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Metroid Snowglobe by fallout161 Metroid Snowglobe by fallout161
"You've been a part of me for so long, I can't remember anything else." -Ripley, Alien 3

I see a lot of similarities between Alien series and Metroid series. Strong female lead, fearsome, speechless alien menace. Sparse dialoague. Quality sci-fi. Well, sometimes.

Pencil sketch and ~20 to 30 hrs in photoshop CS5. I could spend even more time on it, but it would be polishing a turd at this point.

I wanted to upload something I was actually satisfied with. Still not quite sure I succeeded.
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:iconmyrddin88:
Myrddin88 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
I featured your piece here: DeviantArtist Questionnaire. Wizard Hat, complete with Wizard Fire! Poof! 
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:iconwolvezbyte:
WolvezByte Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I. Freaking. Love. This. No seriously, Who would have thought of this?
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:iconmrpickleshtf:
MrPicklesHtf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love this.
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Gerry1998 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
This is sweet. I wish I could have a real one of these. Metroid was inspired by the Alien series. Ridley's name is even a reference to Ripley.
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:iconmydeepestapologies:
Mydeepestapologies Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
We Are One.
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:iconcalbhach:
calbhach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very neat concept. :3 I love it.
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:iconranmacmh:
RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a brilliant concept.  I'm not even a fan of the zero suit but the contrast is so perfect here.  I really hope you are proud of this because you should be.
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:iconlocaris:
Locaris Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why aren't there more of these on DA? Seriously, this is brilliant, man, you've found something amazing you can do. More people in their respective snowglobes, please!
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:iconthadiusthethird:
ThadiusTheThird Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome love it!
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:iconclawfulofstitches:
ClawfulofStitches Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
This is so...must save to favorites. So unusually cool. Bizarre idea...it works.
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:icongobo64:
Gobo64 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have to say, even if you (the artist) don't like the execution, that the concept is almost 100% objectively very interesting. Turning a metroid into a snow globe with Samus inside. I really like it.
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PactMaker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely beautiful. If you actually feel like polishing it up, that would be incredible.
I really love this picture. It's just a shame that I haven't seen it until now.
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ZoeMariePaige Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PLEASE UPDATE AND UPGRADE THIS. YOU HAVE A MASTERPIECE ON YOUR HANDS ALREADY, AND CAN BE PUSHED TO GODLIKE PERFECTIONISM.
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:iconxero11213:
xero11213 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome concept, even better execution. Great work.
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:iconcarlosaandres:
carlosaandres Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good artwork! Keep on, man!
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
wow... nice!
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:iconimthecheshirecat:
ImtheCheshirecat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Amazing
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:iconjeikutwo:
Jeikutwo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That would be an awesome snow globe >:3
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:iconwelloiled:
WellOiled Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Amazing...!
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2621370 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
wow
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:iconblacknroses:
BlackNRoses Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Metroid as a part of Samus and she as part of it. Feels so horrible to be haunted yet graced by it.
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:iconsilkyfriction:
Silkyfriction Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is such a great idea and implementation. OFF THE CHARTS GREATNESS!
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:iconjosephpmorgan:
JosephPMorgan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No words, this is originality at it's best.
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:iconclem-master-janitor:
clem-master-janitor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is something I've never seen done with any other fan art. It's beautiful and horrifying at the same time, just like the Metroid series with its various levels and monsters. Amazing job!
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:iconphaderenegade:
PhadeRenegade Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Dear Santa...
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:iconsurood:
surood Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconoxxyjoe:
OxxyJoe Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Ultra Super Mega Epic!! :)
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:iconmichaellines5683:
michaellines5683 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going.
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:iconnatteregn:
natteregn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it (: I think it looks like a succes!
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BLUE-F0X Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!! Beautiful!
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superdonx2 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
You did awesome job in painting Samus, also it's has a cool feel of Traditional And digital painting at the same time. :thumbsup:
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:iconask-othermsamus:
ask-othermsamus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty good. :clap:
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:icononirin:
Onirin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im loving these colors!
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burkeonthesly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Fitting, since Metroid was at least somewhat inspired by the first Alien movie (to the point that one of the game's villains is named after the movie's director, Ridley Scott, and in its first incarnation somewhat resembled the distinctive long-headed xenomorph of the film).

