When Skyrim came out on the Switch, I finally got to try my hand at this game that everyone had raved about, and I instantly fell in love.

While the gameplay of Skyrim and The Legend of Zelda are surprisingly quite different, I could still imagine what it would be like if these two worlds were to intertwine, just as artist Ezaura did with this excellent portrait of Link wearing a cross between Skyrim’s Elven Armor and Twilight Princesss Magic Armor. 

Yuga’s Art Gallery is a series in which we highlight our favorite artwork and crafts from The Legend of Zelda community, as well as some official artwork from the franchise from time to time. Zelda is a series that is constantly changing its style, and after over 30 years of evolving and shifting its visuals, it continues to inspire endless ways for artists to interpret their favorite characters and moments.

What a brilliant merging of the two costumes, which blend so naturally into one another and are both immediately recognizable (at least to those who have played both games). Even if you haven’t seen this armor before, the detail is still incredible to look at! Every etching and engraving is precisely drawn onto the piece with such skill! In addition to detail, the watercolor is beautifully blended and the white outline makes everything pop.

There’s even an addition to a Cucco as in both games you suffer dire consequences for attacking one. Luckily for me, I never attempted to attack one of Skyrim’s chickens as my Zelda training has taught me otherwise. Ezaura has captured the essence of both games so simply yet so masterfully through small touches like this.

While nothing will ever top my love for The Legend of Zelda, I’ll admit Skyrim has taken a close second next to Fire Emblem. I’d really love to see more crossovers of these two series in wonderful pieces of art like this. Perhaps we could see Sheik or Impa in the Nightingale Armor? Or maybe Zelda wearing the clothes of Jarl Elisef? I swear I thought she was Zelda when I first stepped into that throne room…