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This is just a taste of a wonderful artist who goes by the name Ag+.  He published it just in time for LoZ’s 25th anniversary, and boy is it a worthy present!  Try and imagine this: the image is so large that you have to hit the jump to see it, and even then you’ll be seeing a smaller version!  What are you waiting for?  Hit that jump!

List of characters:

Row 1:
Farore (Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons)
Nayru (Oracle of Ages)
Din (Oracle of Seasons)

Row 2:
Rauru w/ Kaepora Gaebora (Ocarina of Time)
Impa (Ocarina of Time)
Saria (Ocarina of Time)
King of Hyrule (Zelda series)
Nabooru (Ocarina of Time)
Ruto (Ocarina of Time)
Darunia (Ocarina of Time)

Row 3:
Link (Zelda series)
Zelda (Zelda series)
Ganondorf (Zelda series)

Row 4:
Wind Fish (Link’s Awakening)
Great Fairy w/ Fairy Queen (The Wind Waker)
Great Fairy (Twilight Princess)
Skyward Sword girl (Skyward Sword)
Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
Navi (Ocarina of Time)
Tatl (Majora’s Mask)
Tael (Majora’s Mask)
Great Fairy (Ocarina of Time)
Valoo (The Wind Waker)

Row 5:
Great Deku Tree w/ little Deku tree (Ocarina of Time)
Fado (The Wind Waker)
Makar (The Wind Waker)
Medli (The Wind Waker)
Laruto (The Wind Waker)
Jabun (The Wind Waker)

Row 6:
Renado (Twilight Princess)
Rusl (Twilight Princess)
Ashei (Twilight Princess)
Shad (Twilight Princess)
Auru (Twilight Princess)
Tarin (Link’s Awakening)
Marin (Link’s Awakening)
Ilia w/ Epona (Twilight Princess)
Talon (Ocarina of Time)
Ingo (Ocarina of Time)

Row 7:
Anju (Majora’s Mask)
Kafei (Majora’s Mask)
Linebeck (Phantom Hourglass)
Aryll (The Wind Waker)
Gonzo (The Wind Waker)
Senza (The Wind Waker)
Nudge (The Wind Waker)

Row 7.2:
Tingle (Majora’s Mask)
Romani and Cremia (Majora’s Mask)
Niko (The Wind Waker)
Mako (The Wind Waker)
Zuko (The Wind Waker)
Link’s Grandma (The Wind Waker)

Row 8:
Tijo (Majora’s Mask)
Toto (Majora’s Mask)
Evan (Majora’s Mask)
Lulu (Majora’s Mask)
Ralph (Oracle of Ages)
Maple (Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons)
Darmani the Third (Majora’s Mask)

Row 9:
Japas (Majora’s Mask)
Mikau (Majora’s Mask)
Skull Kid (Ocarina of Time)
Mido (Ocarina of Time)
Deku Royal Family (Majora’s Mask)
Goron Elder w/ Goron Baby (Majora’s Mask)

Row 10:
The King of Red Lions (The Wind Waker)
Byrne (Spirit Tracks)
Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
Midna (Twilight Princess)
Oshus (Phantom Hourglass)
Sahasrahla (A Link to the Past)
Ezlo (The Minish Cap)

Row 11:
Happy Mask Salesman (Majora’s Mask)
Bellum (Phantom Hourglass)

Row 12:
Veran (Oracle of Ages)
Zant (Twilight Princess)
Aganhim (A Link to the Past)
Vaati (The Minish Cap)
Onox (Oracle of Seasons)

Row 12.2:
Koume (Ocarina of Time)
The Moon (Majora’s Mask)
Kotake (Ocarina of Time)
Chancellor Cole (Spirit Tracks)

Row 13:
2x Four Giants (Majora’s Mask)
Moon Children with boss masks (Majora’s Mask)
2x Four Giants (Majora’s Mask)

Row 14:
Ganon (Ocarina of Time)
Fierce Deity Link (Majora’s Mask)
Link’s Mother (Ocarina of Time)
Hero’s Shade w/ Golden Wolf form (Twilight Princess)
Dark Link (Zelda series)

And, for those lucky ones who were patient enough to read this list, you get to see a how-it-was-made video!

127 thoughts on “Amazing Zelda fan-art celebrates Zelda’s 25th anniversary

  1. Thareous says:

    I saw this picture on the forums and saved it to my computer images! Then I put it on GIMP, zoomed it to desktop size, and used the Crop tool to shear off each "row" so that I could set it to my homepage background. Now I have about seven new pictures for my desktop! 8]

    1. Z-MAN7 says:

      Could you possibly put those wallpapers you made of this up on the net? I need the image of Link, Zelda, and Ganon on my desktop now!

