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Samus Aran - Galactic Protector


Samus Aran from Metroid

Hoo-boi! I can’t believe it took me this long to finally draw her, especially since she’s a very important character for me. My cousin, Jack Mathews, was the lead technical engineer for Metroid Prime 1, 2 and 3 at Retro Studios!

I still remember back when I was a little kid and he was demonstrating Prime 1 to me and my family before it was officially released. I remember being pretty spooked by Flaahgra and the invisible space pirates haha. Whenever I'd brag to my elementary school classmates about how my cousin "made Metroid Prime", nobody would believe me haha xD

Anyway, it’s his Birthday and I wanted to make a special piece to celebrate the accomplishments he and his team made with the Prime series! (^w^) Here’s to hoping Metroid Prime 4 can live up to its predecessors and be just as amazing! (^w^)

Here's a monochromatic version of the piece. I ended up liking how both of them look haha:

Done with Clip Studio Paint EX

April 14, 2020

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That's an epic Samus Aran for your cousin's bday! This shall motivate me to continue my replay of Metroid Prime.

Lookin' pretty great, Samus has been with us for a long time now, I remember my first metroid was metroid 1 on NES and barely being able to get anywhere, then playing Metroid 2 on gameboy and being creeped out and scared all the time. Samus is almost like a survival horror protag but on alien planets. What was your first or favorite game in the series?

SketchMeNot responds:

Ah! Thank you so much! Glad you like how she turned out! x)
Metroid Prime 1 was technically my first Metroid since my cousin let me play some of it before it was released to the public back in 2002 (^-^) I still need to play all the way through the Prime series as well as other games in the series. I started playing Super Metroid with my bf on his Switch but because of Covid-19 we haven't seen each other in a while (T~T)

I always like seeing Samus helmet-off but still looking like a badass. So often folks portray her as like suddenly turning into a damsel in distress when the suit comes off, but she's still a dangerous, awesome bounty hunter whether she's in the suit or not.

SketchMeNot responds:

Aww man I agree! Some of my favorite artworks of her are of her still in the suit but her face visible. There's also some really cool works of her with her suit coming apart and you can see the mechanics of the suit and how it fits together while also showing how graceful she can look with the Zero Suit. She's just such a cool character hehe (^w^) Thanks for checking out my work btw! Means a lot x3

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Apr 14, 2020
12:47 PM EDT
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3000 x 4255 px
19.6 MB

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