This is incredibly detailed, in regards to both the artwork itself and to the theory behind its biological functions.
Just... wow, dude. Nice work.
I'm a huge metroid fan and i never knew that. that is some great art, the shading and work on it is amazing, congrats on the front page.
A great piece, the bleached pencil reminds me of the old zoological manuscripts of explorers printed from the turn of the last century, really nice. The attached physiological background only added to that feeling, nice touch by the way.
Two things, 1) in the background, the background I was wondering on how you thought the metroids flew around. 2) Are you making a series of these? Not neccisarilly metroids but of game monsters?
Your rendition of one of the most fearsome creatures ever is quite outstanding. However I see a couple of inaccuracies with it. 1, the metroid larva has four nuclei although only three are usually all that is seen. 2, there are two large fangs in the back and two smaller fangs in the front, the larger to hold the prey and the smaller to absorb the life energy.
I must also agree with NoPetrol that there is no feasting on the carcass of the prey creature at all. What they feed on is unknown but it is some sort of energy. To answer your question in the response to NoPetrol I only have one theory as to how they grow and regenerate. All matter is made of energy, energy is what metroids feed on, thus metroids convert excess energy not needed for life support into mass. Before you ask how, remember that metroids are genetically engineered organisms and not natural. Whatever made them must have had the knowledge to create them to do that. Sorry for going against what you have, but when it comes to Metroid, I always try my best to stay on top of the game.
Looks like some kinda forest in there or something!
I like it. I like staring at it in full screen and admiring the detail. Good job.
You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions: