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Sands of Destiny by Anilede Sands of Destiny by Anilede
I've been going through a rough patch lately, almost having lost my baby and being put on pelvic rest for my pregnancy. I needed to do something for myself! So finally, and randomly, I felt inspired to do this and I sat down to sketch the entire piece. It's taken me about 2 weeks of on and off work, but now it's complete! :love: This has been a long 8 years coming. During that time I've attempted this concept many times I have half a dozen ugly sketches lol, since the last completed version of the concept back in 2007:
The Dance by Anilede
And even older, back in 2004 (shield your eyes! lol):
Ganondorf Dancing - 2004 by Anilede


Of course I couldn't resist trying my hand at Ganondorf's newest design from Hyrule Warriors! I LOVE the design, but I also want to slap whoever thought all of that gold was a good idea. >U Such a pain to paint orz And Begonia, my OC, also has a few minor design updates since the last time I drew her. Obviously her design changed a lot over the last 8 years, and has evolved from her original concept. It's amazing to have been able to work on this and see what I'm capable of doing now. It wasn't easy, but I feel satisfied with it and I also feel like the concept is finally done, according to how I've wanted it to look. The title is also the title name of the first fanfiction I wrote featuring Ganondorf and Begonia. :heart: Now I need to go back and re-write the dang thing, lol!


I sincerely hope you enjoy this, as I put so much into it! Please leave a comment, it would mean a lot to hear from everyone. :aww:


Ganondorf © Nintendo
Begonia and Art © me
My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain.
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gmjf2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! This is fantastic!
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Anilede Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! ^^
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gmjf2 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome!
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Fenz-art Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
What species is Begonia?
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Anilede Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
She is from a tribe, similar to Hylians, but one that I created, called "Glacien". :)
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Fenz-art Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Cool. :-) Like the tatto.
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:iconscarletknightreterns:
So they....'love' each other??? Because if so, I never enshrined Gannon liking someone. But this is simply stunning work. The pose. The lighting. The detail. It's all so very good.
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Anilede Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^ And yes, they do love each other, in my fanfiction. :) 
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:iconscarletknightreterns:
It's strange but pleasant. :) good job!!!
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Student General Artist
it's fun to see how you have pursued the same subject over the years as your skills have increased. I love the current version. are you content with it or do you think you'll feel the need for yet another in a few years?
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Anilede Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! I'm definitely content with this version and will put the idea to rest now. ^^
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student General Artist
that's great, it's wonderful to finally create an image you have been long striving for. well done.
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RM-Keyblade-Mistress Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one beautiful drawing of Begonia and Ganondorf.
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Anilede Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Huramechi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015   General Artist
Nice job :)
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Anilede Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Huramechi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015   General Artist
No prob !
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Rozen-Shield Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Well well well, you made a revamp of the 2007 version, looks awesome.
Sorry to hear that you had a rough patch though, I sincerely hope you've been getting better since then.

Anyways, good work on the remake. ^^
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Anilede Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^

And yes, I've been getting better since then. It's not easy, but it's definitely better. :)
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Rozen-Shield Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
You're welcome, it kind of brings me back to a certain part in that fanfic. Also, portraying Ganon in the HW! appearance appears to be a rather nice touch as well (plus, the fact that he knelt somewhat to Begonia's height is rather cute. ^^)


Well that's good to hear. I won't lie, when I read about what happened to you in the description yesterday, I got a bit worried, but I'm relieved to know you're getting better somewhat (phew!).
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Ixbran Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
I am at a loss for words at how wonderful I think this is <3
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Anilede Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! <3
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Ixbran Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Oh they are just fabulous!

Also, its a shame they didnt go with the Hyrule Warriors designs for the Zelda cast in SSB4, Ganondorf would be so much more fun to play as with those locks <3
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Saphirinne Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THESE DETAILS.
Everything is just so gorgeous! The details on Ganondorf's armor are beautiful and so well-done. I don't know how you did it!
The pose and stained glass leave the previous drawings far behind. Ganondorf and Begonia seem so much more intimate and loving in this painting.
The lighting is superb; I love how it makes the characters glow and seem like they have a spotlight just for them.
It's amazing to see how far you've come in your drawings. Everything from anatomy to shading to details have been tremendously improved! I'm glad you've decided to redo the piece in your current style. It's very beautiful!
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh goodness, thank you so much! It means a lot to receive a comment like this. :heart: I definitely feel like it's my best yet! ^^
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Zakatsukuyo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist

The luminosity
the pose
the feelings
ah
ah
aaaaaaaaaahhh omgggg
SO MUCH LOVE.
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D Glad you like! ^^
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KatzeBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015   Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous ahhhhhhh <3333 All of the details are AMAZING
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! <33
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Lady-Zelda-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, I'm at a loss for words. This is absolutely amazing! <33

Ganondorf's HW design is really intimidating! Major props to you for getting his details down so well! <3!
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <33

Haha! I really wanted to try it at least once, but I can definitely say his HW design is by far the most difficult and time-consuming version to paint. I probably won't be drawing it too often, lol! XD
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Keiggy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
WOW!  That's some major improvement!  
Hope you're feeling better now~
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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Leowyldemi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
love it! and i loved the story!
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:iconanilede:
Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! :D
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ForestKitty22 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is Beautiful!! :clap::heart:
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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ForestKitty22 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup::D Your Welcome!!
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Light-Arya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God, I really like the two of them togethers on this, and Ganondorf is soooooooo cool! The details, wow. :D
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D
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Light-Arya Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome! :hug:
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LadyFlamethrower Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
While I'm super sorry you have to be on pelvic rest and I hope everything with the baby turns out alright, sometimes it is very lovely to have some time where you're not allowed to do anything else to just do art stuff. That said, this is gorgeous! The colors and composition and stained glass effect are amazing. Excellent work!
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm definitely trying to look at the positive side of being on pelvic rest, and having more time for art is a good thing. :) Thank you so much! ^^
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ITAFTRS Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like it, it's a beautiful scene! Your colouring is stunning, what can I say? Also, that OC of yours is pretty cool, if I may say so.
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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VanEvil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015   Digital Artist
:wow: I'm amazed at all the details and those warm colors! Such great piece, so much to wow at :D
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Cool
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Anilede Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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CressLuna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful! I really like how you did the shading, expressions and the glass in lead in the background. Gives a warm atmosphere ~ 

Sands of Destiny... I remember finding your dA page and being all like, ''that's the artist/author of that awesome fic I read ages ago!'' ... Gotta re-read the whole thing soon :meow:
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