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First Twilight by Lizard-of-Odd First Twilight by Lizard-of-Odd
(Lineart drawn in Painter - Coloring done in Photoshop)

Short Description:

This is the scene from Zelda: Twilight Princess where Link is first pulled into the mysterious Twilight by a twisted monster. As the symbol of the sacred triforce glows on his hand, the creature tosses him aside in fear and he collapses to his knees. Pain grips him as something...begins to change...
He rears back and roars as the strange black squares of twilight sweep over him and he is transformed, staring blankly through the eyes of a wolf for a brief moment before falling to the ground unconcious.

Rambly:

OH EM GEE. It's finally done. DONE!
So I've been working on this off and on for...four weeks I think? I have no idea exactly how many hours it took (I wish photoshop kept track of that sort of thing).
I made it as an entry for :icon-lildragon-: ‘s Twilight Princess contest, though about halfway through I realized that not only was it turning out to be an oddly shaped comic (tall), but that comics in general are a little too….busy for something like this. A single image done correctly can be far more powerful, and I wish I’d realized it sooner.
Having not, I said, psha! Ah well, I’ll just burn my eyes out of my skull by agonizing over details instead! Whee! :D I am in dire need of practice both on people and backgrounds, so I took the opportunity to see what I could do. I probably should have used more references. XD OH wells. Many things I feel like I could change, but overall I’m pleased with the results. :)

Game-to-artwork transition:
The transformation in the game was extremely fast and didn’t show any actual blending of human-wolf like this does…the twilight also moved differently and was less spotty and random. I took a few liberties with it…for fun, mostly. I like to imagine this is more along the lines of what happened the first time (hense why he was in pain), but for every other transformation he was aided by Midna, who could render the experience painless.

Oh, and this is 50% the original size. Yeah, what the hell was wrong with me when I decided to keep it at that size for coloring? I nearly killed my poor computer with that photoshop file.

And finally - I hope to eventually make this into a flash-animated comic...nothing too shiny or exciting, just a page-flipper to make it easier to read.

Wallpaper of last panel: [link] ! :D


--**UPDATE**--

I came in 13th...the winner was one I'd kinda figured some few ages ago, tis an amazing piece! I was hoping to do at least a lil better, but...whatcha gonna do...'cept try harder! XD
Thanks all!
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Oh my gosh it's so beautifullll....!!!  :la:

Aoh wow, I love all the squared-off Twilighty effects.... so cool.... ugh poor Link.... so much pain, beautifully captured here.  :clap:
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:iconwolfofender:
WolfofEnder Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So epic :D
Amazing work, my friend :meow:
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:iconjonsey95:
Jonsey95 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
I love it!
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:iconprophetstorm:
ProphetStorm Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Writer
WHOA! Very well done!
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:iconmomolovesmcr:
momolovesmcr Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconlunawolf4:
LunaWolf4 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do a comic!! xD this is so fuckin' cool!!!
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:iconlili85245:
lili85245 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOHAAAAAAAAAAAAAW so realisticc !!
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:iconpilinonamae:
Pilinonamae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
God, this is so realistic!
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:iconbaygeorgie1232:
baygeorgie1232 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel bad for Link. He was just saving his friends to be transformed into a wolf and it must really hurt o.o ouch...
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:iconpeppermonkey564:
PepperMonkey564 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice.
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:iconleosando333:
leosando333 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
i watched the video in the background so i got the full affect this is amazing
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:icondragongirl64:
dragongirl64 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cillll
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:iconsonicthehedgewolf:
Sonicthehedgewolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is incredible
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:iconyoshiller03:
yoshiller03 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
it is amazing how the scene is so beautify drawn out!
it reminds me of how freaked out i was when i had my first twilight
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:iconfire-inu-princess:
fire-inu-princess Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've got one word for this... epic
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:icondrawerofanime:
DrawerofAnime Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome job man
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:iconquincygirl93:
Quincygirl93 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeness!!!

They should've done this in the game.
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:iconchibi-fisch:
Chibi-Fisch Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
So amazing!!!!!!!!
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:icontetravelez:
TetraVelez Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work!!! i love how this came out :)
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:iconwolfsjourney:
wolfsjourney Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I like the dynamic use of color.
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:icondragonepic94:
DragonEpic94 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
thats what it should have been like
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:icondarkrose777:
DarkRose777 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IZ FREAKING AWESOME! :D
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:iconlyrathedragonrider:
Lyrathedragonrider Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good!
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:icontwilightprincess88:
TwilightPrincess88 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist
awww!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!
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:iconmantyke66770:
mantyke66770 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
amazing
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:icontwilightman123:
TwilightMan123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
You should write your own story! Your artwork is amazing. And wha the hell, it could be about Werewolves.
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:iconbakurafancat1:
bakurafancat1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Artist
holy crap!
are you sure you didnt help with the makeing of twilight princess!
this is like-like-like EPIC!!!!!!!!
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:iconraintalonwarriors:
RainTalonWarriors Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
nice drawing :) I wish i can draw like that :(
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:iconnarti-s:
narti-s Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Omg this is super cool! :w00t: :+favlove:
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:iconjayfeather227:
Jayfeather227 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
This is super cool
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:iconilionej:
Ilionej Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow! This is one of the most amazing thing's I've seen! It's so dynamic and the way you did the transformation is just incredible!
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:icontdg-27:
tdg-27 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
his was inspiring. I never liked or understood art until I saw this picture. It totally got to me. I have loved this site and this style since. Thanks Liz :)
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BladeFireCO Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
omfg iz t3h weres link!
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:iconembryh:
EmbryH Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
lurve!
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:iconzetsus-child99:
Zetsus-child99 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Writer
Holy :omfg: This is so AWESOME!!!!!
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:iconanimelvr329:
animelvr329 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Amazing job!!! :love:
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:iconsnowingshannon:
SnowingShannon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
O.O"
Holy crap. This is amazinggggggg!!!!!!
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:iconkylethekitsune:
KyleTheKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Holy $@#^!
that was awesome!
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:iconmedieval-soap:
medieval-soap Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
luv the transformation. this is so cool
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:iconyonnithe4th:
YonniThe4th Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
cool love it ^.^
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:iconnintendo-nut1:
Nintendo-Nut1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
OH HELL YES.
HELL FREAKING YES.
Ooooh, LOVELY transition! Holy crap! Simply beautiful! :D
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:iconthemerrywolf:
TheMerryWolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! This is how the transformation seen SHOULD HAVE been done! *applauds*
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:iconhinokiabegail:
HinokiAbegail Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so cool. I absolutely love this peice of artwork! I love how the clothes look to be disintegrating off of him. I just love it!
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:iconkndon12:
kndon12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
This is an amazing pic.[link]
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:iconzelink-lover1221:
ZeLiNk-LoVeR1221 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! this is AWESOME! instant fave! =D
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:icontwilitaquaticmelody:
TwilitAquaticMelody Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
OMG this is awesome! =O Soooo much detail! Insta-fav.
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:icontheonlytoner:
theonlytoner Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Really cool like the werewolfishness in it.
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:iconx0xstarsandbloodx0x:
X0XStarsandBloodX0X Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Wow, that was cool
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:iconif-love-was-blue:
IF-LovE-WaS-BluE Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Student General Artist
The clothes!
They pixel away!!
[that's one way to take them off..]

hahaha
*shot*
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:iconanonymousartist89:
anonymousartist89 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool!! Fantastic job!!
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