Zelda Artist Exposition: UNIesque

LukeSaturnFebruary 15th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniGreetings and salutations! You have found yourself once again at another Zelda Artist Exposition—the feature series where I exhibit a new artist for your viewing pleasure. In case you are new these writings, suggestions are always welcome. If you know of an artist you would like featured, please comment. And if you do not know of someone, comment anyway and show some support. Anyway, our feature for this week is the esteemed UNIesque.

UNIesque, who goes by Uni, has been on deviantART for an incredible ten years, and I can tell her style has evolved exponentially over those years. She has uploaded over 500 deviations, accumulated over 150,000 page views, and obtained over 1,500 watchers! She is a highly respected and avid graduate artist in the deviantART community.

One of the things I admire most about Uni is her ability to master both digital and traditional art. Most artists I know of usually just have one focus. Her other defining factor is her diversity. It would be hard not to be diverse with ten years worth of uploads, but her gallery really is impressively varied in both subject matter and definitely style.

Below are some of my favorites from her gallery.

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As always, thank you all for reading. I hope you enjoyed the art.

UNIesque’s deviantART page

Cropped “Hilda” by UNIesque
– . New Winds . –” by UNIesque
! There Can Only Be One !” by UNIesque
Reckoning” by UNIesque

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  • Essence Of The Triforce

    Sweet!

  • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

    Ooh, I really like the Fierce Deity one. And I’ve actually seen that Midna and Hilda one before. Her style is very interesting — not really my favorite ever, but gorgeous and excellent nonetheless. Besides, it’s far better than anything I could ever do, haha!

  • DestroyerOfClockTown

    Excellent work!

  • TheMightyDekuWarrior

    Cat fight between Hilda and Midna for no reason. :D

    • Ghirahim

      The real question is not why they would fight, it’s who would win. I personally think Midna would.

      • TheMightyDekuWarrior

        I think it’s that time of the month again for them.

        • Ghirahim

          That’s exactly what I was thinking.

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            Either that, or Midna like, totally made Hilda break a nail. DRAMA QUEEEEEEEEEEN.

          • Ghirahim

            No. Drama Princess.

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            The Dark Princess of the Drama World. A place where Ganon can truly show of his fabulous fashion!

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            Correction: The Drama Princess of the Lorule. A place where Yuga can truly show off his fabulous fashion!

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            Correction: The Drama Princess of Lorule. A place where Yuga can truly show off his fabulous fashion!

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            FAB YUGANON. Nuff said.

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            lol

    • TheMightyDekuWarrior

      Zelda Dungeon: A place where a Deku Scrub can have a conversation about Princess’s with Ghirahim.

      • Ghirahim

        Yay multiculturalism! So, on the topic of princess’s, who’s your favorite Zelda princess?

        • TheMightyDekuWarrior

          Totally Hilda, sistARRRRR.

          • Ghirahim

            Really? I personally prefer Midna. I found Hilda had less character than her.

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            I don’t know. I guess I like Hilda because of… Hilda. I did wish she had showed up more other than appearing for 2 seconds after you complete a Dungeon. That’s one of the only things I had problems with in ALBW, was the lack of character in characters. Not a HUGE problem, I just like to talk to people.

          • Egorator

            Well, at least Yuga had character.

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            And Ravio.

          • The pirate Tetra

            Totally myself!

        • UltimateTankOP

          Speaking of which, how many princesses has Nintendo made? Off the top of my head, I can think of:

          Princess Zelda (x11)
          Princess Hilda
          Princess Ruto
          Princess Midna
          Princess Agitha (if she counts)
          Princess Peach
          Princess Daisy
          Princess Éclair (guess where she’s from)
          Princess Kumatora
          And Princess Princia Ramode

          • VladNorris

            Princess Caeda(Marth’s Fianceé in Fire Emblem[Suck it fanfiction!]) and other characters from Fire Emblem too.

          • The pirate Tetra

            Rosalina?

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            Yes Rosalina is my fave mario princess

          • http://hyliabeilschmidt.deviantart.com/ HyliaBeilschmidt

            What about me, the goddess Hylia?

        • YoshiFan101

          I like the classic Zelda :)

          • The pirate Tetra

            Thank you!

