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Link vs. Bongo Bongo by Txikimorin Link vs. Bongo Bongo by Txikimorin
This is the battle between Link and Bongo Bongo: Phantom Shadow Beast, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Link is using the Fairy Bow; the Hover Boots, the item of this dungeon: Shadow Temple, which allows Link to walk in the air some steps, and the Lens of Truth, which allows Link to see invisible things, in this case we see the part of Bongo Bongo's body that Link sees though the lens.

As allways I've tried to be as loyal as posible to the design of the original game from Nintendo 64 rather than using oficial ilustration as reference.
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Violet-DawnMLP Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bongo Bongo is honestly my most favorite boss in all of the LoZ games I've played. It was the most times I died. Second place is the boss from the temple of courage in PH
MazokuRaizen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You!

My favorite Boss in all of Zelda series :)
Caronat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Artist
Wow. This, is the definition of what epicness is. The perspective is crazy, you capture the mouvement so well and the athmospher is so right. And oh, the details, Lens of truth with the bow, clever.
Risen-Art Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

We have Bongo Bongo, Dead Hand, Wall Master (whom I believe is Master Hand with his GLOVE OFF)...

This is why I love Zelda fan artists, they create some of the highest caliber fanart I have seen in most any series.

Kill it with fire, Link...
Anon200 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
The Hover Boots...huh. Never would have thought of that. I always do the Desert Colossus after the Shadow Temple. Makes sense. Also might explain why I have such a hard time with him...

At any rate, the entire "battle collection" is quite impressive. Definitely a lot of attention devoted to each one, which I can really appreciate. Great work.
Txikimorin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
I encourage you to try it! It really makes it easier when fighting Bongo Bongo, it helps a lot when he plays the drumms as they keep you in the air instead of making you bounce once and again.

Thanks for the kind words, it's been some time since the last one, but I think there will be another one in less than two months, I'm finally getting time for myself after years and this collection needs to be finished before it gets old!
ScyphozoanPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Niiiiice :D
misguidedSorcerer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Great artwork, I finally beat Bongo Bongo with arrows, lens of truth and Biggoron's sword! That was the worst boss since Volvagia (the Dragon in fire temple and it basically the rubbish boss by just flying around...) I'm now in Spirit temple at the moment.... :D XD
Laharl234 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ohhh, I see what you did with the Lens. Very good, very good.
aeryo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
What a wonderful artwork. La la la la 
crownlessking101 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
BlayAndHowlie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
First thing that came up when searching for Link x Bongo Bongo... meh. close enough.
RedFyreDragon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
I hated that boss so much.
theguy1012 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bongo is easy to fight once you get the hang of his movements kinda dissapointing nice art BTW I faved :D
LiekTotally Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
This right here is the most awesome thing EVER!!!
TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So gorgeous and detailed! I have wondered how Link would be able to use the Lens of Truth and shoot arrows at the same time, but now it seems that is the answer. :D (Big Grin) 

(How much I hate this boss... (- . -'))
meggyville2009 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh my GOD! IT'S GORGEOUS! Absolutely PERFECT! Nuu 
LiekTotally Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
My fave boss fight!!!!
saxophone5673 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Artist
GAH I always hated Bongo! (The irony in that fight XD) 
I love this!!! Wish I could do stuff like this (`・ω・´)
Txikimorin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Well it takes time but I guess it's all about trying and trying and trying...
By the way I´ve been listening to some of your songs, and it is awesome to have a place to watch and hear them because me and my brother both play instruments and love Zelda's music! This scores look great because they are not like a  billion voices and I can hear and read them without even downloading them or using Finale. So thanks for the comment and thanks for the music
saxophone5673 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Artist
Drawing and art like that just isn't my thing. Clearly you're amazing at it! I love the Morpha one too!!! I pretty much have devoted all my arrangements to nintendo XD kondo is my IDOL. I'm so glad you like my music! There are so many scores people do with just too many instruments... I guess it's just about getting the balance. Thank you for the feedback ♥♥♥
saxophone5673 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Artist
OMG I just noticed how he's holding the lens too! ( ゚Д゚)
so that's how he did it... 
queenofthegems Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, man! I can feel the intensity in this piece. The battle between the Phantom Shadow Beast and the Hero, Link....Epic above all else. So much details..Awesome! Reminds me of the good ol' days of me playing this game...Fighting this boss. Excellent! :iconamazingplz:
SarVondrak Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, used to be so scared of him as a kid... Love your work :D
Storytelleri Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   General Artist
This is really wonderful. :iconclapplz:
TigerRose1329 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing lighting, especially on BB's eye and the glow from Link's Hover Boots!
Sorraia89 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014

