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Ganondorf by Virus-91 Ganondorf by Virus-91
"Pathetic little fool! Do you realize who you're dealing with? I am Ganondorf, and soon I will rule the world!" -Ganondorf

My own personal take on Ganondorf.

I've been wanting to do my own design of Ganondorf for quite some time, and I've finally done it. Took some armor inspiration from references of Ganondorf's armor from Twilight Princess as well as Dark Souls.

I'm not the biggest fan of the Legend of Zelda series and I am sad to say that I've really only played Ocarina of Time, although I hope to play some of the others in the future! The more I learn about the story, the more I become fascinated by it as well as the world that it takes place in.
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Larkin205 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
O.O

You're amazing.
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SoColdArtwork Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Here's a revised version:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qlsll…
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SoColdArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Great detail on his facial features.

Would it be alright if I used this picture in one of my upcoming videos called So Cold Zelda XXXIV? If you want to check previous videos like the above out, search "Jac0Frost0" up on YouTube. Don't worry; I will credit you for your work.
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EvilKing-Ganondorf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
wow...that is really good :D
I really like how you gave him the trident to use instead of the sword. *fav*
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linkismyhero15 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Wow. What a great job with the shading. I really like your use of red.
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Utromchromedome Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the armor.
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Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist
This is really a sick armor.
The pointy parts really bring evil to the design.

I specially love the trident. I'm glad you included it because frankly I'd love for Nintendo to make a game where Ganondorf uses the trident instead of the sword.

Really great job!
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Sauhla Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. I love the armor design and that trident as well.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Oh my gosh. :noes:

This is an incredible portrait. :D I really love the angle you've decided to put him at. When I first saw him, it really felt as if he were standing there on a plane somewhere within a video game, and my Link avatar would have to come up and have it out with him. :fear:

Love the dramatic billowing of his cloak.... and the textures are just delicious! :la: His armor and his stance and everything about him look genuinely frightening, and that pitchfork looks like it could take off more than a few hearts.... :noes:

Just awesome all around. :clap:
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Requiem-of-Ice Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. 10/10, and I'm faving it!
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Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job dear :)
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xxConcreteRose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done. Love the way you shade.
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Helsreach Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Looks pretty darn epic ^^
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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raybiesxravage Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Something about musician-villians with tridents and dark magic...
Incredible work. I like this even more than his design in Twilight Princess!
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it, it's quite flattering to hear that someone prefers it over the already awesome desing he had in Twilight Princess!
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HarvetusNS Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's about to get real...
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NeonVillain Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome. Face looks spot on.

I'm a bit partial to Majora myself :D
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm actually getting ready to play Majora's Mask fairly recently. As soon as I finish up Eternal Darkness.
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Candy-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wow :ohnoes: This is freaking sick. I love this design! It really fits Ganondorf and it's clear to see you spent some time thinking about it. I love the armor and its spikiness, that sort of top down view, the way his cape flows, the colors, and how you shaded it with that sort of cross etching look. Awesome job :D
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I went through a few designs before I landed on this one, currently trying to do a good Ganon redesign now.
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Daniel-Link Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! I really like how you drew it.. *featured*
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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TheMim Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool redesign, I really like the armor.
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I want to say I did about 3 or 4 armor designs before I landed on this one, most of which I did in my sketchbook before taking the best of those ideas and putting them into this one. Overall, I was happy with the way it turned out, glad you like it!
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Sylvestis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I'm very impressed Alcanter! You've really reached a whole other level of skill in human design with this piece. It definitely outshines your other humanoid pictures, your meticulous style, and since you put such a large amount of time into it really makes it (in my own opinion) one of your best human works.
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! With my practice of hatching, I decided to test out using different colors to see how the result would turn out. I think I've found my niche in digital coloring.
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cwolf222 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Wow, it's really impressive !!!
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Dom317 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome work. His armor is great, and he definitely comes off as intimidating. Also him using a trident reminds me of him in Link to the Past, though there he was in pig form and was called Ganon. Great Job.
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Virus-91 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! Since I have yet to play the games outside of OoT, I had some friends give me a bit of background info on him and I heard about how he tends to use three pronged weapons or tridents and I really liked the idea of drawing him with that as a weapon over a sword. I plan on doing a redesign of Ganon as well and hope to have him using a trident like weapon as well, but much larger and more vicious looking.
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