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Here is my second fan art painting for The Legend of Zelda.
This took me around 20 hours. I've got also the process in the gallery.
I wanted to make a real quality painting like they used to do in the 19th century of Link with oil, like we have never seen link before.
A realistic Link portrait makes you think about how you think Link's personality at this age. I wanted to make a mature Link, but still young, someone who is "The Courage", with this innocent feel at the same time, and especially, I did NOT want to paint the perfect good looking manga style guy we used to see now (which I like too, don't get me wrong :)  ). I hope I managed to do it in a way it's different and still interesting
I hope you like it :)

Please, feel free to like this page on facebook if you'd like to follow up my work :D
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The process is here
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:iconwintersedge7:
WintersEdge7 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
i love it
looks realisticly beautiful and fleshy
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thanks WintersEdge7 :)
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:iconnumetalwolf:
NuMetalWolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really loved your artwork. I think Ben Drowned would be very interesting to see in this style..
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
yep, totally :).  thank you man !
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:iconnumetalwolf:
NuMetalWolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You welcome. :)
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:iconclay-zius399:
Clay-zius399 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing :)
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thank you Clay-zius :)
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:iconelihaun:
elihaun Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
reminds me of Vermeer or Rembrandt, or perhaps a mix of both!  I really like the color and tone of the painting.  Good job!
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanks a lot man :')
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gothicAge Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful painting for everybody, also for those, who don't know about Nin games. 

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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thank you !
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:iconkutsaichan:
KutsaiChan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with this piece so much, I can't explain how much. I don't know if it's because of my love of the time period or what it is, but I absolutely love this and it's just pure amazing, fantastic, completely original. I just can't say enough about it besides how utterly amazing and how much I love it! FANTASTIC JOB!
<3<3<3<3<3
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JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks so much KutsaiChan. For this piece, I really wanted to try a Link that nobody would expect. A knight that would have existed, a credible one. Not the "good looking" Link we used to know that kills the evil "ugly" Ganon. I wanted to do a Link with a past through his eyes with a normal elfic face (kind of). And I am not surprised that weither people really like it or people really hate it xD haha. All 19th century pieces have this kind of ghost looking, like a disturbing portrait. And I did a more conventional one here if you like to have a look.
thanks again for your kind comment KutsaiChan.
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:iconkutsaichan:
KutsaiChan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It really does feel like it's real to me! You hit your idea spot on~
I love the other one as well! The movement, emotion, everything is so perfect.~
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JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you !
I've updated the file, I needed to tweak a few tiny things
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Tragic-King Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Wow this is crazy good!
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:D thank you
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Dreyfus2006 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can tell you styled it on those old portraits. It looks fit for a Victorian mansion wall! :P
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thank you Dreyfus !
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VanessaBettencourt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great work
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you Vanessa !
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:iconka-keitorinartist:
KA-KeitorinArtist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG WE HAVE THE SAME SCAR ON THE CHIN!
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha really ? it looks a bit like Harrisson Ford to me :) about the scar
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MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Ab-so-lutely stunning! You really created a masterpiece with this. :clap:
The lightning and the pose are great, and his face is just about elvish enough (if that makes any sense).
His face reminds me of the young Sméagol in the movies, but that's in no way a bad thing.
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks !
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:iconhaikune007:
haikune007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't stop staring at the little scar on his chin, makes him seem so lifelike....
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you !
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Bakenius Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Now this is something else! (as it comes to 'fan art') I like the concept and the fact that you didn't hold back into caring about the execution. To me, this piece is artful in that the context and rendition of a 20th century video game character in a style reminiscent of 17th century Dutch masters like Vermeer forces you the re-conceptualize this fictional character and the iconic place he holds in my cultural framework. :)
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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:iconcindyfred:
Cindyfred Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah!! I've never thought about him like that before!!
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:iconmayasato:
mayasato Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
woah, amazing! : -D
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JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Glad you like it !! :)
thanks
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:iconmayasato:
mayasato Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
You're welcome =] The scars are a nice touch, makes it more realistic.
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Magic-Mouflon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, it's like Link was real and made it in some national heritage somehow.
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hehe, yep quite funny, I wanted to do something like this in my life for Link :)
Thank you !
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:iconeluchia:
Eluchia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I think it's amazing how you made those tiny, tiny scars and all those details 8yfdssuuied qwq
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JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you Eluchia :)
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:iconchat14:
chat14 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How pre-raphael looking. It is beautiful, excellent detail and values!!! :D
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks ! :')
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CloverWyobraznia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Love how realistic this looks and how smooth it looks too! and his eyes... you did an awesome job on this one as well! you're an amazing artist.
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JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you !
I fixed a couple of little things I wanted to. I will repost a new one I think soon with those little changes :)
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CloverWyobraznia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
heh, to me it looked perfect! but i cant wait to see the improved one. i wonder if i'll even notice the fixes. :p
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Megie-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HIS EYES AER THE WRONG COLOR! Sorry just saw that and thought you might wanna know...
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:iconjulienlasbleiz:
JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I am sorry to say that Link'eyes are Blue for sure
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the fan since 20 years can confirm this :)
Please correct your screen if you don't see any blue eyes in the painting :)
Hehe
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Megie-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they look brown on my screen. sorry for troubling you, and ever sense I was born my parents would play LoZ around me.
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JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
no worries Megie-Chan ;)
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Megie-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic details on the face :) and beautiful colors, they create a really nice mood.
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JulienLasbleiz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you Anako :)
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CommanderSmartass Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit this is amazing! :heart:
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