This has got to be one of the most kickass pieces of art I've ever seen.

Seriously, the attention to detail, the blur of Bongo Bongo's other hand, the Lens of Truth attached to his bow, the halo showing what you would see through it, Navi acting as his guide in the dark for God's sake! It all comes together to make something both intimidating and memorable.

Txikimorin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thanks! you got all the details, just missed a little one, the arrows in bongo bongo's hand showing that link has already shooted the hands so the eye is opened, hahaha. Thanks a lot for the comment!
Sorraia89 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Actually lol, I noticed immediatly afterwards both the arrow and the handle of the Lens sticking out between Link's fingers. Unfortunately you can't eddit comments.
TheDarkXelloss Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
This is... AMAZING! D:
mentevoladora Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
the best illustration of Bongo Bongo that I saw. Fantastical use of color~
XeonPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Bongo Bongo has and always will scare the crap out of me, though this is still just so beautiful. :)
RyouFujibayashi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student
hate this boss.
Sun-Down14 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Amazing Work :)

Breath taking Action Pose
xelanesque Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You know, it was implied though not proven that Bongo-Bongo was originally a Shiekah who created the Lens of Truth and the Mask of Truth, but he went mad and killed several people. As punishment, his hands and head were chopped off. In the place where his house stood, the Kakariko Well was built and the Shiekah sealed his dismembered body and his crazed soul in the well. Impa was probably a child when that happened.
Txikimorin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I heard that, but i prefer the theory that says that the well was there before him, and that the torture chamber with blood on the floor was where he was mutilated. After all the sheikahs has been living in kakariko before it was built, working for the royal family as some kind of "medium ninjas" thats why the royal graveyard is in kakriko instead of being in the castle town. But yeah, I love that theory of the sheikah becoming bongo bongo.
Yami-Marik93 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
In theory it may say that Bongo Bongo betrayed the laws of a Sheikah. Got to love see positive theory's of Zelda games. Like archeologist discover something.
YamiBloody Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good.
Bogus-Banana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I LOVE fighting this guy! Him and Barinade are two of my favorite bosses.
kingbobbomb Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
woah what a huge hand this monster has but he looks amazing
DragonEye0905 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...all of your pieces are really quite astonishing. But this (and perhaps the one with Phantom Ganon) is my favorite. I absolutely love the colors and contrast. 
Leo-Syron Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Dynamic and impacting. Awesome!
NESWolf20 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
very cool 
Cashmera Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
That is amazing, the hand is fukin 3D.
XkingpenX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freaking epic. I love the composition of the peace, the insinuation of depth due to the fuzziness of the hand in the foreground, the lighting coming from the eye and the boots illuminating what's around it, the anatomy shown in both Link and Bongo Bongo, plus the effect of the circle of vision afforded by the Lens of Truth, this is a beautiful piece of art~!
darkvaatigirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
This is amazing!
nightassailantz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
This boss scared the s%^# out of me the first time it appeared lolz. nicecly done
BMania-Sketches Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite bosses to do in ocarina of time! :heart:
Anukis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
D: Oh goodness... so well done! I liked this fight (I liked most of the OOT fights but this one was really different). You did an awesome job bringing out the ideas of the fight!
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