It's true - everything is 3D these days

Are you a connoisseur of fine art? Are you starting your own art museum? Do you like Zelda?

If you answered “yes” to at least one of the above questions, then we’ve got news for you: TheMaverickk, whose Skyward Sword Comparative Studies we have been featuring, has chosen to reveal to us some of his work from within the fine art arena. Already well established as a great goto for creative and unique work, TheMaverickk has set the bar even higher this time.

Pictured is a relief pixel painting done in honor of the classic Moblin from the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES. Though this particular piece (and some of his others) are done in a complete duplicate-sprite style, TheMaverickk does create his own original pixel-style paintings.

About this piece, he had this to say:

That image shows one of my paintings, one specifically Zelda themed… I do relief pixel paintings for the most part right now. Some are pop art and I completely duplicate sprites from games, other times I create my own painted sprites to express some emotion or material.

I’m a strong believer in the fact that sprites are very much works of art on their own. Even though we remake things so often and try to revamp graphics and everything, truth be told, pixel-art has its own artistic merit. I mean even though a character may look blocky you are still able to identify it.

He mentions that he has another Zelda-themed painting up his sleeve that he might reveal to us at a later time, and we–for one–certainly can’t wait!

Stay tuned to Zelda Universe for another of TheMaverickk’s “Skyward Sword Comparative Studies” or even another of his pieces of fine art! He has a level of dedication to the art which should not be passed up!

Source: deviantART