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Gerudo Guard by 2dforever Gerudo Guard by 2dforever
2DForever!

This is for the Game-Art-HQ Zelda Tribute piece currently running.

It's a great idea, but I didnít really want to draw one of the monster type enemies in the game, I wanted to draw good old humany flesh. So I settled on one of the Gerudo Guards.

Like a lot of characters in the Zelda universe, Gerudo Guards have huge pointy noses. However I wanted this one to look a bit more human, so I designed her to appear more middle eastern (and generally prettier) with more human proportions. The big nose is still there though

For the purists out there, the outfit is a mishmash of official artwork of Gerudo Guards and the in game 3D models. They werenít consistent, so I took a little from column A and B and produced this!
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oOoc-Zone Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
May sound funny, but she has no arms xD
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Ryua Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, this is great. I love how you've taken all the Gerudo features, and yet made her look human on top of it. Really nicely done, possibly the best Gerudo female I've seen.
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orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
So looks so dazzling!
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norngirl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Very beitufull renderation of Nabooru,alltought I did read that it was Gerudo guard it was at first supposed to be,ah well - but may I ask,why does she not have the traditional yellow eyes?
Or is this also part of the"appear more middle eastern" change?
If so,she could actuly have normal brown eyes,if more human is what you seek X3
I actuly don't think Gerduo is far off being human-ish O.o'
Sure the noses are extremly pointy but thats what make them Gerduo and a bit less humen,yet not too un-human,me thinks,ah well ^^

still,very beutifull pic! I bet it took you ages to do it :aww:
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2dforever Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I got some of the details wrong. I don't know Zelda that well.
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norngirl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Ah I see,that explains it then ^^
oh well,you made a beitufill pic,nontheless the details may not be 100% right! : D
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Miss-Audaum-Lovet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
thats awesome!
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
But this is far more similar to Nabooru than a Gerudo Guard... well, you fight her inside an Iron Knukle in the game, I suppose. :XD:
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Dani-Castro Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Awesome!
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glitteringpeaches Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job on the detail!!! I was the same way! (Doing the Gerudo Thief) :XD: I didn't really want to draw monsters, so took on doing the theif. I was having the same problems too. With the outfit. I couldn't really see any of the details ether from the 3D models. So I have to say, you did such an amazing job on it! I particulary love the way you did the cloth fabric! It looks so real! :aww:
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2dforever Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :) Yeah, it was tricky with the models in the game being so simple... Turns out I primarily drew Nabooru, rather than a Gerudo Guard. Shows how much I know though!
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glitteringpeaches Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: I did the same thing!! :XD: I had looked around for references for the guard, and Nabooru's references kept popping up. So for awhile, I was drawing Nabooru's design, until I looked at the models. Yes, I really like it! Knowing how hard it can be to draw these guards/thieves/etc, you really did excellent! :aww:
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2dforever Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I did some digging around your gallery but couldn't find your piece in particular (unless you're referring to the group picture - which is very nice by the way!). Was it for the Zelda Enemies Tribute as well?
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glitteringpeaches Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Oh! I haven't uploaded it yet. :XD: (I know, I'm running close to the deadline. I started it the first week they announced the tribute project, but I just haven't had time to work on it these past months. :/ ) But I plan to try to upload it in the next week so I'm not pushing the deadline for it. It's pretty much finished, but I wanted to try to add something that would make it pop more...idk. I feel like something is just missing with it overall. Plus, other outstanding pieces like yours, it's like, putting more pressure. :faint:

:aww: Yes, the Gerudo Thief piece is for the tribute. The group one was just something I tried on my own. XD Thank you too btw!!
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2dforever Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, don't feel too pressured about it — it's all meant to be fun!

I'll keep an eye out for the finished piece :nod:
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glitteringpeaches Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thief ***
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KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
"Have some of Column A; try ALLL of Column B"
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TukikoKinikia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
This looks amazing!
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KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I always took advantage of the Hookshot and froze them in place. Nabooru looks great here!
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2dforever Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aaah, your better Zelda knowledge helps me make some more sense of this now! I have unintentionally based this on Nabooru, rather than a generic Gerudo Guard. Now it makes sense as to why the reference images were so different!

Anyway, as a picture of Nabooru then, I'm glad you like! As for a picture of a Gerudo Guard, turns out there's some inaccuracies ;)
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KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Either one would of been cool! I just like Nabooru a little more. =D
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fklasdsk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I want to pet her hair @v@
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2dforever Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I did embellish on the hair, making it at least 25% more cool
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MhmdNatour Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's horrible X(
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Rowena-White Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
saying it is a gerudo guard , while it it nabooru.
i am offended.
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2dforever Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry that it upset you as well, but are you actually offended by this?
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Rowena-White Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
No :D i am just kidding *forgot sarcasm does not work on the internet*
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2dforever Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fair enough you don't like it, could you explain a bit more why, rather than just being blunt?
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SuperEdco Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic! It is really great how you approached this piece.
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Pwnem Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job on the drawing! I remember getting caught by these guys when I played Ocarina of time! They were such a pain in the ass sometimes..
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2dforever Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That made it all the more fun to take them out ;) Glad you like it
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NickNightshade Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Knock her out with an arrow!
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2dforever Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I preferred the more extreme ways... Bombs... Goron Hammer... :D
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NickNightshade Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And no matter what it always just knocked them out. Classic.
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miyusuke Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
sexy
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Tuskat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, really like this render of the gerudo :nod:
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Excellent work, its really cool for me to have you onboard of Link`s Blacklist

Take a look at all the submitted entries so far, they are great! [link]

Due to the big success of this project, i might organize a similar enemy /boss tribute of the Super Mario Bros series next year
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aawrhg, so awesome!! Great job. What's that dark area beneath her head and over her breasts?
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2dforever Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's one of the areas where it's a bit like the in-game model, and a bit like the original character design as they were different. In game they have a mesh/see-through top on, so it's just that.
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SoldatNordsken Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! I see.
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