This is probably the only fanart of Link that I have (or didn't throw out - I distinctly remember drawing a chibi that somehow disappeared). I think this is the first successful crying piece I ever drew. I kept thinking that Link wouldn't just go out and fight everything in his path without some inhibitions. The fact that Hyrule's fate depends on him, he'll never be able to spend time with one of his only friends again, and he's got a whole slew of people, mainly women, to save, has got to be emotionally wearing. So, I suppose that this would be after escaping from the Forest Temple, and realizing that he's got a long, hard road ahead of him.