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Indigenous Deku by NateHallinanArt Indigenous Deku by NateHallinanArt
An interpretation on what real Deku might look like living deep in the forest. In the Legend of Zelda universe the Deku are a race of humanoid plant-like beings that often co-exist with other races. The term Deku often refers to certain plants or plant based items as well. (Click image to see full resolution.)

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:iconbuzzrd1:
Buzzrd1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I want them!
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:iconthescreepy:
TheScreepy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Okay, this is amazing. :)
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:iconpazzzman:
pazzzman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
was always looking forward to a realistic concept of the almighty deku :D kudos to you
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:iconmtuaz27:
mtuaz27 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Wow!
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:iconfullerjames:
fullerjames Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
so cool
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:iconabyssi-somnis:
Abyssi-Somnis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
So much creepier than in the games, I don't think I'd ever go after that thing!
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:icongovbuzz:
govbuzz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
really nice
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:iconelectricsmile:
ElectricSmile Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
wow!! i really like their eyes, the way they seem to glow from inside their heads. the textures in this are amazing too!!
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:iconshannyofhyrule:
shannyofhyrule Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You sir are awesome.
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:iconweaselshark:
weaselshark Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Your Deku reminds me of little Otik! I love it!
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Oh wooowwww.... :lol:  Not only the Deku designs but the atmosphere in this is just amazing!  :clap:  I can really feel the sense of their community here, so far hidden away in the forest on this rainy day.... I wonder what their lives are like....

So cool.  :clap:
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:iconpurpler-les:
PurpleR-les Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope they're slowly heading into this very direction of their game design.... that would be so awesome...
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:iconrae-za:
Rae-za Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
oh wow this is so damn awesome!
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:icondreamoflazydays:
DreamOfLazyDays Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All those eyes in the backdrop... I knew I wasn't hallucinating! 

This is bloody unbelievable and incredible beyond any words I could articulate to describe it. I can't wait to see what else you come up with.
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: That is creepy and yet so insanely awesome; you make it look scary, like it's something that Link definitely wouldn't want to meet on a dark night, but you also make it look like something that Link would walk up to to ask for directions or get information. King of like it's the eerie guardian of the woods, watching over everything. Excellent work! :)
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:iconwla91:
wla91 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing, great job!
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:iconwillpheonix:
willpheonix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014

So good man, you nailed it!


Did you use photos for textures in this piece, like in the trees and bushes in the background? I'm just trying to wrap my head around how you achieve so much realism and detail ^ ^ 

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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Stunning awesome and interesting.
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SweetBlindSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I'm really blown away by this concept, and most of what I noticed was covered in other comments except two things that I think are the coolest, but I also kind of wonder if it's just me? First, I love how their "hair" looks like it's braided. I know some plants grow that way, which makes it even cooler! Secondly, is it me, or is the one on the stump in the back left side the Deku King? Because it kinda looks like he's wearing the bulbous red crown :P 
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theogroen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
cool idea and really perfect Painting :D (Big Grin)  it has a very special atmosphere and i love this flashing eyes. +fav +fav +fav 
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! 
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:iconmrwitchblade:
MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Another great. And DA advertised this on Twitter!
How cool :)
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, that was a nice surprise!
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:iconmrwitchblade:
MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Good you get the recognition.
Loved the picture as well. :)
Took me a few seconds to spot the eyes!
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:iconrgdraw:
RgDraw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
really good work!  i have nothing to say except it's awesome! ;)
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:icononikat:
onikat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cool
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:iconpattedetable:
Pattedetable Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Nice work!
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:icondromep:
DromeP Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh WOOOW 0o0
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
creepy as they look, I doubt they could coexist with humans... either way, amazing work again!
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I imagine so too for some reason. I was also thinking how bizarre/interesting it would be to have herbivore predators for them to worry about.
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graught Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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EruvatarPT Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Bellsprout!
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alexdubbeat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely brilliant work!Worship  +fav  without any doubt. Wink/Razz 
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:iconzain1991:
zain1991 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Stunning!!
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:iconpipezero:
PipeZero Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Wow ist this cool!
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HaanPere Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Digital Artist
What an interesting way to interpret how these would look in reality! 8D 
Everything here is so beautiful, from the calm atmosphere and the curious eyes observing us from inside the tree's trunk to the foreground cutie with his tongue-feeler. I love how some parts of his body are clearly greener than the others, perhaps suggesting that they're newer than the rest, or perhaps replacing broken or injured parts, and how many of the vines(for a lack of a better word) seem to follow the shapes of bones and muscles, and I like how we can see tiny bits of light between the vines on the foreground fella's body. It makes me wonder what it looks like under all the bark and vines.
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You've nailed a lot of the things I was attempting to convey. :) Even in the atmosphere, from a human perspective this image may seem gloomy, but to plant-like creature, rain might be liberating and plentiful occasion. What could be miserable to us might be a joyous and relaxing time for them. 
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Friedpotatoshard Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You are a god *bows*
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DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
bwuh.  so much awesome right here.  OMG, seriously, that's amazing.
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wolfAssassinX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
amazing how they look like this should be in zelda wtf its just awesome fucking hell
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:iconridleyman9000:
Ridleyman9000 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
DAAYUM...   FREKIN EPIC..  that's what this work of art is shouting in my face.
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Face shouting art is the best art. ;)
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:iconridleyman9000:
Ridleyman9000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Yush indeedeee.  :)
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:iconkatepfeilschiefter:
KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice atmosphere
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I really enjoy your realistic concepts of Zelda creatures. Keep it up! :)
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:iconsteamland:
Steamland Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome. I Cannot wait to see you do live action desgns on  Majoras mask, and the incarnations of Link./
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:iconderilis:
Derilis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
fuking majestic and fuking creppy also but still realistic views of videogames or childish characters tend to be uber creppy:D
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