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Huzzah I finally did my image for :icongame-art-hq:'s round 3 of Link's Blacklist.... like three days from the deadline. XD For those of you who don't know, Link's Blacklist is a community project to draw every monster from every Zelda game. www.game-art-hq.com/links-blac… (I believe it's invite only now though, but I may be wrong. Well, at least you have to get accepted to do an image at first, and then you get invited back if they like you. XD) My previous round monsters were the Wind Waker Darknut for round 1-> and the Poes from Ocarina of Time for round 2->

For round 3 I decided to pick a more obscure Zelda enemy: The Doomraddle from The Adventure of Link. And oh my gosh, that decision has been biting me in the butt ever since I picked it. >_< I was originally going to do the Garo Robe from Majora's Mask, but decided it was too similar looking to the Poes, and went with the Doomraddle instead. And if you don't know what the original design looks like, here you go- zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Doomraddl… Look at that guy, in all his 80's game design glory.

I was thinking "Oh it shouldn't be too hard to make this guy cool right?" I was so wrong. So very wrong. OTL I've been trying to do an image of this monster since the round began a couple months ago and it has just been eluding me for so long now. I didn't want to do a cute version of Doomraddle, but it just kept coming out cutesy and fluffy. ^^; But today I finally buckled down and did something so that I wouldn't miss the deadline. XD It took me forever to get a design for this monster that I was happy with, but I'm actually alright with how this turned out. I may make a few tweaks to it later, but for now I just wanted to get it up. And next round I am so picking a monster with a design that won't frustrate me so much. XD

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:iconcorro7:
Corro7 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
That Looks Absolutely Incredible...
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconcorro7:
Corro7 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
You're Welcome!
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconmeemzer:
Meemzer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I think you made him look pretty awesome, even if you had to fight with it. I love his teeth, they look so good! 
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :dummy:
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HammerOfChao88 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey yo, you might have missed out something here. LIGHT SOURCE. where is your light source?
i see luminance on the chain. but i don't see the light source, it Link the light? is the light source
in between link and the monster? i see luminance in two direction, the glow on shield is on left and
chain on the right so i presume the light source is at the center? SHADOW, you don't have any shadows?
the darker areas "areas where light don't hit the skin(Shadow)" of the monster can be darken more.

Don't get me wrong though, I'm not here to attack your work. It looks great other the few loose ends XD
consider it as artist helping one another :D keep up the good work!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There was never a light source specified in the image as the lighting was purely designed for the benefit of viewer- making it simpler to view the segments of the image. A soft, "instance" based lighting scheme if you will.  The point of the image was to give a clear feature of the monster. As such, it seemed impractical to burden the image with overly dark shadows, despite the fact that in a true cave the lighting would be much more dramatic. Please don't assume that I would make such a mistake in my art as to forget how light and shadow works, and consider instead that I may have designed my light and shadow with a specific intent. Thank you.
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HammerOfChao88 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh i see i see, :)
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:iconnummonkee:
Nummonkee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man, i hated those guys! ...i don't think link can downward swab over this particular one though! XD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I never actually played this game! I think we bought it as kids, as the first zelda wasn't really mine or my brother's favorite game when it came out. We liked it of course, but we had more fun playing games like megaman and kirby as little kids.  Actually, the first zelda game I can remember my brother begging and pleading my parents to buy when it came out was Ocarina of Time. Oh my gosh, he begged for it soooooo bad. XD
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:iconnummonkee:
Nummonkee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well i think it's pretty cool to draw such a nice picture for a game you haven't played XD
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hawkeyemaverick Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never played the Adventure of Lin but this thing looks frightful! :O_o:
Those bulging veins...:o
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I actually never played it either. I just picked this monster on a whim. XD
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:iconhawkeyemaverick:
hawkeyemaverick Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll have to look it up now or ask my knows everything about Zelda friend XD
I'm curious now XD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There's not much to know about him. It was just this weird little foofy looking red guy that you fought in some early game dungeons that hurled spiked maces at you. XD
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:iconhawkeyemaverick:
hawkeyemaverick Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Foofy? XD
Sounds like a fun enemy to beat XD
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:iconnummonkee:
Nummonkee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm i thought this one was also in the final dungeon? maybe i'm thinking of a different enemy...
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:iconjaniebirrrd:
Janiebirrrd Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww yeaaaaaaaaa gettin' your link on, I have no clue what I'm saying ignore me!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, I suppose so. XD
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buggleblop Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
It looks terrifying to me! Great work!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol then my job is complete. XD
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:iconfedde:
fedde Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool dude! Love the composition you've got here.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Artist
" And next round I am so picking a monster with a design that won't frustrate me so much. XD"

Octoroks ftw :P
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol... octorocks. Probably not. XD
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Artist
hehe it was meant as a joke anyway :-)

LB will make a pause till next year btw  but there will be Link's Friendlist about the good guys

LB will return with a focus on the first 3 games next year with the goal to get all the monsters and bosses of them together in 3-4 months. After that it continues with the next 3 games, if that works well, we have a giant gallery with all the evil creatures somewhen in 2015
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sounds good. And I thought the friendlist was already full?
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Artist
naah, there are lots of people already interested in Links Friendlist but the claiming of the spots will as usual start on a day after the current Zelda Project is published on Game-Art-HQ.com

btw, maybe add the link to LB www.game-art-hq.com/links-blac… i bet its in your own interest that more people know about that gallery there on the site and can read the additional infos about the characters you drew for it

I will probably invite 10-15 artists like i did in LBIII from which i know that they are interested and also artists i can trust that they are fully motivated and create outstanding pieces
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, is there a place that lists friends people have already called dibs on? Or is that not up yet either?
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Artist
i have some lists, but am going to reveal the 20 or 25 available characters a few days after LB III is online, most likely in the first october week
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, so it's a list we pick from? Not just "go find your own" anymore?
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TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome! Considering what you had to work with, you really managed to make this enemy look wicked cool! I would love to see it make a comeback with this design in newer games! :D
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, there wasn't a lot to go off of for this monster, but I think I did okay. XD
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Artist
You really made it :-)

Awesome work again :)
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconmillajv:
MillaJV Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, he turned out a bit frightening, so I think you succeeded in avoiding the whole cutesy thing XD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, score one point for Turtle. XD
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:iconmillajv:
MillaJV Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Psshh, give yourself more than one point. The cutesy route would have been far easier XP
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True-InTha-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student
You did really well highlighting the monsters girth by having the cave and formations rotate around him. ALso you did a unique thing having Link there look completely taken by surprise and still recovering instead of leaping to fight like most artist do (not that there's anything wrong with that mind you). 
I know the frustration of having a menacing creature you want coming out cute and fluffy (or in my case retarded looking).
By the way finished the draft horse hippogriffe, I'm proud of it but its still a little derpy looking. More reason to improve my skill and you have inspired to keep on doing it by your encouragement and humor!
Thank you!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I wanted to put Link in at least one of my round entries, but since this project is about the monsters it didn't seem right to have Link actually looking heroic, you know? XD

And good luck with that draft hippogriff man... draftogriff... hippodraft. lol.
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Drag0n-Princess Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
yay! for link and boo for monster... anyways, amazing artwork :D
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, why boo for the monster?
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:icondrag0n-princess:
Drag0n-Princess Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
he is a bad person X'D... I make no sense when taking medication... being sick is also bad
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, well I hope you feel better soon. :<
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
dude this is awesome, love the interpretation!
Is this project going to be published as an artbook eventually? That'd be rad haha
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I hope so! There's no word of that yet though. For now it's just an online project.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha well I hope it happens!
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