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Best. Princess. Ever. by LordDonovan Best. Princess. Ever. by LordDonovan
EDIT: I finally got around to fixing this image. Like the other images made around this time, it was created on an old CRT monitor that was, simply put, messed up. It now looks more like I originally intended, so if you saw it before, yes, it's different now.

I haven't played Twilight Princess yet as of the time I'm writing this, and it's driving me crazy, but between my Zelda fandom and the fact that wolves are my favorite animal, drawing Link as a wolf was something I had to do, regardless of whether I really had much information to go on. I hope that nothing about this picture is particularly wrong, aside from the question of just what Link is growling at from the edge of a cliff.

In case anyone thinks that my rendition of Wolf Link isn't entirely accurate to how he looks in the official art, it's true. Personally, I didn't think that Link's wolf form looked like the wolf equivalent of Link. Link himself has fairly sharp features and wiry build, but the wolf verion of him has a pretty broad face and relatively thick muzzle, and overall looks older and more grizzled. Maybe there's a reason for this in-game, but it just seemd kinda odd to me, so I tried to draw the wolf version of him more equivalent to his human looks.

Inked lines, scanned and colored in Photoshop CS
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:iconcoolartist1110:
Coolartist1110 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
BOOTIFUL! Also she's my best smash character LOL
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
In which Smash?
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:iconcoolartist1110:
Coolartist1110 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Brawl and Wii U since I haven't played the others (sadly)
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sad that I still have never even touched Wii U Smash, because I still don't have a Wii U. When's that thing gonna get another price drop? Or better yet, when am I gonna get more rich.

Anyway, do you think Peach was better in Brawl or Wii U?
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:iconcoolartist1110:
Coolartist1110 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I feel as if they were the exact same! They had the same moveset, so there's not much of a difference. However, I think the gamepad makes it more smooth to control her, so overall she was better in Wii U.
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You played Brawl with a Wiimote? Ouch. That thing was terrible, good riddance.
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:iconcoolartist1110:
Coolartist1110 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ahaha! I didn't have any other controller.... Damnit Wiimote!!
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Well, since you have an entire Wii U and I still don't, I'd say you're the one better off now.
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AnyaHikari Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she looks so cute! ^///^
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Epicwaffle1-5-1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You tend to realize more of Peach's badassery once you read the Super Mario Adventures comics that I think were in Nintendo Power while it was still running.
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's too bad she doesn't do more of that stuff. I mean sure, she was the hero in Super Princess Peach, but relied on Vibe Wand powers. In those old comics, she didn't need emotion magic to save Mario, she did it all herself using brains, bravado, and MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS. That's the hero Peach for me.

As for those comics, I actually have the standalone version with the whole thing and a Mario vs Wario comic, it's probably my favorite comic I own, and definitely the best Mario comic by miles. Best Mario anything that's not a game, really. I also have the Zelda comic that ran in Nintendo Power as well, though it wasn't as good. Too bad NP didn't do more of those. Also, it's too bad there's no more NP. I still miss it. Why did you cancel it, Nintendo? There were still subscribers.
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:iconelpretender:
elpretender Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Peach rule!!!
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Da-4th Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Wow I like the way she's colored, I will love to color like that.=)
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it's just a matter of practice.
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:iconyasumiko:
Yasumiko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
This is awesome! the coloring is very pretty! :)
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:iconlinkkirbymario:
LinkKirbyMario Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I lole your style.
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Liquidreaper666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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BowserJuniorKoopa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No wonder he likes her so much!
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:iconlittlemiss-princess:
littlemiss-princess Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, amazing coloring,
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconartisticninja:
ArtisticNinja Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Two questions for you, 1 do you have a graphic tablet? 2) how long have you been graphic designing and drawing?
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
1: Yes I do.

2: I've been drawing all my life, though I didn't get very serious until highschool. So at this point, I've been at it for years.
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:iconmariofangirl87:
MarioFangirl87 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
OMG!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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:iconmariofangirl87:
MarioFangirl87 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
i hope to see more awesome work from you ^-^
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I hope to see more work from me too!
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:iconmariofangirl87:
MarioFangirl87 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
lol
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SnooPaula Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Ahh, that is preetty~

I used to play as Princess Peach in the Mario games a lot as a kid. XD Haha, good times..lol
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Personally, I never really played most those Mario sports spinoffs, but in the Mario Kart games I always went with Bowser because I liked the heavy characters. Peach is great, but not so much light karts.
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SnooPaula Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Ahh, cool... XD I always wished that I could play Mario Kart. :< I remember watching my brother and cosens play it once when I was really young or something (well, young enouth. around 8-10-ish, or something..lol). It was AMAZING...lol

I'm guessing Heavy=great power, espesally when attacking other cars. XD *doesn't remember the game all that well lol*

