As a lifelong fan of the legendary Zelda series, I’m thrilled to share a treasure trove of artistic adventure with you! Our handpicked selection of 31 new and completely free Zelda coloring pages is a dream come true for fellow enthusiasts. These pages are not just coloring sheets; they’re a canvas for you to express your passion and bring the enchanting landscapes and beloved characters of Hyrule to life through your own palette. Grab your favorite art supplies and join me in a colorful homage to the world that has captured our hearts for generations. Let’s make each page a masterpiece worthy of the Triforce!
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Our 31 Unique Zelda Coloring Pages
A young hero, Link, sits on the ground with his sword planted in front of him and shield resting on his back. This bold black and white illustration captures his determination and readiness for adventure. With intricate patterns on his shield and attire, this coloring page promises a delightful challenge for those looking to add a splash of color to the world of Zelda.
This striking coloring page features Link standing on a small island amidst a vast expanse of water, with the iconic Zelda logo floating above. The detailed landscape includes clouds, stars, and a distant castle, offering a serene yet adventurous scene. Colorists can bring this tranquil setting to life by filling the outlines with their choice of hues.
Link is gallantly riding his trusty steed in this dynamic coloring page. The wind billows through both the hero’s and the horse’s hair, adding a sense of motion to the scene. Link’s focused expression and the detailed textures of the horse’s harness and his own armor provide an opportunity for colorists to showcase their skills.
A valiant stance of Link is captured here, with his sword ready and shield at the forefront, emblazoned with the Triforce and the crest of Hyrule. The character’s confident expression and the bold, clean lines make this an inviting coloring page for fans of the Zelda series.
The regal Princess Zelda is presented with the sacred Triforce floating above her open palm. Her elaborate gown and ornate shield are adorned with symbols and patterns that are characteristic of the royal family of Hyrule. This coloring page offers a detailed portrait that invites enthusiasts to apply their creativity to Zelda’s royal attire.
An armored warrior stands with a fierce expression, surrounded by a swirl of energy, indicating a moment of powerful magic or combat. The armor is intricately designed with patterns and layers, providing a complex and engaging coloring experience.
Link confronts a menacing ghost-like creature, with smaller ones in the background, while wielding a staff that emits a magical flame. This action-packed scene is filled with expressive faces and dynamic movement, offering a thrilling coloring challenge.
Here’s Link in a dynamic pose, sword in hand and shield ready, looking onward with a determined gaze. The Triforce and Hylian crest prominently displayed on his shield make for a compelling focal point in this coloring page.
Princess Zelda is elegantly poised, holding a Triforce while a different, more intricate Triforce symbol hovers behind her. Her dress and shield are richly detailed with Hylian script and emblems, allowing colorists to delve into the finer points of Zelda’s character design.
Depicting a grand, mystical tree with the Triforce symbol engraved in its trunk, this coloring page is set in a serene landscape that beckons to be brought to life with color. The surrounding area is filled with smaller details such as plants and distant cliffs, giving a sense of the expansive world of Zelda.
Captured in mid-gallop, a majestic horse with a flowing mane and a decorative harness strides across a landscape with a mountainous backdrop. The elegance and power of the steed are central to this Zelda-themed coloring page, which will surely inspire artistic renditions of the trusted companion of Link.
This charming coloring page presents a cartoonish depiction of Link, equipped with a magical staff and shield. His exaggerated features, such as the large, expressive eyes and oversized head, add a playful touch to the beloved character from the Zelda series.
Link is seen here in a youthful, chibi style, standing confidently with his sword and shield. The simplified details and bold outlines make this an accessible and enjoyable coloring page for fans of all ages.
An action-packed moment is frozen in time as Link leaps through the air, wielding a powerful artifact in this Zelda-inspired scene. The background is filled with details of a lush landscape, awaiting colors to complete this vibrant page.
A symbolic sword radiates with energy atop a pedestal. This iconic weapon from the Zelda series is surrounded by sparkling stars and geometric shapes, providing an exciting coloring challenge with its sharp angles and contrasting patterns.
Link is depicted seated, strumming a stringed instrument with a focus that reflects the importance of music in the Zelda series. The scene is peaceful, with Hylian symbols and a serene landscape in the background, inviting a melodic touch of color.
This coloring page showcases a stunning horse in full trot, with its mane and tail whipped by the wind against a backdrop featuring the sun setting over rolling hills. The horse’s ornate bridle hints at its significance in the Zelda universe, possibly as Link’s own Epona.
A breathtaking view of Hyrule is offered in this intricate coloring page, with Link in the foreground facing a grand castle surrounded by mountains, forests, and symbols from the Zelda series. The depth and detail provide a canvas for colorists to bring the kingdom of Hyrule to life.
Link stands ready for battle, sword in hand, on this Zelda-themed coloring page. The minimal background focuses attention on Link’s determined expression and the details of his classic gear, making it a great piece for fans to personalize with color.
The Master Sword, a recurring powerful weapon in the Zelda series, stands embedded in its pedestal. This coloring page features radiant energy and triangular patterns that are emblematic of the Triforce, providing an engaging and iconic image to color.
Link is captured in a moment of stealth and agility as he climbs a rocky cliff, with a focused gaze that suggests a grand quest ahead. The detailed mountains in the background and the dynamic pose of the character provide a perfect scene from the Zelda series for enthusiasts to color.
This coloring page features Link standing atop a peak, gazing into the distance with sword in hand, evoking a sense of adventure and exploration. The sun, clouds, and distant landscapes are reminiscent of the vast world of Zelda, waiting to be filled with vibrant colors.
