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The Moment of Truth by BusterGarou The Moment of Truth by BusterGarou
Something for atmosphere/ inspired by: [link] and [link]

Ganon and Link from the final battle of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This was done for :icongame-art-hq:'s [link] Zelda project. I signed up to draw just Ganon/ Ganondorf in his beast form, but I wanted to make the piece even more ambitious and decipt a scene from the final battle of the game. Ganon is still the main focus here though.

So yeah, Ganon/ Ganondorf is easily my favorite character from the whole Zelda series, and this battle was epic! It's easily one of the most memorable moments of the series. The game itself is also one of my favorites, and I've been a huge fan of Zelda ever since I was a small kid XD.

The artwork itself took me way longer than usual, but it was very much worth it. I gave this my best and I feel very positive with the results!

Painted with Promarkers, NeoPiko markers and gouache paint, edited with Photoshop. I hope you like it and please, tell me what you think :)
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Deadboy85 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Awesome

I like how you called it the moment of truth because in the Hyrule Historia book, it says that after Ocarina of Time, the timeline split into 3, in one of them Ganon wins the fight
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, and for the fav too!

Yeah, that was a pretty interesting twist. Before they revealed the official timeline, I never even considered Link dying in one of the games...
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TLYNRO Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
raa I must re-favorite.
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Heheh, thanks! ^^
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TLYNRO Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob... gotta get to re-favin the rest of your works
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Tealer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sowre this was digital when I spotted it. The stuff you accomplish with traditional means is unbelievable...
I've struggled mostly with dark colors incorporated into my pictures, you pull off these colors and shadows
with complete believability (sp).
Not to mention I love your Zelda works.
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Heh, thank you, very glad to hear that :) it means a lot!
The thing with getting traditional art to look darker is how you use the greys along with your base colors. I'm still trying to learn it myself, but it seems like this technique works pretty well to give more depth to the picture.
And by the way, thanks for the fav too! :D
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Tealer Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's like... when I use a bunch of dark colors and then I have a few other supporting
colors here and there it goes... black and then screeching TEAL(and or)YELLOW. It's the gradual use
of the shades that takes tons of time but I've always found difficult to make look
somewhat cohesive. So, I can appreciate it.
And you're welcome! great pic!
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, the gradual use does take a lot of time, but in the end it does pay off. Thanks again :)
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Tealer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, my last response was split up amusingly.
I just hate it when you're typing on DA and for some reasonn the boxes
may randomly choose to stretch your sentences across the whole white
word-innards area. Then you try to chop it up but... alas
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hmmm, is that so? I haven't noticed that with at least my messages, and it doesn't happen to most of my friends here either. Oh well...

By the way, thanks for all the favs! :)
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Tealer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah! maybe it's my computer.
You're welcome! grat stuff
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Atrash666 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job!
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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DarkInuyasha7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Artist
that just about sums up how scary he was to me as a child XD
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD Yeah, same here, so I wanted to keep that feeling in mind when creating this :)

Thanks for the fav! :)
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DarkInuyasha7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Artist
No problem ^-^
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DarKHunTeR89 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
f***ing incredible
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD Heh, thanks man! :D
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DarKHunTeR89 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np man :) so cool.
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Dancefloor-Killer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
THIS LOOKS AMAZING :D!! It looks and feels so real! I love it!
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad to hear you like it :D

And thanks for the fav too!^^
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Slide-Creator Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Just epic can you put some colors on my draw too
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm not taking any collabs right now, but I might do that someday :)
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Slide-Creator Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
No probl dude i'll waiting for that
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Icyshadowlord Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Ahhh, good times :3
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^ Yes, indeed : D
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Icyshadowlord Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
No probs, and =w=
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Ziggy161 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
This is epic!!
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! And for the fav too! :)
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TuggieD Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep! Blew me away once more with your amazing composition and use of space! The coloring is just amazing! Another great piece!:D
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D It did take me quite a while again, but I'm glad how it turned out, especially on the coloring side :). And thanks for the fav too!
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TuggieD Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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supermarioshine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
lol I new it was ganon, they really need you make dark version of legend of zelda it would be awesome.
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, that'd be pretty awesome :D. It'd be kinda like Twilight Princess, but with the manliness and darkness times 10.

