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"Dark King of Hyrule" by Ragaru "Dark King of Hyrule" by Ragaru
The Dark King of Hyrule: Ganondorf Dragmire

"The approaching Shadow, with a cape shrouded in the blood of Hyrule.
It's Hatred reflected upon the twisted appearance of this dark Knight of Evil.
The greed for Power, starving the Blood lust.
With it's fragment of Divine Power, will cover Hyrule in ashes of its's past and Claim the Sacred Power for itself.
This Shadow from ancient times, of origin forgotten, whispered by the name, the name given the Dark King of Hyrule... Ganondorf!"

My first fully completed sculpture.

Made as a Christmas Gift for :iconlongelf: but is also my interpretation of Ganondorf for the Super Smash Wars Concept [link]

It was all in all a rushed work, and did at times mess it up, making me doubt my ability to actually complete it. But here it is as well as i could pull it of within a 5-6 days time frame.

It's a 1/8 scale figurine of Ganondorf known from the Zelda Series.

The appearance is my own interpretation as it came along while sculpting, so there were no definite design planned initially.

I wanted to give him an unique sword, not as glowing and unusual as the one he possess in Twilight Princess, I rather aimed for a Equivalent opposition to the Master Sword, A foul blade granted by the desire to destroy the sacred bloodlines of the Hero, and Royal Family of Hyrule.
I would mayhaps call it "Blade of Din", though it's not as catchy as Master Sword, so I'll ponder upon a better name.

I drew most inspiration from the Twilight Princess version of him, as it is my favorite presentation of him.
I did however try to bring the realism from the Ocarina of Time version, as the facial structure is more pointed and human like when seen in profile.
The suit design drew most inspiration from the TP version but with the colors taken from the Wind Waker version.

I wanted to give him a full war armor reflecting that from Twilight Princess, and go a little beyond that.
Also time wise, the plot he is a part of is further down the Twilight Princess timeline (If you've caught up on the official timeline you'll know of the divided time/story branches).

Entire figure is of Super Sculpey polymer clay, the blade of the Sword was cut and filed in copper for the sturdiness and metal feel, and the cape pin chains of steel.
Cape of a basic fabric, painted red(was originally blue) and some last minute gold pattern added.

If you found interest in this and read trough it all, I really appreciate it!

TURNAROUND CAN BE FOUND HERE! [link]

WIP SHOTS CAN BE FOUND HERE! [link]

So, any opinions?


All relations to the "The Legend of Zelda Series" Nintendo
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
You just reinvented awesomeness on a whole new level :iconbnbplz: :iconyourocksonicplz:
Absolutely epic awesome damn great crazy wicked cool work!
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shishikokoroyuki Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
wicked...
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RedDeadRezzy081 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
He's got my vote.
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   General Artist
why cant this not be how he looks in the games? He looks cool!
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Etheral117 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
What would be a good name for that sword..... hrmm.....

Wrathblade, Conquering Edge, Oath of Evil, Sinners' Vengeance, Unyielding Wrath, Hero's Bane.... and that's all for now.
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Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist
This looks so fantastic. Nintendo should buy you the design to use it in the next game.
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DarkBladeMaster777 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
The armor and sword designs really impress me! I also like the Wind Waker colour scheme you chose.

One problem is that Ganondorf's hair is too dark, it should be more Red/Orange, it looks like a dark brown here.

Overall, you did a great job on the sculpture.
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Vykos86 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
WOW. Just WOW.
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KiraTheLunarChild Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeness! :la:
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Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
What an epic interpretation of Ganondorf! I'm loving every single detail in this piece. Awesome job combining elements from his various appearances throughout the franchise. Also, this would have been a better appearance for Ganondorf in Twilight Princess. Keep up the good work!
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