This beast has been in progress for a few months now. I had to put it aside to finish school and then I hated it for a while. It's still got a ton of mistakes, but I feel like I learned a lot, so that makes it a successful piece I suppose. It was interesting forcing myself to shade with purple and highlight with orange...I feel like the colors became much more dynamic in this piece.
Anyway, the story...I've been kinda wanting to draw Zelda as the hero, in a gender reversal piece. It only made sense to add Link in it also. In this alternate world, she beheads the Dark Lord who is usually immortal, thus putting Hyrule on a different path (but is he really dead? Those eyes...) And presents the trophy to the Hylian people amongst the rebel of Prince Link's castle. I really do like Ganon's character, but I couldn't help but making this so dark for contrast.