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.
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