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Somewhere between 1991 and now by Orioto Somewhere between 1991 and now by Orioto
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Heyy something new! Really minimalistic, but i wanted to try. You know i'm always doing things by curiosity!

So i wanted to see what would be a pixel art crt, but still HD version of Link to the past. Actually my first question was.. What would be the good resolution to have a pixel art "old school" game, that would still look good on a modern screen. 540p seemed the right choice, as it's only half the full hd res. It still looks pixelated, but has enough details so it's not pixel porn all over my face.

I kinda droped the ball in the end, cause i'm not really a pixel artist after all and it's a pain in the ass. But my point was to show this hd crt with scanlines look :) I'll do better an other time!

Really important! For those who have a 16/9 screen like me, use this version : [link] for wallpaper.
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samothmcknight Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
You, sir, have my Fave, you deserve it.
ahamling27 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite game of all time! If only there was a remake with polished graphics like these. :D
ParadoxPhrase Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
You did a great job! I didn't realize till I made the picture larger that it looked like there were lines on it that looked like it was on an old TV screen which was really cool.
PAMVllo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
O_O <=,D iS THIS A PIXEL ART!!?? Or a painting!!! <:,D
AdrianFarenheitTepes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Gamekirby Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I hope someday this becomes a reality.
Darkhalf05 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wish you would remake the whole game like this lol
Egotistic000 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Awesome works, you truly have a gift.
MusNik Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Zelda The Link to the Past :lol: Great!
Tuschi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I like that he actually had pink hair back then :)
Awesome artwork
Jayme-Allen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, the memories
Bleachbender Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this looks like a lot of work. I love it! It looks prettier than the old original but it keeps the feeling. I'd love to play the game with such graphics!
Applied-Science Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist
You are forever coming up with the best pictures for my wallpaper. Thank you.
ZHLZNYK Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
First of all, I'm not an artist, just a huge fan of the stuff (you're creations are one of my favs!)

I think you should do full HD, just play with pixel size (maybe have each pixel in the picture be actually 2x2 pixels? I think thats what other pixel artists do, not sure on the actual dimensions)

I love this scene by the way, I just think Link looks weird and fat. I love the scan lines, its a very unique look in today's pixel art world! Definitely made me nostalgia all over the place, this is one of my favorite games of all time, favorite Zelda for sure - those scan lines reminded me of playing it on a 90s CRT TV sitting just a couple feet away. Cant believe its been almost 20 years...

Anyway, congrats on another great piece. I hope to order some of these form you sometime (any chance you can sign it?). Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Orioto Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thx, It is hull hd anyway ;)
Farblade Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Ah, memories. :)
Fire4564 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Loove the drawing! :love:
Sadly, I've never got to hold a SNES to play Link to the Past, I only have it on a SNES emulator on the computer =P And I've hardly gotten anywhere with it.
NamMisa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
memories <3
carloskrill Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
So many memories..... love that game
aragorn3000 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Assez spécial comme mélange, bizarre, mais réussit. Je serais curieux de voir ce que ça ferait avec des couleurs plus chaudes.
Orioto Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oue j'ai essayé de retrouver les couleurs du jeu à ce moment là, qui sont très désaturées quand il pleut.
aragorn3000 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Ouais c'est vrai, c'est fidèle. Enfin tu me connais moi j'adore les couleurs bien pétantes jolies tout ça. Enfin bref, hâte de voir ta prochaine créa quelle qu'elle soit!
Orioto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Prismatic-Prince Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Very nice job!
Gor0n Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Superbe! On en veut encore :)

Présenté sur iconpaper :star:
BiigLord Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
That's beautiful. Glad to see you're doing more of this stuff, Orioto, you're amazing :)
randomzeldafan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love this! :heart: A Link to the past has to be my favourite 2D Zelda game; I've got all the home console Zeldas, even though the first one was released 12 years before I was born :XD:
Pocoya Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist
Whoah... it's been what? Eleven years since I played that game? Brings back a lot of good memories, though.
Great job, and I kinda know what you mean by the ball (it's a pain in the neck, isn't it? xD), but it still looks neat :)
Have you ever had the impression that Link's hair was pink while playing the game? I wondered about that a lot XD
Orioto Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well they are pink in the sprite :p
Pocoya Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist
...I knew it ò___o
leslie5544 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
love. it.
nastysauceohyes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
OMG. This was from A Link to the Past, a.k.a. the first LoZ game that I EVER PLAYED. And it's still my favorite. I love it. I'm geeking out right now.
T-ViRuZ Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Fantastic! As always!
edukdu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
fantastic job....awesome choice for the game...
Ztrl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Link looks weird...
FiXato Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like Link gained a bit of weight ;-)
Overall a nice drawing!
AngstyGuy Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
best zelda ever
technoloop Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
AWSOME! Pure awsomness!
masterkirkby Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Another amazing Wallpaper dude, it's not battletoads or anything, lol, but it'll do. Keep up the good work.
masterkirkby Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Most certainly the best Zelda game ever.
BotLord Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The style is amazing. You accomplished what your goal is in my opinion.
ARi-LiL Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really great. i love this game.... :)
Zeronline Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Please make more art like this!
SnoringFrog Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
In this piece, Link reminds me of the art for the Lemmings games. :)
pixel-ARCADE Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
SkylaDoragono Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Not really a pixel artist"? For not being a pixel artist, that is still DAMN impressive.
KirbyLink59 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just wonderful.

Thank you.
LadyLaffAlot Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This brings back memories. I always found the older Zelda games harder to beat for some reason...haha.
MysticalTemptress Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just totally freaking amazing!
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