Link is ready to unleash an arrow in this action-packed coloring page. His determined expression, the tension in the bow, and the quiver full of arrows on his back make this a captivating scene for fans of the Zelda series to bring to life with color.
A playful and bold depiction of Link, this coloring page shows him armed with a sword and magical staff, his shield ablaze with a mystical flame. The cartoonish proportions emphasize his heroic attributes in a fun, accessible way that will delight younger fans of Zelda.
Link’s cheerful demeanor shines in this adorable coloring page, where he wields a sword and shield, with his trademark cap and boots. The simplified details make it an enjoyable coloring experience for those new to the Zelda series or for young artists.
A symbolic and intricate design frames the Triforce and the silhouette of Link in this beautifully detailed coloring page. Surrounded by Hylian script, flora, and celestial bodies, it represents the mythos of the Zelda series and offers a challenging and rewarding coloring opportunity for dedicated fans.
Link rides valiantly on his horse across a plain with a backdrop of mountains, embodying the spirit of adventure that is central to the Zelda series. This coloring page invites fans to capture the motion and energy of the scene with their own creative palette.
A bold and spirited Link takes a stance, ready for combat with sword and shield in hand. The background features the vast lands of Hyrule, providing a quintessential Zelda setting for fans to color and enjoy.
Link is depicted with an expression of pure joy, laughing with eyes closed, capturing a rare moment of lightheartedness in the usually intense world of Zelda. This coloring page offers a chance to explore a different, more playful side of Link.
A headshot of Link shows him with a serious and contemplative expression. This close-up provides an opportunity to focus on the finer details of Link’s features and his iconic cap, making for an engaging Zelda coloring experience.
This coloring page showcases the iconic Zelda logo with the Triforce and the silhouette of a mountain, symbolizing the adventurous landscape of Hyrule. The ornate details surrounding the logo are reminiscent of the game’s intricate art style, waiting to be brought to life with color.
What is Zelda?
Zelda, more commonly known as “The Legend of Zelda,” is a high-fantasy action-adventure video game series created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. It is primarily developed and published by Nintendo, with the first game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1986. The series centers around the various incarnations of Link, a courageous young hero, and Princess Zelda, the eponymous character, as they battle the forces of evil led by the primary antagonist, Ganon, also known as Ganondorf in his humanoid form.
The gameplay integrates action, adventure, and puzzle-solving elements, set in the fictional kingdom of Hyrule. The games often involve a relic known as the Triforce, a set of three omnipotent golden triangles representing the virtues of Courage, Wisdom, and Power. The narrative usually follows Link’s quest to rescue Princess Zelda and thwart Ganon’s plans to obtain the Triforce and conquer Hyrule.
The Legend of Zelda series is notable for its innovative design and pioneering mechanics that have influenced countless other games. It is one of Nintendo’s most successful and critically acclaimed franchises, known for its iconic music, expansive worlds, and deep lore. The series includes mainline titles, spin-offs, and remakes, and has expanded into other media, including comic books, an animated television series, and merchandise.
What Has Been Released in the Zelda Universe?
- Main Series Video Games:
- The Legend of Zelda (1986)
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993)
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (2000)
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages (2001)
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002)
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004)
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2004)
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (2007)
- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (2009)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013)
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2015)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
- Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (announced, with a release date pending)
- Remakes and Remasters:
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (1998)
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (2011)
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (2013)
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (2015)
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (2016)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (2019, for Nintendo Switch)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)
- Spin-off Games:
- Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (1993, released for Philips CD-i)
- Zelda’s Adventure (1994, released for Philips CD-i)
- Hyrule Warriors (2014)
- Cadence of Hyrule (2019)
- Mobile Games:
- The Legend of Zelda (series of mobile games have been rumored, but as of my knowledge cutoff date in early 2023, none have been officially released)
- Other Media:
- An animated television series aired in 1989.
- Manga adaptations have been created for many of the games.
- Various books, including “Hyrule Historia,” which details the series’ lore and history.
- Soundtracks and orchestral concerts featuring music from the series.
- Merchandise, including clothing, figures, and collectibles.
- Fan Works:
- The series has inspired a vast array of fan-created content, including fan fiction, art, and unofficial games, though these are not officially part of the Zelda universe.
Matthew Matthysen is an educated multidisciplinary artist and illustrator. He successfully completed his art degree at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, majoring in art history and contemporary drawing. The focus of his thesis was to explore the philosophical implications of the macro and micro-universe on the human experience. Matthew uses diverse media, such as written and hands-on components, to explore various approaches that are on the border between philosophy and science.
Matthew organized various exhibitions before and during his years as a student and is still passionate about doing so today. He currently works as a freelance artist and writer in various fields. He also has a permanent position at a renowned online gallery (ArtGazette) where he produces various works on commission. As a freelance artist, he creates several series and successfully sells them to galleries and collectors. He loves to use his work and skills in various fields of interest.
Matthew has been creating drawing and painting tutorials since the relaunch in 2020. Through his involvement with artincontext.org, he has been able to deepen his knowledge of various painting mediums. For example, watercolor techniques, calligraphy and lately digital drawing, which is becoming more and more popular.
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Matthew, Matthysen, “Zelda Coloring Pages – 31 Sheets to Color for Fans.” Art in Context. January 26, 2024. URL: https://artincontext.org/zelda-coloring-pages/
Matthysen, M. (2024, 26 January). Zelda Coloring Pages – 31 Sheets to Color for Fans. Art in Context. https://artincontext.org/zelda-coloring-pages/