Zelda Fanart Spotlight- Impa

HachiFebruary 13th, 2013 by Hachi

Welcome to another Fanart Spotlight. Todays featured work is a digital painting titled Impa by DeviantART member VegasColors.

This piece caught my eye with it’s masterfully selected color palette, as well as it’s use of light. The image overall has a soft feel, the bright glow of the Gate of Time as well as the sunlight creeping into the Temple of Time and flooding the scene. It creates a stark contrasts against Impa’s stoic stance really reflects the characters demeanor in the game as a proud and skilled Sheikah. However, her subtle expression adds another layer of depth to this picture, as she glares over with an almost mournful expression at the viewer.


The colors as I mentioned earlier create a very warm feeling to the image. The light drowns the bright colors of the Sheikahs outfit out almost making the painting look like it was done in sepia tones. The artist also uses a very subtle amount of texture helping create more visual interest especially near the bottom of the composition.

Make sure to check out VegasColors entire gallery on DeviantART. He has a wonderful gallery full of work similar in style to this one, as well as some really cool pixel art and 3D work. And don’t forget to leave your thoughts on today’s Fanart Spotlight in the comments below!

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  • Sir GearHeart

    It feels very sad

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001025335667 Miguel G. Dorta

    yeah…she looks sad! u_u
    Great!

  • Talicor

    Beautiful! I have yet to perfect my drawing to a level such as this!

  • SoundersTID

    I’ve often wondered about the Sheikah symbol: the eye with a tear falling. I don’t think that it is a coincidence that the tear tattooed below her left eye (to represent the Sheikah symbol) reminds us of sadness. The Sheikah race exist to serve the royal family, and have to sacrifice themselves in order to do so. It is a symbol of dedication, and is what makes the Sheikah the most interesting and mysterious race in the Legend of Zelda series, at least in my opinion.

    • FMPSange14

      They’re Ninja Hylians.
      But I get where you’re coming from.

    • Pitch

      The tear on the Sheikah symbol was added after some of the Sheikah became Dark Interlopers, as a sign of sadness. This is why you can see the symbol without the tear in the Palace of Twilight

      • Pitch

        In conclusion, the tear represent the treason of some Sheikah during the Unification War

  • baileygirl99

    Does no one notice that she looks like a child? Well, it’s still a good piece.

  • npatoray24

    this is really cool looking

  • David Byrad

    NOT FIRST!!!

    But in all serious, I love the art, very good attention to detail. Maybe this dude could be a Concept Artist for Nintendo… And then let the modelers change the character in every detail.

  • $eanRiche$

    why her head so fat?

  • itsameluigi1290

    *Gets out book that lists artists better than me*

    *Marks this artist down as number 9,001*

  • Cmaster

    This art is very good, the part was so sad in the game where Impa leaves. It just brings back memories of all of the other Impas from the original Zelda to the Oot Impa. Touching moment. Great job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.peters.5648 Tom Peters

    i love Impa in SS! such a great character!

  • rulerofyourface

    VERY beautiful! Such Talent

  • Omega

    it’s not really Impa, Impa wasn’t so gentle, more of a firm person, when she was young. These colors would have been better on the old Impa