          • YoshiFan101

            Your welcome? didn’t know you were a princess never played WW

          • The pirate Tetra

            well I’m a pirate but I found out I was princess zelda, I didn’t believe it at first though. :)

          • YoshiFan101

            if I found out I was a princess I wouldn’t believe it. because I’m not a girl…

        • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

          My OC Skyla for every time I make her Zelda’s sister!

        • The pirate Tetra

          Myself! than Midna

  • VladNorris

    Why would Hilda and Midna fight like that!?
    Anyways, I really like her technique, is very clean and detailed.
    Plus, she has evolved a lot both temathically and technically(her older fanarts are duller and more of what you expect in a generic fan art and some of the ideas….no[Link x Sailor universe!? WAT?])

  • HylianArgonian

    I absolutely love the WW one. I haven’t played it (though I REALLY want to) and yet, it’s still a beautiful piece.

  • NintendoGeek

    That Wind Waker one is amazing! But… why exactly are Hilda and Midna fighting?

    • VladNorris

      Cuz fanservice.

      • NintendoGeek

        THAT’S fanservice…? I don’t get men…

        • VladNorris

          A)It’s a cat fight
          B)Pretty much like Smash Bros or Deathbattle have demonstrated, fans like to see characters fight and guess who’ll win.

          Both things are classical examples of fanservice.

  • Majorasmask12

    This is Beautiful

    • Egorator

      Correction: These are beautiful.

      • Essence Of The Triforce

        Nice profile pic, man. Game Grumps rock!

  • CraptainFalcon

    Fierce Deity Link man.

  • Elayna C.

    Wow, these are all stunning~ her art style is <3

  • MaiamaiHunt

    Very pretty! I can’t decide which one I like the most. But I wonder why Hilda and Midna are fighting?

    • VladNorris

      Again, cuz fanservice!

      • TheMightyDekuWarrior

        But why are they fighting? :D

        • VladNorris

          Do we really need an explanation for a cat fight?
          It’s a cat fight, that on it’s own is cool!…I guess.

          Anyway, if we needed a reason, it could be for the preference of the fandom, they just hate each other, they’re fighting for Link or something equally silly. The possibilities are endless!

        • Shootdatrupee!…

          As Yuga would say, ‘foolish royal girls’

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            He said “I can’t decide which of my Princess Portraits are prettier. But I do know which one of you foolish royal girls have what I need.”

            I am a HUGE zelda nerd

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            Wowie… A girl who can remember quotes from Zelda games like that, you’re my new fantasy girlfriend!

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            Linebeck remember our training of keeping boys of me!!!

        • Linkstorm

          My theory for why they are fighting is that they are both Princesses of different dark worlds, so they are fighting over which dark world is the real dark world.

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            … That’s a bit of a stretch, but cool? Yes.

      • MaiamaiHunt

        I understand that, but I’m just wondering whether there’s some story behind it. It would be awesome if there was!

      • DarkHylianInterloper

        *sigh* fanservice, what a beautiful thing……

  • OcarinaPlayerOfTime

    Fierce Deity is most likely going to be my new background :3

  • Essence Of The Triforce

    Totally off topic, but is there any way to delete your own comment? Just wondering.

    • YoshiFan101

      yes, you click the little line next to you’re comment. :)

      • YoshiFan101

        oops I mean arrow

        • Guest

          THIS COMMENT IS TO TEST IT OUT

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            Deletion do not work

          • YoshiFan101

            but they don’t know who you are. you just turn into a guest

          • YoshiFan101

            like magic :)

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            *Sends bird at YoshiFan101* Hahahahahaha

            Trollolololololololololol

        • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

          The guest comment below was mine! I wanted to test out your answer!

          • The pirate Tetra

            so your Linebecks Girlfriend?

          • YoshiFan101

            if I were a girl I wouldn’t date Linebeck

          • Ghirahim

            I would date Linebeck and I’m not a girl. Seriously, Linebeck is the best once he loses his fixation on treasure.

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            Thank you for understanding ghirahim (I like to take Linebeck’s wallet on occasion tee hee)

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            Have you seen how to manipulicate him and how he looks without his blue coat? No, so do not comment about it like that

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            Yes I am (Profile picture is of my chibi)

          • The pirate Tetra

            and your Link’s sister too?

