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Terrible Fate (Deku Link) by hextupleyoodot Terrible Fate (Deku Link) by hextupleyoodot
I recently decided to purchase a Yiynova MVP22U, an emerging competitor to the Wacom Cintiq. I've never used a Cintiq before, but I'd been feeling limited by my Intuos4, and the Yiynova is less than half the price of a Cintiq. While it doesn't have some of the neat bells a whistles that a Cintiq has, it's color is excellent, and its pressure sensitivity is arguably better than Wacom's, which is what really counts for me.

This is the first piece I've produced on my new tablet. I've been watching a lot of LPs lately, and I got the idea for this while watching Chuggaaconroy's LP of Majora's Mask. Like my other interpretive work, I wanted to introduce elements that bring it into reality a bit more without sacrificing elements of the original design that aren't broken.

This is also the first time I've changed up my process to start with a complete, full detail render in grayscale and then add color after the fact. It seems to be a really common practice, but for some reason I've never done it. =P I really like the flexibility it grants, as it lets you focus on the theory behind the color and how it interacts with the light of the scene, whereas in my previous work, I've always worked in color from the get-go, with the exception of Pikachu, where I started in grayscale, but only because many of the source photos I used to give the fur detail had different color fur (understandably). Very freeing.

I really wanted to capture Link's sense of helplessness and loneliness. I tried to give Tatl a pose that communicates that she's not quite friends with Link yet, as Link's transformation into a Deku Scrub happened very early in the game, where Tatl was in cahoots with the antagonist. I carried over my design for Tatl from this piece.

I need to get better at anatomy...
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The piece is very strong in both concept and execution.

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The rendering is very sharp and complete. The details are very carefully considered, all the way down to the wood texture, and the light reflecting off the leaves, and the subsequent grass sprouts.

The shading is subtle, and the saturated reflected light in both the blue and yellow give it a very good contrast of temperatures and moods. However, the shading loses the subtle color when nearing black. The piece could be better if more restraint was exercised on the use of 100% black in the darks of the figure, to help convey more sense of depth. This can been seen in the boots, which are expertly made.

Overall the piece is very strong, especially because of the glowing hollows on the deku face. It could possibly use a hint of forest, leaves or branches in the background, however subtle. This may however take away from the cinematic styling of the image.

Great work stranger!
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Kleiner-Schmetterlin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this looks SO awesome :la:! I love this 3D style :love:!
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist
"I'm your only friend,
I'm not your only friend,
but I'm a little glowing friend,
but really
I'm not actually your friend,
but I am..."

-"Birdhouse in your soul"
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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Meema Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I had to give up on this game when I tried to play it back in the day. Could never figure out what to do after getting turned into a Deku scrub.
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leontinees Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
You have to go the Great Fairy, she gives you magic, then wait till the clock opens at the third night and spite a bubble to Skullkid. He will drop the ocarina, you play the Time song and Happy Masks salesman will turn you back to kokiri. That´s just for a start.

I think you won´t regret it if you try to play it. I love that game, and going crazy waiting for it to be remade for the N3ds!
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Maestrodelarte Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Artist
I'm waiting the N3DS remake too! I reccomend you playin OoT before playing this! It's too gorgeous!!
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leontinees Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I bought that game the same day it went on sale! :D I´ve already lost count of how many times I played it. I could even replay all the dungeons in my mind room by room.
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Maestrodelarte Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Artist
Same case! But I cannot play it again, :( (My shield button does not work anymore) so I just keep doing silly stuff on the game :P
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leontinees Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
OMG, how much I really sorry for you! :pat: I would suggest an emulator to play it again, but from experience I know it´s not quite the same... though still enjoyable.
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hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, that's too bad. It's my favorite Zelda. =P
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