      1. Thareous says:

        That's easy! You only have to right-click on that image above, hit the "Save Picture As…" option, save the image under whatever name you think will be simplest to locate, and it will be saved to the Photo file you decided to store it. You can access it through My Documents (or at least for me) and use it as your desktop however you will.

        As for posting the images on the net, I still need to figure out how that's done, but when I do I will have the links up!

      2. starwebs1 says:

        Just upload it to TinyPic, or Photobucket, or ImageShack, or things like that.

      3. lifesavers2 says:

        Just post them on MediaFire or Photobucket

      4. Z-MAN7 says:

        Yeah I know how to do that. but that picture's resolution is small, so the image comes out a little blurry when it supersized to fit my screen.

    2. Retoñao says:

      YOURE A FUCKING GOD, THANK YOU

  2. @Glux005 says:

    It's truly amazing. Ag+ must have a HELL of a lot of patience.

  3. wolfy says:

    holy shit! AMAZING!

  4. Sol says:

    …Holy. Freaking. Crap.

  5. Darkwargreymon says:

    Say this on Gamefaqs… The original is so big that it will blow your mind…

    1. Darkwargreymon says:

      *Saw

    2. curious says:

      where on gamefaqs?

  6. I…I can't…oh my God.

  7. Lach Menel says:

    I now have a new desk top. Best. Zelda picture. EVAR!!!

  8. Ulises says:

    BEST ZELDA FAN ART EVER!!!!

  9. Gamma says:

    This is amazing. I especially like how the artist rendered Windwaker and Spirit Tracks characters realistically (specifcially Fado, Makar, Laruto, Medli, Anjean and Aryll).

  10. goronbot says:

    I love it I so want one I would treasure it for all time
    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. PhantomVII says:

    That… was incredible. Holy… crap. In full size… omg, it's just amazing…

  12. Daniel says:

    Where can I get the original???

    1. gryzlaw says:

      Did you get an answer? I'd love to print it and hand it on my wall!

    2. JoaoMagalhaesBH says:

      Yeah, I want to find the original too! Someone said in the comments that it was on GameFAQs, but I couldn't find it there…

  13. Soeroah says:

    I can't even describe this. Mad props.

  14. spirittracksmaster says:

    wow! wonder what program they used that's amazing!!!!!!

    1. Sparkpaw says:

      I believe they used some sort of Painter- but not sure exactly what program.

  15. freedom4 says:

    I love the inspiration from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Beautiful. Whoever this artist is, I hope Nintendo considers hiring him. His art direction is a lot better than what we're seeing from Skyward Sword thus far.

  16. lifesavers2 says:

    This doesn't fit my browser. And I use a 47" HDTV as a monitor. 0.o

    …And he draws faster than PurpleKecleon. I thought that was impossible.

    Also, best drawing of Midna evar!
    …6566 px tall… O.o

  17. Pointy Ears says:

    Couldn't wait for this to be posted here!!
    It's just disheartening that there's no Sheik!! TT____TT
    Otherwise, AMAZING Zelda fan art!! <3

    1. QueenxLink says:

      OMG how could they leave out Sheik?! D: She/he's awesome!

      1. Punnutty says:

        Well technicly theres there is a sheika and sheik Impa and Zelda.

      2. Fyren Vasilia says:

        Sheik was Zelda's alias tho; Impa was part of the Sheikah

  18. zeldarules says:

    Is it sad that I know who all of these characters are before I read the description?

    JK

  19. Acteon says:

    What an amazing picture. Definitely going to be my wallpaper from now on. Couldn't help but notice the absence of Old Man, Malon, and Error though. What a shame. Still, like I said, amazing art.

    1. Banooru says:

      I think they didn't have malon because they have Cremia and Romani from Majora's Mask.

      1. Fyren Vasilia says:

        Technically they did considering Malon looks like Cremia AND Romani. If you remember, Majora's Mask took place in an alternate universe from Hyrule, some-what explaining the similar looking characters
        (if my memory is not TOO faulty anyway)

  20. Ezlo says:

    Omg, my skills as an artist have just been outshined. This is an absolute masterpiece.

    1. Hombre_de_Mundo says:

      EVERYONE'S skills as an artist have been outshined.