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            Don’t you appreciate that?

          • The pirate Tetra

            what do you mean by that…

        • Essence Of The Triforce

          Alright thanks.

  • itsameluigi1290

    These are some amazing drawings. One day I hope to be as good as that. Oh! BTW, to anyone who saw my comment on the Art Academy Zelda Contest article, I finished that drawing I was working on:
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2lc2wkl.png
    20-25 hours well spent. :D

  • hollander

    WOOWOWOWO, nice, and Midna could be Hilda in another timeline,
    or not.

    • The pirate Tetra

      No, just no.

      • hollander

        Yeah I drived mad, Hilda is probably from (termina)
        and midna is a banned from hyrule to the twilight realm
        follow me.

        • Zoltier853

          Hilda is from Lorule and Midna is I think either princess or queen of twilight.

          • hollander

            I know!! I said it right here, my mistake, can you actually read?

            Yeah I drived mad, Hilda is probably from (termina)
            and midna is a banned from hyrule to the twilight realm
            follow me.

            ps I believe lorule is termina in another timeline,this are
            my thoughts.

          • YoshiFan101

            asking people to follow you isn’t gonna get you followers.

          • hollander

            Pff, I’ve been a troll man, and I only asked
            once, and it worked!,
            the only person I asked to follow me is Pirate Tetra
            the others followed me, spontaneous.

          • YoshiFan101

            you also asked zoltier

          • hollander

            No I didn’t.

          • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

            LIER

          • hollander

            Pointless,

          • Zoltier853

            He replied to Tetra, not me.

          • Zoltier853

            Yes, I can read. You said Hilda is probably from Termina and Midna is banned from Hyrule to the twilight.

          • hollander

            Yeah, it’s bit vague, but I believe termina is lorule.

          • hollander

            Did I ask you to follow me? NO

          • Zoltier853

            Why did u say that? I just said where they’re from.

          • hollander

            Someone is saying that I asked you to follow me.

        • The pirate Tetra

          why should i follow you?

          • hollander

            Because you’re dutch?

          • The pirate Tetra

            nope, but i’ll follow you anyways :)

          • hollander

            Yup, better thx.!

          • The pirate Tetra

            now you should follow me! :)

  • LittleGreen

    The best was that Wind Waker one. Awesome, just beautiful framing and background not to mention the water splash below King of Red Lions

    • Xantos

      I agree, though my favorite part is the underwater hyrule.

    • The pirate Tetra

      I know right! I was in it too!

      • Linebeck’s-Girlfriend-Skyla

        Sorry Tetra but notice that it was not exactly pirate you.

  • The pirate Tetra

    Yay I’m in the first picture!

    • TheMightyDekuWarrior

      I found myself on DeviantART doing… this.

      • YoshiFan101

        I actually kinda like it..

        • TheMightyDekuWarrior

          Dear GOD! You’re a SNAIL!

          • YoshiFan101

            what? a Yoshi fan can’t be a snail?

          • Essence Of The Triforce

            I bet Yoshi eats snails like you!

          • YoshiFan101

            what? no, he eats deku warriors.

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            So he likes to eat bushes? Oh, ha, I know.

          • Essence Of The Triforce

            …And snails?

          • YoshiFan101

            no, the Yoshi’s have been trying to get TMDW for years, but they just can’t catch him

          • Essence Of The Triforce

            …So they settle for snails?

          • YoshiFan101

            rarely, only if there isn’t any other deku warriors to feast on

          • Essence Of The Triforce

            So only a little bit?

          • http://theyoshifansite.webs.com/ YoshiFan101

            ya, only a little bit :)

          • http://theyoshifansite.webs.com/ YoshiFan101

            if your wondering, I transformed into a butterfly

          • Essence Of The Triforce

            Strange metamorphism…

          • http://theyoshifansite.webs.com/ YoshiFan101

            ya, next thing ya know I’ll be a T-Rex

          • Essence Of The Triforce

            Or a bird?

      • The pirate Tetra

        Lol

  • RubyDragonCat

    Love the one with Midna and Hilda. Even though Midna looks a bit masculine, it’s better than I can do.