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Midna the Imp

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Here's a new addition to a series of fan arts that hardly anyone gives a shit about apparently, namely the "cartoony Zelda companion saying three things" series. First I drew Navi, nobody cared. Then I drew Tatl, nobody cared once more. Now I present to you Midna. Now I understand perhaps the reasons why people didn't like the previous two was because Navi's annoying and Tatl's perhaps a tad obscure, but I know as sure as I know the sky is green and the grass is blue that people really, really like Midna, so people better actually like this one or I'm going to go completely insane figuring out why not. 

But anyway, I like how this one turned out. As big a Zelda fan as I am, I don't know why I haven't drawn Midna at least once before now. Perhaps I've been too intimidated by her ridiculously ornate magical rock hat (which took much longer to draw than the rest of her). Since she doesn't really say anything in particular and just sounds like reverse gibberish, I decided to use the Hylian from the game as her dialogue (which was fun to try to give it a Googie style like I like to do). I feel sorry for anyone who can actually read it, though...

Here are the previous two Zelda companions I drew that no one seems to like, which is particularly dismaying because I like them, especially the Navi one. I guess most people don't like cute and fun cartoony drawings of naked fairy girls or something. Who'd a-thought? 

Navi the Fairy by Bradshavius Tatl the Fairy by Bradshavius 

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Link's Adventure -- Fixed Version by Bradshavius How Do I Ocarina by Bradshavius Biggoron's Business by Bradshavius 
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LargeStupidityHobbyist Digital Artist
I think you spelled "retard" wrong. ;)
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The-BradshacalypseHobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, maybe I should have added a [sic]? 
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LargeStupidityHobbyist Digital Artist
Aww shit. I'm sorry, man.
I should've looked that up before commenting.Blush 
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The-BradshacalypseHobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, it's fine. It's such an obscure reference I don't expect most people to get it right off the bat. 
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DarkJesterFoxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Out of everything I noticed, I like the attention you took when drawing Midna's Fused Shadow, not to mention the glowing Twili symbols on her body.  If anything, I'm surprised that more people aren't singing your praises for the time you take to address little details that most other people will avoid, skim over, or half-ass.  Kudos to you, comrade.  You make the world a better place just being yourself.
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The-BradshacalypseHobbyist Digital Artist
You might call it "attention to detail", I call it "obsessive-compulsive disorder" =P (Razz) 
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DarkJesterFoxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it!
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Normally I wouldn't comment since I don't follow videogames much at all, but it's definitely not because you did anything wrong. The cute little creature looks very fine in your style, perhaps a bit more cunning and edgy than most others' work. The cartoony style suits all sorts of hilarious antics, plus the fiery hair is a bit more literal here. Awesome job detailing her helmet, especially she shading and different textures to make up the symbols and whatnot. That smile looks sweet yet dangerous. It's funny to think that all the runes on her body actually mean something, but she may even enjoy the attention of nerds trying to "read" her. (That's what they all claim.) It's fun and beautiful.
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TheGrumpiestPandaHobbyist Traditional Artist
I can fully understand why most people don't like drawing Midna, her Fused Shadow helmet is intimidating and so detail heavy that many put the bare minimum detail on her helmet, or just omit it in general for a hair style.
Your cartoony style does wonders for Midna.
Our Impish Twilight Princess already had a rather odd and freak anatomy and you turned it up a bit by making her arms a bit more ganguly while also paying attention to Midna's wide hips and thin legs with tiny feet.
Her expression is also so fitting too, that famous toothy and condescending grin just scream "You idiot".
I also praise you on the finer details like Midna's glows Twili tattoos and the detailing on the Fused Shadow, not so much where you'd drive yourself mad, but just enough to show that detail is there.
It's hard to believe the Twilight Princess turns 10 years old this month too, boy, I still remember the first time I got the game on my Gamecube.
Maybe I'll have to draw a picture of Midna myself.
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