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Phantom Steed by Escaron Phantom Steed by Escaron
From The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time I present the Forest Temple boss Phantom Ganon. Although as you can see the rider is missing - he fell of in a snow heap some hundred yards ago. That the poor horse turned into a phantom is no wonder, he has no way to breath! No holes for the nostrils! I mean seriously Ganon, what were you thinking? No wonder he wanted to get Epona later...

This is another contribution for the Swedish game-art exhibition "Hjärta Spel".
And you wanna know something awesome? I got in! With all the pieces I sent! This one, Armogohma, My Piranha Plant, Suicune and Giant Spider from Resident Evil 3 (will upload later). I even got to represet the whole exhibition with my art, on their home page, and in their blog! I feel so crazily happy and honoured right now!!! I could jump up and down on the spot! In fact I think Im gonna do that just now. Excuse me~ :happybounce:

This was a project I started years ago but never finished.... until now. Yay!
Phantom Steed is made out of wire, paper lamination and window putty that I sand-papered forever and then painted black. The armor, ears, mane and tail are made in super sculpy painted with acrylics. He is on a wooden stand usualy, but in this pic its magically gone. ;)

Height: 26 cm
Lenght: 38 cm
Width: 9 cm

Phantom Ganon © The Legend of Zelda (© Nintendo)
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missmoon14 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
The level of detail you put into this sculpture is phenomenal, I love that you set it up out in the snow, perfect for display! I really get the feeling of motion when looking at this one, great job!
Escaron Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aaaaw, thank you so very very much! :huggle: : actually made a pic where I deleted even the wire pole holding him up. So then he really look like running. XD
missmoon14 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! :wow: that sounds really cool! It reminds me of this artist we studied in class who takes pictures of big commercial signs and edits out the poles so they look like they're floating! He's actually gotten requests from companies to make "floating signs" for them!

Escaron Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really!? :wow: Thats kinda... well its great for him that he can make money out of it. XDDD And if the company really want a floating sign, why not? Hahahahhaha.
icanhaznao Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"That the poor horse turned into a phantom is no wonder, he has no way to breath! No holes for the nostrils! I mean seriously Ganon, what were you thinking?" made me fall over laughing. so did "he fell of in a snow heap some hundred yards ago." haha and his horse never thought to stop :XD:

one thing i noticed is "Dark Lord Gannondorf" is gannondorf's full name. when he turns into a boar, he's called "Ganon" so shouldn't that mean Phantom ganon should be a boar? XD
Escaron Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahahahha, well considering his rider killed him by suffocation its not so wierd that the poor horse never looked around. I think he was more like "Freeeeeeeeeeedooooooooom!!!!!" XDDDDD

Yeah I know! Ive been wondering about that forever. Since I played aLttP, because since then I know his real name is Ganondorf when he is the wizard and Ganon when he turn into the boar as you say... so yeah, why did they name the boss Phantom Ganon? It doesnt make sense. :confused:
icanhaznao Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yes :D phantom is rearing in joy. now he just needs to head over to lon lon ranch where he shall receive lots of love from malon :D it really is no wonder he wanted epona later XD his horse wasn't even alive!

it was probably becuase " evil spirit from beyond phantom Gannondorf" is pretty long. i guess in the end he would have been nicknamed "phantom ganon" anyway, but still...
Escaron Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
XDD Exactly. Hahahah. Although I wonder where Ganondorf got a horse with red mane... or if he dyed it... animal cruelty!!! Not that its any worse than suffocating the horse but... still... :stare: XD Im betting he wanted to go to such a beauty contest with his horse, and then he didnt win agains a pink unicorn and therefore he decided to get evil and ruin all of Hyrule instead! I bet he wanted the triforce to make all beauty contests claim him the winner!!! :iconyesvictoryplz: XD

Haha, yeah you may be totally right in that. But still yeah... wrooooong. :giggle:
icanhaznao Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
apparently his horse is a pure-bred gerudo stallion. its as if he wanted to go to the horse version of crufts so he made sure he had a rare breed XD (but no matter what type of horse phantom is, horses do NOT have glowing eyes XD unless he got his horse contacts :giggle: even more animal cruelty! :stare: )
haha he would use the triforce of wisdom to find out how to win and get first place. can you even imagine gannondorf in a horse beauty contest? :XD: he's so mad because link always scores a place above him. plus he never wins because his horse terrifies the judges :D

yup :D on the topic of Ganon, gannondorf and link both have beast forms (boar, and wolf) and are both holders of the triforce. does that mean zelda has one? or is it just a coincidence? i wondered about that.
Escaron Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
In other words, Ganondorf is a really cruel fella. I could never have guessed. XD ;P He also never win any contests because his horse is dead. Because its simply no way he could through that head armorpiece. :stare. XD Maybe he has stuffed the horse and drag it around on a slay or something. ;P

Weeeeell Link has actyally 2 beast forms, a wolf and a pink bunny (aLttP) and Ive aaaalways wondered about that. Why does he turn ito a bunny!? It says that with the Moon Pearl people turn into their true selves.... so Link is a bunny then... a pink bunny. XD Does that mean he is soft inside?
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