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Ganondorf by d-torres Ganondorf by d-torres
This is easily one of my favorite characters. Ganondorf is the classical evil enemy, greedy and seeking to conquer all the land, and bound everyone to it's will. The gerudos are an interesting race in terms of visual and i always wanted to paint this fire head dark king. My first encounter with him was on Ocarina of Time, and i remember like if it were yesterday, Link and Zelda spying on the king's court window and seeing this man pretending to be a king's ally, on his knees, and then suddenly he turns his head to the camera and sees you.

That gave me the creeps when i had 12. That pure evil look, seeing through your soul with that cynical smile on his face. That is what i tried to represent here. Ganondorf is power on the triforce, brute force, so he needed to be massive in a way. The background needed to be almost pure black, like if he is emerging from the darkness over a flaming ground. His pale face is something very odd and terrifying too but i really wanted to give that red-dark light feel to represent his evilness, so when you see his face, it's covered on a malice red light. This is not the guy you'll want to mess with. That wraps up the first set. I hope you like it!

Make sure to check the step by step on my blog:

blog.dudutorres.com.br/

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Given 2012-03-16
Ganondorf's expression sends shivers down my spine. What a fantastic portrait! Fan Art by ~Toguza ( Suggested by Sarky-Sparky and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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PhilipsCD-idiot Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
AWESOME!! I've never seen a better pic of the King of Evil! Amazing job! :D
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Alexios2 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
One of the best video game villains of all time! I especially love the lighting for this piece; it gives that sinister feeling that totally captures Ganondorf's character.
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Shritistrang Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Definitely one of the best Ganondorf pictures I have ever seen.
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Thanks a lot ! :D
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dell7121995 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  New Deviant
Amazing job, dude
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Thanks! :)
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TailsRox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Those clothes are probably really uncomfortable.  This picture is amazing.  The textures, the details, the lighting, the presentation.  I could never dream of creating something as epic as this one.  Looks very much like Ganondorf and retains his powerful appearance.
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Thanks a lot!
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:icontailsrox:
TailsRox Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
You're welcome
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:iconjoeherb75:
joeherb75 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Did you do this badass picture with the computer or on canvas. It's Fricking awesome!
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
It's entirely digital. Thanks! :)
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:iconleontinees:
leontinees Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
May sound like a stupid comment, but... THANK YOU for remembering Gerudos don't have pointed ears like Hylians! :happybounce:
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Thanks! Always nice to hear feedback from Zelda fans! :)
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LadyCygnet Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
This is the most photorealistic Ganondorf I've ever seen.  Brilliant! 
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Thanks! :)
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Karate-Chop Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply Stunning!
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Thanks :)
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FaeOfDoom Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
holy all my everything this is amazing
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks! :)
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Trooper924 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014
#I Stand With Ganondorf
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
:)
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thelakotanoid1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist
this is easly the best ganon ever. holy shit! 0-0
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Thanks a lot! :)
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VespyFox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't matter what Zelda game I play, OoT or Wind Waker, this evil man still manages to give me the creeps. I think you achieved what you were going for in this piece, especially with the background. The detail to his face is perfect and I can't help but think the left side of his face is far more terrifying than the right side. Also, I adore the headpiece. You did an amazing job here! Hug 
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d-torres Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thanks a lot VespyFox, for oyur feedback. It's a very important piece for me too. :)
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3DemonEntertainment Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is spectacular!! Great job on getting the mood just evil! :D
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thanks! :)
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XTApocalypse Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought it only right to let you know that I used a modified version of this image (with credit, of course) for a creepypasta of mine located here.

spinpasta.wikia.com/wiki/The_H…

Hopefully, this is with your blessing. If not, please let me know--I can always find another image if need be, but yours just captures him so perfectly for my purposes, and is only just recognizable if you already know who you're looking for when tweaked.

I actually don't think this piece is that sinister or intimidating at all, compared to the face he usually wears. It's much softer... ambitious, certainly, but in a way that could almost be mistaken for benevolence. Rather than the usual, generic, "I am evil" visage, to me it transmits more of a feeling of "you have no idea what he's really thinking in there." Combined with his ambition, that could even be considered more unnerving than if he were drawn with the exaggerated evil expression.
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d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
No problem, as long as you insert the credit when the image appears.
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Profeta-Loco Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing O.O
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d-torres Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Thanks! :)
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PenosAndValentina Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh the evil! The horror!
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:iconlozel-da-artist:
Lozel-Da-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Very realistic! You can almost see in his eyes what he's thinking!
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Thanks!
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The-Bright-Smile Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really awesome! :wow:

The coloring, shades, details... all of which are neat.
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Thanks!
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MightyGastropod Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Pure. Awesome.
Easily my most favorite Ganondorf depiction :D
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d-torres Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Thanks! :)
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MightyGastropod Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Also wanted to add, this is pretty much what I'd imagine he'd look like if he was given  'realistic' facial proportions instead of the somewhat cartoonishly proportioned  appearance he gets in games. He looks more scary when he looks real.
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Tamapopo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! :D
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
:)

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Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
This really is damn brilliant. Ganondorf looks serious yet wickedly evil here - exactly as he should be. Kudos to you, good sir.
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:icond-torres:
d-torres Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconkyuzeth:
Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
No problem at all!
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:iconcelaya4ever:
celaya4ever Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Christopher Nolan's Ganondorf! =P

GOOD!
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Talongrasp Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW!:iconnervous-laughplz: Very Hyper-realistic!
I must say, good show, Sir, good show! Or should I say..."Bad-show"?:giggle:
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d-torres Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thanks a lot!
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:icontalongrasp:
Talongrasp Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:Giigle: No problem! Just sharing my opinions!
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Leonddrmasta Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely good representation!
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Eruanna17 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this picture is truly amazing! It's pure evilness...
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