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Can't We Be Friends? by Eksafael Can't We Be Friends? by Eksafael
I just finished playing Shadow of the Colossus last night, and I have to say I always felt bad killing the colossi. They're so cool and majestic.... Plus, a few of them reminded me of giant teddy bears, with those round, adorable eyes. Sometimes, I wished Wander would just forget that stupid dead girl and ride the colossi in fan-f***ing-tastic adventures that didn't involve killing each other.

Bit of a doodle that turned into not-so-much of a doodle. The design of the colossus roughly follows one of the 16, but it's not exact, seeing as they're a bit ridiculous to get a look at while fighting and to find a profile shot of one via internet is pretty impossible too... or at least it was for me. :D

(Also, sorry about the zoom size, but I wanted you to at least see some of the detail I put into Wander.)
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dinoboygreen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean; sometimes I almost feel sorry for the Colossi; sure the sixth Colossus is said to lust for power, but even then, like most of the Colossi, he's just protecting his territory. Hell, the thirteenth Colossus seems outright peaceful, not so much a vile monster as such a giant bird-dragonfly thing minding its own business.
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TheRealHiro Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty much what I have been imagining a few past days. It would be awesome if I could just be friends with the colossi. I would love to be Cenobia's friend. I just love that little guy and always feel extra bad killing it.. It just wanted to chill and guard its lair. And then I come and kill it.
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corinathemonster Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
this makes me feel sad :( but its cute!!! :)
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JinnTachi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!
This is cool. Me and a buddy just beat Shadow of the Colossus for PS3.
Its my 40th time and his first playing.
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh man, is that an actual 40 or are you guessing? Because if I could keep track, I'd be about there too.
And thanks, lol. I have both the original for PS2 and the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus collection for PS3 . . . not gonna lie, just for the trophies (yesssss).
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JinnTachi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its a guesstimate. And I used to have the PS2 version and had everything beaten and unlocked. Then I let my asshole half brother borrow it and he kept all my games and PS2 then pawned them later for cash.
Anyway long story short I got the PS3 collection, and I am noticing it feels a lot more buggy when trying to hold onto fur and keeping Wanderer stable. Makes Time Trials almost impossible. But I love both games, and the PS3 version was my first time at Ico since its been hard to find for PS2.
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Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And then, *squish!* "Oops."
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Bahaha, yes.
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Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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Bionic-Kitty Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i think part of the reason why this game is so great is that you really DO feel guilty for killing all of the Colossi. this pic is so cute i love the idea behind it
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Bionic-Kitty Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome ^^
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DancingFerret Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats exactly what I think when I play! I've played it about....10 times through and now when I play, I just hop on a colossi and pet its head lovingly saying, ' You're gonna be my best friend!!!'.....but they just go 'OMG IT TALKS!!! GET IT OFF!!!!' *flails*
I'd want the one that I call 'Llama' as a buddy, or the bird one because it flies :3
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol, my roommate calls the fourth one the horse. I have a fan-art picture in mind of wander and agro riding it, being all epic and cowboy-esque.
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DancingFerret Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be an interesting pic to see :D
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Deideirine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
i finished SotC a week ago. such a great game. i love it!
and this "not-so-much of a doodle"-doodle (XDDDD) is sooo amazing *_*
your desing follows pretty well the desing of the first colossus Valus.
well, i really wanted to be friends with all colossi, especially with the Lion Cenobia T_T
he was the smallest of all colossi *_*
i love the cutscene when he walked down of his roost ... poor Cenobia had to die too...
but i get off the point .... this piece of art is great! i mean, just look at Wander! so small and even so detailed!
however, your colossus is perfect too! LOVE IT :dance:
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! :D
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Deideirine Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
you are welcome ^^
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MaryAnime Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist
This is very beautiful

I love your concept!! :love:
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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MaryAnime Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist
you´re welcome =D
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Quolia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite games :la: And I love how you portrayed the colossus & Wander! Wonderful work :clap:
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! It's one of my favorites too. The fact that I actually did fan art for it is a lot coming from me, lol.
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Okijnas Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this game and adore your concept here!
Beautifully done!
Hopefully The Last Gaurdian will be more the sort of adventure you hoped for!
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, and I hope so too! That game looks amazing :heart:
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EduxBR Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ET > ColossiT
Hahaha!

CONGRATZ!
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Supertacularific Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Writer
Kinda looks like either Valus or Argus. Maybe Argus due to the face.

Ironic that the worst part of the game is also the most thrilling. Killing Phalanx (The flying dragon like thing) was the most painful for me because it was so majestic and beautiful flying around, and it never did anything to me. Stupid dead chick.
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I know, right?
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Kindii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I. Love. This. :bucktooth:

And the description made it even better! :la:
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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Hallowing Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love the picture, love it even more for the description. :D

Reading the comments really brings it back. Ah, nostalgia. Oh third game, when shall you be mine?!
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hahahaha, I know exactly how you feel. I want to play The Last Guardian so badly.
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Corro7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
This... Is... Beautiful...
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Corro7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Your Welcome...
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RomanRazgriz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
^________^
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D
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Supertacularific Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Writer
Kinda looks like Valus, the first one because of the longer arms. ^^ The hardest part of the game was killing the Colossi (Ironically) Because they were only created after Dormin had it's essences spread out across the land- like they have any control over their lives. I always thought Wander was a mega jerk for killing them. xD
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, but he got royally screwed over in the end too, you know.
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Supertacularific Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Writer
I know. :) That's what he gets. The worst death was Phalanx- the poor thing never did anything to Wander.
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh I know, and it was so beautiful. :heart:
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Supertacularific Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Writer
Which one was your favorite Colossus? Mine would have to be Dirge....or Gaius. No, Dirge. ^^
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I honestly loved Phalanx, just because it's so beautiful... but as far as fun goes, I LOVE defeating Malus and Argus. Phalanx just takes too long :D
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Supertacularific Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Writer
Awesome. :D Barba always freaked me out for some reason...
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha, probably because you have to rush over walls to get away from him first, like a mouse from a cat... and always run the risk of getting squashed. But I thought Barba was cool, design-wise. He always reminded me of a goat. :heart:
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victoriaz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I like this idea; I felt bad for killing them too. I think this is a pretty faithful adaptation of Valus, the first Colossus.
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Eksafael Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, or more like Valus' head on Barba/Argus' body, because you have to admit that Barba and Argus pretty much have the same physique but with different heads, along with the same attack style (fist and stomp).
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the-final-I Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why not? :P
Very, very nice.
I've never played the game, and so while I don't know what the original atmosphere is like, I think this image pulls off a nice intensity. Fwends forever?
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