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Darunia by d-torres Darunia by d-torres
I finally had some time to finish the fourth zelda fan art. As i stated on my previous descriptions, my goal now is to finish all the sages from Ocarina of Time. I had an overwhelming response to the three maind portraits: Zelda, Link and Ganondorf, and i’m very glad and inspired to move forward with this. I said once but i’ll say again, this series is made of pure passion and love for the series.

The realistic approach caused some pollemic response, and i think this is only natural, since Zelda has a legion of fans. I’m not trying to portrait here or state a definitive version, or say that the realistic is the way to go with the series. This is only an illustrator fan using his most beloved game franchise for an illustration exercise, and also making a journey and revisiting such wonderfull characters. Check the blog to see the process: blog.dudutorres.com.br/ .

Hope you like it, specially you Zelda fans!

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leontinees Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
You deserve a llama for all these wonderful portraits! :clap: Will we see more characters? Like Impa, Sheik, Happy Mask Salesman, Nabooru, Saria, Mido, Malon and Talon... ah, or what about the witches Koume and Kotake? I can't imagine how good they would look in your style! :eager:
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Thanks! I need to get back to this fanart series indeed! Will let you know! :)
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
:)
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Amazing art pics plus the game series :D 
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Thanks! :)
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
anytime :D
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ShadowzEmbrace Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Woah...this is fantastic!  So many little details c:  It must have taken hours to make! 
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thanks! It took quite some time, but less since i was coming back from the other Zelda portraits. It was surely fun to make.
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ShadowzEmbrace Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
You're welcome =3  Your other portraits are amazing as well, I'll have to go favorite them!  It looks so stunning, Darunia is such a cool character, I'd have fun drawing him too lol~
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Yeah, he is. The tough part is that he is really cartoonish in the original design, so it was really hard to imagine how the eyes, mouths would behave in a realistic goron face. And because of that also too much fun.
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ShadowzEmbrace Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Yeah that is true!  But you did a great job regardless, it looks very real =3  The "hair" is really amazing!
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thanks a lot!
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ShadowzEmbrace Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
You're welcome =3
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Shaku-the-Vendialor Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Now I know what Gorons look like in real life... and it is AWESOME!!!!
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thanks!
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Wiimi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
:)
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome! <333
I love the way you've done your Zelda portraits! They're brimming with imagination, and the realism brings the characters to life!
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d-torres Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Thanks a lot! :)
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Tamapopo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool! I love the wrinkles! They look so clear and similar to the real one!
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d-torres Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Thanks! :)
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Tamapopo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure!
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Jays-Art Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!!
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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Fangofsilver Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing piece of work, almost inspires me to try drawing some zelda art. Again, great work!
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this realistic version; I always got annoyed at the OoT Gorons because they looked more like frogs than rock-people, and I really like the textures you used here. It almost looks like he has a small scar across his forehead. Darunia was always one of my favorite sages, mainly because of how he pretty much adopted Link. I loved that scene right after Link saved them where he gives the young hero a pat on the head and almost kills the poor kid. :D Really well done; everything looks perfect, especially his hair and facial expression. :)
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d-torres Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Thanks! That was a challenge. To take such a cartoonish iteration of a stone golem like the Gorons and making that realistic. But too much fun nevertheless.
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a great job with the realism, and it's great that you had fun while doing so. :) Are you planning on doing the rest of the sages, or was Darunia the only one you wanted to do?
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d-torres Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Sure, in fact Rauru, Impa and Ruto are practically finished. Just need to arrange the Printing Sales post, and syncronize that with the new portraits. I'm willing to do as much characters as i can. I'll finish the Sages first, then move on to the secondary characters. I'm really passionate about this game.
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to see Impa! I hope you did her as realistically as Darunia. I get sick of the out-of-proportion fanart of her. It'll be awesome to see the others, too. :)
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hailingxjove Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is SO amazing, I absolutely LOVE the concept of Gorons being made of rock themselves, or at least looking like it. I love that even his HAIR looks like actual stone. This is outstanding, I cannot WAIT to see your other sages (especially Ruto and Impa)!
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d-torres Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thanks a lot. They're almost done in fact. Will be posting them really soon. Please take a look at my last journal entry, as i'm arranging a limited printing of the zelda portraits. Thanks!
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Not-Think Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AWESOME!! Best portrait (or any kind of fan art) I've ever seen of him. Or really any goron in general.
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d-torres Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thanks!
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bowlfullofcherries Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Awesome
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Myranii Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome <3 I have to say though, the way you painted him, I could see Samuel Jackson playing him in a LoZ movie xD (totally not influenced by just having seen Django Unchained ^^;)
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Miss-Audaum-Lovet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
that is awesome!
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Powalski13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! This is so.... AWESOME!
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zeldador Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
cool !!!
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mortimermcmirestinks Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I think it's enough to say that :iconmattleese87: has this on his favourites list.
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TheGreatAhtnamas Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
OH MY GODDESS! That is BEAUTIFUL in the most handsome way possible! I love this!!!
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d-torres Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Thanks! :)
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lukaner-Z Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
caramba de longe o melhor gorm que eu ja vi,ta simplesmente Úpico
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Valeu!
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ernesin149 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
My goooood!!
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Brought to life!
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Wings-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If there would be a real movie of Zelda, Darmunia will look like this :wow:
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ktaatk Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
woooooooow! darunia looks amazing! so real! i love the texture! :D
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PrissyKissy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Wooooow......he does look so real :D
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