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Titania by ImprobableCarny Titania by ImprobableCarny
An old painting of the planet Titania from the Star Fox series. Left an Anubis-esque Krazoa there for fun and was generally just practicing landscape drawing. Enjoy!
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amesho Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice one Dras!

Titania's almost universally considered Arab for the fans, so really nice touch w/ the Krazoa. Hey, if the Romans took lands as far as Syria and Kuwait, why the Krazoas can't take two Sauria and Titania?
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ImprobableCarny Nov 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm not entirely sure if the Romans are comparible to ethereal space ghosts of dubious origin, but yeah, I like the idea of them being interconnected with Lylat's ancients from Aquas, Titania, Venom, etc.
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Ah, Titania. Would have seen it a bit more... red. Cool landscaping, though. And the Egyptian-animal Krazoa is a nice touch. I have plans for a Titania landspace too, to go along with my Krystal redesign.
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ImprobableCarny Nov 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I didn't want to go with the red too much because my version of Papetoon is closer to the Colorado-ish red rock desert, I wanted Titania to be a bit more mysterious. Also I'm looking forward to seeing yours :3
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CAHunter Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They both could be red xD
When I think of Titania, all I see is the red I use to run the landmaster over.
I imagined Papetoon more like a dry desert (not sand-like type) with a few shrubs and maybe some oasis' here and there ^^
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ImprobableCarny Nov 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh yeah, I definitely see it as being a dry desert too. I just like to keep the pallettes seperate to keep it interesting!
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R3dFiVe Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!
I like the subtle blur effect on the foreground, as well! :)

Interesting take on the anthro Krazoa. Guess it would make a little bit more sense when they're not at human like (could've been apes, tho)
By the way, do you remember there being this fanfiction of egyptian gods ACTUALLY being from Lylat? XD

But yeah, keep it up!
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ImprobableCarny Nov 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The way I interpret the Krazoa is that they're interconnected with the mythologies of all the ancient religions in Lylat. Of course, with the ambiguous nature of the Krazoa, the individual cultures of the various planets took different interpretations of them. The Titanian Krazoa adopted an Egyptian-esque aesthetic on par with other Titanian architecture, reflecting a visage more commonly associated with the desert denizans of the planet--most likely, desert-dwelling creatures like jackals.

I imagine the Aquas ancients would have depicted the Krazoa as being more Greek, based on the ruins we saw in SF64, and the Saurian Krazoa were depicted as being more apelike, causing the denizans to believe Andross to be one of them (in some version of Adventures that actually makes sense, I guess).

/NERD

And by that fanfiction, if you mean the guy who wrote an ungodly long screenplay that was basically a furry CNN transcript with almost no Star Fox characters and everything had Egyptian names for some reason, yeah, I remember that...unfortunately.

Glad you enjoyed the picture though! Thanks!
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R3dFiVe Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I thought it would make sense if the dinosaurs would worship the Krazoa seeing how they look like no other dino on the planet. However, then again did it really seem like the dinosaurs perceive the Krazoa as gods to the point where they would WORSHIP them?

I guess your take is that there used to be a civilization BEFORE the dinosaurs, who were connected to the Krazoa, right?
Because this would definitely make senses seeing how there’s also the very human/ape-like looking Warp Stone no one really cares about all that much.
Same thing about Krazoa Palace, which was even under siege by the Sharpclaws (though one could argue since they are the villains they don’t have to respect a deity) but all the same the dinosaurs of Dinosaur Planet don’t strike me as the spiritual kind as most of them are like primitive warrior tribes more than anything else.

(incoming Ancient Aliens I MEAN ANCIENT HUMANS theory on Dinosaur Planet fanfiction somewhere. I can smell it…. Ugh!)

You’re welcome :)
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ImprobableCarny Nov 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It didn't necessarily seem like that, but this is in a universe where Adventures actually made sense so I'm taking some artistic liberties ;) Mind you I don't see them worshipping the Krazoa as in going to dino-church every dino-Sunday, but closer to some manner of Pagan spirituality. I think the dinosaurs would've seen the Krazoa more as nature spirits that kept the planet alive, so they respect the planet. Once Scales starts screwing with the planet's balance, that's why the Krazoa get all screwed up.

Not much for the "IT WAS HUMANS ALL ALONG" theory, though I guess if you stretch it it might work; say they destroyed Earth and sent a spaceship full of animals into the stars and they...all magically evolved to be bipedal, I guess. Yeah, it's a stretch XD
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