How to create striking Zelda fan art in 3D

Zelda fan art
(Image credit: Claudio Amoroso)

The Legend of Zelda fan art is a fun endeavour for any 3D artist. Originally created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, the long-running video game series presents artists with a wealth of characters, creatures, weapons and environments to recreate in 3D. What's more, fan art can be a great way of honing your artistic and technical skills or trying out new things entirely.

Lead modeller at Rainbow CGI, Claudio Amoroso, recreated The Legend of Zelda's hero Link in his own piece of striking fan art. In this step-by-step tutorial, Amoroso talks you through creating the final image. All you need to follow along is a basic knowledge of ZBrush, a good knowledge of your chosen poly modelling software and Photoshop. Don't forget you can boost your ZBrush skills with our roundup of the best ZBrush tutorials or compare 3D software with our best 3D modelling software guide.

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Claudio Amoroso

Claudio Amoroso works as a lead modeller at Rainbow CGI. Prior to that, he studied traditional arts, played video games and tried his best to improve his skillset, which he still does to this day.