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LoZ: Impa portrait by Denimecho LoZ: Impa portrait by Denimecho
I haven't drawn a picture of Impa.. ever. Just.. had to make up for that. Redesign as you should be able to tell
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RealSorceror Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like that you made it look like she's wearing a tie. Very "business warrior-woman".
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Exactly <3
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Crazytay168 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's amazing! Almost better than the original
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^w^
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chaosinuyasha Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Normally I'm against redesigns but she looks like her OoT form that it looks real nice. Also I kind of suspected being a bodygaurd and such she'd have a FEW scars with assassination attempts/kidnap attempts to thwart etc. Also I think she's probably in her late 20s early 30s as she's the youngest looking version of Impa in any of the games she's in -shudders as I remember the 'Shrek" form from the Oracle games-
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Denimecho Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Idk about Impas age... Honestly I haven't played the gameboy games so I wouldn't know hold old she is in Oracle of ages/seasons, but even though she's big doesn't mean she's all that old. I think there are both arguments for and against Impa being of a certain age. One of the things being how long she's been protecting Zelda, which is ever since she was a baby. Ocarina of Time wasn't all that detailed, you gotta admit that. All the adult characters look the same after 7 years so Impa could be older than she looks. I can't say I have an idea as to what age she is, but I think she's older than you'd expect.

That said, can I ask why you normally dislike designs? Have you stumbled upon a lot of bad redesigns or interpretations of your favourite characters in styles that don't suit them? Or do you simply think a character is fixed and shouldn't be messed with? For my part, I like redesigns because I like seeing people's different interpretations of how characters would look if more realistic or in a different time and the like.
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chaosinuyasha Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Actually the Oracle games are part of another timeline than the Ocarina of Time game so its not the same Impa in those games. I just didnt like her design in those games.

As for redesigns yeah I stumbled on some bad ones and I've also seen alot of "hey lemme redesign this character..... AS A PONY HUR HUR" ugh..... I dont think a character's design should be 'fixed'. There can be an 'official' design to base redesigns off of sure but nothing in this world is ever 'fixed'
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Denimecho Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah like that. Well I can only speak on my own behalf, but I wouldn't ever try to fix a character by redesigning. When I do redesign a character it's more like... "Hey this would look cool" or "This way it looks more modern" or something. Like... following a particular theme and changing a character according to that just for experimenting. Fixing? No. Never. The characters I redesign are often some of my favourite characters of all time and they're perfect as they are.
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chaosinuyasha Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I see. I think the favoritism is partially why I don't like redesigns for the most part.... Or maybe I'm just being abit too overprotective haha
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Denimecho Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You mean other characters get overlooked?
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chaosinuyasha Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Yeah that's another thing I have issues with. I seem to end up liking characters that noone draws enough of which is a shame. It also doesn't help some of them are from obscure games and such. Though I gotta ask would redesigning an obscure character be hard or easy? I have one I wouldn't mind seeing drawn in your style as it looks really good
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Denimecho Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It doesn't really matter if it's hard or easy as long as it's interesting. WHat do you have in mind ?
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Peatchoune Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing ! I never imagined Impa could have wrinkles but it looks surprisingly good on her. Good job !
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Denimecho Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have no idea how old she is, but he must be pretty old considering she's already an adult during the "young Link" time :3
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Peatchoune Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I always thought too ! But well they didn't represent her aging very well, that's why your piece is interesting ^^
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Denimecho Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wasn't sure what age to give her, and Impa HAS been used in a lot of Zelda games - even though she's clearly never the same person. I wanted her too look both young and old actually, to show that she's in some way age-less.
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Sage-of-Winds Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE the style you used, and her redesign! Awesome job :D!
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Denimecho Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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Candy-Ice Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Certainly an interesting take on Impa XD Love the painting! That metal texture is gorgeous :ohnoes:
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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snikeye Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great details!! :iconloveloveplz:
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks : D
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snikeye Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! c:
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lulles Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Are you going to draw portraits of all the ladies? :] I really love your interpretation of them.
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nah, the sages maybe. I'm sorta working on some project in which I draw the six from OoT because... I never have. I feel like I owe them some love .__.
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lulles Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Most of the OoT ladies are sages anyway xD
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cept Malon.... and Zelda XD.. well, yeah, Zelda is a sage but not one of the six you have to find and... you know what I mean -__-
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lulles Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
=P
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I'm digging her hair. And her sleeves, heh, I can see the Sheik-ness there. I never thought about it before, but for being of the same race (or at least pretending to) Impa and Sheik's outfits didn't really.... coincide all that much did they?

And I love the age you can see in her skin. From the moles to the little pores to the slight wrinkling of her forehead. And yet she still looks fit enough to mop the floor with your face. :XD:

Also scaaarrrrrs. :heart: Heh, wonder what the story is behind that. :XD:

Awesome. :clap:
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well I did see some similarities, but they were few. But I like it in a way, because Impa was supposed to look more feminine than Sheik so her armour was fitting for her chest and whatever, while Sheik's clothes were made to bring out his manly physique like his chest.
But at the same time.... they didn't seem to resemble each other THAT much. I think they might've made Impa a little too knight-like compaired to Sheik, but the reason for that could be that Impa is the bodyguard of Zelda - She's famous even. Sheik is supposed to be an unknown character.. I think. So it makes sense for Sheik to look like someone who's used to hiding, while Impa doesn't look all that much like that.

Anyway, thanks for your lovely comment : D <3
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Heh, that does make sense! :)

Thank you for your lovely picture! :D
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KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Impa really fits your style. Or you fit Impa's style. I'm not sure but either way it's a great thing. =O
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks : D
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NikiNazuu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
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HettyBobcat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love all of your paintings
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol with a comment like that you've made sure you won't ever have to comment again XD

THanks <33
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HettyBobcat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. No no. I must repeat this comment over and over until you are left with no doubts. ;P
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Denimecho Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're so sweet, Hetty ;__;
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HettyBobcat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:huggle:
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