The first thing that came to mind when I saw this week's Illustration Friday topic ("linked") was Link from The Legend of Zelda, because... nerd. I had Wind Waker in mind when I drew it, because while it's not my favorite of the games (Ocarina of Time takes that prize), the style was adorable and really appealed to me.
This line-less style is new to me - I've always been very pro-outline. I like the way they look and it pleases me to have everything contained. The downside is that the way I usually work takes FOREVER and can be a bit lacking in energy. For the last week or so, when I'm just doodling stuff for myself or to warm up, I've been working like this instead. It's fun. Faster. A lot less detailed, but I still kind of like it.