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Samus Aran - METROID by Madec-Brice Samus Aran - METROID by Madec-Brice
Second, Samus Aran from Metroid.
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Duncan0Idaho Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2015
Can I use this for my fanfic The Huntress?
RekkaAtsuma Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's four major things I like about this Artwork:
1) The Armor Proportions match to her body within the Armor while still keeping the original concept of an Androgynous silhouette.
2) The Armor also features Damages/Scarring, even with her Shields, and Repair systems, there are times where the Armor will get dinged up. This is a very nice addition. Also the Logos on her Helmet, right power core and Arm are a very nice Aesthetic touch that make the armor seem even more Real and also gives us a realistic in-universe display of the Franchise Logo of the Metroid series. Well done.
3) Her hair is a Reasonable Length for fitting into her Helmet without obstructing her field of view. The Canon High Pony is much too long for such.
4) The Best part is her facial features and Expressions. You can see her deeper thoughts within her Expressions  yet still see the Human Woman within her through  those same Expressions. Features wise she looks like a Mixture of European and Asian ethnicity, Which is something I've always loved seeing. I will say this is subtle in this image so I don't know if it was intended, but regardless, I love it!

I have to say, so far, this is the best image of Samus Aran I have ever seen.
(A minor thing I do like is the choice of Hair and Eye Color, I always imagine Samus having darker shades of hair and eyes, even within Blonde and Blue ranges.)

My only real (but minor) Artistic Complaint is it seems like the Armor Damage/Scarring is only visible on the upper torso. Below the line formed by the red colored segments of armor it seems like there are no Damages to her armor of any kind. However this may just be due to the darkness of the shading, so therefore it is only a very minor complaint.
21Mauricio21 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
YES! :squee: 
RA-5X Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Estonius Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Mystressb Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Fantastic artwork!
Ipid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best representation I've seen. More believable and attractive. 
MagicFireCat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this. Shows her more as an awesome human being who we all love than how some peeps make her all sexualized. Nice job!
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome job - this was just the art I was looking for :)
BioMechWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply astounding.
dearfan Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
I very like your work on Samus. Specialy light and colors. I feel the melancholy in her, almost like sadness, beautiful. This is probably the best work I've seen about her.
TheTrueHolyDarkness Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Sorry to say this but, this looks like a photoshopped supermodel version of Samus. Which is antithetical to her character. You may as well do fan art of Ellen Ripley as recast by Meghan Fox or something. She's just not that kind of character. The entire thing thus comes as shallow.

What I'm saying here is, and I'm trying to be constructive about this, but you've made Samus look weak and OOC. Its artists not understanding the character such as yourself that's responsible for the massive failure that is Other M.

So I encourage you do this: Please, rewatch Alien, Aliens, Terminator, and Terminator 2. For if you recall, these movies are the original source material for the character that is Samus. Then, draw another edition.

I'd be happy to see it.
AlleycatCY Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome art of Samus.

More please :D
jaknife79 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Wow that's cool, I like it. She looks so soft yet we all know she's sharp and cunning!
clokverkorange Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
This is awesome - though Samus is traditionally a blonde so I would have liked to see her hair a bit lighter. Other than that small nitpick, this could almost be another Hunter? A whole other storyline about a second Hunter would be so cool...
sunshine-songbird Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Actually, you're wrong.…
clokverkorange Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
From the artist himself: "Thank you, yes I was interested to represent her in a different way than just a blond chick in a very tight blue suit."

Nuff said. 
clokverkorange Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
That's a variant. In all Nintendo approved advertising, she's blonde. 
Vrolok-fn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
A very detailed and realistic version of Samus. Works like this should be seen more oftenly, there are too many drawings of pictures of her involving nudity or abnormal anatomy proportions.
Thanks for the dedication this work must have taken. Very beautiful.
Frangold Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I like it very much, Samus looks very naturally  (did he say about a woman in a high end tech battle suit xD )
And in contrast to allmost all pictures of her you did not use her only to have a excuse to show a grotesquely bustey woman. You show a very strong person, that's what I like =)
ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a really cool, interesting, and very human looking Samus. I like it.
Sortis86 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
looks great!
sleepcircle Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet mercy. with the mega-man picture and this and the kid icarus picture. you are doing everything i ever dreamed
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Kinda brings back a medieval-ish element to her armor!
kyubiman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student
This is astounding. I think the insignia, home planet, and name give her a very militaristic feel as if they are a soldiers dog tags. Which fits because she was a solider before becoming a bounty hunter. At first glance, it actually thought she was a female Commander Shepard. Samus is way cooler than Shepard though.
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
*Samus grabs a microphone and starts singing*

Samus Aran: Michael Rennie was ill the day the earth stood still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear
Claude Raines was the invisible man
Then something went wrong for Fay Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace it came from outer space
And this is how the message ran:

Science Fiction - Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.

I knew Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot when I saw Janet Scott
Fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said prunes gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But when worlds collide, said George Pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills, like a:

Science Fiction - Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.
I wanna go, oh-oh, to the late night double feature picture show.
By RKO, oh-oh, at the late night double feature picture show.
In the back row at the late night double feature picture show
sunshine-songbird Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
I love you so much for this.
VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail and realism on her face is stupendous! :) I love the reflections on her armor, and how she's holding her helmet under one arm. The planet in the background also adds to the 'surreal' factor of this image. :D
ThunderMatt77 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
i love the LED lights on the shoulder!
Duff5107 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Absolutely beautiful. I don't ever want to look away.
Jacky-the-Nerd Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The K-2L is a nice touch.
Horobinota Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Mai. Gawd. This is one of the most beautiful pieces of fan art I've ever seen. I bow to your superiority. :worship:
Sonicblur2-0 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
That is so insanely detailed! All the screw holes and scratched on her armor. And then the detail in her face and hair is great! :)
Squall179 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A small, ludicrous thing for one to notice in comparison with the REST of how amazing this is? Her visor on her helmet, holy god...

The detail on that ALONE is incredible, seriously, it looks like there is actually some structure behind it, it looks like it has been polished but still is pitted from debris impacts, has that look of colored glass to it and just LOOKS AMAZING! I freaking LOVE Those little details like the decals on the helmet and shoulder/upper arm gear, and her expression has this look like she has seen more fighting and destruction than most people EVER see.
bored4ever123 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By far one of the most amazing metroid art pieces i have ever seen. Excellent work Madec-Brice
nNexusOne Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Love love love this.
Her expression.... amazing.
GQboy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Holy crap this blew me away. The best version of Samus I've seen with her helmet off, official art or otherwise.
cra1g321 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Amazing !!!

I love super metroid, one of if not my favourite game of all time.
I still have my SNES and the game :)
greyfalls Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
That's definitely a much younger Samus than what I imagined was beneath the helmet, but it works.

The suit's colors seem inspired by the PED Suit in Corruption.
Chronorin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Holy shmolt! One of the best representations of her i've ever seen.
CheckHuah Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
everything about this pic is just great. it isn't all how i typically envision samus. great job on your own take of her.
Rith9789 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
That fucking detail O_O Awesome work!
ParasiteBirth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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Neosamuel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Realy nice, has quite the Mass Effect vibe to it.
Anglophile1138 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Ok, that looks decidedly badass.
xXx--Echo--xXx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutlely amazing. This is exactly how I imagined her in her suit, it all looks so perfect! ^-^ Oh, and hi James! :D
James007z Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
...Oh...My...God...This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorelliena Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist

She's recognizable but still so distinct as your style :D
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