The first week of Linktober has just about wrapped up and we’ve seen so many creative and beautiful art pieces in such a short amount of time! Day one kicked off with the Main Calendar’s “merchant” prompt celebrated by the popular choices of Beedle, Happy Mask Salesman and Ravio! The amount of love for these three characters is quite apparent. There were also some new characters to the game, especially after the TOTK release including merchants like Cece and Koltin!
However, what seemed to be more popular than the new characters is the Shadow Calendar!! Many of you are super excited to see its return and there is no shortage of the 'dark arts' here for Linktober! There were plenty of gibdos and dodongos among the merchants and temples we saw on the first couple of days—some truly incredible artwork! Keep it up, we look forward to more of the shadow prompts being completed!
The beautiful TOTK landscape seemed to dominate the temple and Sky/Skylands Prompt—quite a challenge—this is surely only the beginning of some new TOTK game art for the 2023 calendar!
Days three (Friend/companion), four(Sage) and five (Species) had amazing variety and some nostalgia! We really enjoyed the emotion that you brought to these pieces—they tugged at the heartstrings. Speaking of emotion—the Lost prompt for Shadow had an excellent turnout, many from Majora’s Mask and OOT. More Majora’s Mask followed on day 6 for the obvious Mask Prompt, showcasing the many faces and characters of such a beloved franchise. They were all hauntingly beautiful!
The Rangers have been busy checking all of our platforms to share your artwork! We love seeing all of them.
While our biggest platform is Instagram, consider also checking out Deviant Art! Our friends at Zelda Universe are co-hosting a giveaway if you submit some of your artwork on the Deviant Art Platform. Please click the link here for more information.
As a reminder, Linktober is about the human connection through our art, so this contest does not include AI art submissions—we do appreciate you taking the time to understand that! Please message us with any questions.
You can also submit your artwork to Zelda Dungeon by using the hashtag, artist of legend! Our Sage, Heather and ZD team will be sharing artwork that utilizes this tag! Be sure to add it to your next post.
We are anticipating another fun week ahead starting off with Constructs! What prompt are you most excited for this week? Are you doing a quest calendar? Tell us below!
Need inspiration for your art? Check out our Pinterest boards! We have A LOT of boards and are in the process of adding more!
Until next week’s wrap up—may the Triforce be with you!