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for the awesome Link's Blacklist (signed up months ago) please go check out the other awesome entries:
Link`s Blacklist: The Art-Big UPD. 60 Pieces Done!Link`s Blacklist is the latest Game Art HQ Art Project / Game Tribute.

The target is to tribute the enemies, the bosses, the fiends of the Legend of Zelda series. The entries are featured here and will later get featured on Game Art HQ.com as well, probably in September.

Via this journal you can see the so far submitted entries, sorted by games. it will the next time get updated when  nothing more will be added in this round of the project.

Now it is time for Link`s Blacklist!

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Skyward Sword

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Zel

sorry for the wait and thank you for the extension!

Nabooru from Ocarina of Time; also a miniboss in the Spirit Temple.


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sorry for not responding to notes, comments etc/busy as hell and battling artblock, so I haven't been checking dA, but I have been working on my commissions. Hopefully will clear up time in my schedule to reply soon! thank you for all your <3 and support! :hug:

Edit: I'm well aware that Nabooru has a hooked nose and brown skin. As it so happens, skin tone, like all other colors, change depending on the lighting. Like this: [link]
As for her hooked nose - this is frontal view. Check out this man's hooked nose: [link]


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Fanart *reaper-bunny
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:iconsakura-pumpkin:
Sakura-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//shootsselfbecauseshe'dneverseenthisbeforeandnabooruisoneofmyfavesfromlozoot*sob*thisisamazing
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BAWW ;lkdjadf omfg no, you probably saw it and forgot or something |DDDD :iconbrohugplz:
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Sakura-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I swear I didn't Sooooooooooooooooobsssssssssssssssss :iconbrohugplz:
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NO WORRIES! DISCOVER NEW THINGS EVERY DAY -- /gunned down
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warningyou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
O.O
Wonderful piece of art... the texture, the coloring, the content.... so perfect....
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x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I've featured this in my journal here: [link]
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x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I think this may be the best depiction of Nabooru that I've ever (and most likely will ever) seen. Well done!
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L-Sparrow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your drawing is magnificent. Whether it is the armor (whose name escapes me but I was much surprised) or Nabooru... I recently returned to the game and I am even more eager to get to the temple of the spirit by seeing your work.
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zakniteh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Wonderful painting and I love the process :D
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Sorciechan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
That's a powerful depiction of that part in the game and I love your version of Nabooru. It looks more mature than the original OoT look of her.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artist
Hiya, the Nabooru entry of you is online now on Game Art HQ as Part of Link`s Blacklist [link] !
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nightcrawlerash13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
This is amazing! Nabooru looks awesome!
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Gorgeous piece with an interesting composition! I like your redesign, the only downside is the lack of a proper Gerudo nose (very few are the faithful fanarts in this :XD:). =P
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ZaloHero Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
fabulous :) :thumbsup:
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stormygr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zelda art :iconhappytearsplz:
So much memories from ocarina of time .. wish my N64 controllers wasn't broken :lmao:
Great work, hope your artblock goes away soon ^_^
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! XD GO PLAY IT AGAIN *v*/
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PACHARCHAR Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!
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Haven-DaSilva Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Only problem is Nabooru has brown skin... she isn't white...
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right, she isn't. Please check my artist comments for an answer to your concern! :)
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Haven-DaSilva Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well before I reply, I realize I may have overstepped myself seeing as how you have not officially asked for 'critique'. So if you want my comments on it further, tell me, because otherwise I don't want to step on toes or anything. :ahoy:
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm fine with critique. :)

It bothers me when artists enable comments and then refuse to accept critique (though there are exceptions), but it seems to me that by doing so, it's like censoring opinions on the art and enabling comments for "praise" only.
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Haven-DaSilva Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, a rational deviant, such a rarity these days. :ahoy:

Anyway, all that bugs me is that if she has a large hook nose, it would be more obvious. There's just no reason to think that's the case here, despite the lighting. And about the lighting, I know what you mean about highlights, but again, there's nothing to make me think she isn't just a white woman here. Look at photos of black or indian girls in bikinis, you'll see what I mean. The highlights are one thing, and often are shown as white light, but the tones are totally different...
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vtas Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi again!

Sorry for the super late response, I had an extended hiatus from dA and only recently returned.

