Posted By Snow at 8:52 AM on Thursday July 26, 2012
A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. This page was translated by Patas.
Goddess Zelda Rough Sketch
Final Sketch for Zelda (Maiden Clothes)
“Since this time she’s not a princess, we started by removing her head ornaments, but then she looked too simple… We wanted her regular village girl look to be compatible with the special look of a heroine and we came up with this design. Her clothes give off a blue glow, and we used a base that was more reddish than purple, unlike in previous games. The director requested the design of Goddess Zelda to be ‘simple and white!’”
(Hirono & Kobayashi, Designers)
will you come to wake me up, Link?
First Top Sketch (From Left): Braided
Second Top Sketch: It goes to the back.
Fifth Top Sketch: Like an Alice band.
First Bottom Sketch (From Left): Princess Hair
Second Bottom Sketch: Wind Waker Style
Third Bottom Sketch: 2 Colours
Fourth Bottom Sketch: Straighter Bangs
Fifth Bottom Sketch: Traditional Zelda
Sixth Bottom Sketch: With Forelocks
Princess Zelda and the Goddess’s Harp
The Goddess’s Harp from this game looks a lot like Sheik’s harp from Ocarina of Time, a story that takes place at a later time. Could it be that they’re one and the same…?
Sheik from Ocarina of Time