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Hanging in the Cargo Bay by ShaneGDraco Hanging in the Cargo Bay by ShaneGDraco
Fox McCloud chilling out in the cargo bay.

I was getting really frustrated with this picture and I was about to scrap it, but somehow I managed to pull it out from the ashes.  I've never done any Star Fox art before, so this was new and fun.
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AcheronTheFox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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ACdraw Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say, I'm really not a fan of the whole mechanical legs thing, much less that people actually believe it was officially part of the series (it wasn't).
But this is actually really nice. It's really, really, really well painted and I especially like the detail we can see of the outside.

The legs themselves, though clearly attached to his body, also look large enough that he could easily have his real legs inside them too.
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.  Yeah, I have no idea what kind of ship that Fox is hanging out in there, but I assume there's some kind of cargo ship in the Starfox fleet.  I loved doing the outside view.  I'm sure Fox got bored of watching space TV and figured he'd get some fresh air, so he goes down to the cargo hold and opens up the cargo hatch.  The background just came together amazingly.  I loved doing all the lighting from that colorful landscape.

As for the legs, I figure if engineers are designing high-performance prosthetics for use of the most elite fighter pilots in the galaxy, they're probably going to make them as powerful as possible without making them more cumbersome than real legs.  So yes, they'd probably end up being about the size of boots.  Of course, the robotic legs aren't canon, but it's a badass variation of the original lore.
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ACdraw Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, StarFox doesn't technically have a fleet, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had some form of smaller ships aside from fighters, given how big the Great Fox looks. I agree as well, it is nice to see Fox amidst an outdoor environment instead of space. And I notice the Arwing itself is also the Assault model (the shape of the nose, cockpit and wing struts etc.)

Sure cyborgs are ridiculously cool in concept. I just kinda think it's silly that so many people think it was a real thing that was retconned due to being too dark. To that I say, really? The main villain degenerated and mutilated his own body so much that all that was left was his brain in the end, and giving the main characters cyborg enhancements is where they cross the line? Yah... I don't think so.
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Google images works wonders, especially considering I've never played a StarFox game in my life.  Something I love, though, StarFox is the only game I know of that really preserved the low-poly look in all its designs.  It's a shame that there hasn't been a StarFox game in FOREVER, or I would have played one.  I definitely love Smash, though.
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ACdraw Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, there is a new one in development right now, so hopefully we won't have too much longer to wait.
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JDE10 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Nice job! He looks really great!
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PhantomPhoenick Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
well sure is pretty cool
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ye kindly :D
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PhantomPhoenick Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
no prob :3
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HeroWolfMod Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Fox looks so slim and tall. :o

Anyway, good picture, and i see you "support" the idea of Arwings pilots having Cyborg legs, even if they never said this is canon.
Tough, they invented the "G-diffuser", that helps the ship fly and prevents pilots to not faint because of blood not arriving to the brain.
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I kinda wanted to put my own style on Fox.  And I know the G-diffuser exists, but the robot legs are so much more awesome XD
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HeroWolfMod Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Unless Star Fox Adventures provides an alternate ending where he sinks down in a water pool in the water temple because of robotic legs' weight, i think boot wearer Arwing pilots are "canon". XD
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goli-man Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Looks cool. :-)
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.  Glad you like it. :D
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah man such a cool style take on Fox, love the detail to the robolegs!
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.  Yeah, robostuff is so much fun to draw.  I like Fox, but sometimes it looks like the G-forces from the Arwing smooshed his face a bit.
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TheColditz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Wow, it looks great! I love the sleek face of his, most people give him a rather big face! Also glad to see you've given him the prosthetic legs! :)
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.  Robo prosthetics are a blast to draw.  He does tend to have kind of a smooshed face.
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BooKawaiiCrush Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I Wan't bionic legs!!! ;-;
why can't i be part mechanic?...oh well 
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It would involve amputating your existing legs.  In my opinion, pretty epic if you're doing it as a sacrifice to become the most elite fighter pilot in the galaxy.  The legs would be cool if they're stronger than your normal legs, though.
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BooKawaiiCrush Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yea...but still...great art *in luv with those legs XD*
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wolfin22 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
whats up with his legs?
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In the original star fox canon, Star Fox fighter pilots had their legs amputated and replaced with mechanical ones to cope with the G-forces experienced during their areal acrobatics.  Also, I like drawing robot stuff.
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ACdraw Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No they didn't actually.
That was totally made up by DidUKnowGaming, but because they said it, it caused a large amount of people to believe it. Basically the only evidence is the pivots seen on the boots. And those were there because the original artwork used puppets to depict the characters. That's literally the only reason the theory started. Puppet pivots.

That'd be like claiming the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are really insane humans wearing dead turtle skins because you could spot the mouth of one of the actors in the suits for the original 1990 TMNT, inside the mouth of the Turtle they were depicting, in one shot.

They were boots. Just boots. ALL Cornerian pilots wore them, not just StarFox.
Heck, Captain Falcon wears boots just like them!
If memory serves, they were even shown to be able to take them off in the original Nintendo Power comics at one point, so yah...
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Robot legs are still cool as hell, though.  I know it's not canon, but it's a cool variation of the StarFox lore.
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ACdraw Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no arguments on robot legs being cool.
Just the idea really begins to fall apart once you actually start to pay attention to the series, and not the box-art.
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wolfin22 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ewww who made that up? it's not on the wiki
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the lore came from an old Nintendo Power comic.  Apparently cutting off the legs created a shorter circulatory system, making it harder for the blood to be forced out of the brain, therefore keeping the pilots conscious.  I can't remember where I first heard it, but it makes star fox that much more badass.
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wolfin22 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
not to me but yr badass is yrs and my badass is mine to each his oun ^^
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AdorkableINK Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
u did a great job here, friend :D thanks for not giving up on it :happybounce:
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D  Glad to hear you like it :icondragonlaplz:
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Wolfbaloo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very cool work!
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ShaneGDraco Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.  It was fun.
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