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.