Zelda Fanart Spotlight- Link Deku

HachiMarch 6th, 2013 by Hachi

Welcome to another edition of Zelda Fanart Spotlight. Today we are featuring a 3D render of Deku Link from Majora’s Mask, by Spanish Artist OmarAmores. When I first saw this picture, my first thought was that he had created clay models and superimposed the picture onto a photo background, reminiscent of the Pikimin 2 box art style. However, this is in fact a 3D model, using Zbrush to create the sculpted texture. The composition is beautiful, exaggerating the small stature of Link in his Deku form by placing him on oversized leaves.

The texture he uses as well, as the laid-back pose he places Link in, gives this picture a feeling of life, which can be difficult to portray this well with 3D models. The attention to detail is what puts this model above most; even the rather simple looking leaves have an enormous amount of detail, even down to the thin veins. The color and lighting can either make or break 3D work, and the artist does an amazing job on creating the perfect atmosphere and adjusting the coloring to create a moonlit scene.

This piece is a great example of how art that seems simple to the eye can be deceptive. There are a lot of factors that come into play when creating a great piece of art in all mediums that are not always as apparent as proportions or subject matter. This artist had a very distinct vision for this piece and has pulled it off masterfully by creating a unified image.

Make sure to visit OmarAmores DeviantART page for more of his work, as well as leaving us your thoughts on todays Fanart spotlight below!

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  • Guy

    its so 3D it looks like stop motion! One of my favorite MM fan art pics yet :D!

  • you

    One issue. The moon has no face.

    • Guy

      i saw that 2 :P

    • Cmaster

      Its just turned around XP

      • Tehlul

        Then the moon is giving us an actual moon right?

    • WhovianGrrlGamer

      Artistic liscence.

      • Sage

        Like the wooden doors on the temple of time, just… no.

  • Tito Burgess

    Seriously, Nintendo tell us if you are ever going to make a Majoras Mask HD or 3D.

    • Linkisawesome

      I think it should be on the WiiU for HD quality. That would look uterly stunning!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bs88145 bs8814

    It would be better if it was a higher resolution especially since its 3D

  • Linkisawesome

    This is very beautiful!

  • Aaron hill

    cool but the moon has no face but the graphics are amazing.

  • itsameluigi1290

    Great, now I want MM 3D even MORE ;-;

  • somebody you dont know

    it’s Deku link not link deku

  • Omega

    wow, that’s awesome

  • gkhtuwvkgftyi

    I like the idea, but it’s just not a good work… It certainly does look like a clay model. If this was the artist’s intention, OK, but it’s very easy to create this look…

    Also, the “veins” on the leaves are a texture! There is some detail. But you won’t believe me how easy it would be to make this plant using sculpting. I don’t use ZBrush, but I heard it has very good sculpting tools – adding the small “veins” and bumps on the leaves would take 15 minutes at most.

    Part of why this looks like a clay figure is also the thickness of the leaves. It might be the “style” of the work, or course…

    I really don’t want to be a hater. But I don’t agree with this statement: “The attention to detail is what puts this model above most; even the rather simple looking leaves have an enormous amount of detail, even down to the thin veins.” It’s just an overly simple piece. The modelling would take 30 minutes (if the artist is somewhat experienced), texturing+sculpting etc. 30-45 more. The lighting works well, and I know by experience that good lighting isn’t obvious, but from what I can see there isn’t much more than a basic 3-point lighting system, modified a bit to make it look moonlit. Say, 20 minutes at most.

    Again, I don’t wanna be a hater. But don’t say it has stunning detail and whatnot if it took just over 1 hour to create, and is overly simple.

  • That Guy

    “The texture he uses [,] as well [ ] as the laid-back pose he…”

  • http://www.facebook.com/finn.sylwester Finn Sylwester

    I believe this piece of art is based on another piece of art: http://whitefoxcub.deviantart.com/art/Deku-Link-205233668