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Zelda Shadow Temple enemy
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:iconazkhare:
Well, here we are again. I hope I give you a good critique, and that it's useful for you. You already know my method, so I will begin right away.

Vision: I love the ambient in this picture. Those fallen columns all written with strange runes and symbols are a nice touch, and, like your other piece, this feels like a room wich could have been there in the temple. But let me get this out of me: I don't like that face at all. Not one bit. It's not that it scares me, but that I find it too cartoonish for an abomination like a Dead Hand. I give you a four, because of the ambience, illumination and perspective are greatly done, but the face and gestures on the Dead Hand look almost funny.

Originality: I've seen a lot of pics involving the Dead Hand. Trust me, a lot. Yet this one is above average, without a doubt. The reason is, this is a Dead Hand, with a twist. Almost every other picture with this monster is a literal copy of it's layout and image. This gives the feeling that you instilled something new in an old design. So, it is more of a "re-imagination" than something straight out of Zelda. Also, I should mention the rest of the room. As said in the Vision section, I love it. So, a four here too. While the re-imagination is original enough, and the room itself is your design, this monster and situation has been done many times.

Technique: The only thing that dragged your score here is the monster itself. As I said in the Vision section, it seems too cartoonish for my tastes. Otherwise, impeccable. 4,5.

Impact: For me, this speaks of the game itself, not only about the Shadow Temple. Link, a boy with a fairy, embarked into an adventure to save everything, represented here with the vast room he is in, faced against insurmountable odds, encarnated here in the monster itself. Yet there is a faint glow of hope and light, protecting and guiding the hero in his darkest moments, represented by Navi and the light emanating from behind the monster. Truly captivating, to say the least. As I have said before, the expression on the monster drags this down. Yet, the feeling is there, so a 4,5 for you here.

So, overall:

Vision: 4/5
Originality: 4/5
Technique: 4,5/5
Impact: 4,5/5

Now, a little disclaimer. I'm spanish, so my english might fail me sometimes. I'm sorry if something I say offends you, I may not be using the best words to speak. Also, this is my third critique. I hope it's fair and useful for you.

I think that sums it up. Great work. I can't wait to see more.
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:iconfreezerboi:
Freezerboi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yes!
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serenawarren14 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
I wasn't planning on sleeping tonight any way XD, awesome work
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
hehe thanks ^^ 
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:iconserenawarren14:
serenawarren14 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
your welcome!
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:iconfuyachan:
FuyaChan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Really nice! This would look wonderful on my wall! // Your friends Fuya! :)
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Tack, :D :D saknar dig :)
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:iconkawaiimoonpies:
KawaiiMoonPies Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please make more :)
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I might do more of these, can't promise anything :)
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:iconmisspoe:
MissPoe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And here I thought the dead hand was creepy enough as it is, you made it worse. O_O I would fav this if I could stand the creepy face staring at me! Meaning: this is one of the best dead hand fanart I've seen and I probably won't forget it.
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow thank you so much, :D glad you liked it :)
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:iconyami-marik93:
Yami-Marik93 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, NOOOOOOO, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, ITS SUCKING MY WILL TO LIVE!!
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
XD
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:iconmirria1:
Mirria1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. really creepy and spooky.:thumbsup: Poor Link though.

