These two questions happened to be posted next to each other, and I felt like they fit together in a really obvious way. Peach and Zelda, as the two princesses rescued in so many Nintendo games, often get paired up (even in official stuff like Smash Bros.), but I’ve never drawn them together. I think they’d be friends in the Studio, too, though. I considered using the Twilight Princess Zelda design, because when I think of Peach and Zelda shipping it’s usually coming from Smash Bros. Brawl. Also, while Breath of the Wild Link was in the newer Smash, Zelda in that game looked a bit different, so Peach and this version of Zelda don’t have many appearances together that I know of. However, at the time of writing this, Tears of the Kingdom isn’t even a full week old yet, and I just kinda wanted to draw this new shorter-haired design for Zelda. Even though Breath of the Wild was a huge part of my life for, like, two years, I barely ever drew it. I don’t expect to draw much of TotK, either, but but doing a little bit here was fun.
So this Ask presented a unique problem for me, and that was that I had too many answers I liked. Really, I think you could pair Peach up with anyone on the Smash roster and get something good. She’s just that versatile. However, I decided to narrow my options down to the female roster, which is where her line about catching up with “the girls”. All the characters listed here are runner-ups for this answer, basically, since it would’ve been impossible and impractical to just throw in everyone I like in the game. In the end I went with Bayonetta as the one pictured, just because she’s one of the few options who I’ve drawn before (and after talking with the asker of this question, she also seemed to be the one that this person was most interested in). I always want to do Smash content, but I end up stagnating on it just due to having too many enticing options (basically the same issue I described before). I will never have enough time to do all the ideas I have for Smash Bros., and as a consequence I end up doing none of them.
Also, I’m happy to announce that chapter three of my ongoing story Stained Capes has been added to the literature section. You can read it here: https://nearhentai.com/literature/stained-capes-chapter-three-the-butler-did-it/
I had been toying with the idea of doing Peach in a position like this for a while, so I ran with the idea. Bowser was a late addition, as she was originally just hanging there. I thought the picture needed something more than that, so I threw him in there, and I think his inclusion helps make Peach look less bored, and more fucked to the brink of exhaustion. All in all I’m pretty happy with the first NHML, and I’m psyched to do more.
The WWOEC Woman of the Month for October, 2013 is Princess Peach of the Mario franchise. I’ve always really liked Peach, and I’m not sure exactly why. I mean yeah, she’s cute, but she doesn’t seem to have much more going for her on the surface. Maybe it’s just how she manages to be so super-feminine while still sounding like a guy trying to impersonate a girl. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I’d like to do more with Peach in the future.