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Wrath of King Piranha Plant by pearlzu Wrath of King Piranha Plant by pearlzu
I FINALLY GOT IT DONE!!!! Half of this has been done for over a year and has just been lying around screaming "FINISH MEEEEE!"

I finally got around to again this week and I've been working on it for the last couple of days =D I learned two things doing this pic: The atmosphere effect, to make the background look far away, and controled lighting.. which was really hard to keep track of. Crazyness is what it was, dealing with watercolor pencils :O I think I'm finally getting the hang of them though.

To get the bluryish background thing going, which looks a lot better on the original than on here, I colored in the rock texture and with watered down acrylic ink I washed the whole background over. Doing that blured the sharp lines together and gave it a greyish fogged out look, sort of :O

The only Photoshop thing I've done to this was a brush streak of light green to make light look like it's filtering in from the ceiling. I didn't want to try it on the original 'cause I knew I'd probably screw it up.

Yoshi's Island fans will recognize this boss =D This thing had the coolest intro of any of the other bosses, and when it would try to ram into you and hit the wall the vines would coil up and out of the water so snake like! It was so COOL! That game along with Donkey Kong Country 2 and Super Mario RPG are my all time favorite games on any system.

99.9% watercolor pencil babay!

Yoshi and other characters copyright to Nintendo =D
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:iconresidentsmile:
residentsmile Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
I like the boss music for this.
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:iconmullingz:
Mullingz Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student Artist
this drawing brings me back, soo good.
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:iconfab4kley:
Fab4Kley Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Hi Pearlzu! I allowed myself to use your picture on YouTube with a Reorchestration of the Boss Theme from Yoshi's Island I made. If you're not agree with that, say it and I delete the video ;)

The link: 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8C6dB…

Have a nice day ;)
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CorruptedDalek999 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome
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:iconkooborisapphire:
KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This was always my favorite boss on the game. Such a fun battle with a kickass boss along with with a badass villain song. Stunning details, & the Naval Piranha Plant looks terrifying.
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sammywhiskers Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
he is also the secret boss in world 6
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:iconpornwriter:
pornwriter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Writer
Nice work!
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:iconraythedeku:
Raythedeku Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014

The funny thing is that you can one hit kill this boss by standing at the edge of the doorway and shooting an egg at it. The Kamek will come in and say 'OH MY!' and you win the level without fighting the boss.


Plus, technically this boss is named Naval Piranha.

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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
:icone-hplz: It explodes my head with its awesome! Those rocks must've been a real pain!
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:iconpearlzu:
pearlzu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional
Lol that exploding head is so gross XD
Yeah, those rocks were a beast to paint. I remember it taking forever.
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
well, it was worth the time! great job! it's made it into my premium art collection!
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bucas1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
too awesome
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:iconflamer500:
Flamer500 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Bad friggin ass! I think I wanna replay Yoshi's Island now! ...and possibly one of the hacks...
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:iconvinsaintjames:
VinSaintJames Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So Dope
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xenomorphScar4 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Awesome!!!!
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:iconcas20:
cas20 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Writer
That is a big Piranha Plant, nice.
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:iconneswolf20:
NESWolf20 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Super cool and great job too
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:iconloenabelle:
loenabelle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations, you are number 4 on the top 100 artists list with the theme plants but this can change good luck.
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:iconernestovladimir:
ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A fucking masterpiece *kneels*
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:iconshad-23:
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite bosses
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:iconjmasterr0ck:
JMasterR0ck Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   Artist
<3 it
r3sP3ct m4n!
thx f0r this 4wwwesome sh1t!
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:iconfaustxxxvii:
FaustXXXVII Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
This was the time I learned that Nintendo could be more scary than Resident Evil.
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:iconjoshuakoopa:
Joshuakoopa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Ninteno made resident evil
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:iconsk8inpiro21:
sk8inpiro21 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This was the hardest freaking boss of the game!
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:iconfaustxxxvii:
FaustXXXVII Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
actually yeah, we were kids and you don't imagine you have to "think" to defeat a boss or make it trough the game.
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Demonlemon Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
I could never beat him, until somebody told me that if you hit him before kamek shows up you can avoid the battle entirely >:3
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:iconernestovladimir:
ErnestoVladimir Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just like Bob Marley said "Kill them before they grow"
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The-undead-666 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I like the painting, nice job.

That boss is not so scarry if you throw and egg at it before kamek comes in.
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:icondann-the-yoshi:
Dann-The-Yoshi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That Piranha Plant is boss.
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:iconfallenpeach:
Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
One of my fave bosses on Yoshi's Island!! Amazing art!! *U*
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Filth-Incarnation Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Seriously dude. You are a champion among men.

I wish I could draw half as good as you.
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing work!! :wow: I love what you did with the piranah! <3 and the colouring and shading add such a special touch to it, really impressive work here! ^_^
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Not-Think Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ONE OF THE BEST GAMES EVER. -love-
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KawaiiMuffen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Artist
i played this part on my DS
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:iconpaleona:
Paleona Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   Digital Artist
wow, nice work! This really feels like the game, but still has a distinct style all of it's own. I love when fanart is taken up a notch like this.
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zeldo-kun Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
that is pure BAD ASS O_O
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:iconsageofmagic:
SageOfMagic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Not only did you really capture this scene in the game but you also added your own dose of epic to it. I loved the game, loved this level and now I love this piece :clap: well done with the coloring, background and...pretty much everything!
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AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010   Artist
Damn,that boss!
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:iconjustinderosa:
JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010   Photographer
excellent job
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:iconcrazywitch111:
CrazyWitch111 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, too cool this battle!
I fight against this plant for months! I didn't succeed to defeat him...
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Rotarx7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
wow
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greyhare13 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
oh god, I hated this boss. >.< I was so happy when I beat him.
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:icons-symph:
s-symph Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
He was my favorite boss on that game. Awesome. ^o^
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sherto Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
yeeeah
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Antithigram Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That boss scared the crap outta me when I was little. *shudders* Nicely done.
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y0sh1rulz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
nice reminds me a boss from yoshi island
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WaffleBerry Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Navel Pirahna FTW
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KidIcarus-Pit Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
whoa this waz amazing.I love Naval.
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:icondragoncid:
DragonCid Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is epic!
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Mike-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! o_o
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