Recently, I viewed this on a different computer and I see where you're coming from in terms of the skin tone. The lighting and colors were more washed out on the other computer, and I can see where she can be mistaken as having more grayish/white skin. Likely I will color adjust for this if it ever goes into print, but if you look at my process animation, I hope you can understand that I started with brown skin, and any additional colors/highlights are simply artistic freedom and style. Of course, the end result should reflect the original reference, but since I do believe it does, we would have to disagree on that :)

As for her nose, I was going for a realism - as the viewer angle is already somewhat from above and directly from the front, her hooked nose is less obvious. I did not choose to exaggerate it to make it obvious, and that is my choice as an artist. We can, of course, go back and forth about representing a cartoon style accurately, or perhaps on my choice of the angle, but in the end it comes to the decisions I make as an artist.

Regardless, I appreciate that you took the time to discuss this with me and I'm sure that in the future, I will make different choices regarding defining the characteristics of the character when transferring into my style.
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Haven-DaSilva Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Indeed. And I completely understand — I've been scarce on dA as well, for quite a while. It is nice to have an intelligent/critical dialogue for a change though, apart from the usual "ZOMG THIS IS AWESOME SO HAWT >> Thank yooou!" stuff haha. But with my remarks being said, I still think it's a great piece. Wish they'd bring the Gerudo back. 
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree! Thank you for the chat!
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Haven-DaSilva Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Also, it's not so much as her nose is hooked as it is large/long — the man in the photo you cited has a shorter, less outright hooked nose.

Here's the actual in-game model of her, see what I mean?
[link]

I'm not trying to be an art Nazi, but this is a really good piece and when it's so close to being perfect and the subject matter is near and dear to me, it's hard not to comment. Take it for what it's worth. :ahoy:
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beachlovingirl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I love the look of this.
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad, thank you!
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CanisLupusDingo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   General Artist
This is incredible!
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BeatrizPrado Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
GOD O_O
awesomeeee lol
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Jujulica Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, I just by default love anything Nabooru related, but you've BLOWN ME AWAY!
A very beautiful piece!! I love the color scheme and the contrast and how you've redesigned the Iron Knuckle! <3
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vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you thought I was able to do her justice! :hug:
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Skitamine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best Nabooru's work :3
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm touched you think so, thank you!
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KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Holy crap this is amazing. :heart: It always freaked me out that if you zoom in on a darknut before you start the fight you can see a Gerudo's face. >.<
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vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
|DD thank you! :hug:
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KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
No problem. ^-^
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meryvamp Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Welcome back, bunny!! Sorry to hear you were suffering from an art block :( But I'm glad to see you pulled through and still managed to come up with this wonderful deviation. It's truly amazing! :wow: Your talent still astonishes me. I love the triangles in the background. So Zelda :D And I really love her oversized jewels. It really symbolizes Nabooru. And well, the miniboss is just... :eyepopping:

Please take your time and don't stress yourself out too much. I'm just glad to have you posting art again :hug:
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late response - thank you very much for the welcome! :hug:
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sepulcralis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HI. My comment is totally gonna get lost, but fff alksdjfalkdjfa SO AWESOME BUNNY! A deviation (lololl) from your normal stuff, but absolutely wonderful! Love the feel here, and colour and painting!! >A<bbbb
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vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
e;laksudf IT DID SOB /SHOTDEAD --

thank you man! :iconbrohugplz:
howdoesthisdeviateagain
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Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing ♥
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Marcelo-C-C-Filho Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Damm you miss bunny...I'm not even that big fan of zelda series and now I miss playing it T.T lol nice job as usual...
It's also a relief to see you're still active, I was beggining to think you had more than just a big humongous pile of work on your back ^^"
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vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late response -- GO PLAY IT AGAIN hehe :"D
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Marcelo-C-C-Filho Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
no worries XD ...yeah , perhaps I will...Though the only game I should be playing is "draw like there's no tomorrow" T.T
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vtas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, you can do it! *u*//
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hyunit Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's more fit to be official art than fanart ehehe :iconrlytearplz:
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vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
e;lkajsdf You FLATTERERESL:KFJE :iconsupertackleplz:
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CallistaAstra Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me want to play OoT. Its been too long since I've played. Nice work!
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, you should go play!

and thank you!
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