I love the atmosphere in this piece. The palette and scene design really give this piece the vibes of an ancient story of a legendary hero. In addition, the way you handled the lighting shows that as the Sun rises to bring in the light of a new day and to end the night, Link rises to accept his destiny and protect Hyrule from the forces of evil. Beautiful job!
Don't get me wrong, I love all the Links and their designs, but the simplicity of oldschool Link is always gonna be my fave. ( Even though I didn't play any of the old games till after windwaker, ahahah... )