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First Shantae sketch (2005)

By LinkerLuis
I was checking some of my old sketches recently, and I decided to try something new with them. I've been thinking about using a similar format with some of my early drawings, if you liked the idea be sure to let me know :) 

I spent a lot of time searching for the gaming magazine I used for the sketch, because I didn't know the exact issue where it came from. :giggle: 

Here's a picture I took for reference after I found it: Link

Despite how short the article was, still failed to explain that she was already a guardian genie, and I even found a typo that I fixed. You can still see it in the instagram picture of it, if you're curious. 



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goron44's avatar
you did some great art than, and some amazing art now
LinkerLuis's avatar
Would you be interested in seeing more of my early drawings? :) I'm curious
goron44's avatar
I wood love to see more of your early  drawings:) (Smile) 
Randommode's avatar
You did great man your art of her looks professional 
SafeGaming89's avatar
I see, that early sketch of Shantae did look pretty accurate despite her looking peed off in that concept art. lol But really in the games, she's strong-willed and a really nice character from what I've seen. :aww:
LinkerLuis's avatar
I sucked at making my own drawings (I might show some eventually) but when it came to redraw a character I wasn't that bad at it :rofl: I have a couple of examples of it, because I used to do it a lot to practice.
SafeGaming89's avatar
I see, you're obviously a lot more settled making artwork now since it's like, second nature to you too. ;)
K-E-Y-K-O's avatar
Even the first shantae looks cute to me. :)
LinkerLuis's avatar
There was a lot of characters in that article, Chun Li, Mai shiranui, Taki (soul calibur) and so on. For some reason I decided to draw her, I guess because the style dragged my attention :giggle: Even withouth knowing about her I thought she was cute.
K-E-Y-K-O's avatar
Indeed she is cute, even the others, but that one is my favorite. :)
Sorantheman's avatar
Look nice.
How far time can improve someone.
LinkerLuis's avatar
Time and practice. Time in itself can do nothing if you don't invest it in something :nod:
SigurdTheDragon's avatar
"A nice genie" tell me, if Shantae were real, how many of her fans would she even look in the eyes.
LinkerLuis's avatar
 I guess If you're polite and have a good attitude, she will even be up to sign autographs or take selfies :nod:
SigurdTheDragon's avatar
For some reason, I see her being one of those, im too cool for u kind of people.
LinkerLuis's avatar
She was created by indie developers. I hardly doubt she would look down upon fans.
SigurdTheDragon's avatar
Yeah but still, think about it, does Shantae have a friend who is a complete geek, no, of course not, I rest my case, and lord knows if Shantae was given an in game boyfriend it would be some big muscular man, because she wouldn't take anything less.
UltraSupertron's avatar
I miss this style of Shantae. Reminds me of 90s and 2000s cartoons and anime.
LinkerLuis's avatar
I think she has a different design in each game. Maybe if they do a remake of the original GBC game, they'll use this art style again (just maybe)
Coleslayer's avatar
so cute! :3 You've come a long way.
LinkerLuis's avatar
Pretty soon I'll be showing my first anime OC. I also want to make a new rendition of it just to bring new life to that doodle :nod:
Coleslayer's avatar
Oh cool! I guess I just always assumed it was Tabby or yourself in some form or another.
LinkerLuis's avatar
I used to draw lots of fanart, since I didn't have a particular idea in mind. The character didn't even had a name because I didn't know what an original character was.

I called it an original character because it wasn't based on a preexisting character, it was more like an anime doodle.
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