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Power and Courage by dapper-owl Power and Courage by dapper-owl
this is a wicked old piece that was originally made for the Demon Road comic that sambees is creating.  I've since done an updated version of this image here: 

power and courage - the demon road - by dapper-owl

You can find the comic here.

Or to get the pages faster, as well as support the artist creating them, you can find the Patreon here!

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isamisa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Wait, I'm confused... O.o
Are you saying that this is the Link that appears in your Demon Road comic? The hero that appears in this wallpaper? dapper-owl.deviantart.com/art/… If that's so, not only the style looks different, but also the design (outfit, face and hair direction). I would like a clarification, please o.o

But let me tell you that this piece of art is really, really beautiful :clap:
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
First off, it's not my comic haha.  sambees is the artist for Demon Road, this is a fanart I created for them, and since we're roomates and part of the same studio we often sell the prints through the communal shop. When i draw fanart for demon road it isn't usually an exact representation of the style, art or designs that sambees has created.  I usually put my own take on the characters and costumes, and often blend ideas from othe Zelda games into them.  So it shouldn't be surprising that it looks different.  Also, this fanart was done years ago and retouched only recently, and Link's design in the Demon Road has evolved significantly since then, as well as my own style.
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isamisa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Ohh, interesting! weher I can read the whole comic?
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Sure thing!  It's right here: demonroad.thewebcomic.com/ If you want pages faster and more regularly you can help sambees out on their patreon here: www.patreon.com/sambees?ty=h
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FieryWindWaker Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :)
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n0-username Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
woah
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illiarovanna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The greatest fan art I've seen of LoZ. Truly. the concept. I would love for there to be more like this. 
And you are right. There should be more.
And yes. That's what happens when you die and fail over and over again.
And yes. that is what happens when the hero wins and reincarnates happily again in a future he created. 
XD
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Ryua Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Possibly the best Ganondorf I've ever seen. So pretty! And I really like what you've done with leaving his arms bare. That looks awesome.
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thanks!  : >  
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Hoooowwwl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Woww <33 I like this a lot.
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Amazing art pic Love :happybounce: Heart La la la la 
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Oh my gosh, I am love the mad contrast in this. :D And how Link's cloak seems somewhere between tatters and.... just this streaming kind of light. :heart: And oh my gosh Ganondorf is so huge.... very menacing.

Just a cool composition all over. :clap:
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Thanks so much! :>
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warningyou Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconclapplz: Dat Ganondorf! He looks so badass and hot!
Agree, definitely not enough Ganon art around here. Seeing something this epic really made my life more complete. Thank you!
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IzuiII Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
i support link link with a light cloak
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CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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KillerInstinct12 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Full Epicness!
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SpiralFire24 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
wow this really cool a favorite from me for sure.
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OrangeHuskie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I love the light vs dark contrast! <3 Best game ever (next to Ocarina of Time)!
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AquariusYaoi Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
*3* LINK I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUU *3*
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FantasyFreak000 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
So epic!
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LeeDassin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I just cannot express how amazing this picture is! It is just beyond words :D
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SizzleLizzle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I loooove your style. :iconexcitedlaplz: You are amazing!
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooow I love this :)
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ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
heh, link's glow-in-the-dark
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Etude-Xillia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
this ish hooott!!
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:iconvya:
vya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wow, this is simply amazing! :heart:
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lillianxheart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
this is bad ass
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CorgiFoxi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the glow effect you used on link, nice job!
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gladlad Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Y'know, just when it seems like there's about enough Zelda fanart out there, someone comes along and adds such a refreshing flavor that you just wanna say, "Okay, folks- keep drawing Link forever." You did that. Keep drawing Link forever. <3
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bluevermillion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;A; amazing! cool contrast and I love the "flowing" motion in this piece
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tropenamer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Badass!
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funkstoerung Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student
this is absolutely the best I've ever seen! GREAT ♥
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LegendofHearts Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Artist
Gwkrtjbge, SO EPIC!!!
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Thanatos112220 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Awesome pic.
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MenrowSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
The lightning and color on this is amazing!
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zakniteh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I love how Link glows against the darkness. Lovely painting and composition setting both opposites together.
And yes, there is definitely a Ganondorf shortage.
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Thanks n_n
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i always wondered if Link, Ganon, and Zelda were just avatars of the three goddesses that are in constant battle. The Ocarina of time's story plot implies harmony among the three goddesses, but the incarnations of the three forces however are clearly not.
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LEmoNmerANGuE Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Wooooww this is absolutely amazing. Fantastic!
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oOLuccianaOo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*_* great work!
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CloudsGirl7 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   General Artist
You caused a rare thing to happen -- you made me do a breathless "Wow..." upon viewing this. XD
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DeboraPinto Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is so incredible... I really love this. The description you made is also so intense... Wow. Just wow.
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Snow-Bandit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely fantastic
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IcarusWing87 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
this is absolutely stunning. I love the contrast of light and dark and the composition makes my eyes go round and round. Its so great.
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stimulatingdesign Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is simply amazing! I love the detail!
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shimewmew Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
you were at otafest

what

how did I miss this
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Kristl-Air Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wahhhhh!! this is so amazing!!! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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CHIKAON Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
This picture really rocks!!!
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CROWcatalyst Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The contrast in colors is phenominal. Not overbearing - just enough. The style for the caps are pretty amazing, too.
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