Zelda Fanart Spotlight – Flute Boy Plays Again

KnowleeNovember 4th, 2012 by Knowlee

Today on the Zelda Fanart Spotlight we will be showcasing deviantART artist Mudora‘s A Link to the Past fanart, “Flute Boy Plays Again“. This fanart shows the location of the Haunted Meadow and in it the Flute Boy playing the Flute aka Ocarina for the animals that reside there. Link has apparently stumbled upon the small concert and joining the audience in watching the performance.

Poor Flute Boy had been put through hard times after he set off searching for the fabled Golden Power. He stumbled into the Dark World sometime during his journey and was turned into a tree-like creature. It wasn’t until Link stopped Ganon’s pursuit of taking over Hyrule and returning everything back to normal that he was able to return back home and once again be able to have the privilege of playing his flute for his woodland friends.

(You can click on the picture to see it in more detail.)

Flute Boy was one of my favorite characters of A Link to the Past. I remember as a kid when I would stumble upon his “ghost” in the meadow there and was left wondering who he was until I entered the Dark World and found his true self there. I also distinctly remember the part where he asks you to find his flute for him and once you find it and play it for him he dies. That scene is quite sad and I felt sorry for him. It wasn’t until the ending of the game where I found out that he was okay that I was happy that he was able to find a way back home.

The artist has other Zelda-related fanart located in their gallery. Please go check it out and let them know of what you thought of this piece. Also please let us know in the comments section below.

Stay tuned for the next Zelda Fanart Spotlight! Until then!

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  • pickle man

    i like pickles

    • The Hylian Monolith

      Is that supposed to be a “First”? If it is, you’re going to get hatted, man. Sorry. It’s the first comment, it has nothing to do with the image, and it’s just a little bit obnoxoius so it’s a first in my book. Correct me if I’m wrong…but I want to know people’s real opinions,not just some random statement that’s fairly obvious given your username. Be creative, and if you’re here to be annoying and not for the Zelda, then go away, please. This is a site for genuine fans of the series…

      Okay, that sounded majorly fangirl. I’m talking abot people who enjoy Zelda. Not taht you don’t , but hypothetically, fi you don’t. . . I juat want to knwo your opinion. I apologize fi you were just tryingto be funny,a d this wasn’t inended as a “first”

      I thin it’s a really beautiful picture, not to mnetion the nonstalgia.

      • Dr_Stein

        Either way, he wasn’t the first to comment.

        • The Hylian Monolith

          Yes, he(or she) was. I almost had the second comment, and was still typing when the second came up. I had the third. Why in Hyrule would I lie about that?

      • Demise

        Hey, what’s with the hate (and the typos near the end!!) ? I like pickles too!!


        • baileygirl99

          I don’t like pickles…I LOVE PICKLES!!!!!! They are sooo delicious!!

        • Dr_Stein


    • Rob

      That was weird…

    • guest

      I like pickles more than Nickleback.

      • FierceDeityFan

        Nickleback sucks… in my opinion… think what you want…

    • itsameluigi1290

      I have to disagree. I don’t like them. In Cheeseburgers, at least.

      • Dr_Stein


  • ZeldaFan4569

    I absolutely love this piece! it has a mystical, mysterious, magical aura to it, like Zelda artwork should

  • The Dark Lord Demise

    Link meets Peter Pan :)

    • Cucco Link

      Actually, I believe you could go to the previous article for something closer to that. :)

  • Cucco Link

    Wow! That is absolutely beautiful!

  • Legend of Zelda

    Very different. Not at all what i expected but i like it!

  • Dr_Stein

    I find this picture beautiful.

  • Big Jake

    When Bambi and Zelda get married…

  • Darkstar

    I just played this part of the game last night! It was an interesting scene that is somewhat of a throwback to skull kid in OoT

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

      Or… throw-forward, since A Link to the Past came out before Ocarina.

      • Darkstar

        Yeah I know, but I was refering to the timeline. either way it’s a nice reference.

  • Silver Arrowz

    The Flute boy is Groose’s descendant. He plays the song used by the bokoblins in the final horde to call his bird, and since we know he’s not royal, and that he’s not related to the hero of time, but still dresses as a knight, he must be related to the only other person to hear the song, Groose. Mind Blown, right?

    • Demise

      Wut? Sorry, what song do the bokiblins use in general, and what bird do they call during the Horde Battle (I assume you mean that, however I haven’t played ALttP so maybe there’s a horde there?)? And keep in mind that Groose only comes up after Demise has been revived to save Zelda. He isn’t present during the battle itself.

  • Darkgreyfire

    Missing the pink hair.

    • tuba of time

      Bring back pink haired Link!

    • Guest

      Haha, that’d be a pretty cool reference if the artist had made Link’s hair pink. Although, in all official artwork for ALttP, Link’s hair wasn’t pink–IIRC, it was only like that in-game to distinguish his hair in 16-bit pixel form.

    • http://twitter.com/MagicalRamen Rin Okumura

      Purple. :B

  • itsameluigi1290

    I really like that design for Link.

    • MaGoria

      It looks like that LInk from the DC-i games.

      • Pizzaman

        Where do you think the CD-i games got the design?
        Not DCi by the way.

      • itsameluigi1290

        WEEEEEEELL, I still like it. The picture isn’t *eye roll* booooring at all!

  • baileygirl99

    That story is sad…but the picture is really pretty!

  • Pizzaman


  • Tiranofarl

    Wow, really nice…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

    Hmm… I may have to use this as the headliner for Flute Boy’s Meadow from now on.

  • Mudora

    Thank you for featuring me! I’m glad people had such nice things to say. I’ve been featured on other Zelda sites, but I don’t think some of them realize that artists check the comments! XD

    But seriously, thanks for the feature.

  • Neutopia

    That kind of sucks that the hair is all wrong, but it’s always nice to see fan art from A Link To The Past aha, great job! :P

  • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

    I almost cried when the Fluteboy became a tree. ;(