By Rob Beschizza at 2:46 am Fri, May 18, 2012
Jed Henry paints Nintendo heroes in Ukiyo-e style. Here's Link about to find out that arrows are futile against enenra. [via Gamovr]
He looks fearsome!
No…Link is fighting Gannon, the big bad guy from the Zelda universe. Some sort of a pig demon thing. And he is, in fact, defeated by shooting him with a silver arrow, at least in the original NES game.
Sorry if that’s a spoiler for anyone on how to win, but I’d hope 25 years was enough spoiler time. ;-)
Hey, Guys! This is Jed Henry – the guy who made the pictures. Please feel free to friend me on Facebook, or follow my tumblr.
Also, I started a new Facebook group: Ukiyo Nintendo. Please feel free to join!
These are really very impressive. Will you do Mario?
I like these and I can’t wait to see more of them. Just last week I was thinking of doing some ukiyo-e inspired mash-up stuff of my own. Does Jed do these with ink and/or paint or are they digital?
Hey, Rich! I do the ink work with a brush pen. Then I scan it and finish it in digital
Thanks, Jed. I thought that your lines looked really crisp and might be “analog.” I’m going to have to pick up some more brushpens. It’s fun how you incorporated the Triforce as a textile motif
This is 10,000,000,000 kinds of awesome. I studied Ukiyo-e in college for my degree, love them deeply, and love Zelda even more deeply. This is the beauty of the modern age incarnate. I MUST HAVE A POSTER OF THIS!
art Games Japan Ukiyo
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