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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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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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WolfofEnder Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So epic :D
Amazing work, my friend :meow:
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Jonsey95 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
I love it!
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ProphetStorm Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA! Very well done!
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momolovesmcr Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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LunaWolf4 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
do a comic!! xD this is so fuckin' cool!!!
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lili85245 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOHAAAAAAAAAAAAAW so realisticc !!
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Pilinonamae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
God, this is so realistic!
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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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PepperMonkey564 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice.
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