Geeky Glamorous and the Legendary Geeky Maidens
by Yume Ninja-Sovereign | February 11th, 2013
Being one of geeky origins myself, I was super excited to be part of this show. However, I couldn’t figure out what to do… I had so many ideas, so many geek related things I loved…
I spent most of my Winter racking my brain and living like a hikimori, celebrating my Weeaboo winter, in an attempt to be inspired. Then one day, while riding the bus home, it came to me:
insert victorious Zelda music.
For those who don’t know, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of my most favourite games of all times. Back in college, I used to play this game once a year for nostalgia sake.
Together with my love of Zelda and Otome games such as:
Hakuouki, and these two games (Ninja Love & My Sweet Prince) which spawned my dark spiral into otome game obsession, I was INSPIRED!
So I got to sketching, and came up with this idea for a faux Legend of Zelda otome game poster.
I went back and forth between SAI paint tool and Photoshop for this piece, just because both programs have different features that I loved. I wanted to embed little nods to ALTP in my piece as well.
I wanted to portray Link and Zelda in (loosely) inspired Heian period clothing, but keep some of their details and color schemes from the original games. It was also difficult for me to choose hair colors that wouldn’t completely blend, as both characters are most notably portrayed as blondes.
This was my final piece! Some of you may have seen it posted on instagram or facebook.
I’m quite proud of this piece, simply because my blood and tears went into the details.
For those interested in this piece, it is a limited edition of 10 prints. You can purchase them from JapanLA.com if interested!
The show is still up at JapanLA on Melrose Ave x Fuller Ave until the end of February as well! So go check it out.
And for those curious, here are some of my other favourite pieces from the show!
Artist: Kate Logan
Artist: Nobody Studios
For more pictures of the opening event, please also check out Geeky Glamorous’ own event report:
LA weekly’s report: http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2013/02/geeky_glamorous_girls_comic_bo.php