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Zero Suit Samus Pinup Commission


My co-worker/friend commissioned this as a Christmas gift. Been a while since I've drawn anything in full colour traditionally so it was a lot of fun! 'Bout time I show Zero Suit Samus some love, too. She's my fav Super Smash character along with R.O.B. <3

The best kind of commissions are always the ones that you'd draw for fun anyway. :)

Merry Christmas everybody!

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I bet that Metroid is pretty hard.

I love this!
I think this is a fine piece considering it is done traditionally. :) The shading with the markers is especially good, and the combination of colors is nice. Could have gone a little further on the handle of her gun, considering the shading elsewhere in the piece, however keeping it simple also enhances details in the hand.

Good job! <3

Sabtastic responds:

Oh good eye! Thanks, I totally forgot about the shading on the handle of her gun.


wow this came out amazingly well. great job!

Could you tell me what you mean with 'traditionally'. Actually done "traditionally on paper' or taking more traditional steps of drawing and editing digitally? (not to be snide or nuthin, could've fooled me with scetchy/painty looking photoshop brushes, can't tell for sure)
Cause if it's 'paper/canvas traditional' i'd really like to know what you used to color it. And how many solid shades of blue you used on the suit. Cuz it looks about as roughly done to not make it too complicated to do, but still smooth and convincing too stay true to whatever material that suit is supposed to be.

Sabtastic responds:

It's all markers!
I used mostly copics for colour and steadtler pigment liner pens for the inks. The paper is just a thick card stock. I find smooth paper with no texture lends itself much better for blending and doesn't soak up ink quickly. Gives you time to push around pigment and blend hues together.

To answer your question, I used at least 6 different blues (including the purple looking highlights).

Thanks for the questions!

Credits & Info

4.60 / 5.00

Dec 23, 2016
6:29 AM EST
File Info
1000 x 1414 px
2.1 MB

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