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Wolf Link n Midna Pen Sketch by TixieLix Wolf Link n Midna Pen Sketch by TixieLix
Needed to take a break from digital art (eyes sore from staring at computer during work.) Good opportunity to get back to traditional drawing and since I'm in a Zelda mood, I thought I'd stay on the subject but draw some characters I haven't before ;)

I like semi realism, so going with that and using references I modified a normal wolf's coat pattern and length to look like a possible realistic version of Link's wolf form. I also changed the eye shape - they're bigger and rounder than the reference ones so he looks kinder and more reminiscent of Link's big, clear eyes (my intention here, was for him to look like he's just having to put up with Midna bossing him around like :iconokguymemeplz: ) Imp Midna was also fun to do and getting her Fused Shadow head piece right was challenging.

Even with the trend towards digital art these days, I still think it's important to learn traditional drawing skills first and keep that up along side the digital ones. Kinda like back in school, we had to earn our pen license before we could use a pen... they're the most basic of drawing skills and it pays to master it first before hitting the tablet imo.

Drawn from scratch with ballpoint pen only, and no tracing (you can still see some faint sketch lines around Midna's head.) Spread over 2 nights at around an hour each. Photoshopped only to crop photo and brighten.

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Hantari Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Great!
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LightningBolttheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! :D
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SocQA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Gorgeous work! Really nice :) Wolf Link looks so realistic and you can imagine him sighing about Midna :D great, great work
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much again X3
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SocQA Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
You're welcome again :D
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iFreya-desu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your pen work is brilliant! I saw each picture you made with a pen and I am envious of your skills and detail!

I used to draw a lot with a pen. I love how realistic Link looks as a wolf, and Midna is cute as ever <3
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TixieLix Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!  I wasn't always able to draw like this and really it's the result of years of practice - so don't give up!  I wish you all the best with your art ^^
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iFreya-desu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate the encouragement. I have been drawing for a long time but irl has been sucking it out of me. I hope to someday make amazing art! ^_^
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