This is only a section of the beautiful full-length work

Every now and then there is a piece of fan-art that is so amazingly detailed and beautiful that one might mistake it for being a piece of official art.  Deviant Art user L-DAWB has created a long, flowing mural of many of the major characters and races in Skyward Sword, creating a work of art that is both breathtakingly gorgeous and incredibly detailed.  The best part is that what you see above is only a small portion of the overall work.  Hit the jump to see the huge, full-sized mural.

(Obvious warning: Spoilers abound.)

More fan-art of Skyward Sword

Due to its massively large size, the easiest way to see this masterpiece is to view it here, where it can be enlarged and panned for the best viewing effect.  Once you’ve done that, let us know what you think–what’s your opinion of this piece of fan-art?  Would you be happy if Nintendo began producing larger, more mural-esque pieces of official art for Zelda games, or do you prefer the current type of official art, mostly consisting of individual character models?

A race from Skyward Sword

Source:  Deviant Art (via GoNintendo).