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Power and Courage by dapper-owl Power and Courage by dapper-owl
I'll be attending Otafest this coming weekend as well as Anime North the weekend after that. I'll also be selling this print at Otakon, Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, and Ai-Kon.

There is a serious lack of Ganon art on the interwebs these days. Link is a given, and there will always be plenty of him floating around, but Ganon is largely under-appreciated and ever since I set eyes on the man I've been a huge fan. From the very beginning to every installment of the story he shows up in, he appears to have fallen even further into his own insanity, anger and hatred. The longer he hounds Link and Zelda through the ages the more twisted and crazy he becomes. That theme totally jives with me, and I love that they seem to be reborn happily every time and he is stuck with his memories of the past battles plaguing him. I feel kind of bad for the guy, actually. He really got a shit deal. But I guess that's what you get when you're an evil psychopath.

Sooo.. I wanted to show the Duality of Link and Ganon, opposing forces, and how Ganon always seems to be on the brink of winning when Link is able to rise up and defeat him.

character (c) miyamoto and friends
artwork (c) `lone-momo
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:iconilliarovanna:
illiarovanna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The greatest fan art I've seen of LoZ. Truly. the concept. I would love for there to be more like this. 
And you are right. There should be more.
And yes. That's what happens when you die and fail over and over again.
And yes. that is what happens when the hero wins and reincarnates happily again in a future he created. 
XD
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Ryua Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Possibly the best Ganondorf I've ever seen. So pretty! And I really like what you've done with leaving his arms bare. That looks awesome.
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thanks!  : >  
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:iconhoooowwwl:
Hoooowwwl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Woww <33 I like this a lot.
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Amazing art pic Love :happybounce: Heart La la la la 
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Oh my gosh, I am love the mad contrast in this. :D And how Link's cloak seems somewhere between tatters and.... just this streaming kind of light. :heart: And oh my gosh Ganondorf is so huge.... very menacing.

Just a cool composition all over. :clap:
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Thanks so much! :>
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warningyou Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconclapplz: Dat Ganondorf! He looks so badass and hot!
Agree, definitely not enough Ganon art around here. Seeing something this epic really made my life more complete. Thank you!
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:iconizuiii:
IzuiII Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
i support link link with a light cloak
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CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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KillerInstinct12 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Full Epicness!
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SpiralFire24 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
wow this really cool a favorite from me for sure.
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:iconorangehuskie:
OrangeHuskie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I love the light vs dark contrast! <3 Best game ever (next to Ocarina of Time)!
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AquariusYaoi Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
*3* LINK I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUU *3*
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:iconfantasyfreak000:
FantasyFreak000 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
So epic!
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:iconleedassin:
LeeDassin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I just cannot express how amazing this picture is! It is just beyond words :D
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SizzleLizzle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I loooove your style. :iconexcitedlaplz: You are amazing!
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooow I love this :)
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:iconchameleongiant:
ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
heh, link's glow-in-the-dark
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:iconetude-xillia:
Etude-Xillia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
this ish hooott!!
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:iconvya:
vya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wow, this is simply amazing! :heart:
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lillianxheart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
this is bad ass
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:iconcorgifoxi:
CorgiFoxi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the glow effect you used on link, nice job!
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gladlad Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Y'know, just when it seems like there's about enough Zelda fanart out there, someone comes along and adds such a refreshing flavor that you just wanna say, "Okay, folks- keep drawing Link forever." You did that. Keep drawing Link forever. <3
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bluevermillion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;A; amazing! cool contrast and I love the "flowing" motion in this piece
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tropenamer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Badass!
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funkstoerung Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student
this is absolutely the best I've ever seen! GREAT ♥
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LegendofHearts Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Artist
Gwkrtjbge, SO EPIC!!!
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Thanatos112220 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Awesome pic.
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MenrowSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
The lightning and color on this is amazing!
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zakniteh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I love how Link glows against the darkness. Lovely painting and composition setting both opposites together.
And yes, there is definitely a Ganondorf shortage.
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Thanks n_n
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i always wondered if Link, Ganon, and Zelda were just avatars of the three goddesses that are in constant battle. The Ocarina of time's story plot implies harmony among the three goddesses, but the incarnations of the three forces however are clearly not.
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LEmoNmerANGuE Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Wooooww this is absolutely amazing. Fantastic!
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oOLuccianaOo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
*_* great work!
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CloudsGirl7 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   General Artist
You caused a rare thing to happen -- you made me do a breathless "Wow..." upon viewing this. XD
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:icondeborapinto:
DeboraPinto Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
This is so incredible... I really love this. The description you made is also so intense... Wow. Just wow.
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Snow-Bandit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely fantastic
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IcarusWing87 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
this is absolutely stunning. I love the contrast of light and dark and the composition makes my eyes go round and round. Its so great.
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stimulatingdesign Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is simply amazing! I love the detail!
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:iconshimewmew:
shimewmew Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
you were at otafest

what

how did I miss this
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Kristl-Air Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wahhhhh!! this is so amazing!!! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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:iconchikaon:
CHIKAON Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
This picture really rocks!!!
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CROWcatalyst Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The contrast in colors is phenominal. Not overbearing - just enough. The style for the caps are pretty amazing, too.
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crazshortperson Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :D
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Yuki-maru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
absolutely beautiful!
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BlueHorse17 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
AM. AZ. ING!
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ArchShadow24 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oho~! Very nice!
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msfcatlover Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Wow...
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Muffinary Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That is one sexy Ganon, as weird as I feel saying that >.>

Kind of random, but the little wisps of cloth coming off of Links cloak look amazing, and the way both of their clothing flows together is impressive. Gonna go back to staring at it now, kthx.
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