I love this more manly look for Skyward Sword Link! Love it, love it. Not that I didn't like the original design, it's just, y'know... I liked the manly, ruggedness of Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask had going on.
And the painting! Beautifully and exquisitely done.
Incredible!!!!! My one comment on it is that this is Skyward Link we're talking about. It looks like you made his face a bit too fierce. SS Link is a more gentle boy who grew up sheltered. Though he was training to be a knight it never get's rid of the fact that Link is a care free kid who always has his head in the clouds. Literally. But all in all great job, I love it!!!