What If Zelda Was the Hero Instead of Link?

Aaron Diaz has an awesome concept for a new entry in the Legend of Zelda series:

This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.

The character designs, to my eyes, look like they are a mixture of the Skyward Sword and Wind Waker designs but with a flavor all their own. My favorite design is the 'Sheika Nomad Robes' outfit for Zelda. I like that the concept for the story and gameplay share a heritage with the previous games in the series, yet it is obvious that there are new storylines and gameplay mechanics mixed in as well. Overall, kudos to Diaz for this thoughtful concept.