I really like the visual you've created here, and the way it's sometimes hard to tell where one of them ends and the other begins. It speaks volumes of the metaphors of their relationship to one another.
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:iconfallout161:
fallout161 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yessss... you get me!
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:iconmeisterspade:
MeisterSpade Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's nothing to criticize. It's so bizarre. The 20+ hours of work you put into it really shows, man. You've done the Metroid series proud. This painting has been approved from a Metroid fan, himself.
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fallout161 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice. Always glad to hear. Thanks :)
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Madame-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
But seriously, this is beautiful. If you just show your drawings to the right places, your pieces would be bought up. You have talent and great ideas and we need more artists like you who can offer nice work that is print worthy. My Ukiyo-e Nintendo piece got pretty popular when I uploaded it to Tumblr, I got requests for prints for it. And it was originally just a tattoo design for a friend. I think because our artwork is not "official", it's "okay" as long as no one makes a fuss. It's free advertising for Nintendo.
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fallout161 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! I have a tumblr, but don't really use it... yet!
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Madame-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What's your tumblr? I'll add you to my watch and reblog your posts to my followers. It's basically, adding (following) blogs to your watch, and just scrolling on that dashboard, putting hearts on what you like and reblogging and people can ask you questions and the answers will show up in your follower's dash. A bloggable DA without the fail. You'd be amazed how much stuff gets passed around. Warning though, tumblr can get pretty addicting if you follow popular artist, funny and fan material related blogs. You dash will have something new in it several times a day. There's a blog for probably every interest out there, cooking, your mom, anime, gifs (and oh delicious gifs), disney face swap, etc. My Tumblr is my morning and evening paper. LOL [link]
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fallout161 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's probably fallout161, but I don't currently use it :x
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing concept, design and flow! I love the vibrate colors. You have a great shadeing technique as well.
I have always been a fan of pieces like this! Well done :clap:
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Manganiac Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to oppose the thought that some pieces of it look unfinished, I think it adds to the piece in the sense that, most of the elements within the Metroid look polished, the remaining does not, yet it does so in a framing way.
Perhaps it should not look "well defined", but further abstract, but some of it could go in an opposite direction instead of that of well defined character rendition.
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fallout161 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay here's a critique from me, on me.

Finishing touches look rushed. (I got impatient, like usual... BUT I still had a lot more patience than most times I make art.)

-As others said, the green outline could use some work.
-The pose looks stiff, and the legs, although there in the original sketch, have since disappeared under a bunch of that red muck. They weren't spectacularly drawn to begin with, though.
-Suit is accurate, but probably missing some details. I detest doing difficult drawing work during the CG process, and avoid it at all costs.
-Ponytail hair could have used more cleanup, and definitely better outline.
-Hair is not the same colors throughout. Particularly noticeable on the head.
-background is boring/nonexistant. Did not experiment at this stage, only rushed to completion. Darker color probably would have worked better.
-Face is from the side. Easy, cop out, and not very exciting.
-Head looks flat.
-Ponytail never goes behind the meatballs.
-Claws at the bottom could have used more shading. Another level of brightness and some secondary lightsource, particularly.
-Some of the shading, particularly in some meatball areas, is rushed/lazy.
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dragonmun Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I see the critique request thing, but I can't think of anything to critique on. I just think it rocks! :D
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SuperStar2012 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Good job on this!
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:iconfallout161:
fallout161 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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culdesackidz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
very awesome!
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K-Positive Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful piece of art!
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Screwmon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Dude, this is one of the most extraordinary works I've ever seen ... The idea of ​​Samus, Metroid inside, her position, and the expression on his face built this masterpiece. Not to mention things like the colors, very beautiful and well dosed and stroke, striking and stylish. I really enjoyed Samus's hair spread across the landscape. I love Metroid, and see such an art about my favorite game makes me very happy. Congratulations, you're very talented!
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