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Water Temple Link by paintpixel Water Temple Link by paintpixel
I love Ocarina of Time...The Water Temple dungeon was so hard too..but that's why I love it *_* It's my tribute to the water temple I guess you could say ^^;
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PeediPaccmann Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The water's reflection on the sword looks dope af.
AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man the water temple robbed me of my last nerve in OOT.
But I love how it looks in your artwork and I just love the way you drew Link.
He looks so cool in that Zora Tunic. :D
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
clunk clunk clunk splash
great picture!
ZTheGS Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! :D (Big Grin) 

I love the Water Temple from Ocarina of Time! It's my favorite temple and I love it because it's so challenging. :happybounce: 

I also loved the Lakebed Temple in Twilight Princess, but this doesn't belong here. Sweating a little... 
HyliaBeilschmidt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist
For years I thought it was official art...
serenawarren14 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
I hate this temple! love this picture though Heart 
TitanicLightening Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
FINALLY!!!! I've seen this picture while surfing the web so many times! Glad to have found the original artist!
I found and bought Ocarina of Time a few weeks ago, and I'm currently trying to navigate through this very dungeon, and this picture is a perfect depiction of probably everyone's feelings when trying to find their way through that cursed place. (Obviously, it's not really "cursed" cursed, but you know what I mean!)
The lighting is amazing, and Link is drawn very well; I think my favorite part of this picture is the frustrated look on his face.
AkitoKuno Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
I can't believe I found this pic on deviantart...I think it's one of the most shared pictures of Zeda ever created
callyanncreates Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work on the reflective lighting. n_n
AkuDemyfan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Nice~! This is really cool! :aww:

SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This temple was a pain in the butt! >.<
QT-DespTH Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i still like this artwork
Kuro-Amaya Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist
This is amazing well done
MarioGuy3 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Nice job.

For me, the only thing that makes the water temple frustrating is the fact that you have to constantly equip and de-equip the iron boots, which means you have to pause the game a lot. Other than that, it's a good dungeon and the miniboss is awesome. Thank god they made the Iron Boots an item in the 3DS remake.
VoiceOfTheOutcasts Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
I don't understand all the frustration towards this dungeon. I recently played through it for the first time and I just don't get it. I personally had more trouble with the Forest Temple.
platinumpir Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
I saw this pic in a video once... It was called "water temple music extended to 10 minutes" by Daniel A on Youtube
NeonSoul-Art Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so in love with this drawing <3 haha
ZeldaChicky1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Ahhhh!!! This is amazing!!!!!
TwentyfootAngels Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It looks so freaky from this point of view!
RJHalfbreed Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks LEGIT!!!
WhiteWolfMystic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the water temple dungeon too ^^ Both that one and the fire temple =P Very nicely done! I love Link's expression here XD
maynams Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Psrbht getting pretty jealous right
Chipper-Doodle Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how Link's looking aroung like "Where do I go now?"
The Master Quest version was too easy in my opinion
Emi-chan101 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Impossible architecture...

Love your style, looks like its straight out of a anime :3
Sagittarius1992 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I <3 it :D
KarameruYukika Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
me groosta
Almaflora Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ahhhh!! nooo... that accursed place with nice background music... damn!! so much time stuck in there...

Great skill and awesome detail. simple, yet beautiful.
Me likes it :D
psthatsme Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooooow! I love this from the coloring of the water to Link's facial expression and body language. The Water Temple always gave me a sense of claustrophobia in that it was just like this dark dungeon with water everywhere...and tektites everywhere. This perfectly captures exactly how I'd imagined Link being there.
Tonythunder Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
this looks just absolutely frickin' stunning! The water effects,the details on the backgrounds,the reflection of the water on Link's sword and boots look all freaking cool! :clap:
Tsunade183 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I'm telling you, next to the Shadow Temple, the Water Temple was by far the hardest dungeon in the game. It annoyed me to no end. But, still, it was fun. I really love Ocarina of Time. :)
PhantomGline Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most people would say that O.o.T's Water Temple is the worst! in any zelda game!

I say play Majora's Mask and do the Stone Temple!
Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Water temple !! xD the most complicated dungeon in the world of Zelda XD excellent !!
Moonstreamer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this pic so much!!! My friend bought me a print of it at Otakon this year for my birthday.
givemebilliejoe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I always wondered... if hes still carying his iron boots when hes not wearing them, wouldnt he still sink!? 0.0 videogame logic says no! X3
FatalPlush Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the iron boots! :D
musicfairy21 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
God i love this game!!! Classic, wonderful art
Ketchum-All Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow... im in love with this pic U.U great job :D
Deathkiki09 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist
I was trapped in there for god knows how long with Navi screaming "hey" and "listen" into my ear. But I successfully cleared it. Seeing this picture makes my remember the days.
Moonandsunlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*favourites a thousand times*
magicalpomagranite1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm at this freaken dungeon RIGHT NOW!! It SUCKS!! But I still love it XD...
auress Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i think i saw this in a kakariko village tribute on youtube. i definately did.
redrosabell Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional
this is so cool
Danisauria Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
This is my first time playing and I thought the water temple was really easy...
PrincessYoshi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
And when you play the game lots, this temple becomes a breeze... :D lol but the first time is a pain, as was lord jabu jabu's belly =____=; Curse you water stages!!!

btw I was at the con! I bought this piece and another link piece from ya and asked for you to sign them. :3 It's always fun to meet the actual artist n_n
PinkDango Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
this was my favorite dungeon! ^^
Nintendo777 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Hey, paintpixel! Nice job on the pic. The Water Temple was the worst bit in my time, and I had to put on iron boots and take them off. It was really a pain in the ass doing it every time, but i'm getting the Ocarina of Time 3D remake next week and it will be much better than the original!
SBunny198 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Link looks very distraught. :D
Yurius06 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good :D
iPodluigi505 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've always loved this picture, ever since I first saw it on a YouTube video...
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