Legend Of Zelda Environment: Cuckoo's N Cakes

Final render of the image, where I also attempted to add little detail that would potentially describe the weary adventurer who takes residence here.

Final render of the image, where I also attempted to add little detail that would potentially describe the weary adventurer who takes residence here.

I originally started off with looking into how the silhouette of the building might look. A combination of a few designs were chosen to be pushed further, however the one that resonated the most was the 3rd on the bottom row.

I originally started off with looking into how the silhouette of the building might look. A combination of a few designs were chosen to be pushed further, however the one that resonated the most was the 3rd on the bottom row.

I then fleshed out in 3/4 view some possibilities of what could be final look of the building. Most of these design elements were dropped however some key aspects survived, mainly the slanted bottom part, curved tower like structure, and the mascot.

I then fleshed out in 3/4 view some possibilities of what could be final look of the building. Most of these design elements were dropped however some key aspects survived, mainly the slanted bottom part, curved tower like structure, and the mascot.

It was decided that designing the final look of the building should ultimately go hand in hand with designing the surroundings it was in, so i created several different desert settings and building variations, essentially beginning to flesh out the final.

It was decided that designing the final look of the building should ultimately go hand in hand with designing the surroundings it was in, so i created several different desert settings and building variations, essentially beginning to flesh out the final.

Environment concept done for my Legend of Zelda redesign. It is an abandoned chicken and waffles diner that Link has found and turned into a makeshift home/garage. I drew inspiration for this piece from Americana design, retro diners, as well as truck stops and other diners that sit in desert areas that are the only building for miles. This also called to mind many trips I took down to Palm Springs, CA, as a kid, where on the way I would pass a vast valley of windmills, which are included in the background. I wanted to show how even thought the weather had taken its toll on the building, it still managed to maintain a rare state of integrity, making it an ideal location for an adventurer to lay low.