Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Iron Knucle Nabooru by Gabriela-Birchal Iron Knucle Nabooru by Gabriela-Birchal
This is my second entry for Link's Blacklist ([link]). Even though there is other artwork for this miniboss I wanted to make a different aproach with mine. The Spirit Temple is one of my favorite ones from OoT and Nabooru is a sage that I think deserves more love.

It was another challenge for me, I'm new at painting armor and all these diferent stuff but I think I reached a satisfying result. Nevertheles critique are very much welcome. =)

To know more about Link's Blacklist II go here: [link]

Other Zelda realted art:

Add a Comment:
 
:iconmay-lene:
It's hard to decide what makes this work so great. To me it's a stunning work of fan art that shows great emotion, wonderful coloring and manages to get the backstory of the character in the mix as well.

It's wonderful to see the details you have put into this, all from the broken chain to the blurry movements. It truly shows that you know what you're doing.

I love that you didn't paint a detailed background, that you rather used colors to not only set a dramatic mood but also show off her emotions.

It's wonderful that you haven't used dark lines everywhere, but rather make distinct features with shadows and light instead. (such as the ear) But even as good as you are with it, I hope you'll continue to work towards perfection. Her right shoulder does look a bit rushed compared to the overall work off the drawing. You could easily eased up on the dark lines there. But it's great that you use the combo of dark lines at some places and shadows at others, and overall you did a fantastic job.

Looking forward to see more wonderful art from you.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
18 out of 19 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconsolyrflair:
There are a few problems with the image. First is that the right hand bracers mix perspective. The wrist is farther away than the elbow, while the bracer seems to be moving from the wrist backwards. While the bracers is broken, you would need to change its orientation more and probably have to have it leave the wrist completely.

The left shoulder piece is very nice, but the round part seems to be coming directly toward the viewer, while the should is trying to angle away because of the very open pose. Also, it seems too far away from the shoulder to the point where it appears either floating or disconnected from the rest.

Lastly, the axe is too blurred. If the chain mail is snapping and sending rings everywhere, they should be as blurred as the axe, especially in a backswing. The blur starts a little too suddenly at the handle. Better yet, if you stopped motion for the breaking armour, then everything should be stopped or just add a trailing effect rather than blur.

The great parts are the facial expression and the lighting. The bright area behind the head draws the eye to the face, which is the most dramatic element. The glow to the eyes, the sheen on the lips. Really nice.

The pose is overly dramatic which is what you want fr something like this. Really well done. Could have added a bit more detail at the hips where the chain ends and the skirt begins. Very nicely done and good drama to provoke the emotions.

As you said, you are just starting with some elements. It needs a little more work, but you have the right ideas.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
10 out of 12 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconrandamu-chan:
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"TURR! TURR!"
Reply
:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015   General Artist
Stunning work!~
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional
Thank you :)
Reply
:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015   General Artist
My pleasure!~
Reply
:iconrin-alexiel:
Rin-alexiel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!! <3
I love Nabooru! :heart: She's one of my favourite characters :heart:
Reply
:iconnauth:
nauth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Make you think huh? her using the gaunlets
Reply
:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Because Nabooru is awesome.

Always wanted to cosplay as her. I she being set free from the Iron Knuckle?
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional
Thank you! Yes, she's breaking free from that Iron Knuckle even though she's still somehow possesed
Reply
:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Man, I still feel bad for her at that part. Once again, well done and dynamic**
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
Reply
:icongoombapie:
GoombaPie Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I love this :)
Great work!
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional
Thank you! ^^
Reply
:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great emotion! Since OOT I have always thought of this as an Iron Knuckle--even the similar designs in later games called Darknuts lol
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional
Thank you very much!
Reply
:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
C:
Reply
:icontetrisman64:
tetrisman64 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
nice
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional
Thanks =)
Reply
:iconsayuri4muu:
sayuri4muu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Nabooru! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Reply
:icontotalexistancefail:
totalexistancefail Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh man, I really love this! A lot! I adore the chainmaille she has on- I don't remember that in the game, but hey, it looks amazing so who cares! I might have to make this some day!! You did an amazing job, bravo!
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional
Thank you! I gave her a chainmail based on the Iron Knuckle design: [link]
Reply
:icontotalexistancefail:
totalexistancefail Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That's amazing! Which game is that from, if you don't mind me asking?
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional
It's from Ocarina of Time. I guess someone emulated the game and took a screenshot with the camera inside the Iron Knuckle they trapped Nabooru in.
Reply
:icontotalexistancefail:
totalexistancefail Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That's sweet! Thank you! I will certainly keep the link in my bookmarks then for future reference.
Reply
:iconwarningyou:
warningyou Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:O AMAZING!! Gosh that action, it almost looks like she is really moving!
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional
Thank you so much! =)
Reply
:iconhoofenpoof:
Hoofenpoof Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
cool
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional
Thanks
Reply
:iconironnoodle:
IronNoodle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
maaan awesome piece, I love it.

Too bad Nabooru doesn't get featured as much as some of the other characters.
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional
Thank you!

Yeah I feel the same way, at least we can do more fanart of her to compensate that =D
Reply
:iconironnoodle:
IronNoodle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Indeed, I'll have to do a proper piece one day!
Reply
:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Oh wow what an epic moment to capture! :la: Love all the details of her armor coming off.... especially all that ring-mail! Just cool.... poor Nabooru.... her creepy hypnotized eyes are awesome too.
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional
Thank you very much! =D it was hard to do that, especially the chainmail one, but I'm glad it worked =)
Reply
:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Congrats, your artwork was featured in our weekly submission feature!

You can see the feature here [link]

Greets, Ray from Game Art HQ
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional
Wow, that's awesome! Thanks a lot =)
Reply
:iconeckanko:
eckanko Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job.. I like the chainmail texture, too!
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional
Thank you very much ^^. Yeah I wanted to paint it without having to do every single hoop, I'm glad it worked =)
Reply
:icontaz412:
taz412 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
:clap:... :thumbsup:... =D
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional
Thanks!
Reply
:icontaz412:
taz412 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Your welcome.
Reply
:iconnintanya64:
Nintanya64 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning. The picture is full of action, and the emotion on Nabooru's face is powerful. I HOPE YOU'RE PROUD
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional
Thank you! I am very proud about this one, I think I pushed myself to do more than I'm used to and I'm glad it worked =)
Reply
:iconleilanee:
Leilanee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Words cannot describe how much I love this.
Love Nabooru. Awesome job
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional
Thank, thnak you very much =)
Reply
:iconfencing-phoenix:
Fencing-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :wow:
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional
Thank you =D
Reply
:iconseldavia:
Seldavia Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Love how you caught the transition between the two.
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional
Thanks! =D
Reply
:iconratchetjak:
RatchetJak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I just love how she came out in your style. I think the best thing is your choice of background color, it accents very well with her color scheme quite beautifully. Also,very nice work on her waist wrap. Just all around nice work. :clap:
Reply
:icongabriela-birchal:
Gabriela-Birchal Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional
Thank you very much :hug: she was tricky but I'm glad you like the result
Reply
:iconratchetjak:
RatchetJak Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
No problem!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
February 18, 2013
Image Size
1.0 MB
Resolution
1415×1000
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
20,372 (6 today)
Favourites
1,215 (who?)
Comments
62

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×