It’s back! The Zelda paintings are rolling now that I have a bit more time for personal work :)
Here’s a painting of a scene that I imagine could happen when Link starts off at Death Mountain, and his reaction when he first meets the Gorons, not knowing what they are actually like. I felt like including the Master Sword this time to try something new and different :) So much fun with this one!
The Gated City has an eclectic yet pragmatic design. As a popular, centuries-old trading hub, it has many ancient buildings - although few of them are fully intact. Rather than wasting time and resources on demolishing these buildings, architects have built around them, resulting in a surprisingly grand design: one with many decorative arches and walls, and old themes which are replicated in modern ways.
Of course, not everything can be salvaged. The port that welcomes travelers and cargo is relatively modern, with bleached-white gazebos dotting the harbor. Here you can see the layout of these gazebos on the bay, as well as a frontal view of the Border Inspections Headquarters. This is one of the very first areas you encounter in the game.