Did this on the 19th of November 2011 [before game released].
Took over a few days to complete and is based off a photo by handcoding in this figure drawing resource [I can't directly link to it]: http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php
I started these portraits, intending to practice and Skyward Sword kept me motivated. (:
This is the second one I did. Link isn't perfect here but I'm pretty happy with my progress here.
There are more to come but I am spacing them out on Fanart Fridays. See this tag [Skyward Sword Pencil Portraits] for the rest of the series.