How to Draw Link
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Link from The Legend of Zelda. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start drawing Link with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don't press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: To draw Link, start with an egg shape that points down in the middle of the page. You don't have to draw the egg shape perfectly. It's only a guide for Link's head.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the egg shape, one vertical and one horizontal. When drawing the lines, bend them so they follow the contour of the shape. Draw two smaller lines in between the horizontal construction line and the bottom of the egg. These will be construction lines that will help you place Link's facial features later on.
Step 3: On top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line, draw two shapes that resemble diamonds with rounded corners for Link's eyes. Draw the shape on the right slightly smaller because of the perspective.
Step 4: Draw a curved line similar to a letter C on the left side of the egg shape for Link's ear. At the bottom of the egg shape, draw a couple of short, curved lines for his neck.
Step 5: Draw a basic guide for the front part of Link's hair. Draw a long curved line on the upper left-hand side of the egg and somewhat of an oval shape on the upper right side of the egg.