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Link vs. Morpha by Txikimorin Link vs. Morpha by Txikimorin
This is the battle between Link and Morpha: Giant Aquatic Amoeba, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Link is using the Longshot, the item from the Water Temple; the Zora tunic, which allows him to breath underwater and the Iron boots with which you can walk underwater.

As allways I've tried to be as loyal as posible to the design of the original game from Nintendo 64 rather than using oficial ilustration as reference.

I must say that, in my opinion, this and barinade are the worst bosses of ocarina of time, specially because after beating all the water temple, which was so frustrating due to the way you had to equip the iron boots, this boss was not rewarding enough. However, it has been a big technicall challenge because of the hard perspective and the water effects. Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as i did painting it.
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:iconceil:
Ceil Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
The action in this piece is SO GOOD
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Vorono Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WTF!! IS AMAZING!!
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DARKPOLLUX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Great water!!
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TriforceChampion Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Writer
This is so amazing!!!
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6Princess6Bleach6 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
I really dont understand how WATER, a Liquid could Grab Hold Of You. Even If It Is Sentient
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Txikimorin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
It  doesn't hold you with the water, it uses all the negavitity from the whole water temple. "I'm tha water temple biatches, you gonna be fucked untill the end with mah gin and juice mathafacking boss", that's why it can hold you.
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6Princess6Bleach6 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Ah Makes sense now
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BlayAndHowlie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
No, remember what Navi said? "That isn't normal water..."
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:iconbeth-z:
Beth-Z Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   General Artist
I wish the boss fight was this awesome ;-;
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RavynHunter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
This is so amazing! Awesome job!! :)
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:iconpablo-lozano:
pablo-lozano Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Awesome!
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:iconpepitobenito:
PepitoBenito Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
This is way, way cooler than the boss in question.
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Dante8411 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Haha...Morpha's gross.
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DanielSasso Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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FlameSpirit19 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well made. I do know what you mean by the equip issue. 

Pause, Scroll, Equip, Unpause, stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp, Pause, Unequip, Unpause, walk, walk, walk, walk, Pause, Equip, Unpause, Jump, stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp, Pause, Unequip, Unpause and repeat 50 times. It gets old real fast. 
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CraftyPixel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
- So well made. -
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chibibrynn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Dude, seriously. I actually said "whoa" outloud. 
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Somac2oo Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect
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POPCORN92 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Morpha was one of those bosses where no matter how simple the fights sounds it's the most frustrating and annoying fight you've been in. Thank god for the dark Link fight right after because I felt kind of silly at end of Morpha lol
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ArtistBrandi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Excellent perspective!
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dedenne94 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Stunning work! The water looks very realistic! :wow:
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
WHOAH!  Amazing!  You really captured the struggle of this fight!
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TigerRose13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH GOD...Words cannot describe how much I DESPISED this boss!  Even with the Biggoron Sword, it took forever for me to beat Morpha because I had such a hard time hooking the nucleus, and whenever I tried getting nearer, she'd grab me and throw me across the room.  I've gone up against Morpha twice in the Boss Challenge, and I failed both times.  You are right, she truly is one of the worst bosses out there.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......!!!!!!!!

I like this drawing you did of Morpha and Link, though.  I love how you drew all the water waves---the effects are amazing!  I also like how you drew the folds and wrinkles in Morpha's nucleus and Link's boots.
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Meirz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture by far has got to be one of my most favorite Zelda fanart pictures. Honestly, it's incredible. From the amount of detail down to the perspective it is just.. stunning to me. Thank you.
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shamylicious Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMT ( oh my triforce ) OMT OMT OMT I LOVE YOOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!
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apple-tree13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love the water effect!
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Purrdemonium Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sir... I'm afraid this is perfect.

Thank you.
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limebaron Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Yeah the perspective in this just makes it all that more devastatingly off-the-wall fantastic.  do more of these forever please, thankssss ;D
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Insanepayne Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
And slimes everywhere mourn the loss of one of their greatest champions.
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Alicemagicalyawesome Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my gosh this is amazing!!!!
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AlineMendes Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great job doing the water!
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Linoru-chan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah... This is really well done.  Great use of perspective there.
:D  I love Link's expression!
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Caleblewis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
now that is some Zelda fanart
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DreamingBudgie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the second time I've stumbled across this picture and I'm just as shocked as the first time I saw it. The work in this is incredible! The action, epic! Wow! Just wow...
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YamiBloody Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.
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The-Elven-Princess Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Holy nuggets this is an awesome work of art! Great job! Two thumbs up! It looks amazing. :iconexcitedlinkplz:
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jelloegg Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I've never played the game, but this is awesome-sauce.
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heart4art7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
just realized the room's sideways O_O
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Wahl-Von-Lugacki Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHY DOSNT THIS HAVE LIKE A GIZILIION LIKES??????????
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superlinkfighter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HOLY SHIT!!!!!!! this is soooooo fucking awesome!!! this and all your other boss pictures...but especially this one has to be the most beautifully drawn water temple boss picture I've ever seen!!! *rapes the fav button*
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StormHollie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Every time I played Ocarina of Time, I always liked wearing the Blue tunic, just because I like blue.
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colleentj Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW
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rainbowumbreon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Artist
You made possibly the worst boss become a legend. 
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fullmetal-0240 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite piece of Zelda art in a looooooooooong time.  I would totally marry this picture.
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Unmeimiru Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love your LoZ fanarts! They are so intense!
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JocelynJEG Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I love the sideways pov. All of your boss art is amazing! <3
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Yami-Marik93 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
if the longshot was real. I want to see how Link was able to operate it.
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Pozest-star Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   Filmographer
This is the most magnificent thing I have ever seen o__o
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envidia14 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this is like the best piece of zelda art i've ever seen in my whole life! Simply Oustanding!
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VillarealVal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa, lookie Link with that Gackt face! Very cool!
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