My god, Bendy! Why didn't I see this before?!! It rocks so hard, I totally love it. Sheik looks so amazing, I - *flails* WOW!! I kinda want to cosplay it now, because he looks so hot, but I fear for the Zelda fans trying to use me as proof that he's Zelda, and then I'd have to strangle them. SHEIK IS A MAN, CAN WE KILL ZELDA NOW??!
I did. And I managed to get someone to admit that Sheik was a guy. Almost like the whole "Rabbit Season, Duck Season" Trick. But he still admitted it and never corrected himself after he realized that he was using the male pronoun for Sheik!
Right on. The manga was a lie. Sheik will always be a dude.
For the background I loaded up at cgtextures.com (two layers, two parchment-type textures), used the burn tool to add shadows, and fiddled the blending modes on the layers until I found something I liked. Then I just scribbled that little ship rail or whatever he's leaning against and used more burn to make it more solid. Took me about 5 minutes in all. If you hate backgrounds as much as me, textures will get the job done easy.