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Goron Cave Guard by NateHallinanArt Goron Cave Guard by NateHallinanArt

My take on what a real Goron might look like if you came across one. If you haven't played any of the Zelda games, Gorons are a humanoid race of rock people inhabiting Hyrule. They eat rocks and typically dwell in caves and mountain ranges. Despite their hulking appearance, Gorons are a peaceful species.

(All done in Photoshop)

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:iconseespotrock:
SeeSpotRock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
This is beautiful in how detailed it is.
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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:iconholycrap1992:
Holycrap1992 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
... Can someone please tell me why there's no goron fan club yet?
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well, there's no good reason, that's for sure. Gorons are bad ass.
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Holycrap1992 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Seriously, there's a Zora fanclub, a Deku fanclub, a Gerudo fanclub, hell, I think I even saw clubs for Ooccas and Cuckoos, but nothing for the Gorons... like, what the actual fuck!?!?
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Mitchell-Fireseed Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Saria's Song and he let you pass. 5/5
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:iconfurryfoxwolf:
Furryfoxwolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I must say I am very impressed with you're artworks! You have astounding skills and creativity!
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:iconalonsoalatriste:
AlonsoAlatriste Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
niceeeee this looks awesome
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:iconfullerjames:
fullerjames Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
cool
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:iconhyenacub:
hyenacub Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is frigging beautiful.  Fantastic.
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:iconlocustwithbeans:
Locustwithbeans Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The rock wall is insanely detailed (as for the Goron of course<3). How long did you work on this piece?
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:iconelectricsmile:
ElectricSmile Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
the atmosphere is very reminiscent of john bauer's work, particularly his trolls and things. very nice
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:iconmillyrainbow:
millyrainbow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
i love how you managed to capture the hulking gentle giant feel with this. Very good job C:
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:iconragedaisy:
ragedaisy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
That looks amazing, I especially like how it looks almost like a photo :)
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:iconarachnia86:
arachnia86 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
please do a zora :)
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Ok fine... ;)
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:iconavenger09:
avenger09 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to see your version of a Darknut or Zora. 
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:iconzzenkinsein:
zzenkinsein Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
After looking at your stuff I've decide we (the Zelda fans) need to march to Nintendo America HQ, and force them to make this game. Zelda for the adults. Great work
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I know, right?! Pretty much exactly why I started doing them.
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:iconthetoonimator:
thetoonimator Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Wow! Nice! Do you use resource art in the pictures or is that all hand painted? Diggin your stuff. 
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer

It's all painted, but I used a few textures to enhance things and save time.

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:iconderilis:
Derilis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
lovely
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:iconpuffycatgirl:
PuffyCatgirl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Looks fuckin amazing, but how is he supposed to roll into a ball?
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer

It doesn't turn into a perfect ball but it can definitely scrunch things up. At the very least, maybe it can charge it's enemies and summer-salt crashing into things with its back.

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:iconpuffycatgirl:
PuffyCatgirl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Or maybe his belly is really squishy and he has freking awesome abs underneath.
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:iconsplotchflop:
Splotchflop Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
that. is. awesome.
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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:iconlinkmercer:
linkmercer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
nice one mate
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:iconshoelacemonster:
ShoelaceMonster Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I want to see your renditions of everything that exists in Zelda. Zoras, keese, Dodongos, Wallmasters, EVERYTHING. Do want! I can't get over this! 
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer

Well I definitely want to do more. :)

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:iconrealtidydesign:
RealTidyDesign Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice use of textures
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:icontiminater94:
Timinater94 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Looks awesome!
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:iconequaltoyou:
EqualToYou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome texture :star:
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:iconigarcia:
igarcia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, no neck!  Still a cool creature.
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:iconrandomsketchgeek247:
RandomSketchGeek247 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Wow, that is amazing! :)
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It came out really nice, man. I'm always shocked at how photographic your texturing and rendering comes out! Great work!
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconsci-mind156:
Sci-mind156 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014

the texture work is incredibly well done!

 

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:iconfriedmonkey:
FriedMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Unbelievable! 
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:iconportlandianmetro:
portlandianmetro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
this is amazing!!! are you planning on doing the other races of hyrule as well?
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, yep.
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BFG8800GTX Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is great! The edges are so clear!
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sarahsnuffleupagus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!!! Very well done and I like that you stayed true to the look of the gorons from the games but also added texture to his skin and nails. Very very well done. I also love the background, the perspective is great.
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you  very much!
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work! :)
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:iconbluemead:
Bluemead Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Smurf?
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:iconoakleatiger:
oakleatiger Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is very impressive!
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:iconbradley-wallace24:
bradley-wallace24 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Have you/are you going to do a Zora?
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I think so.
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:iconkevin-allen:
Kevin-Allen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations. You win. That is all.
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