Firekeeper Zelda - Retrogasm 2018

I won third place! @judges thanks so much!
Here is my entry for Retrogasm 2018!

I chose Princess Zelda from The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Gamecube). I mainly used her two different appearances in the game (the dark hooded one when she hides in the twilight; and the bright classic one we all know) to redesign her a bit and turning her into a more realistic style.

I also added a little twist to the project: As I always thought that Twilight Princess and Dark Souls had very similar moods and similarities in their worlds, if Twilight Princess were to be redone in a more mature/realistic style, it would be close to a Dark Souls game. So I imagined a plot for the final scene that would embrace both these worlds.

Polycount Thread: http://polycount.com/discussion/200349/wip-firekeeper-zelda-retrogasm-art-competition#latest

Thanks to every friend or peer who gave me feedback. Biggest thanks to my friend Alexandre Chaudret for helping me grow as an artist (a little bit) faster.

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Firekeeper Zelda - Teaser - Retrogasm 2018

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Marmoset viewer. I had to delete a few lights and reduce textures to 2k max so the viewer file fits on artstation.

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Turn around.

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Turn around with wireframes.

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High-poly sculpt.

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Texture sets.

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Process GIF from first sculpt state to posed and rendered model.

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RETROGASM'D