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March 16, 2013
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Hostile Environment by Orioto Hostile Environment by Orioto
Zelda 2 art, pretty old school isn't it :)
Inspired by the original concept art for the game. ([link]

Wallpapers : [link]

For the wallpapers, [link] or find it on the internet ;)
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It's incredible how you transform an old game into a whole new art! The side scrolling style is gave a real charming detail in this art. The use of strong and cold colors are beautiful and the place is inspiring. I truly loved it!

It would be great if you let a bigger version of it to download so we could see better the details, but it's okay.

Also, I envy you for doing such beautiful trees/plants your shading really is amazing. The spiders are very cute (IMO) they don't seem to be dangerous. XD

Congratulations! Please keep the great work!
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Fantastic Colors and setting.

Focus seems to be a bit tiny - mainly on Link and a small bubble around him, then a bit on Ganon's face. Perhaps unify that focus between them.

The detail on Ganon's face seems to clash with his rather simple arms and torso area. I would have loved to see some ornate armor plating like in the source concept art and maybe some more detail on his arms. The amount of detail on the environment and Link just further highlight a lot of the simplicity on Ganon. Though, great job translating his face to your own original work.
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
:jawdrop: WOW. This is absolutely incredible. It's always fun to see artists reinterpret old 8-Bit games - they're so simple-looking that there's a ton of room for creative reimagining. This look really fits into the Zelda universe would be awesome to see a Zelda II remake that looked like this.
Orioto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
SwiftOracle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Dat detail
ghoulbug Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Zelda 2 was always awe-inspiring, mysterious, and dark for me. Best Zelda game eer.
jokerlaurent Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent travail...

mais mais mais! une minute... oł est Navy?

... Hey! Listen! don't forget me!...

Ramonkun Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, im an huge zelda fan! this piece is too beautiful. i love ur game art
TimeBreaker1987 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I've seen all of your artworks and I love them, but this one just blew me away!!
Orioto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
TsukiAnimeGirl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yaaay! Thanks for accepting my critique and sorry for the english mistakes, sometimes I don't see them even after revising! Awesome job!
Zeronline Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I have yet to beat Zelda 2 because of how broken it is. Now, if it looked like this.... :iconicecreamcharplz
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