Over the past quarter of a century, Link has appeared in thousands, if not millions, of works of fan art. This one may be the most adorable, and also one of the simplest, yet. Simply and elegantly, Andy Helms from “Ok Totally” has stripped Link down into a single green square, and yet somehow managed to keep him true to his heroic nature. Read on to see characters from the Mario franchise turned into simple shapes, as well, and to discuss how minimalism could be applied to the Zelda series.
To find more pieces of art like this, head on over to Andy’s site to view a full seventeen pages of his unique style of drawing. His minimalist style enables all of the key features of a character or idea to completely shine–in this case, Link’s sword, shield, and hat truly define him as a hero without any other clutter or distractions.
What do you think about this style of artwork: would you like to see more simple artwork that features a character’s key traits, or do you prefer larger, more detailed works of art? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think! What about having a more minimalistic Zelda game in general? If you’re interested in discussing this idea, head on over to our forums, where this topic is currently being debated. We’d love to have you join our community (if you haven’t done so already, of course)!