Took about 8 hours with photoshop CS2 and my trusty palette. Actually came up with this design a couple years ago, but that picture featuring all three central characters never came to completion. Link and Zelda were nothing to get excited about, but I thought Ganon looked absolutely ruthless, so I dusted off that old pic for reference and created this. Nerdier crowds will noticed the tri-force of power wedged squarely where his exposed heart should be, I thought it a nice touch.
Again, straying from more conventional Canon design to work on my own ideas. I rather like the primordial Germanic shamen look.
Perfect Evil Villan design!!!! Now all we need to do is get Nintendo to see this version... I bet they would start getting more ideas on how to improve ALL their characters...
Hey! Have you done any other renderings of the characters? I'd LOVE to see some!!! XD
-A MAJOR TP FAN
Furthermore, the one detail that puts this over the top is the way you have his triforce of power inserted/embeded/surgically implanted in his chest! That's absolutely disgusting, horrifying, and spine-chilling and it really defines this shamanic Ganondorf as truly willing to dabble in the dark magics.
Having dabbled in some Ganondorf redesigns myself, I'm amazed and impressed by what you accomplished here. Superb job!