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The Great Deku Tree by mattleese87 The Great Deku Tree by mattleese87
Listen to this [link] to really put you in the mood :) Courtesy of Zelda Reorchestrated

This is a relatively simple photo-manipulation I did in order to create a more realistic Great Deku Tree for my tabletop Zelda game. Technically, the one in the game is the same one as in The Wind Waker (and presumably the Deku Sapling from Ocarina of Time), but I never liked his WW design... too... Shrek-like. I wanted something more like the original Deku Tree, something that looked more like a wise, old forest deity.

Here's a link to the original image, taken by Tai Power Seeff: [link]
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Reminds me of Tree Beard.
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S-andr-A Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Thank you google for your search by image feature, i also found this on pinterest, with no source like most of time (such a shame ....) - Now pinned with the source :w00t:
Great job on it :)
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mattleese87 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment and for taking the time to source me!
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Saladchan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Oh my god, I was thinking this was a photograph. Someone put it on pinterest and everyone could tell what it was, but nobody knew where it was from. That's really good!
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mattleese87 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well technically it is still a photograph, just a manipulated one ;) Thanks though and I don't suppose there's any way to credit me on the one on pinterest, eh? I guess I should start putting my logo and URL on all my images...
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Saladchan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Especially this one. It looks fantastic and so natural!
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S3NTRYdesigns Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is deep man. Real awesome!
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Narutotoro Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
That is really cool! Looks real, good job! :D

I used that image for inspiration for my fanfic. If you're curious about it, here's the links.

Fanfiction.net [link]
Deviantart [link]
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ZDForrest Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing!!!!!!!
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Wings-of-Art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh..... ENTMOET! :D lol
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Sorelliena Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Digital Artist
WHOA.

Whoa this is sooo cool. You manipulated it so well!
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Pip-Indigo-13 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
This is incredible!
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ccbig Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing image!
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iverie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Completed ^^: [link]
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SailorZelda Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very neat. I can see this as being how the Deku Tree would look in real life! :)
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iverie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...! Very awesome, and original. May I ask how you did this (other than obvious photo manips. lol) and if I could add a few things, and submit it as a collab?
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mattleese87 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! For the most part I just changed the hue/contrast a bit, then used the clone tool and the healing tool to spread the desired textures, adding in darkened/lightened areas where needed. Really nothing much to it. But sure, go ahead! I'd like to see what you could do to enhance it. Let me know when you have something!
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iverie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome^^ Thank you, and that sounds quite clever. I sometimes forget about the clone tool and just use the spread tool.
And I likely won't be adding too much, but I hope you'll like what I do^^
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Wings-of-Art Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew Kokiri Forest still existed :D
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
And I did look at the original image, great job!
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Win
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
This looks excellent. And I completely agree about the preference for his design.
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Floating-BlowFish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Artist
that is truly an amazing talent you have there (:
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Mikhal-Strange Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: OMG!!!!!!!
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Leonio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I knew he the Great Deku tree existed!!!!!!!
This is so cool!!!
Kinda like in memory of him, huh?
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BadassSheik92 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is freakin' awesome! XD
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DelphiniumFleur Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
if a great deku tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound?.....yes it does and there was someone there to hear it......the great deku tree itself!!!
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Choc-Marshmellow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... you just made my childhood games look... real.

Thanks for that.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Without a sense of scale here, he looks more like that tree out of Rölli...
Awesome still.
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LiverOnTheFritz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Damn Dude... Redwood tree... If the Great Deku Tree were to exist anywhere it'd be in Northern Cali for sure. That place is magical.
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scottus0 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Here's the original: [link]
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mattleese87 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the link!
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HyperChiMD Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Awesome!
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AnimeGang Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing, and if you had a small child on the original you could have converted it into a kokiri or something! Anyway, this is really really cool!!
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mattleese87 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, that wouldn't have been a bad idea! lol. I still would if I knew who it was so I wasn't just altering some kid's photo.
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AnimeGang Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, that makes sense!
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leenos Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple, but to great affect~
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eldison Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student General Artist
great !!
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Awesometacious Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Very nice!
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