Okay, that’s awesome! I love Zelda, especially Ocarina of Time, so I’m familiar with the creatures. I think the level of detail you got on this character design is amazing. It’s almost like the spider’s a hermit crab by using it’s web to attach a protective skull around the main part of its body. I remember what you did with the “Smurf Sighting” piece and I was blown away by that one as well (although the other one has more charm than this one, but it’s hard to add charm to a spider-type creature). I love the attention to details with the hairs on the spider’s legs and the webbing around it’s body. Your attention to creature anatomy is really strong and I feel like this is a conceivable creature from another world (hats off to you). Is that an eye in the skull eye socket? It’s really creepy (actually the whole creature is creepy; if I came across it, I’d run like hell; I hate spiders).
I like the out-of-focus look to the background (good perspective and correct environment, and there’s enough there to know what the environment is but without taking away from the main subject). I also like the bits of dust or water that’s falling off or around the creature (nice touch, very subtle). I can’t really find anything to critique on (not without studying it for a long time, which I don’t have right now), so I’ll just say that this is an awesome piece that looks photo-realistic and came out great, and it’s a great tribute to a familiar creature in the Zelda universe. Definitely a keeper for your portfolio. Keep it up. Great job.