The Zelda Project is composed of a group of friends who seek to bring the characters, settings, and feel of Ocarina of Time to life through photography and film. Their latest work consists of the gorgeous picture above, which is a matte painting consisting of a photograph and painted images. The painted village blends in effortlessly with the rocky environment surrounding Link, and it makes it difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is painted in. If you’d like to see how this matte painting was put together, you can hit the jump to check out some more images.
The above painting is the final matte painting. The image below is the original photo that was used as a reference for the painted portions:
Below are the additional details that were painted in:
Credit goes to Behance for providing these spectacular images showcasing how the painting was put together!