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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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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
BusterGarou 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...
TLYNRO Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
raa I must re-favorite.
BusterGarou Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Heheh, thanks! ^^
TLYNRO Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob... gotta get to re-favin the rest of your works
Tealer 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.
BusterGarou 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
Tealer 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!
BusterGarou 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 :)
Tealer 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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