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Abyssal Leviathan Tentalus by Joelchan Abyssal Leviathan Tentalus by Joelchan
My 2nd entry for Game-Arts-HQ Link's black list tribute [link] introducing this time around another one of my favourite bosses in Skyward Sword - The sandship dungeon boss Tentalus!

After Link completes this dungeon ( with the total sand area being one of the most genious levels of any Zelda game if you ask me!), the ship begins being attacked by huge tentacles that allso try to block Link's way out.
Soon after the ship is half sunken only lefting a small portion of the deck. Behind Link the door falls apart and the mighty Leviathan emerges from the dephts showing his ugly face and attacking the hero with his huge tentacles!
WOW! That seems pretty intense, you might think. Well...That's because it actually is! :D

I would explain on how to defeat this foe but I think you should all find out by yourselves, (hey! The piece is self explanatory!) by playing the game and have the same fun I had with it!
Overall Tentalus seemed an easy boss battle but thanks to the monster huge proportions, the grandiouse music and definitely the inovation of wiimotion plus helps this fight becoming an epic struggle that will definitely stay in your memory for times to come.

I did lots of sketches for this one, taking a while to get the final result.Another thing that took long enough was inking the pencil tracing because of all the details. And finally by the time I was colouring the beast in Photoshop I'd already lost an even bigger amount of time. So it took me something like 3 weeks or so (working some days on it and others don't) but I gotta say that I'm really happy with how it turnned out at the end!
So, please enjoy!
And leave your comments bellow!





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:iconramman05:
Ramman05 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Awesome! :)
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LittlewriterLink Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You, sir, have made this boss even more epic than it was. Fantastic! :happybounce:
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Joelchan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great to hear that!
Thanks a bunch! :D
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
The music gets epic everytime you hit its eye, as if the game is telling you: NOW! DO IT NOW!!!
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Joelchan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And that's one of those little things that make Zelda so great! ^_^

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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Skyward Sword has a nice OST now that I think about it.
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Joelchan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It definitely has! :)
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Villaman89 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Brilliant work!!!
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch! :D
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:iconvillaman89:
Villaman89 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Your welcome. Awesome gallery by the way!!
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J4B Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good style. I like this picture.
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch! Glad to hear that! :D
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erichschuler Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
The way this is drawn reminds me of a Japanese ukiyo-e print. I love it![link]
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I'm really glad you like it!
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erichschuler Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Sorry, I'm not sure how that link ended up in there... It magically appeared as I was hitting the button to submit my comment!
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Classof2012 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I hate that boss! I feel satisfied everytime I turn that squid into calamari!
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel sorry for him. The poor guy. :D
Thank you for your comment!
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:iconclassof2012:
Classof2012 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Your welcome.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Artist
After checking out the competition on dA about Tentalus i think your entry for links blacklist is the best looking one ever created! I just uploaded the 2nd article [link]

Tomorrow is the big day :-)
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hylian-maiden Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making Tentalus look much more scary and threatening than it was in the game. The battle itself was indeed intense, and you showed that very well in this picture :)
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JILLLOVESLINK Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
heck yes! this is more like it. Tentalus looked kinda loserish in SS. lol. im hoping they will make another game in TP's kinda design but a little more gory and scary. i think i expected too much from SS, i actually think WW and TP were better :thumbsup:
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kaylawhoop15 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Holy crap this is impressive!!!
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Eli-J-Brony Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Creeeepeeeey.

I mean it in a good way.
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MikeyAnthroVulupin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
The gorgon-esque octopus-menace of the ancient Hylian seas. Never looked more epic!
Also, he sinks and destroys the whole ship-dungeon level! He sinks and destroys the flipping level!! That's never happened before in a Zelda game!
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AlexNozop Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Excellent
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ShougaTouki Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tentalus is soooooo easy to beat! He's one of my fave bosses but there isn't one that comes even close to the 3 battles with Ghirahim! :3 The second part of this battle is my favorite. XD I looked like I was scribbling something in mid air with the Wii Remote. And yeah, I love your version much better than SS's version. Tentalus always reminds me of the trainee monster in Monsters Inc. The one that keeps screwing up with his tries at the simulator. :/
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krule274 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
This is fantastic!
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PoeSheiky Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Awesome!=D
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GreedHyogi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is pretty amazing! It looks like it took u a long time as well! you even made Tentalus look less like a monster from the power puff girls and more like an actual tentacle monster! I also feel like you might have brought some of the traditional look for Link back while still keeping a the Skyward feel, just more dramatic? I thought the scorpion (Temple of Time Boss) was fun, but more of a mini boss type of deal and Koloktos (the water Temple Boss) should have been the temple of time boss. I hated the water temple because there was no water temple boss... : ( Which is why it was nice to fight Tentalus.
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jakface Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so badass! You made Tentalus look way more freaky and less goofy than he usually is. Great work on posing Link with the bow too! This is a super epic picture, I love it! :D
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Allendra3 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed that the whole sand sea level is so inventive!
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Terlia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
My 2nd favorite boss in this game. ^_^ (Kolokotos is my favorite!)
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Myn-Anthony Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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oOSilbervogelOo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Gratulations, you managed to let one of the boringst battles ever look completly epic. *_*
I like your Version of Tentalus, it looks awesome!
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TheChaosController Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I never really liked the design of Tentalus in the game, but you made it look so good in this. Awesome job! :thumbsup:
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Myn-Anthony Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here. After all the awesome looking tentacles he was a huge disappointment. My first thought was he came right out of Monsters Inc. XD Whenever I fight him, I yell, "YOU'RE MAKING IT WORSE!!" (a quote from the movie, in case you haven't seen it)
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PrincessPowers Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MMMMNNNNHGGGFFFFFFFFF.....

So amazing!! Looks way better then the one in Skyward Sword!! :clap:
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