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This is my entry for the Operation Moonfall art contest to promote The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Not only is that my favourite game in the Zelda series, but it's my favourite game, period. I can think of no better way to express my love for Majora's Mask by painting one of my favourite scenes in the game: protecting Romani Ranch from an alien attack. Saving princesses be damned! Nothing says 'hero' like rescuing cute ranch girls from ghouls and marauders. Having said that, I always found it strange that Romani (NOT Malon!) cowers in the barn after practising all day shooting balloons with her bow. What was the point of that? After reading the spin-off Franco-Belgian comic "Louve", which features a gifted young Viking girl training to be an archer, I think having Romani team-up here would have been more memorable than just letting 'Grasshopper' do all the work. Oh, and notice how Epona is absent. Seriously, does anyone go riding around trying to shoot Them on horseback? I just camp in front of the barn with my trusty Hero's Bow.... until that one bugger sneaks around behind the house and scuppers my whole plan. :disbelief:


EDIT: This image won the grand prize of the Operation Moonfall contest! Everybody in the house say "Way-oh!" :winner:
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zealot4god Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
This is seriously one of my favorite Zelda fanarts ever. ^.^ Is there any way we can get a higher resolution version of this? I'd love to use it as my desktop background. :D
SuspiciousTeacup Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Wow, I really love your work! And you also included the best spot to stop the aliens ^^ You also chose a very interesting angle - the aliens are especially terrifying when you only see their "claws" and the light from their eyes... I also like the inclusion of Romani and the dog! I like their expressions!
glitcher Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that's 300 comments! :party: Seems like a fitting way to celebrate the announcement of Majora's Mask 3D this week. Thanks for the praise, Miss Teacup. I hope to paint a follow-up to this pic before year's end. ;)
SVC-TalismanN7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
The barn? I just sat on top of the house and went Hawkeye on ET and his buddies. Best vantage point on the whole ranch as long as you were fast enough and had good aim.
glitcher Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting strategy. What happens if They are behind the East side of the barn and you don't have a clear shot?
SVC-TalismanN7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
It's been a while since I booted teh game up, but as I recall my method for that situation was generally either "Don't lose the shot" or "Jump down, go around the back, shoot, return to roof".
CaptainNutmeg Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Lol awesome! (P.S. I hate this quest. Bah! But it makes a great image!)
CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I always loved this quest.  One of my favorites of all time.  It was intense with clear stakes, and meanwhile it was so different in tone from the game that it ruled!  This one really did make me feel like a hero.
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
..In Peace?
Zwirrlicht Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is awesome!
When my lil' sister first played this scenario she was 5, or 6 (time ago...) and she was so scared of the aliens XD Your work brings up memories :))
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