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Link + Navi [PH] by Aenea-Jones Link + Navi [PH] by Aenea-Jones
Another Link! :love:
From the Phantom Hourglass manga. These are great to practice coloring!
It can be used as a keychain, too ^^
I'm getting more fond of the traditional medium, although I still have a lot to learn...  perler beads are still my main thing though :la:
This time I actually scanned the image instead of just photographing it. Quality is way better that way :)

Yay Link! [PH] by Aenea-Jones Link II [PH] by Aenea-Jones Link [PH] by Aenea-Jones  Link III [PH] by Aenea-Jones Link IV [PH] by Aenea-Jones
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First off, I'd like to say that it's going to be hard to critique this. It is fantastic, although there are a few minor things that I'd like to point out. On the lower part of the tunic, there are two pointy edges on the tunic. These may be intentional, but they bothered me the tiniest amount. Also the feet seem a bit stubby. Again, this may be just me. Now that was the bad parts. You've obviously mastered hair and eyes. The shading is also very, very good. You should try to make a tutorial on this. I'm sure many people would watch it. If you do make one, email it to me. I'm You're fantastic.
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There's something a teensie bit off on the perspective of his right hand. I would fix the line where the thumb comes inward and instead tuck it behind the plane of the palm. Otherwise, I think it looks pretty great! I disagree with the other critique that his feet are too stumpy, I think it adds to the style of the figure. You could perhaps add just a little bit of shading to the underside of his right arm and slightly on his other arm to match the shadows on his legs and torso, but that's fairly nitpicky; it doesn't look wrong without it. Nice job overall though, I really like the cleanliness of the lines and marker coloring. He looks very cute!
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SuperSmashSis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
If it's Phantom Hourglass, wouldn't that be Ciela? 
Minweln Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, this is super cute! He's face is so sweet. ♥
coraajna Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Writer
Cute! :)
TB74 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
Good job! Very, very nice work, especially considering the tools used.

Working using pencils, markers, watercolor, paint and other traditional medium requires both skills and planning, as there is no "undo" to go back before a serious mistake. That said, I believe there's one thing that could've been better and that you should work on in the future.

The fact that the shadow on the hat behind the character's head looks a bit off from the rest of the drawing. I think it's because you tried to use "solid color shading", i.e., creating shadows by adding one (or more) darker shade of color over the existing part of the image that correspond to the shadow.

Although such a shading technique works well with genuine, solid colors (very well suited to manga/anime-like pictures), it's not having the same effect here. Among the five smaller pictures shown below your most recent art, the second one has the same problem, while the third and fifth one used a shading that shows some gradient, which works better with this medium, I believe. I suggest you use such a shading technique in the future, as a smoother gradient would work much better than a solid color. I understand it's very difficult to achieve such effect with the medium you used, but it can be done by applying different pressure to increase or decrease the density of the shading, but it's quite difficult to master, especially in the beginning.

The only other thing I could comment on is the "lining" effect that can be seen in the larger parts of the image (mostly the tunic), but that is a consequence of the medium used, so there isn't much you could have done, here, other than using a different tool.

Besides this shading issue, all the rest of your work is solid: the face, hair, eyes and hands are well rendered and look natural. The proportions respect those of the original character, and the body attitude and face expression fit the scene perfectly. Well done!

Hope it helps.  :) 
DionneMars93 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
"Oh, Navi, you're not too annoying...."
DragonWhisperer23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love Link
Agetian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Very beautiful!! :love:
amandart1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
Great drawing!

But with Toon Link and in Phantom Hourglass, it's Ciela. :iconcielaplz:
littl3miss-n1ghtmare Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So adorably cute ! >ω<
SilverGiraffe140 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
cute ^-^
ChrysaorArion Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Its very cute!
Daemonic-Neko Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good you should make a comic!
Elissule Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
daww >///< so cute
Vinyoli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
This is great! but the skin tone seen a bit weird....
Kleiner-Schmetterlin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely :love:.
Pint2 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So cute....:3
SuperSmashSis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
That's not Navi.  It's Ciela.
LittleFoxPaws Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In the spanish version is called Ciela, right =)
SuperSmashSis Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Yes, she's also called Ciela in the Spanish version. 
uberartistman Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love your drawing of zelda, five stars. Just kidding I know it's link.
TolieBunny Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's soo cute ! I have this manga >///<
ponysandcats Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Melon-chann Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww it's looks so lovely ♥
Tianura Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its cute!
jesschan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable :D
AbelDLink Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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