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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:

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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 )
FaeOfDoom Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
holy all my everything this is amazing
d-torres Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks! :)
Trooper924 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2014
#I Stand With Ganondorf
d-torres Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
thelakotanoid1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist
this is easly the best ganon ever. holy shit! 0-0
d-torres Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Thanks a lot! :)
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 
d-torres Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thanks a lot VespyFox, for oyur feedback. It's a very important piece for me too. :)
3DemonEntertainment Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is spectacular!! Great job on getting the mood just evil! :D
d-torres Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thanks! :)
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