Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Zelda by d-torres Zelda by d-torres
This portrait was interesting, and i learned a lot from it. In general i'm trying to exercise different lightning settings in all portraits, and on zelda i went for the theme of light. Zelda represents the wisdom, and of course light, the essence that bans all evil. So i tried to do something with a more exposed enviroment, rays of light shining into her, depicting her like some elevated entity.

One of the most interesting elements in this fairy tale-epic- fantasy journey that is every zelda game, is that female characters are not always submissive, specially zelda. So she is wise, but strong too so i made a posture that could express that subtle fierce attitude, looking up. Some suggestions of palace interiors at the back and wrapped it up. Hope you like it!

Make sure to check my blog for the step by step process:

blog.dudutorres.com.br/

Add a Comment:
 
:iconleontinees:
leontinees Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Shouldn't her hair be darker? More brunette? I guess, taking in the outfit and jewels, this Zelda is the one from Twilight Princess..

Anyway, this is a fantastic piece! :clap:
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
I tried to imagine Ocarina of time realisticly, but you're right, twilight princess version is a little more darker. The intention was to think of OoT and use some realistic assets from TP when needed, but your point is totally valid. Thanks a lot for your feedback!
Reply
:iconverve91:
Verve91 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, I like the realism in this, kinda reminds me of skyrim.
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Thanks!
Reply
:iconbenlurker:
BenLurker Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
So noble and beautiful.
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Glad you liked it! :)
Reply
:iconmidna98:
midna98 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Cool! Your art is awesome. Makes me want to try to do one! 
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Thanks! Always great to be inpiration to others to start painting! :)
Reply
:iconmidna98:
midna98 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
:) (Smile) 
Reply
:iconalexandraprivet:
alexandraprivet Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
beautiful, this reminds me of eowyn
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Thanks! I tried to do a calm but resolute personality. Eowyn has a lot of that too.
Reply
:iconadvent3546:
Advent3546 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Zelda looks kinda manish.
Reply
:iconspaceace925:
spaceace925 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
She looks great to me.
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Her posture, and the shoulder armour doesn't help much on that sense i guess. And we´re used to the manga tiny college girl from the concepts, so it's kinda different, yes. Manish, i don't know, maybe a more imposing and fierce Zelda. But i see what you mean. Thanks anyway for the feedback.
Reply
:icontheskittyninjatale:
theskittyninjatale Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la 
Reply
:icondani-claw:
Dani-Claw Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Good Lord, all of these Legend of Zelda portraits are so incredible! Her skin is so smooth, yet carries its weight, and and the shading makes all the textures stand out. Absolutely beautiful job!

Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thanks!
Reply
:iconcelaya4ever:
celaya4ever Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so realistic! 

EXCELLENT JOB! ;)

Also, this Princess Zelda almost looks like Cate Blanchett! That's pretty cool! =)
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Thanks!
Reply
:iconheyimnatalia:
HeyImNatalia Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Omigosh... I actually skipped over this piece a couple of times because I thought it was a cosplay picture! This is so realistic!
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thanks a lot! :D
Reply
:iconheyimnatalia:
HeyImNatalia Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
You're very welcome!
Reply
:iconradiantskies1:
radiantskies1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job capturing her looks and her personality all in one! Very impressive.
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thanks!
Reply
:iconxaveric:
Xaveric Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you go to Anime Expo in LA? I feel like I've seen your works there.
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Unfortunately no. But i'm arranging some print sale from my blog. Take a look at my last diary post.
Reply
:iconmasterpawn:
Masterpawn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
THIS IS SO B.A!!!!!
Reply
:iconmiletich2:
miletich2 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Zelda looks... rather peachy.
Reply
:iconmageceleste:
MageCeleste Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
This has got to be the most realistic looking picture of Zelda I've ever seen. You would think somebody had painted a portrait.
Reply
:iconfefe1414:
Fefe1414 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Whoa! This is pretty amazing!
Reply
:iconresidentfrankenstein:
ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This is stunning! I love her pose, and that lighting. She's very realistic and her facial expression suggests fairness and wisdom. I like the pale blue you chose, it contrasts the pink and yellow tones nicely.
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Thanks!
Reply
:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Her pose here really is gorgeous, and so appropriate to her connection with Wisdom in the Zelda universe. Just that subtle angle of her chin, and the light pouring down on her. Augh, just gorgeous. :love:
Reply
:iconaverant:
Averant Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is astoundingly good, man. Love it. +Fave
Reply
:iconpepperparty:
PepperParty Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a beautiful job! You were perfect again! The light is my favorite part. X3
Reply
:icontwilightlinkjh:
twilightlinkjh Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shes pretty, love how you did the light on her- she looks too realistic- now Zelda looks a bit the eowyn- the woman from Rohan
Reply
:iconzelinxia:
Zelinxia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Wow, I love the way you posed her so that it gets across that she, as the matriarch of Hyrule, is someone not to be messed with. One of the reasons I really like Princess Zelda is because she does possess that strength, regardless of her circumstances in many of the games, to do what she can in her own power to spare the kingdom she loves - so it makes me happy that you acknowledge it and display it. :D
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Yeah, that's one of my favourite things about Zelda, she's not the dumb submissive princess. She's indeed an essential part of saving Hyrule. First time i discovered she was Sheik, i really started to respect her....a lot. :)
Reply
:iconleodiamond:
LeoDiamond Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well you succeeded with the light. dust in the air is quite the detail. translates as light in such a familiar way. A+
Reply
:iconanapauladbz:
AnaPaulaDBZ Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW!!! Gorgeous work! When I complete my Zelda cosplay I wish to look like her :aww: Congratulations
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Brigadão!
Reply
:iconanapauladbz:
AnaPaulaDBZ Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, vc é brasileiro tbm?? Huahsaush nem vi! Tô tão acostumada a escrever em inglês :lol: ! De nada! Você merece :aww: Quero ficar igualzinho sua Zelda no Anime Friends aki em São Paulo!
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
:) Eu tamém faço isso direto..força do hábito. Boa sorte aí no Cosplay.
Reply
:iconanapauladbz:
AnaPaulaDBZ Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
vlw :D
Reply
:icontammyhylian:
TammyHylian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is nice and more then just an exercise! The details on her face are 100% accurate!! Her sight is so WISDOM!!
You did a very good job, but I still think that she looks pale!! maybe because she's so blonde?!!!

But all in all..
It is terrific! <3
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thanks. I tried to create a vibrant light portrait, to show some kind of divinity weight into the character, and wisdom too. As she is also so blonde the light reflex tends to be more to a pure white. Thanks a lot for your feedback!
Reply
:iconpsthatsme:
psthatsme Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely!
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thnaks!
Reply
:iconknow-kname:
Know-Kname Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
truly stunning work
Reply
:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thanks!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 656 × 900




Details

Submitted on
December 4, 2011
Image Size
421 KB
Resolution
656×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,036
Favourites
574 (who?)
Comments
57
Downloads
335
×