Art of the Day #556: Happy Valentine’s Day – 2022

S1M’s Valentine’s Treat by S1M, Animation by Patient_Zaero
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Hello everybody and Happy Valentine’s Day.

To honor the occasion, we’re posting this week’s Art of the Day collection on Monday, the 14th rather than Thursday.

Our annual Valentine’s gallery is one of the easiest, and paradoxically on of the hardest collections to put together. Finding WildeHopps artwork is a snap; it’s probably the single most common subject in the Zootopia fanart community.  When you go looking for romantic artwork of the supporting cast however, you need to do some digging.  Ditto for any Zootopia crossover artwork in a Valentine vein.

But enough of that folks; it’s Valentine’s Day…so grab your candy and flowers and get your best look on. You’ve got a romantic date coming up with Nick and Judy and the rest of the Zootopia gang. Enjoy…and don’t forget to show the original artists some love by clicking on the source links.


Cue the music:

We open with a series of sketches and line-art, showing our favorite fox and bunny in a romantic mood.

Bunny Noogie by maru
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Nuzzling Nick by maru
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Never Let U Go by maru
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Feel Better Now? by @PeanutK4
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Valentine for Nick by maru
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Slow Noir by Ziegelzeig
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Now, lets add a little color.

The real fireworks come later.

Happy New Year Wildehopps by @Asigart
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And into the full-color WildeHopps artwork.

Ahhhh, young love…sort of.

Hug Attack by Humphrey2520
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When you think about it, there were actually three distinct phases to Nick and Judy’s relationship in the movie.  In phase one, she was police officer and he was a civilian–a street hustler to be precise.  That first phase ended when Nick walked out on her in the wake of that disastrous press conference.

This picture is soooo true.  I once sat in on an artists’ session where the topic of discussion was how to draw Nick and Judy kissing without making it look awkward. Everyone agreed that it was a tough thing to pull off, given their incongruent facial features.

ZOO – WildeHopps by kitsune-kazeno
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Admit it Nick, you love it when she does that.

Flying Bunny-Tackle by @goma_lee
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I-I-I don’t think he’s going to be in any particular hurry to get those cuffs off, Jude.

Judy and Nick Cuffed by TheLivingShadow
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We see the way you’re looking at her, fox.

Easter Wildehopps by @ruhou_shio
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Everybody wants one.

WildeHopps Plushie by Tech2772
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…And she’s not letting go of you, either.

Ties That Bind by @monmokamoko
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The second phase of Nick and Judy’s relation took place when our favorite bunny returned to Zootopia after quitting the force–hoping to somehow patch things up with Nick and fix the situation she’d created.  As we all know, she succeeded on both fronts.

Wildehopps Nuzzle by Amalika
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Heart 2 Heart by @_mokara
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And in the final phase of their relationship, Nick joined the ZPD and became Judy’s partner.

“Yes…yes, I do.”

I’ve Got Your Back by ちゃーこ
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What do you think, did he pull the old raise-your-arm-and-yawn-trick?

Coffee Break by Dolphiana
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Let’s hear it for the fox!

Yay! by @_mochicco_
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And from there….well, who knows where their relationship may go from here?

Sharing a little quality time.

J and N by iztli
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Sharing a bench.

Sharing a Bench by maru
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Sharing a snuggle.

Cozy1 by RelaxableFur
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Nick and Judy, ready to go steppin’ out in style.

I Won’t Let You Go by @dogear218
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“Just hold me.”

The Eyes Have It by maru
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“Hold me and never let me go.”

Nick and Judy Hug by Mistress-Kagura
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“♪ Coz when we kiss….FIIIIIIRE! ♫”

A Cozy WildeHopps Kiss by @TonakumaArt
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“Fancy meeting you here.”

Come Here Often? by @RaspberriesWH
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Even when Nick’s not around, he’s still in Judy’s heart.

Thinking of Nick by maru
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And now, let’s get into some Valentine’s artwork featuring some of the other members of the Zootopia gang

We begin with a couple of pics featuring Zootopia’s other fox-and-bunny couple

Untitled Jack and Skye by Humphrey2520
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Oh, quit being such a grump, Jack.

Jaxka by @_mochicco_
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And here’s a couple of cute pieces featuring Mr. and Mrs. Otterton.

Tearful Reunion by Neverjay
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Zootopia Sketch – 03 by GuephRen
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Honestly…you’d think there’d be a few more Finnick/Fenneko pics out there.  These two are such a natural pair.

Fenneko X Finnick WIP by Ardi127
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Here’s a couple of pics featuring one of the fandom’s more popular romantic memes, Gideon Grey and Sharla

How it started:

Making Amends by @QalcoveArt
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How it’s going:

Sharleon Under The Stars by djanthony9000
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It began with that Dancin’ with the Stars pic from the Zootopia+ teaser-poster.  And now artists all over the place are shipping Clawhauser and Chief Bogo.

C and B’s Donut Shop is now Open! by TheFuzzyHusky
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And on the subject of dancing, here’s Fabienne Growley, hitting the floor with her beau.  This one was also in our most recent Let’s Dance collection.

Dance! by Sunny_Way
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This relationship, of course, is where Judy came from.

Waterworks by 瓜
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And finally…
Oh dear; looks like Judy has a rival for Nick’s affection…

But come on, doesn’t he look just super?

Distracted Fox by Kotyami
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Until next time…have yourselves a fantastic Valentine’s Day.


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