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Samus Portrait by poojipoo Samus Portrait by poojipoo
I've been wanting to work on another Samus fanart piece for a while, and finally found the time to whip something up!

When I played Metroid and Super Metroid, I always viewed Samus as a hardass. Someone with a no-BS, somewhat military-esque attitude. After the more recent titles in the series, I'm not sure Nintendo had that in mind for the character, but that's how I always viewed her growing up, and how I kinda wanted to portray her in this image.

Now I need to run through Super Metroid again.
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Gustauve-Drakenhime Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for making a Samus Aran who doesn't look like a girl from the cover of Vogue or Glamor Magazine. I get so sick of the way they've gradually turned her into a barbie doll instead of the intergalactic badass she's supposed to be.
GoVinnie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Loving the armour
mast3rlinkx1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that she's still an absolutely beautiful woman, but still looks completely badass. She looks ready to kill some fuckers here.
littlemario1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
I found this posted to Tumblr, followed the link. I'm a gonna fav and follow you now.
The eyes of a killer. The eyes of what is, as far as an entire species is concerned, the most evil and dreadful thing in the universe. The eyes of one who has become death itself.

She is alone,
for she had been the sole survivor. 

Where she goes,
there shall soon be but one survivor.  

Always but one survivor.

The Hunter.

Lo, and the Hunter will hunt. 
A red goddess of ruin and woe.

The Hunter will hunt. 
The Orange Apocalypse descends.

The Hunter will hunt.
Crimson Catastrophe.
No pause. No pity.

Abandon all hope. 

For the Crimson Hunter will hunt...
Until it is as it began:

A sole survivor.
None else but ash.
LliaOlsen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like the girl from the new battlestar galactica series. She's beautiful.
jokazim Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional
JaradSirSquatalot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally! A badass piece of samus that isn't making her look all slutty and hot, this is freaking awesome man 
EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haedan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
This is absolutely badass. This is one of the best fanart pieces I've ever seen.
Pigeonheart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This will remain one of my favorite ever pictures of Samus, you portrayed her perfectly.
Wicked work, man.
weroidiota Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
spaz kermit  <3
ReginaldTheGolden Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Great rendition of Samus.  I love that she is not sexualized or defined by her sex.
AirsoftCommissar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
By far one of the best bit of art I have seen of Samus.
sidupa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Simply the best.
Thanks for this masterpiece.
ChosenbyMantle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   General Artist
This is how Samus should be depicted. A warrior, not some model pretending to be one.
SierraSalamander Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best fanart I've ever seen for anything... 0.0
Dflowen Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Damn that is how Samus should look like. A Warrior. Excellent depiction Poojipoo.
AshleyCope Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is a really great piece. The kind of Samus I wish Nintendo had let her become.
SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your description of Samus is perfectly accurate to the real Samus. The Samus in Other M was just another evil copy...with a weak and emotional personality.

Nice work! :D
bsg57a Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nintendo needs to take a close look at this and the other amazing fan pieces. This is the realism and feel I think many gamers that grew up with the Metroid franchise are looking for. Great work!
plastikmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Team Ninja needs to see what Samus is supposed to look like. This painting should be where they start.
TheTrueHolyDarkness Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Now THIS is proper Samus! Not just another photoshopped super-model anime bitch, but a proper '80s action hardass inspired by the motherfuckin ALIENS franchise as she SHOULD BE!

Its hardcore and I fuckin love it! This helps to PURGE the false Samus character designs they've butchered her franchise with (they may as well remake Aliens with Megan Fox cast Ripley for all their careless post-Super Metroid heresy). And for that, I thank you!
VonHollde Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love your rendition of samus!!! Awesome!
Westonbirt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't think she's "manly". She's worn off. She's been taking shit over the years and you can feel it on her appearance.

BTW, I've read alot of people's comments everywhere saying she looks "manly". She doesn't, she looks like a women that's going into combat :… (Here represented by a female troupe of the IDF).

I think the lopsided image of women in VG sparks from games like GoW, which shows ABSURDLY clean looking women alongside gritty and dirty looking men, like there is a bubble of magical soap hanging around them at all times. :… (The labelling not mine but works perfectly).
Westonbirt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so effing great. There, she really looks like a space warrior.

Also, she reminds me of the Bride.
DazenCobalt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen!! I dunno wtf nintendo was thinking with making Samus all dolled up and pretty.  She's a warrior and she should reflect that. dunno who was in charge of the art direction in prime 2 but since then it's just been an insult to the character(oh god don't get me started on other m) all of the other games did it right.  sorry to go on a rant but Samus is one of my favorite characters.  ANYWAY amazing work. you perfectly represent the badass she should be here.
Doomaholic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kick ass!
DausenMoore-Art Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Great job!
Jinshin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love this rendition of Samus. I always imagined her as being more badass than she appears in the recent games, too. Would make a little more sense; and your portrait carries a lot more dignity and strength than most depictions of her. I've been wanting to do a portrait like this for a while, of a more scarred and war-torn Samus, but this one seems to work just fine. Great work. :)
lllDash Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I never understood why artists always made Samus look like a model from a beauty show. But this illustration of her is the most genuine and believable rendition I've ever seen. She looks like she's been through hell and survived. Great job!
Varia31 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! The environment as well as the nice metal look on her armor go tighter nicely.
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very very good.
AwakeNight Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   General Artist
Hope this samus is in the next game!
Guspo Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW! Very very nice!!!
beyondbackup Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I really love the expression and pose, excellent piece.
KJoelNAndersson Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Awesome! I like that you'v made her strong looking!
angille Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Not gonna sift through *all* the comments to see if someone's said this already, but...

Now I totally want to see Katee Sackhoff in a Metroid film.
Odomi2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great. Very credible.
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Nintendo hads reduced this woman to jerk off material for thirteen year old boys.
SebasP Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Artist
Great painting... but the face is what makes it perfect. its the right face for this character
VulcanRaptor Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student
XMyCrimsonTearsX Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Yes! Badass Samus! There really isn't enough Metroid fanart like this.
Tratnaivedeerf Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Somewhat manly face, right hand and leg proportions are wrong. However, I like the mood of this picture.
DjCinnccing Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Artist
Effi-illustrations Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
her leg in the front is too short. but i really really like this samus :D she looks really strong and cool, not too feminin (i don't like it when they make her a too cute girl)
Hitokiri-Coyote Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Sweet! :D
kainkusanagi Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that is a dangerous looking Samus that you can tell will kick ass.
jonothesequal Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
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