April 2010 Interview
July 2011 Interview
Zeldanime is the brainchild of two extremely talented artists; longtime friend
Crazyfreak who has been contributing Zelda artwork to NC for many years and her partner in crime OniChild who is fast becoming
one of my favourite new artists! Below you can read a little bit more about this dynamic duo and discover what they
love about Zelda and what part they play in this exciting project.
As Zeldanime has progressed OniChild and Crazyfreak have taken onboard extra help in the form of talented artists
Sylphide and Klassie - let's hope this project introduces the community to many more fantastic artists in the future!
Artist profile information taken from www.zeldanime.com
Like many others, my love for the Legend of Zelda
series started with Ocarina of Time
. It was the one game that pretty much started everything–it got me into drawing anime
and developed my taste for the fantasy genre. I was not exposed to the Zelda cartoon
until the late 90’s, when I found videos of it online. I remember being highly disappointed; I was expecting, at least, an old anime
–not an American rendition. It wasn’t until the third time I watched the series that I realized it had its own charm (so bad, it’s good!)
Since Ocarina of Time, I have always been a Zelda fan and I am still waiting for the day that Nintendo can fully satisfy my “thirst” for a perfect Zelda game. Lately, I feel that the newer Zelda games lack the adventurous feel that A Link to the Past or Ocarina of Time had. Nowadays, (and this goes for everything) I have focused my attention towards a more developed plot-line than how fun or action-packed a Zelda game can be. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Twilight Princess, but there has been something missing from the later Zelda games that I’ve been looking for.
The Zeldanime Project is sort of my way of fulfilling that gap.
My part of the project is writing the main script (while collaborating with Crazyfreak) and drawing the pages. I’ve had a lot of fun working on the project with Crazyfreak and I hope we can work on more projects aside from this one! We’ve got a lot of ideas lined up for the the project and we hope to renew Zelda fans’ faith in the series.
here! Most of you know me for the tons of Zelda fanart
I drew. Others may remember me as the webmaster from an old website called “ZeldaLove”
Ever since I was a little girl, I was always fond of the Legend of Zelda series. At the age of 4, my older sister introduced me to the series with the first classic Zelda game on the NES. I always thought that game was scary, especially the dungeons! (haha 8-bit graphics and a kid’s imagination for the win!) So, it wasn’t the game that made me like Zelda… It was the cartoon. Every Friday, my sister and I would watch “The Super Mario Bros. Super Show,” along with the Zelda cartoons. I always wanted Link to kiss Zelda. Yeah, that show made me like Zelda! Anyway, a few years later, Nintendo introduced me to “Zelda 64” and that got me very curious: the first Zelda game in 3D!
After it was finally released as “Ocarina of time”, I got the game on my 10th birthday. After Ocarina of Time, I became a big Zelda nerd––did the whole time line debating and collected every game. It was after the release of Twilight Princess I realized that I longed for the classic games; especially because of how the more recent games focused more on the sidekicks than on the main characters. Of course, I will always be a loyal Zelda fan to Nintendo; I’m very optimistic about Zelda Wii!
As for Zeldanime, I’m the one who colors all of the pages Onichild draws. (Even though I’m an artist myself, I prefer seeing Onichild drawing the pages, because I believe he does a much better job on them than I would. Furthermore, I focus a lot on publicizing Zeldanime: getting it published on websites and getting people to know it. I love promoting our stuff! (Maybe that’s just a habit I got from my study)
Both Onichild and I are the writers of the story. We both have our own contributions to the project; we brainstorm together and try to add as many Zelda details that core Zelda fans will notice and hopefully will bring in new fans as well!
I am the new “French touch”; on the team!
I started to draw when I was in kindergarten with a calendar and a pencil. I used watercolors during middle school and I started to work with digital coloring a few years ago, though I never took any art lessons. Now, I am a fan of “Corel Painter” and I exchanged my old “Graphire” with a “Cintiq 12WX”. Even if I can work directly on the computer with this tool to reduce the amount of paper I use, I am still a sketchbook fan. Thanks to one of my teachers, I found the “Pentel brush”, a tool very useful but very difficult to master.
I am also an active MMORPG player on “Ragnarok Online” (Fro) and the “World of WarCraft”.
I found the Zelda series quite late, starting with the Super Nintendo’s “A Link to the Past”; my parents were quite reserved towards video games. I really liked the Zelda universe. I continued with “Link Awakening” and I recently finished “Twilight Princess.” Though, I have not played any of the DS games. I was really thrilled with “Ocarina of Time” and the horse-riding system. My hobby at that time was to draw items in the game on paper and paint scenes of this world in A3 (poster) sizes. For my part I am among those who remained in their hunger for “Twilight Princess.” There just wasn’t enough, especially not enough Gerudos. Currently the Zelda games are the only ones I can finish.
I am a huge fan of Link and I enjoyed the first encounter with him and Ganondorf. I really liked the Gerudos; I love their jewelry. I became a big a fan of the thief in “Wind Waker” and now he “haunts” my sketchbook. He’s everywhere! But, I still love Link and Zelda.
I saw the cartoon and contrary to the general opinion about the series, the appearance of the tomboy princess did not embarrass me at all. I loved how Link wielded the sword and the idea of miniature objects. Even though a lot of people don’t enjoy it, it’s a nice thing to remember.
I hope to fully contribute in the future of Zeldanime and continue the adventure!
beneath my bed, behind a bag of sheet music, within a Target brand storage container, is an abused, Zelda: Ocarina of Time strategy guide
. I do not have a game system at school. I do not have any games, and I wouldn’t have time to play them if I did. But somehow, I never tire of looking at the pictures.
My love of the Zelda series began when I was fairly young. If I had had more sisters, maybe I would have played with Barbies. As it was, my brothers corrupted me early, and I amassed an impressive amount of posable army men, Legos, and Zelda nerdiness. My first, and favorite, Zelda title will always be Ocarina of Time. Upon its completion, I knew for the first time what a tight, dynamic story could do to its audience. I’ve been searching for similar adventure through movies, books, and other Zelda titles ever since.
As I’ve gotten older (and hopefully more feminine), I have continued my quest for “the perfect story,” and have delved into all the avenues by which a story is told. Currently, I am studying both illustration and creative writing, as well as music (because all of the best stories have outstanding soundtracks!). I am excited to be a part of the Zeldanime team and to help make a timeless Zelda tale come to life.