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Rauru by d-torres Rauru by d-torres
Finally i was able to resume my Zelda fan art series. In fact the Rauru piece was already finished by some time. But the delay was worth it, since i wanted to post it at the same time as the print sale post . I’m finally organizing some time to do it, and i think now is the time. Check the print section on the blog to buy your Zelda portrait!! blog.dudutorres.com.br/?page_i…

Always liked Rauru. The fact that he held most of the knowledge the gamer aqcuire throughout the game, made him a warming and familiar guiding figure. The mythological ancient sage. Every Zelda game has a character like this in a sense, there’s always a old wise bearded man handing the sword to venture out in the woods, or important words to light the path. In the form of an owl or, by telepathicall chat, we wouldn’t reach too far without these guys help. I may do a Kaepora Gaebora fan art some day, with an upside down head. Should be fun. Thank you Rauru, for helping me on my journey.

Remember to check the blog for a quick look at the process: blog.dudutorres.com.br/

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Ceil Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Professional General Artist
WOW, you really know how to texture things well! Thumbs Up 
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Really nice work.  The wrinkles and texture on the face, and the accuracy of the cloth folds both stand out as really impressive. Also really like the look of beard. The pattern on the leather is a touch distracting in the lower right part of it, but not too much. Overall a really standout piece. :)
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Thanks for the descriptive feedback. Really appreciate it! :)
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Luniria Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Excellent work! The detail is astounding! And to be honest, this picture kind of reminds me of Uncle Iroh from the Avatar the last Airbender series. :D
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d-torres Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Thanks! Never watched Avatar before, will look up to check the resemblance. :)
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JoSwans Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh muh gee, ur work is cray sauce
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d-torres Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Thanx man!
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studiogdm Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
cool!
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aggvmm Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice
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Queaky Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Holy-- O.O breathtaking.
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EHarms1122 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!
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EHarms1122 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!
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Agent505 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Rauru is awesome - I'm with you on that.
One thing that always bugged me though, is that there was no battle for the Light Medallion. Also, it would've been cool to see Rauru outside of the sacred realm just once. Sure, he's a guardian, but still.
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Yeah, same here. But i think it's nice he couldn't leave the realm. In that way you knew he was too important. But the lack of battle it was frustrating for me too. Thanks for the feedback!
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Agent505 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Even a short little battle moment right outside the chamber of sages would've been nice, like in Wind Waker when you 'unlock' the castle and the frozen monsters come to life, would've been nice. But, then you wouldn't have seen only the Chamber of Sages, and it would've changed the dynamic of the two time shifts... maybe it'd be more complicated.
Still, Rauru is awesome and yes, he is that awesome and important, even though he is technically a sage and not the leader of them, which Zelda is. But even having him as a caretaker of the Temple of Time or something would've been neat... but he'd have to have a way to return to the sacred realm...

You know, the more I think about it, I guess it's all good having done it the way it is. Oh well... sometimes you just want to have more dungeons :)
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HighPriestFuneral Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
It is important to note that Rauru is Kaepora Gaebora so we do see a lot of him and the extended mythology of Hyrule through the Hyrule Historia makes it clear that Rauru was the one who not only prevented greedy hands from touching the Triforce, but that he was the one to seal it in the Sacred Realm and built the Temple of Time as a safeguard against it (over the Sealed Temple from SS), thereby devising the "Three Spiritual Stones and Master Sword Seal" plan that should have kept the Sacred Realm safe.

In any case Amazing piece of work! Rauru is my favorite Zelda character so to see him shown in such a realistic, but still glorious light is incredible!
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Agent505 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Kaepora Gaebora; yeah, forgot that could be the case.  Then why would he know so much about Link... well, there are inconsistancies as well.  Still, you're right, cool piece.
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Malfey Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Mah. GAWD.

DUDE. This is the most realistic and amazing mustache and dude I have EVER SEEN. the clothes, the light, the hair... Jesus. This deserves SO much more attention!! I love this like heck! AAHHH The fact that he's a minor character makes this all the more amazing!
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thanks!
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Malfey Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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09812387645 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
This looks spectacular! If someone had told me this was a photograph, I probably would have believed them. How long does it take you to make super realistic artworks like this one?
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thanks! It's kinda hard to say, because i usually do this at my free time, but it's around 1 week of work.
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09812387645 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
That's bloody amazing! I would have expected it to take longer. Perhaps you could make videos showing how you make these masterpieces.
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Sure, i have to do it. Will try to make it on the next pieces.
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MaySplash Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My mind is blown!! The amount of detail and texture put into this is truly spectacular!!!
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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MaySplash Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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RikudouPain Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this needs a DD omfg
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thanks! Suggest it, luckly, it might have a chance!
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RikudouPain Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea how to do that :(
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Thegreatblaid Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If he were smiling it would be better, but, you have done lovely. Anyone could do this better, nice use of lights and I haven't seen before any rauru more realistic than this. Keep going!
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Jusbene Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Interface Designer
This is so perfect. It looks like the real Rauru. Amazing details and lighting. :+favlove:
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thanks!
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hyenacub Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. This is one epic Rauru! He looks real! : D
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Skitamine Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wouaw, can't say anithing else D8
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Saidorak Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece!!! :D
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PoeSheiky Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
This is epic.
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6133 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Splendid!
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MusubiKazesaru Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work, I'd love to see more in the future ^_^
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thanks!
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MusubiKazesaru Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly, I have to disagree with you. I HATE Rauru. However, you are an awesome artist, this is an awesomely realistic picture, so for those reasons, I am faving this. :D
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
I understand what you're saying. Back then when i played for the first time, Kaepora was a real pain in the ass, specially because the option to repeat the speech was always first and we always hit the button accidentally,repeting endlessly. When i found out it was Rauru in animal form, i wasn't so thrilled about it. But it was charming nontheless. But his elderly human form is very charismatic i think. Thanks for the fav!
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I mostly don't like how he talks so much, and old guys in robes creep me out.
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
:D
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Skhasia Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is awesome, really!! great work on the ligth, the character is so amazing in your style!!! OO
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d-torres Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thanks!
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