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-Conquer yourself!- by R-SRaven -Conquer yourself!- by R-SRaven
Don't know exactly why, but some months ago ,my love for The Legend of Zelda resurged magnificently... and it was just like... one day I woke up and realized that I totally loved the series, pfff.... totally random, no specific reason, no excitement for a new Zelda game or news, I don't know... it just got into me.

So I decided to play the games once again (and some that I never played before). I planned to play them following the "official" chronological order so maybe it could make more sense, but I realized that in the end it really doesn't matter. I still have some troubles with Skyward Sword being the first, but after reading the manga that comes with Hyrule Historia, I liked the story of that game more.

With work (and other things) taking much of my time, I have just beaten 3 games so far in 3 months. SkywardSword, Twilight Princess and Minish Cap. I'm playing Spirits Tracks now , and I'm totally lovin' it (haven't played it before). IMO better than Phantom Hourglass. Will play Ocarina and Majoras afterwards. Also planning to get a WiiU entirely just for WindWaker HD and the next Zelda game. (And Metroid, if any) and then the older ones.

So yeah...

here is a speedpainting I made in my free time, my take on the classic OoT mini boss fight (should've been a boss),I hope to continue with these as a kind of project of mine, so more will come.

Next one will be a Skyward Sword based one.

EDIT: Might redraw some parts of the pic later, I'm seeing some flaws I didn't catch before...
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Maccamuffin Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Student Filmographer
So cool!
DarkLync Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I always enjoyed playing that battle. I love games that have a battle with the hero going against their dark side.
pollytheparrot46 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Writer
the most epic part of the game. Am i right or am i right 
approachthebottle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks fantastic!  Great job!
R-k-9 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This was how I left when I got to this point
SuperTurok Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Too much sens for me...
CattyGothLoli Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
rubyredrabbit48 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!! Captures the scene in the temple perfectly! :D
Gooley527 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I just love Zelda, and my obsessive behaviour demands that i love symmetry and planned asymmetry, so Yeah... this image covers all bases.
brysin2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
thats really dope man.Links also one of my favorites too.
illiarovanna Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is utter pure epicness. this looks amazing- perfect for the new cover of a new game.... X3
What was Nintendo calling it?
Fragments of Nightmare?
Blade of Nightmare?
Whatever it is, its sounds dark enough to put Dark Link in it, right? Cause Nintendo MUST know how much fans LOVE and want a Dark Link villain directly associated with the story.... RIGHT?!
This is my new background for my computer, btw.
You also get a watch from me. OVO
And like a gazillion faves.
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Erza88 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
bsg57a Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorite moments in Ocarina of Time!
Zeldagirl200 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
This is amazing! I love the colors!
vee-kay Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is just awesome!
taichao Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Man oh man I hated the water temple on OoT, but I loved both boss battles. You've done an incredible job and you've made me just think of the good times I played Oot on my N64. You and your work of art are just too good.
zabadoohp Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Seriously got chills looking at this :D
TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So freaking awesome :D
I totally LOVE the way this looks :thumbsup:
Hojak1226 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I would love to buy a poster of this. Best art I've seen in a while!
KATxc Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
that fight literally takes a couple minutes if you have the biggoron sword cus shadow link cant parry it :)
blueberryfrappuccino Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
and fantastic title. sort of makes me think of prince of persia, you know the battle in level 12b with the sword:)
blueberryfrappuccino Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Epic. i love this.
Kitrei-Sirto Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really good. i freaked out at this scene everytime i had restart -_- even tho i knew he was coming. 
Sentient-Phyton Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The human condition! Yes! The stuggle within!
KnightLelep Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
That is so very cool.
cheetolick311 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This is so awesome! Love the pic. :)
Kitrei-Sirto Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omgsh i screamed both times when i fought him. XD got to the other side going "omg omg omg! aah" got to the other side and screamed then died then fought him again and won XD love the pic ^^
Xuchilbra Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can hardly notice the flaws...your style of drawing is epic...literally an epic style.  I am truly a fan now. 
SGavrocheK Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
... flaws? what flaws?! This is amazing! I wish I had half your skill.
Crysi102 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful~

You know, when I was playing OoT3D I specifically saved one file right before this fight because it was so epic. XD
I'll probably do the same thing with the WiiU... planning to get one just for Zelda. XD
ListTony56 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I love it!!
Tanoshiix3 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I really thought that mini-boss was cool. Frustrating. But really cool
tonygutierrez Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
miren este esta buenisimo no lo kren
nightassailantz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Dude everything about this picture is amazing! You really brought me back to the good old days playing Ocarina of Time on my N64. It really captures the battle he had with himself. (my all time favorite fight out of all the games because if you didn't have the giant sword it took some real skill to beat) I think this is the best rendition of Dark Link I've ever seen! You've inspired me to go play the game through again for some cherished memories. I applaud your work Sir! :worship:
Rosyan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very stylish one, for once they haven't been drawn in a duel (or it hasn't begun yet). It feels almost like they are just different sides of the same coin, capable to combine their powers, not only to fight each other.
kaykayfiese Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
very cool
ZombieRanchero Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link!!! <3
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
That is the awesomest story. :D They're just such great games! :la: Haha, I went on a shopping binge earlier this year because I wanted to play some that I never had.... but I'm still working through OoT3D and reading Hyrule Historia. XD

This picture is so gorgeous. I love that you've got the two Links in these perfect symmetrical stances as they step away from each other.... 'cause it's right when Link passes that tree that Dark Link enters the room isn't it!

Oh my gosh, and the dark creeping evil kind of steaming and billowing off of Dark Link there is so spooky.... like he's still coalescing from whatever evil powers he came from. And ha on the other side I can just make out Navi over there by Link. Like each has his own little upsets to the symmetry. :XD:

Also the lighting is just gorgeous. And I'm loving the colors in the clouds and the water.... and the delicious textures of each.... :heart: This room is so creepy and awesome. Just beautiful. ..... Haha and for some reason I'm totally fixated on Dark Link's boot.... :laughing: There's a lot of powerful contrast in this picture. The boot, the ripples, the sword and shield, the chain mail.... I just love all the lighting in this. :D

Just cool. Just amazing all over. Thank you for posting this. :clap:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Artist
just amazing 6 _ ^
grahamskrtic Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't you see? It is the Legend of Zelda's aura of pure and total awesomeness that has caused you to love the series fanatically.
331060 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this! It's so ominous.
Candy-Ice Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is absolutely incredible! I really like the "mirrored" way this was set up--it really shows how Dark Link worked and keeps true to his being only a shadow of the real Link. What beautiful work! I really love the coloring and how surreal it seems--really captures the essence of this fight!
A-Very-Magical-World Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Chaoswolfstone Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
RedDaylite Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is intense.
kayasart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great use of Light
KillerInstinct12 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I'm impressed! Epic!
Sarolie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
This is a pretty epic piece, not gonna lie, it's interesting how you have his shadow sort of dissipating into the air and how they mirror each other walking away. Love that muscle definition, I've missed manly Link. :XD:
GrandTeetons Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Dude. Amazing.
Jomir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so epic, it captures the feeling I have when the dark link comes from the lone tree... AMAZING JOB!!
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