Ever since I first played Twilight Princess back in 2006, Midna has always been my favorite companion for Link. She’s mysterious, snarky, and she has a lot of attitude to go with it. At the same time, I also enjoyed the idea of Link being a wolf, and although that form, in my opinion at least, was rather underutilized, it was still a cool idea and I enjoyed it for what it was.
This artwork of Wolf Link and Midna by GENZOMAN encapsulates that cool factor that I remember when I first played Twilight Princess. It reminds me a lot of a movie poster, and definitely gives off that promo art vibe you see for a game that really gets you excited to see what it’s all about. It captures the attitude of both characters in their respective forms as well, with Midna sitting atop Wolf Link with her typical flair, and Wolf Link ready to fight whatever baddie comes his way with the ferocity that surges through his canine form.
I also love Midna’s hair in this image as well, as the curved hand at the end of her hair looks like she’s about to wallop anything coming her way. It once again shows off Midna’s typical demeanor, but in a more subtle way.
I also really enjoy the background in this picture as well. There’s the typical Twilight Realm unease that permeates throughout, and that was something I really loved from Twilight Princess. You’re in a foreign world in a form you didn’t choose, and there’s a ton of mysterious otherworldly beings attacking you. The background here, although relatively simple, really gives off that vibe of slight unease, even with the focal point of the characters being a strong presence.
The dynamic duo that is Wolf Link and Midna will always be a personal favorite for me. Twilight Princess came out at a sensitive time for me, and I’ll remember back on the game fondly. This art reminds me of the excitement I felt on the day my mother called me and told me she managed to get me a Wii. How she pulled that off then I’ll never know. Of course, the one game she managed to get along with it was Twilight Princess.
It’s clear to see in this artwork that GENZOMAN put a lot of love and care into this work and loves these characters just as much as I do. So hats off to you, sir, for reminding me of all the great memories of a great game.