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Escape by Stephromancy Escape by Stephromancy
Princess Zelda turns into Sheik in the Temple of Time (looks more like Ganon's Castle at this point but whatev) to hide from Ganondorf and secretly aid Link on his quest.

Decided to have some fun and draw my favorite character in all of gaming. I took a lot of artistic liberties with the character and location so don't look too hard for inaccuracies. Why the Temple of Time looks like it's entirely made out of steel pipes is beyond me, all the textures in this piece were hand drawn and I had no idea how to draw stone or bricks so this is how it turned out. I blame my obsession with ridiculously high contrasts. I don't usually do backgrounds either so this will have to do for now.

Gaming needs more classy and pretty badass leading ladies like Princess Zelda.

Drawn mostly in Paint Tool SAI, final touches and adjustments done in Photoshop CS3.
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SilverEyedJackal77 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Very cool!
Caphyrule Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Wow love it
leontinees Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Uh... the picture is nice and amazing and all, but... isnt this Zelda from Twilight Princess? I thought Sheik only appeared in Ocarina of Time... :confused:
Stephromancy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The idea of drawing Zelda turning into Sheik actually came to me while I was watching Super Smash Bros Brawl videos, where they do appear at the same time even though it's not technically canon. It was supposed to be SSBB fanart but I decided on adding the temple of time later in the process. I also chose this version of her because she's more detailed and more challenging to draw than her OoT version.
leontinees Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Oh, I get it. I never played nor I was interested in mixed games, so I didnt know :-) Actually I can be annoyingly petty with wrong canon details, so I hope you didnt take bad my comment :-)
ShougaTouki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, I can tell it's the Temple of Time. ^_^ You have the Kokiri Emerald, Goron Ruby, and Zora Sapphire right there. The ray of sunlight looks absolutely beautiful! :happybounce:
xendlessxlovex Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
this looks great! nice work
Simdrew1993 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is AWESOME! I especially like the way you designed the temple of time, a lot, it looks really good! great work!
MotoNeko Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Great job! :D
zeldagirl236 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woa! made me really pretty! and powerful..i approve...(smile)..
Midnyte-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HNNNNNNNNG, I love this. I can't even stand it. CAN'T EVEN STAND IT.
Stephromancy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
RecklessVengeance Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Very nice! I like the style and the detail is great! I notice her dress is more Twilight Princess than Ocarina of Time. Doesn't change my approval, though. :]
Stephromancy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You're right, her outfit was based on the Twilight Princess and Super Smash Brawl version of her since she's my favorite. This actually started out as SSBB fanart but I didn't feel inspired by the SSBB backgrounds so I picked a location from Ocarina of Time because that's the game Sheik was in.
ColetteLartiste Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mirlifique! elle est magnifique.
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December 1, 2012
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