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Gentleness of the Beasts by Khalliys Gentleness of the Beasts by Khalliys
Woooooooohoou! o.O You wouldn't believe - I don't either - but I finally managed to do a proper painting of something! But I won't tell you that I already started it in May, to keep my disability of finishing what I started a secret. (This also explains why this is a Twilight Princess fanart, although I'm captured by Skyward Sword right now)
I mostly abandoned that painting for months, I stopped at a point where I just had plain colours on everything, only the wolf and the brown cat where half finished. I re-did Link-Wolf's coat - except head and neck - some weeks ago and then worked on it from time to time for maybe 30 minutes to 1 hour. I can't say how many hours I worked on it in total and I am quite proud that I was able to draw an acceptable background. (though I went lazy at the wall, I admit)

I love the TLoZ games so much (obviously). :heart: If I just had the time I would do fan art for almost every game of it. xD
In Twilight Princess it is so sweet how cats and dogs are following and showing sympathy for a 'beast' that is feared by almost all others. And I also wanted to portray a softer side of good ol' Midna. She and the wolf completely rule that game.

By the way - if you find a better title you can tell me. I can't come up with a better one.

Edit: [link]
Here is the original sized image! I don't mind if you use it as a fan, as long as you don't edit it, remove the signature, or claim it as yours. Giving credit if you use it on a website would be nice as well. =)


Link, Midna - The Legend of Zelda belongs to Nintendo
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:iconkitsuneai1998:
When I saw that a critique was requested, I just had to write one. This is very well done--the fur is very realistic, and it fits the game's actual style. And it is ADORABLE!!!!! (although Midna looks kinda bored or annoyed or something)

However, you clearly are more used to drawing felines than canines because there are all kinds of problems with the anatomy. First of all, Wolf Link's neck is too short. Canines generally have longer necks than felines. (I should know--I am a canine!) Second, Wolf Link doesn't have a clearly defined chest in this picture. Canines have clearly defined chests, unlike felines. Lastly, his face is all wrong. His muzzle and forehead should have about the same slope (you have it sloping down a bit), his forehead needs to be higher, and his muzzle needs to be a tad bit longer and less rounded.

However, other than the anatomy issues, this is perfect!

Some links to help with anatomy:

[link] - face anatomy
[link] - chest anatomy
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this is an absolutly beautiful pic it shows that the artist took thier time on this. midnas expresssion tells a lot she seems bored, my favorite part about this picture is the cat at link's front paw it looks like its telling him theres a wierd lady on your back. the artist really captured the beauty in the twilight princess i assume this is placed right outside jovonies house he must be entertaining the cats while their leader is inside waiting for his master to become human again but midna looks impatient like they're wasting time, link looks relaxed all and all its a very good peice of artwork
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Rebelartist92 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017   General Artist
Midna (despite starting off unpleasant) can relate to Link in his wolf form as well as the Mother Cat and her kittens showing them sympathy when others ran away at the sight of both of them.
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Khalliys Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's actually very true.
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yorkylover2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
You'd think the cats would run away from a wolf.
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but it's just so cute and meaningful that while the humans all run away the animals all adore wolf Link. :)
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Julius-Beides Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
That's how i play a game: From time to time just do something silly, pointless, experient with stuff- or gaze at some little cute details. Its relaxing.
This picture falls under those things I would definately do :)
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:iconkhalliys:
Khalliys Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes. :lol: Already did that when playing games as a child and still do today.
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Awwwwwww how cute :D
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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AkuDemyfan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Aww! So cute! :aww:
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wolfraingirlhunter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
cats are cute, but when their little, their cutest mode just go up
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Or they cutest mode gets down the older they get. :bucktooth:
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wolfraingirlhunter Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
this user name is no longer open/up and running,So comment/fave/reply me on my new user name this name is NOT!!!!!!!!!! open to for any one anymore. Foxdemongirlhunter is my new user name. so Watch me and comment and fave and reply me on my new user name, this user name is no longer open for anyone.
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Jwaldner64 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to use this picture for E book that we have to make for school and its going to be put on the itunes store i this okay with you.
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, no commercial usage of this image!
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Jwaldner64 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok that fine
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Porinu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Whow Whow Whow Whow !!! It's beautiful ! I remembers me of this place on Zelda Twilight princess with this cats! Midna is so well made and link also and cats also and.... EVERYTHING is so much done well! Very good job! (thanks Reverso for translation 8D)
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Ethtarra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww so cute
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SilverMoonEternal Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Artist
awehh this adorable! :D kitty cats! Ehm sorry I just really love kitties XD haha Midna looks so bored XD

