Decided to go wayyy out of my comfort zone with a fully handpainted model… and I’m pretty happy with it! Made a quick Zbrush sculpt as a guide though, just so i could figure out where I wanted the shapes in the wood to be (and adjusted the size of the buttons in the sculpt to be a bit more aesthetically pleasing rather than following the template). The process took me much longer than expected, too, but better late then never!
I was obviously inspired by Zelda, so I wanted to make it a small contribution to that as well. And it was a good wood painting exercise!