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Big Octo Hunting by PyroFishies Big Octo Hunting by PyroFishies
Recently, I have revamped this piece: [link] GO LOOK AT HOW BETTER IT LOOKS~!
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Hah, well, this is why I didn't update my Nuzlocke this week. I've been too busy playing Wind Waker~!

Solike, my favorite enemies of this game are the big octos. They're just so huge and delicious and cute and....I'll stop there. The thing is though, they need more love. Seriously.

Imagine playing at like 2AM with it raining outside, you had just gotten the boomerang, and you're sailing happily along. All of a sudden, the music blares over-dramatically, and this HUUUGE fucking squid thing emerges from the water. The worst part is, it's dragging you in with a giant whirlpool. Oh wait, that's not the worst part. The worst part is, it's one of the 12-eye ones. Yeeeah.

This took a combined total of about 11 hours. When I actually take my time on a piece, it turns out damn awesome. Unfortunately, 6 of those hours were just dealing with clouds and making them look semi-decent....

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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
When I was younger, I used to be afraid if the idea of giant squids, having been introduced to the book "Thousand leagues inder the sea" at a young age.

So, needless to say that being introduced to these guys didn't cause a very positive reaction from me.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Hiya, if you like i will add your piece to Link`s Blacklist, a big tribute to the many monsters and bosses of the Legend of Zelda series. The most entries of this project were made for it directly, but a few artists were asked for their permission of already created works just like i ask you now and this is one of the many monsters not yet drawn or claimed for Link`s Blacklist

you can see Link`s Blacklist on Game Art HQ.com here [link]

If the project interests you and you might want to be onboard with a new entry as well, check out the blog post about it here [link]

Greets, gbk
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sure! I'm sorry it took so long to get back to you about this. I'll check out the journal entry to see if there's another baddie that would be good for me, that hasn't been claimed!
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Heh, i got replies sometimes after over a year! 1 day is nothing :-)

Nice i can use it, i saw your big octo illustration weeks ago already but had over 60 entries together for the first round of link`s blacklist ..knew it is a lot and wanted to safe it for the 2nd round ^^

Normally accepting new artists stopped, but since i asked you that does not count for you, i would be happy to have you onboard this project!
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xployalist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Oh that's going to be an epic fight... ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNO-OCTOPUS!
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL, thanks!
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice one! A lot of good movement!
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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musogato Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, awesome pic! I loved fighting the big octos too -- I wish there were more in the game! So much fun. Anyway, love the composition and coloring in this! Captured the action wonderfully; my heart's beating faster just looking at it, like I'm the one who has to throw the boomerang lol! XD
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! :D I'm glad that I was able to capture that effect in this piece.

They were such epic enemies, they need more pics. <3

Thank you SO much for the comment! :D
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RoboKitty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I love locking onto all the eyes with the boomerang and just letting the thing smack away!
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I know! I used to do that all the time! That game was just too fun. <3
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tweeter22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
You can end all hunger in Africa if you manage to kill one of these things.
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, that IS very true! We can end all of world hunger if we kill all six of them.
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Lenecian9 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student General Artist
i love the water and cloud effect in the background, plus making the eyes the focal point by making them the brightest part of the whole picture is a nice touch. great work!
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the comment! :D I really wanted that "epic" feeling that the big octos seem to have (well, until you realize they can't actually hurt you and just spit you out somewhere...)
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Lenecian9 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
well you did hit the mark on "epic" i'll tell you that. ^^ i used to think the octos were a one hit kill but found out they weren't; i think it would have been a better challenge for it to be an instant kill enemy.
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Exactly. I mean, one hit from one of THOSE tentacles, and you'd be sunk! Either that, or even being eaten by them and being killed. That would be a pain as well.
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Lenecian9 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah, WW, as much as i LOVE that game, was quite easy and i think if it had more threatening foes and such, it could have been even greater. :)
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sung-min Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epicnesss!
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Mara92 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, I think my epicness meter just blew up! This is awesome! I love how his eyes are the brightest thing in the whole picture (almost makes the Big Octo as eerie and creepy as the re-deads 030). It emphasizes the Big Octo's epicness and the fact that you have to kill ALL. TWELVE. EYES. That or you get sucked in and pit out at some random place far from your next destination lol. And having only the boomerang makes it even harder, since you have to hit each eye like, 2-3 times... and you can only target 5 at a time... *cough*ASSUMINGYOUONLYHAVETHEBOOMERANGONHAND*cough*

BTW, your six hours of work on the clouds have DEFINITELY paid off~
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much for the awesome comment! :D Big octos are just so awesome, in my opinion. I've always loved the octorok species, so this version just made me squee with delight~ The eyes were quite troublesome at first, but eventually I didn't use anything -but- the boomerang to kill 'em.

I actually had to re-do the clouds a couple of times. Getting them to look like that stormy-sea-omfg-a-hurricane-is-coming look is difficult if you aren't used to drawing that type of cloud. I usually just draw those poofy cotton candy clouds, lol.

Again, thank you SO much for the awesome comment. It made my day. <3
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Mara92 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Octorks ftw! Though I love the Rito and Anouki race the most, I just can't deny the epicness of the octorks. 030 I either use the bombs or arrows to defeat the giant octos because its a great way to practice my aim, cause my arrow aim is awesome, but my cannon aiming fails 030. I do occassionally bust out teh boomerang every now and again, cause it IS one of my favorite Zelda weapons all around~

Those clouds are awesome though. Makes me wanna practice drawing storm clouds too, cause I only do the cottony fluffy clouds also lol.

I'm glad my comment made your day~ Woot! :icondummydanceplz:
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KingTrashMouth Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Omg! LOVE IT :love:
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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KingTrashMouth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
:D
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javelincheshire Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Nice perspective.
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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javelincheshire Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
You're welcome!
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Zeldacrazy123 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist
amazing artwork!
i loved finding these guys in the middle of the ocean and fighting them with Links boomarang:).
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It was just so much fun! I spent hours looking for them, glancing around for the seagull flocks and such. One of my friends calls me crazy since I actually liked the whole sailing around aspect of WW. :XD:

Thanks!
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Zeldacrazy123 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist
i dont think your crazy because thats sort of what i did.. :D
and i didn't mind the sailing either i loved it. :)
and you're welcome.
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naochandoodles Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing pic :D Love the details and movement in this pic like it's a real scene :) Very well done
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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naochandoodles Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :)
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PT-Renegade Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Freakin Amazing as hell dude! I used it in a vid I uploaded with the music xD

[link]

I made sure to mention that it was yours and gave a link to your page! :)
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, thanks! :D I really appreciate that you credited me. :heart:
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PT-Renegade Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
You're welcome ^^
lol I'm a year late to reply orz
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blackamateratsu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thats beautiful!
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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99rupees Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome! nice work!
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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99rupees Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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terakuhirohata Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
either I just had a stroke or it was just the epicness of this picture slapping me in the face
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hah, thank you! :D
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Cheetahbird Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. I love that lightning bolt at the background!
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PyroFishies Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Cheetahbird Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Angels-Advocate Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Desktop background'd. For its amazingness. D:
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