haha. When I first saw the shadow temple I was very little. and I wasn't even the one playing it. it was my brothers. I liked watching them go through this place. but back then I only saw small parts. I wasn't allowed to play it myself till I was like 6 or 7. and when I did. I took one step into the temple. one step. I was freaked out and warped out. I was too scared to just turn around. (thought something would come and grab me from behind.) finally, years ago. I think I was 12 and I had watched an LP for it on YouTube for the first time and I gathered up my courage and walked in that place again. following that LPers every move and did everything he did. (his username is Uzimachi1.) I love that place now. but never like stray from what I watched that guy did. I fell down a hole in this one room once and saw tons of redeads, got freak out an warped away again and went to the water temple to cool off. (that's my top fave temple btw.)
I can get through the Shadow temple perfectly now. but the bottom of the well still scares me shitless to the point of wanting to cry and just warp out. but I was forced to further explore the whole thing because of Master Quest. T_T
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CelestialCalista Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I had to tiptoe throughout this whole temple because of all the scary stuff in it. I was 11. Then, one week and 3 new pairs of pants later, I finished it.
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Tanoshiix3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
lol!
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CRT1000 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
:iconjawdropplz:
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:iconaxlethebeast:
AxletheBeast Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very creepy and disturbing. Definitely one of the most original depictions of the Dead Hand. It strays farther in some ways from my preferred looks for him, but I can't fault it; it's original and well-done. Like Azkhare wrote in his critique, it's a bit ridiculous-looking, but I actually think in some ways that makes it more disturbing. Being scary is not just about being fierce; sometimes the more ridiculous and insane something is, the more unsettling it is to see it in real life. I would not want to meet this thing. Well done!
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ShadowBrony Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Dead hand: DEAD HAND HUNGRY!
Link:fuck...my...life
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:iconmirria1:
Mirria1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao:
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD
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:iconcrashkirby64:
CrashKirby64 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm listening to the Shadow Temple them along with this......*huddles in corner*
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconwickedzelda93:
WickedZelda93 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning. i love every bit of this
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thansk :)
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Ghirahimm Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Overall, this is great. A few critiques I have are that the shape of Dead Hand's head isn't quite right, Dead Hand has a hunched back, the eyes are too light, they would look better if they were dark, there are no hands sprouting from the ground, which you see even before the battle starts, and, ironic as it is, the arms on Dead Hand's torso don't have hands. They end in stumps. But this is sort of nit picking. This is a great piece of art, despite some details being a little off.
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:iconcoromell:
Coromell Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the many, many reasons I hated the Shadow level(s). So creepy...
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:iconcatcrazygurl94:
catcrazygurl94 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
*shudder* I still can't believe how jumpy I was when I first tackled the bottem of the well and the shadow temple, nicely done anyways.
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:iconcaptainkirkk:
CaptainKirkk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Navi is such a small yet huge part of this picture. Everything is depressing except the fairy which gives a glimpse of hope. Very nostalgic and epic! I really love the more "medieval" look to link and you can't get much better with the lighting. I would love to see zelda go in this direction :)
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:iconsokkhue:
Sokkhue Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply amazing! I wan't to see this in the next zelda game. Ohh, I miss the time when Zelda was the scariest game I knew.
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks:) I agree.
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:iconstensson135:
stensson135 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Fantastisk!
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Tack :D
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:iconstensson135:
stensson135 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Fantastisk!
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Callirgos Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Photographer
Memories. I hated that monster so much but now, he makes me laugh so hard! (: I absolutely love this piece of art, it gets me in a very nostalgic way, making that moment becoming scary again!
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you liked it :)
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darkabyss789 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fucking amazing. I remember being five years old, just passing the water temple (with the help of my dad, sister, and best friend, because I suck at video games), and coming here. It was the scariest thing I'de ever seen. I was only a naive kid, so the random little things the walls said scared the shit out of me. Then I went on to this boss fight, and pretty much peed my pants, threw my n64 controller at the TV, and ran away. This brought back those memories in a good way XD
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks nice story, I my self borrowed the game from a neighbor when i was 10 years old and I am so happy that i have played this game as a kid, and a also remember the first time I entered the shadow temple. confused and spooked. Thanks for the nice comment :D
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darkabyss789 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hah, anytime :)
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:iconmiles-hikari:
Miles-Hikari Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This sent chills down my spine. This is amazing work without a doubt.
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconaronagmar:
AronAgmar Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant! My favorite temple and undoubtedly one of the creepiest enemies! Bravo!
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Artimus-Maora Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Undoubtably the creepiest enemy in the Zelda series- In my beliefs, you captured this perfectly. The face is haunting, and the atmosphere is freaking creepy. Excellent.
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so very much :D
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:iconartimus-maora:
Artimus-Maora Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome!!! ^-^
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:iconsweet-reality-xo:
sweet-reality-xo Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god, my childhood nightmares are coming back ;_______;

the dead hand was soooo creepy! :(

wait, no, the whole shadow temple was creepy
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconswordxdolphin:
swordxdolphin Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!!!
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:iconldamm:
LDamm Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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TakigiKitsu Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I'd piss myself if I saw this :C
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