"I just wanted to paint something scary as shit," claimed the artist Nate Hallinan. Well, um. Congratulations Nate. You've succeeded, because I am currently bricking it.
Nate Hallinan once worked as a Senior Concept Artist at Microsoft Games, but now he's freelance and busy drawing amazing art based on Zelda games. There is, of course, the above Skulltula, but my favourite might be his hyper realistic version of a Goron.
He also drew some Dekus...
I love the art direction of most Zelda games -- and I don't even mind them going in a lighter, breezier direction -- but, man. How cool would a Zelda game with that level of detail be?