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There's a Shortcut in the Sewers by Robaato There's a Shortcut in the Sewers by Robaato
Back on my theme for Satellite Soda.

I know this isn't a JRPG, but it's definitely one of my most favorite games of all time:

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Ahh, yes. Zelda 3. The DEFINITIVE Zelda title. This will forever be my favorite Zelda for me, because it set the bar for all the ones that came in succession, and improved dramatically on the Zelda games that preceded. Contrary to popular belief, if it wasn't for Link to the Past, you wouldn't have Ocarina of Time. It was the first Zelda with a Light/Dark (Present/Past) World theme. OoT will aways be SECOND, literally and figuratively, to Link to the Past (for me).

And you can't help but feel like a Bad@$$ escorting Zelda to the Church with that awesome (and legendary) Hyrule Castle theme, so I illustrated that.

EDIT: Flipped because I realized after I was done that Link is right handed in the original piece. HAHA. (Shame on me).

TOOLS: SketchbookPro2011/PhotoshopCS4/Cintiq21UX
MUSIC: Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past OST
TIME: 1 Hour (This is a cleaned up doodle I've done a while back)

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Queen--Zelda Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Best Zelda game? Naahh. Best game PERIOD. :D
WillGS Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it is!
BlackValkyrie73 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
wow, excellent it looks identical to an old school anime. 
TheDarkXelloss Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Interface Designer
My god, this looks awesome! I love the colors here! It's funny, because right now I'm actually coloring a drawing of this particular part of the game and then I saw this in my inbox xD I just loved it so much. And yes, Hyrule castle theme is legendary and it totally makes you feel like you're in the game, it's my favorite track of it.
fullerjames Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
monkeyhero0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconcdilinkplz: Follow me princess!
Divine7a Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome lighting!
JumpSpark Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Probably my favorite part of the game :) You are awesome!
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Oh my gosh I love this.... :XD: Your style is so adorable. :meow:
CuSmith Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Easily one of the best Zelda games, if not one of THE best games I've ever played. Love it.
Dat-Ghosty Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oddly enough those sewers were the place i died most in the game. everywhere else was easy. FUCKING RATS AND BATS MAN!!!!!!....they come outta the walls man.... they come outta walls
The-Dude4 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
I remember this playing this!
Trillatia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   Writer
Awesome job!! :)
Zeldouss Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Jolie cute :)
Maggy-mitchi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Cute ^^
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Fantastic, I love the lighting and shadows and this is just too cute
SoColdArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Hey, would it be alright if I used this picture as a background pic for a ALttP Hyrule Castle Metal Remix in my upcoming YouTube video, So Cold Zelda XXVII? If you want, you should check my YouTube (Jac0Frost0), and perhaps take a peek at a couple of my earlier videos. By the way, this picture seems like it would be in a popular 90's television show.
Robaato Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go on ahead! Make sure you credit and also link it to me! I wanna check it out! :)
SoColdArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
There's the link. Check it out!
BennyFaye Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nostalgia rush. This even takes me back to the 90s with its style. Love it.
StellaTheCat12 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it!
I've never really played the old Zelda games. Only Skyward Sword, a little bit of Twilight Princess and not so much Ocarina of Time 3DS.
AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Brings back good memories playing Link to the Past on the super nintendo ah good times
Kampy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
So good! :D
Robaato Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You rawk for the Evermore avatar! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Kampy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Hehe, I love my avatar :)
TwistedandEvil Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
MM MM toight piece dooder! Fave game + iconic moment = W.I.N.
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super cool link and zelda rendition :)
wrongitdoo Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
You've definitely captured the heroics here with Link.
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVED this too! Definitely the best Zelda!
AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
It kind of makes me pissed at that girl. 'Sure it's a hidden passage, but you forgot to mention the killer rodents!'
C-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! I like this art style.
MASVdesign Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So cute!
Link a true hero!
Adrianmaster Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
zelda- Now link, pull the correct switch
link-Do not you know the traps of your own castle?
Robaato Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dumb-Blonde Princess Syndrome at its finest, aye? :lol:
ZeldaStrife Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
LttP certainly is a definitive title in the series, no doubts there. haha, when I opened this, I struck the same pose as Link. XDDD I'm such a dork. Anyways, I really like this. :)

Silvalkyriana Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job!

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Petpettails123 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
♥ Lovely :)
blomn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Zelda definetly wants to go through the sewers
RaichuMaru Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The lighting is great and you can't go wrong with the classic Zelda.:iconlinklaplz:
JoelTheSaunders Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is excellent
JoelTheSaunders Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and now it's my background, thanks!
Robaato Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
pocket-arsenal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, this is how Zelda characters should look~
Beautifully done.
joejr2 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woww so nice robaato :D
Lokno Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
One of my favorite sequences in a video game. I used go back to LTTP and just play the first part up to the church. So my atmosphere for the time. You've captured it wonderfully.
Tabbytooner Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
SOOOOO CUTE! I love your style!
Zazu75 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man aLtttP kicked my butt so hard the first time around. I'm much better at it now. - w-;;
TheArtistyk Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome... beautiful coloring. :D
PoeSheiky Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Infinite-Carousel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. The lighting is so awesome and the faces of the monsters look so evil it's unbelivable.
Link's just liek 'Lemme at chu!' :iconangrylinkplz:
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