      1. QueenxLink says:

        Yeah, so have mine…

  21. Kitt says:

    someone make this a tapestry or somethign so i can have it on my wall

  22. Awesomesauce says:

    I think this shouldve had the Ordon kids, but otherwise beautiful!

  23. Hombre_de_Mundo says:

    The best thing about this picture is that it loops, as you can see at the end of the video. Why is that the best part you ask? Well, it means you can use the image as a scrolling screensaver, just like in the end of that video. And as you are well aware, it's the best screen saver ever!

    1. kkkk says:

      How can you set the image to be a scrolling wallpaper???

      1. Hombre_de_Mundo says:

        There's a small program you can download called WPanorama

  24. teengamer08 says:

    I cried when I saw this. It's the best work of art of Zelda….actually, it's the best work of art period. The sheer detail is absolutely astounding (open the image in a new tab and zoom in).

    Thank you Ag+, thank you.

    1. Geborah says:

      I was going to comment but you said everything i wanted to say.
      Thank you. Too.

  25. ChainofTermina says:

    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,yeah, that's probably the most epic thing I've ever seen in my entire life. yeah, if everything zelda could just forever continue to be this head-explodingly awesome that would be great thanks.

  26. aeolus9812 says:

    I instantly made this my desktop the other day when I saw it on ZREO's facebook page. Well, the Link/Zelda/Ganon part anyway. It is amazing and I can't stop looking at it. I'm going to get it blown up and put it on my wall once I figure out how

  27. veeronic says:

    anyone else getting the "pay for my bandwidth" image?

  28. BlueLink says:

    I saw the video 0_0
    That was extrenely AWESOME!!
    I Wish It Was A Poster!

  29. kkkk says:

    Holy Mother of God…

  30. SevenDD says:

    What? No malon? That's harsh… I mean, her relatives are in there and all

    1. kkkk says:

      Well, there's Cremia and Romani, that's almost the same as having Malon.

  31. supergiraloz says:

    i love how it's perfectly layered
    goddesses
    sages
    link, zleda and ganondorf
    deities of good
    normal characters
    mysterious assisting characters
    happy masked man
    villians
    moon children
    ganon
    link's darker side

    i stared at this for an hour before i realised 3 hours had gone

  32. RXFX says:

    i have no words to express how greateful i am for this wonderful piece of art. i cried, laugh, remembered all the good times that i have playing those games. the legend of zelda save my life, thank you AG+

  33. Ammy says:

    I would definitely pay to have this on canvas and framed.

  34. ShadowofLight says:

    I usually don't comment on fan art, but this is truly amazing!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  35. TwiliMidona says:

    GEE. ZUH Holy shit that is freakin amazing!

  36. asd says:

    I can't see anything, it just says "Come on, don't embed a 7+ MB image unless you are intending to pay for my bandwith" Seriously, this is not a joke!

  37. Caleb says:

    I'm very sorry about the people who got that message about bandwidth, it's fixed.

  38. MDH says:

    Words fail me. This is one of the best pieces of art I've seen in my life. I especially love Midna, the "villain section" and the very bottom, with Link's various selves.

  39. Majora says:

    I like how the artwork at the top is all good and the bottom is all evil. And when it gets to the very bottom it shows who's most powerful and at the top it shows Nayru Fayru and Din who are the most good.

  40. DH-010 says:

    Oh my god, that's absolutely amazing…

  41. Shadow says:

    holy zelda men this is amazing

  42. TLoZfan says:

    This is… Amazing. Great job, the best zelda artwork i've ever seen.

  43. Zeldo says:

    this is absolutely breath taking!

  44. mmfan says:

    Is the real picture for sale?

  45. mmfan says:

    scratch that i just saw the video :s

  46. I AM THE GREAT TIRE says:

    HOLY SH*T DUDE, AMAZING PIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That must have taken forever, drawing that.

  47. dark_link121 says:

    HOLY SH**!!!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!!

  48. Vic George says:

    This picture has Alex Ross written all over it, it's so great!

  49. erik says:

    i hope the last zelda game would be so epic as this image, art or whatever it is!!!!

  50. Zelda-Lover says:

    Dear artist of this image… Just the other day i was sent this pic as a link in the DA chats by a user named SorrowedSin, No he isnt art theifing he saw it and wanted to show me and i have to admit this is the greatest dose of zelda i have ever gotten no fan art out there at all can truely capture zelda the way you have now. You are a true zelda fan to capture practically all the main characters in each game to date and even including a cameo from the upcoming SKYWARD SWORD is just amazing, I will never ever forget the favor you did for Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo and all of us Die hard Zelda fans like myself Thank you sir your art truely has won my heart, thank you so much *bows*

  51. Doran_Bladefist says:

    Instead of Where's Waldo, it's Where's Tingle! :D Seriously, best piece of artwork I have seen in months, maybe years, and the subject is one of my favs to begin with. I think I need to have a wall scroll printed for this mother!

