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Ancient automaton KOLOKTOS by Joelchan Ancient automaton KOLOKTOS by Joelchan
My entry for the Legend of Zelda-Link's Blacklist tribute from Game Arts-HQ [link]

Koloktos is a boss from Skyward sword wich is guarding the Ancient Cistern dungeon. Otherwise deactived is Ghiraim who brings the massive contraption back to life with his cursed magic one last time in order to defeat Link.

This animated armor has two distinctive forms. The first being the one as I depicted above! After Link with his trusty whip defeats the monster pulling his arms off, the automaton will reunite all his parts and pull himself out of the ground chasing Link with 6 huge swords!
I can tell you that this boss became one of my favourites and made me appreciate the wiimotion plus very much. The moment that I though to sweep the legs of Koloktos my body just reacted like I was using a real sword and it worked!It really worked! It was definitely one of many amazing moments that I had with this game!


As usual I used a regular 2 HB pencil on a white A3 paper, black ink pens for the tracing and coloured it on photoshop.It took me a couple days I guess.

Please enjoy!




The Legend of Zelda and all it's characters are a (c) and TM from Nintendo.
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:icon8bitstitchpunk:
8BitStitchPunk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
One of my favorite Zelda bosses of all time, hands down.
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:iconmikaylalovescats:
MikaylaLovesCats Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
I love that boss. Does anyone else get creeped out at the little girl laugh when it dies?
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:icontarvvyen:
Tarvvyen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never played Skyward Sword, but I saw a gameplay video of this boss. He's awesome and so is your pic! I love it!-^_^- 
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Impressive! 
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alexiaNBC Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Koloktos and the Ancient Cistern: Making Buddhist mythology look freaking epic
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh YEAH!!!! :D
Thanks for the coment!
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:icondmthemechanic:
DmTheMechanic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at least we're all thankful that wii-motion remote didn't try to copy the weight of sword and make it more difficult to swing around... I means, it must be weight like a tree log, trying to swing around at same time!
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:iconhanimetion:
Hanimetion Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man this is amazing, great art for the best boss ever =P
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :D
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:iconhanimetion:
Hanimetion Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem, it IS the best boss ever =P
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:iconchojinryu750:
ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchojinryu750:
ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no problem :)
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:iconfitheswordspirit:
FitheSwordSpirit Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
"This “Ancient Automaton" defends the Ancient Cistern and eliminates intruders. The cursed energy supply Ghirahim provided to this contraption has given it power far beyond its conventional limits."
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:iconshujiwakahisaa:
ShujiWakahisaa Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
creepy and yet amazing at the same time
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:iconpastapiggypiggy:
pastapiggypiggy Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was mah favorite boss fight in skyward sword! =D
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:iconlugiadarkshadow:
Lugiadarkshadow Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He reminds me of Shiva the Destroyer (Hinduism)
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:iconspdy4:
spdy4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what Koloktos was based on.
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:iconlugiadarkshadow:
Lugiadarkshadow Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I though
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:iconspdy4:
spdy4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In fact Skyward Sword has alot of Hindu References
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:iconlugiadarkshadow:
Lugiadarkshadow Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really that's the only one I really bothered to notice XD
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:iconspdy4:
spdy4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well Ancient Cistern is based on a 1918 Japanese story called "The Spider's Thread"

In it a Criminal attempts to escape into a lotus-filled paradise from the depths of hell by climbing a spider's thread that a Buddhist monk drops down; the dungeon's dark, murky lower floor and golden upper floor being connected by a thread is very likely a parallel to this.

In the Story the Damned Souls of Hell Climb up this thread as well

In the game the Cursed Bokoblins climb up the string XD

The Upper part of the Cistern is Golden and Pretty

the Lower Parts is all dark and gloomy
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:iconlugiadarkshadow:
Lugiadarkshadow Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol that is great
and no one thought I was gonna get a history lesson over the summer XD
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:iconspdy4:
spdy4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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GangWarlord Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Koloktos! 8-)
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's not to love about him, right?
He's Awesome! ;)
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:icongangwarlord:
GangWarlord Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I agree! 8-)
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:iconillusionsdreamsfan:
Illusionsdreamsfan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely the best boss battle for me. c:
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also my favourite in this game! :D
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:iconillusionsdreamsfan:
Illusionsdreamsfan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It really felt like you were Link :D
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With that one to one movement detection from the Wii motion plus it sure did! That level of emersion on that fight still manages to amaze me! :)
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:iconillusionsdreamsfan:
Illusionsdreamsfan Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I loved it! Also, fighting Darknuts in Twilight Princess was amazing. C:
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bloodking30 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice now if I only find the mountion boss or snow temple boss I for got hes name
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
I also don't remember is name. ^_^'
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:iconbloodking30:
bloodking30 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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:iconlwiis64:
Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Probably the best boss battle/boss music in the game. And your artwork does it justice. Another great job!
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch!
Koloktos is indeed one of the highlights of the game as a boss fight concerns!
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Sparky-Lurkdragon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, this was the piece that got me looking around your gallery. It's a wonderfully detailed and vibrant work!
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! ^_^
It's definitely one of a kind and I'm so glad you like it!
BTW I'm going to work on another zelda boss for the 2nd run of :icongame-art-hq: Link's blacklist Tribute so you're always welcome to visit my gallery again in the future! :D
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IloveLordGhiraham Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WIN BOSS!!!!
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!! ^_^
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:iconilovelordghiraham:
IloveLordGhiraham Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:) no prob!!!
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:iconmidna01:
Midna01 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my fav boss of this game :3
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many of us seem to have Koloktos has our favourite boss in the game. That would've been strange if he wasn't so AWESOME!! :D
Thanks for the comment!
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Midna01 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for some reason i like the music, while fighting him, the most too :3
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:iconramman05:
Ramman05 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconjoelchan:
Joelchan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconramman05:
Ramman05 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
U're welcome! :)
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:iconramman05:
Ramman05 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
U're welcome! :)
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AlliTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this boss
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