A follow up to a previous lesson, this time – draw Link to look MUCH simpler – and cuter too! Symmetrical and using very simple line placement, drawing this version of the character is a snap!
First Step – A Simple Framework
To begin, go ahead and sketch out the framework for your character. The centerline – as you can see below — helps to keep everything equal (left and right) as you progress.
With respect to his sword and shield – the shapes you see in purple and orange – will help a great deal, as we’re going to sketch them first.
Let’s continue now…
Second Step – Draw!S
Even though we normally would start with the face, here – let’s draw the sword and shield first.
Well, because these items appear first to the eye of the observer, it’s easier to sketch in those parts of the character – parts that aren’t obscured by the weapons – last.
Here are the steps…
Even in the most simple of drawings – making a character ‘look like’ the one we’re aiming for can easily be done. Key details such as those on his shield, his clothing, the colors, etc. — all help to let the viewer know… yup – it’s who it’s supposed to be!
And now you can draw him in two different ways. Experiment with your own variations so that ‘two’ becomes INFINITE!