  52. QueenxLink says:

    That is beautiful! Haha the person used Corel Painter Essentials 3! :D I have that same monitor in the video! :3

  53. vanessa says:

    this…… this person deserves an eternity of nirvana, endless heavenly life, and the universe's powers combined.i dont know what else to say. he may as well be named a saint after he dies, if he ever does. i will kiss his feet as many times as it takes.

  54. Krackshot says:

    Dear whoever created this. Sell prints of it. I want it on the back of my damn door.

  55. Ag+; you have made the Legend of Zelda Art of the century!

  56. mjx says:

    Why didn't this guy work on Skyward Sword?! The Link shown here….the ultra-realistic Link shown here….that's what we wanted

  57. FilipeJMonteiro says:

    Ok, that is amazing! Look at how many realistic iterations of the characters we have now!

  58. Occult Fan says:

    This will go down in history as one of the great pieces of Zelda fan art. If not the greatest, and if not somehow inducted into 'official' use by Nintendo themselves (and Miyamoto hanging it on his wall or getting it tattooed to his face (!!), we still, as fans, will remember this fondly, and not soon forget the vivid and vivacious, trembling awe and star-magnanimity of this transcendent work of excellence. Its hyper-realist-portrayals of the otherwise untouchable or distant productions of the characters we've all come to know and love (or loathe with undulant and incredulous dispassion), the tender precision of necessity at reaching the soul-core of the artist's own understanding of the series, the perhaps as-'created' purpose of the series, and finally, each of our own personal passions and fondnesses alike, should all be met with a quiet thanks, a simple awe, and a healthy respect for this work of great care and depth. It is only for how much in love I can say I am with this work, that I notice particular deviations from my own desires with the relegation to my own deference of substance; as the final words may be mustered to cull this reaping of appreciation-latent to a close, I find myself caring not to say anything less than everything of beneficence, and thus I end so now, saying that, as to say all.

    P.S. R.I.P. David Jr. : (

    1. Punnutty says:

      Did you even look at the great zelda picture.

  59. Hime says:

    Absa-freaking-awesome. I stared at it for a good five minutes, at least, and watched that video twice.
    THE most awesome thing I have ever seen…Now, if it could be seen in reality thats the only thing that could top it.

  60. TwilightKing says:

    Holy crap. I have no clue in the least how he did this. I can't do crap with Photoshop, then I see stuff like this. I feel so horribly clueless about the whole program, and this dude's talent makes me feel useless……. But damn, that's an awesome piece of art!

  61. Cranky Link says:

    An outstanding artist, no doubt, but……(sigh) apparently another person who has forgotten that the series did not begin with Alttp…..Where's the LoZ/AoL respect?

    They must have been talking to the Developers recently…….

  62. Hero of Geeks says:

    As someone who silently pleads with the world to appreciate the thought and effort that goes into their creative works, I offer nothing but gratitude and wonder to you, Ag+. I hope someone makes you a billionaire so you can make more of this amazing work!

  63. Punnutty says:

    I thought id never return but this is well worth it. This is zelda in art.

  64. LoZymugglegater says:

    Holy cow,this is without a doubt the single best piece of fan art ever! Amazing! Thank you Ag+! Now that's how you say happy birthday Zelda!

  65. Dragonette says:

    Im pretty sure i just died, came back to life, and then died again after seeing this. Completely and utterly breath-taking. I love that you included Link's mother at the end there. it's so….awesome *drools*

  66. Michelle says:

    Anyone know how to contact the artist? I want to buy a copy from them to hang this on my bedroom wall! It's absolutely AMAZING! Best Zelda Fan-Art EVER!

  67. jac says:

    …….SO…….AMAZING…………*head asplodes*

  68. Shadow Link Copy... says:

    So awesome!! just the best, i cant believe that someone did that!!

  69. TheRose says:

    Best present ever O.o

  70. TheRose says:

    By the way, anyon thought that Bellum looked like that eye from Lord of the rings? xD

  71. Jordan Chastant says:

    i want to buy this as a high quality framed banner or wall scroll, i need this hanging in my office!

