Posted By GlitterBerri at 6:00 PM on Tuesday July 3, 2012
A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology.
The wings of the Rito were smaller in early development, as the design sketches show, but because it was decided that they would need to fly to a variety of places, their design was changed to emphasize their wings. The bottom pictures are design sketches for races that never made it into the games.