um I was wondering if I could borrow this for my fanfic. i'll give you credit you can find the link here but the chapter is not out yet...i'll let you know :D

Fanfiction story: www.fanfiction.net/s/9955353/1…

Facebook link: www.facebook.com/pages/Skychil…
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ll-LoneWolfe-ll Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Gotta love how Midna is just probably thinking to herself, "Okay Link, these cats are cute, but we really have things to do right now..."
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Iyna08 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Fantastic work.
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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Iyna08 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
NP.
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GuluzPato Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
this is beautiful! very nice! the only thing I want to point out (you requested critiques hahaha) is the face of the cat near to link's tail, (4th one) it is jsut a little bit weird. But still, is a beautiful picture and a beautiful scene, congrats!
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! =) Yeah, I know, I could have done better with the cats. Shows that I'm more used to canines. :XD:
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GuluzPato Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
you are welcome :) but still, your pic is purrfect hahaha!
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NicoleTheBlackVixen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! ! Ive wanted to draw this scene too, I lived the cats in hyrule castle town :') you've captured this beautifully!  Wonderful work!
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do it! =D It's one of the cutest aspects of the game.
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PortalPanda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this so much!!! :)
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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Sunima Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow, nice work :D
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ArcaneSubZero Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a masterpiece
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trainman666 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe.  Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.  I always knew all the cats like Link, even in wolf form, so that's not that big of a surprise.  Still cute though.
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MrKeybladeMaster1992 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AMAZING!
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UmbrotheUmbreon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The detail on this is insane. Absolutely a beautiful piece. Why things like this are never in my "Daily Deviation" section I will never understand =/

I also found it strange that cats are attracted to a freaking wolf XD
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you very much! :aww:

I loved that. I was such a nice contrast that all the animals loved wolf Link while the narrow-minded humans feared him. =)
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UmbrotheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :3

Yeah X3
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AhkrinFluff Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fluffy kittens I am a dummy!  Fluffy Link La la la la  Everyone's fluffeh! :FluffyLa: 
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yaaaay! Foxy Dummy 
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Foster-Lightdweller Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Artist
Asteroid La Plz  FLUHFFEE!
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Narutotoro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!! :squee:
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Dream1Fire Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
This is really lovely! i love the fur detail and shading, even the grass is detailed!  I love Midna's bored expression and the fact that link as a wolf is hanging around a bunch of cats ^.^   over all really nice work! :D
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your nice comment! :hug:
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Dream1Fire Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
your most welcome its one of my favorites :D
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DeviantHaven Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
What did u use for making this? I'm getting a bamboo tablet for xmas and I'm trying to explore digital art more 0.0 lol I too hang around the cats in the game
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used a very old Wacom Graphire 4 tablet and Photoshop. A Bamboo Tablet is just as good. =)
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DeviantHaven Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks <3
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Kiriko-Windgeist Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Das ist echt niedlich :D und wunderschön gezeichnet :)
haha, die Katze auf Wolf Links Pfote scheint einiges zu erzählen zu haben :D
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Roxa-Bandita Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So I'm not the only one that likes hanging around the cats in Hyrule :D
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Khalliys Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, I guess many people like doing that. :D
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