  72. JerryLedesma says:

    LOVE IT!! :)

  73. guest for east says:

    Really amazing work! Thanks for sharing~

  74. Pablo says:

    THE BEST Zelda artwork i have seen in my life. BIG RESPECT to AG+

  75. zeleon says:

    goosebumps…

  76. Mousea1a says:

    This belongs in the sistine chapel…

  77. Hey! Listen! says:

    HEY LISTEN!

    This is a MASTERPIECE!
    I stared.. and stared at it; the detail is fantastic.
    9000 kudos to you Ag+ !!
    When I saw Kafei and Anju, it made me smile.
    And you can definitely feel a mood change when you slowly scroll down the picture.

    "(>' ')> .:. <(' '<)"

  78. conor says:

    theres no triforce

  79. Fyren Vasilia says:

    Such an amazing and beautiful piece, felt like I jumped out of my body I was so excited
    I think I actually died and went to Zelda heaven upon seeing this lol

    The only things I really wish AG+ had added to this were the 4 Light Spirits from Twilight Princess, The Zora Queen in all her beauty, Telma, Sheik,
    More of the races of Zelda (Anouki, Subrosian, Tokay, Oocca)
    Keaton, the most notable fox (lol), Link's wolf form, & Majora's Mask's true form

    But I digress, it is an Fantastic Masterpiece of Epic Proportions and deserves Indefinite Recognition for its Greatness.

    1. Fyren Vasilia says:

      I also really appreciated that the key weapons were included for Link, Zelda, Ganon; The Trident of Power, The Master Sword, & The Box of Light. Amazing.

    2. Fyren Vasilia says:

      I also really appreciated that the key weapons were included for Link, Zelda, Ganon; The Trident of Power, The Master Sword, & The Bow of Light. Amazing

  80. Roland X says:

    Holy effing WOW! This may be the single most stunning piece of Zelda art I have ever seen, fan OR official.

  81. Jeff says:

    This is breathtaking! The symbolism of light to darkness, and the whole scope of the artistry and attention to detail is superb! Epic, diverse, and a very dedicated work of art that catches the whole essence, the spirit of the entire Zelda Franchise.

  82. keaton says:

    that's just amazing… I can't say more… the fucking best Zelda-Art EVER
    breathtaking

  83. Mike says:

    This is absolutely awesome, no words to describe it. Indeed the best fan art I have ever seen.
    Some people are saying they missed some characters, for me the only big void was Malon, she deserved to be there.

    What sword is the Great Fairy from Ocarina of Time holding? I do recall it but can't figure out where from. Is it one of the swords from Majora's Mask?

    I need to print this

  84. Mason says:

    There should be, in this world, more great people who do great deeds such as this one. *sniff*
    …the world would be a better place

  85. Rose Starglen says:

    hahahahhaha, i named every charater on that pic. then i saw the list.

  86. Noah Noel says:

    the to witches look like freaky masks more than drawings

  87. Tom says:

    Truly beautiful and awe-inspiring. the artist should definitely sell prints of this, i would pay anything to be able to own one!

  88. Yamil says:

    I would love to get in contact with the artist to commission some work from him. Can anyone PLEASE tell me how? Thanks!

  89. Galen Healey says:

    Where Can I buy one

  90. Kai says:

    Can I have 3 of these? :D

  91. Alek says:

    In the row of the Deities of Good, I think in the middle that's Fi from Skyward Sword. Correct me if I'm wrong, though.

  92. archer says:

    where is SHEIK ????

  93. Will Douglas says:

    My ex girlfrend got me this for Christmas. I was literally overwhelmed as I unrolled it litle by little. Now it's sitting on my wall a foot from where I type this :)

  94. Hylian says:

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!! THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!!

    I love it all! The way they had EVERY Important Zelda character(Except for Sheik, Impa, Error, Postman!!!!! and maybe only a tiny bit more, but I understand how he/she couldn't have fit it all in one image). It's cool how they make the characters from the toon link games look realistic(Don't get me wrong, I love the cel shading in Wind waker and childish look in those games, but it's still neat).
    (I also thought it was awesome that I already knew who every character was. xD)

    I am SO setting this as as much as I can set it up as!

  95. Fish says:

    Probs late in posting this, but I want them to change "Skyward Sword girl" To "Fi". If it is Fi the are referring to???

  96. Yuki Cross says:

    holy crap. that’s lit amazing.

    1. anekofoxx says:

      Ummm…what is Yuki Cross doing here? o. o

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