Poor Deku child...that game was GREAT. I don't know why people bash it so much, sure it was short, but it didn't lack in story telling elements! Skullkid, the mask, the moon, and Kafei and Anju alone can bring tears to your eyes!
Majora's Mask is excellent; although nostalgia and art style preference cause me to rank OoT and WW slightly above it on my favorites list, I consider MM to be the Zelda game with the most depth to its universe, themes, and character interactions. I actually have a preference for shorter games with a tighter focus, and the way MM's themes tied together into a coherent whole really made the experience stand out. Definitely had some of the best storytelling elements in the series.
...although this fanart is actually of A Link to the Past--that's the Flute Boy on the stump. I was surprised myself how much his tree sprite looked like the Deku Butler's son when I started drawing it. Both of those two had tragically memorable story arcs, though the one in MM was sadder.
Aye, Majora's Mask did have many sad story arcs...its probably why I like it so much. Something about a good sad story I just love
Link to the Past, eh? I was wondering if this really was MM art, but according to one of your comment responses you said it was, so I figured as much. Indeed, the little form on the stump does resemble the Butler's son, but he wasn't deformed on a stump, nor in the middle of a forest, rather a chasm of random platforms in front of a tree tunnel. Still, a great picture!
BTW, Skullkid and Mask make an Assist Trophy appearance in the new smash game serebii.net/smashbros3dswiiu/a… He looks so AMAZING! I wish they made a remake of that game for the 3DS like they did Ocarina...It would be beautiful~
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so! Though it's not supposed to be the baby deku tree, but the small tree that the Flute Boy turns into in ALttP. I always thought the baby Deku Tree was adorable in the game itself as well as in drawings though!
Haha, thank you, I'll take that as a compliment! I'm glad I was able to pay tribute to this part of the game. (And I also avoid uttering that phrase haha, it's always a special moment when something elicits it. )