Thanks for the fav, man! :)
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supermarioshine Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
lol yeahs I can really see it man, the style of twilight was fine, to me some blood a darker plot, where link half's to stop a crusade of madness of dark and light, colliding with each other bringing upon them the destruction of the land, of triforce and blindly letting the true enemy from the shadows take over, what is the true enemy its you a shell of desire and uncontrolled actions....... yeah I think a lot, your welcome on the fav.
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD Hey, that sounds cool, dude. I'd like to see that too, it'd be a pretty good idea for a new Zelda. If only Nintendo would ever do that though... They're aiming more for the casual audiences and kids nowadays.
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supermarioshine Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Sadly your right on that one my friend but sadly I feel all gaming has gone to the casual gamer and is geared towards making that money. When you see all the downloadable content and locked downloadable content, makes me think what happened to unlocking everything, making you put in more hours of game play now its just open your wallet. I mean common PlayStation move and xbox motion whatever. I feel gaming has lost its soul and gone corporate, what happen to nerds and whacky people, everyone is all professional now. I mean I know the economy sucks but don't lose what your about, when I first seen gaming it was about having fun not banking on the next product. well I rambled enough I can go on buts I gotta lives life.
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, indeed, everyone seems to want to grab a piece of the casual gaming market nowadays. And I absolutely hate DLC, it is one of the worst thing things that this generation has brought to gaming. I'v gotta agree with you, there is just something that feels lost in gaming nowadays, the developers don't really want to take any risks to innovate and just take the safe route of pushing out sequels that are too similiar just to ensure the profit. There aren't very many games I even play nowadays because of it, it's just pretty much fighting games only for me. Hey, it's okay, it's good to ramble about this stuff every now and then :)
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supermarioshine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh yes I totally agree on what your saying man. A lot of games today are shooters which isn't bad but you don't feel there are any other genres being pushed and ones that are, are pretty much sequels. Sadly people who they complain about the most doing this is nintendo but nintendo ain't the only one and heck shooters are just as bad a few new weapons and maps. sadly all the games I play are sequels which isn't bad but heck there's gonna be a time when gamers are gonna now what the whole game is about already heck its happening now. theys gotta do something and my last complaint were the bleep is kingdom hearts 3? oh and thanks on the rambling =)
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Agreed. They like to complain about Nintendo a lot even though this stuff does happen on Sony's and Microsoft's consoles. I have to say that this generation feels like one of the weakest so far, though that might be just me. Maybe we'll learn to appreciate these things more in the future, but who knows. Heh, yeah, I have to say that KH 3 is taking way too long to make XD I myself am just waiting for a good KOF fighting game to come out again... But hey, no problem :D
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BlueDeity Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Moment of truth indeed, very epic , man
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks man :) glad you think so. Thanks for the fav too!
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ejinja Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Nice! Tosin värit on aavistuksen tummat, joten Link meinaa hukkua sinne hiukan.
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Se on tarkoituskin : D Kyseinen taistelu siitä pelistä oli samalla tavoin erittäin pimeä, niin että välillä oli hankalampi erottaa asioita, mutta se vaan toi lisää tunnelmaa. Joten pyrin tekemään tän samanlaiseksi, niin että Link hukkuu sopivasi sen varjoihin, muttei liikaa.

Kiitos myös favesta...!
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artist
How many hours did you work on this artwork?
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hmmm, tough to say. I worked around 2,5 weeks for 2-4 hours each day.
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UahMarzuaAoatali Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
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BusterGarou Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD Internet, eh? This is a real treat :D

Thanks for the comment and fav! :)
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UahMarzuaAoatali Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem :)
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