sword and shield - the shapes you see in purple and orange - will help a great deal, as we're going to sketch them first.

Let's continue now...



Second Step - Draw!S

Even though we normally would start with the face, here - let's draw the sword and shield first.

Why?

Well, because these items appear first to the eye of the observer, it's easier to sketch in those parts of the character - parts that aren't obscured by the weapons - last.

Here are the steps...

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Even in the most simple of drawings - making a character 'look like' the one we're aiming for can easily be done. Key details such as those on his shield, his clothing, the colors, etc. --- all help to let the viewer know... yup - it's who it's supposed to be!

And now you can draw him in two different ways. Experiment with your own variations so that 'two' becomes INFINITE!

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