[Yuga’s Art Gallery is a series in which we highlight our favourite artwork and crafts from the Zelda community, as well as some official artwork from the franchise from time to time. Zelda is a series that is constantly changing its style, and after over 30 years of evolving and shifting its visuals, it continues to inspire endless ways for artists to interpret their favourite characters and moments.]

A Link to the Past was the first Zelda game I owned, the first one I fell in love with, the first one that made me realize what a great franchise it was, and the first one I finished. As such, it was my first encounter with Ganon; and while it was challenging at first, I triumphed over him while always keeping in mind what I first though when I saw him: “It’s just a blue pig”.

For the intimidating and powerful overlord he claims to be, I sure wasn’t very overwhelmed, not by his looks nor his power; as portrayed by Lobo Borges here, attacking young and small Link, who isn’t scared by the rain of fire bats being flung at him. This encounter set the tone for all of my upcoming encounters with Ganon, and gave me the confidence to always be sure I would be victorious. Because I ain’t scared of no blue pig!

Of course, until I met Calamity Ganon… But, oh well.

A Link to the Past by Lobo Borges