~Snoop Paula :P ^^
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Heavies have low acceleration and high top speed and bump lighter karts out of the way. the last part is the biggest deal to me, I hate playing a light character and getting knocked right off the track.
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noko-noko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
BULLSHIT >:3
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
YOU DENY THE GRANDEUR OF PEACH!?
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:iconthecynicalpoet:
TheCynicalPoet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best Princess Ever really does sum it up. Princess Peach is just one of those dream girls that painfully, and sadly, just doesn't exist. Peach is a sporty tomboy, yet at the same time, pretty princess. Though she could give a bit more than a cake, and a kiss on the nose to the hero...of course we don't know what goes on off-screen now do we? XD
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist
well said my friend,though trust me,peach gives mario much more than cake off screen.i bet you she puts out alot more than you can possibly imagine.

check out this picture of peach with mario i made.[link]
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, Peach is definitely the whole, unrealistically perfect package. ...Well, aside from her voice, which tends to have issues. But to me that's a problem with Nintendo being overall bad at voice casting, not Peach herself. As for off-camera Peach, that is truly a mystery. A mystery, that like many details of the Mushroom Kingdom, we'll probably never know. Though that doesn't stop some fans from speculating.
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TheCynicalPoet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing a man wants more than a strong, yet weak girl, one with smarts, and beauty. At least that's my dream girl. And yes, Aside from Mario, Luigi, and maybe some others, Nintendo really needs to look into some better voice actors. So much speculation drives ones mind crazy. Maybe one day we'll know everything there is to know about the Mushroom Kingdom though.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
There are quite a few things to know about the Mushroom Kingdom indeed. For example, I'd like to know why they only have a princess, there's never been any mention of a Mushroom King or Queen. And why are mushroom people ruled by a human? And why are there like, three humans in the whole world? (Occasionally maybe more, depends on if Wario still lives there or not, if Waluigi really counts, and so on.) And those questions are just a start.
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TheCynicalPoet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that is strange as to why there was never mention of a King, or Queen. It is possible that Nintendo just thought ';Princess Peach' sounded better than 'Queen Peach'. As to why there are so few humans in the Mushroom world is beyond me. If you're to take the cartoon side of the Mario series, they're apparently in the Mushroom Kingdom due to a plumbing accident, but as to why Peach, Wario, and Waluigi might be there is a mystery. I guess it just all goes back to the fact that Mario in reality, is just a kids game, and shouldn't be put to much thought into things. Though speculation, and hypothesizing is always nice to do.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The "plumbers from Brooklyn" explanation from the cartoons is better left completely unmentioned, just like the stupid looking cartoon version of Bowser. (Don't even get me started on the retarded redesigns of characters in the various Mario series or Captain N or pretty much any US-made cartoon series based on games back then. It's a whole new level of nerd rage.) Anyway, Yoshi's Island makes it very clear they were born in the Mushroom Kingdom, or an outlying area, not Brooklyn. And if Mario and Luigi were born there, it's safe to assume they had human parents, so maybe humans primarily live in other places. In which case, the name "Mushroom Kingdom" makes sense, it's the kingdom of the mushroom people specifically. Though why they have human royalty and why Mario and Luigi are the only two other humans to move there would remain a mystery.

But the main point is NO, NO CARTOON VERSION EXPLANATION. NEVAR!!!!
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TheCynicalPoet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD, True, True. I completely forgot about the Yoshi's Island series, so that would make the cartoons inaccurate anyways. Well, perhaps someday Nintendo will make a Mario game reveal all of it's secrets, like the Zelda 2010 game is supposedly supposed to arrange a timeline for the Zelda series.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A timeline for the Zelda series? Unpossible! Even more so than a Mario game that explains the deal with humans in the Mushroom Kingdom. Also that's the first I've heard that the next Zelda game will solve the timeline mystery. Seriously, I find that hard to believe. No single timeline makes sense, all potential theories result in contradictions somewhere. I figure it's like a jigsaw puzzle, but we don't even know what the full picture is or how many pieces there are.
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LuisaRafidi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Lovely colors and shading!
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:iconlorddonovan:
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I did my best to choose colors as lovely as Peach herself.
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pikapelt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with you, Peach is one of the best Princesses out there! =D I think the face came out quite well =) But that's just me.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Only one of the best princesses out there? Who would you say rivals Peach in the princess category? I don't need a full list, but I'd be interested in an example or two, just out of curiosity.

And it's good to know you like her face there, too.
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pikapelt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I'm personally a Zelda fan :XD: But Peach is my all time favorite.

Well of course I do. It looks great.
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Rafanas Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best name ever for a Peach fanart. I love the lineart and the colour palette you used here suits perfect with her and the game it comes from.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I still debate if I made her too colorful, even Super Princess Peach looks a bit drab in comparison. Comments like yours make me worry less, though.
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist
i agree with the tilte.she's beatuiful,smart and very nice hell we can only dream about what she does with mario on a daliy basis and even wish we were mario.lets just say theres much more about her than what we see on the outside.we will need to do lot to get a girl like her.which explians why villans will ty to steal her.she not only process the largest and most poweful nation in that world but also hidden powes as seen in super princess peach,smpg,smb2,super paper mario and many games.she has the ablity to undo darkmagic.
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