[Celebration of the Wild is a month-long celebration of the anniversary of this beloved game. All month long we will be picking our favorite songs, fan works, places, memories, and more of this wonderful addition to the Zelda series. Breath of the Wild has revolutionized the franchise all for the better and it’s only suiting we take this month to celebrate its achievements.]
The Rito were the first exotic race I was introduced to in the Legend of Zelda series, and I have been in love with them ever since. When I saw that they would finally be returning in Breath of the Wild, I could not be more delighted! Their beautiful new designs had me thrilled beyond measure and the return of the “Dragon Roost Island Theme” nearly had me in tears. Not only this, but the outfit that the tribe had to offer would quickly become one of my favorites in the game.
Bellhenge has created a beautifully drawn piece of art depicting Link in said gear. Link stands firm against the harsh weather of the Hebra region, ready to search for the shrines that await him. The movement of this piece is fluid with the wind blowing through Link’s hair. My favorite part of this garment is the feathered hairpiece, which is beautifully displayed in great detail in this work of art.
There is a personal touch to this piece too, which is the decision to use the white color scheme of the coat rather than the original brown. This is one of the things I love about fan art for Breath of the Wild, as everyone can put in their own little touches such as this. Maybe the artist chose white to match the snowy caps of the mountains, or perhaps to honor the great Teba who aids you in your quest. There’s some story behind it, and I love that Bellhenge decided to include this small detail.
There are so many armor sets in Breath of the Wild, it’s hard to choose just one favorite. I can without a doubt say that the Snowquill armor is definitely one of my favorites, and it makes for some amazing fan art!