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I felt like drawing some Metroid fanart between other projects. And I wanted to draw Samus Aran in her armor (although I took a few liberties with the suit design), to help counterbalance all the other art with her wearing that ridiculous "zero suit" or some other revealing outfit. Which... that's fine and all (who doesn't like a little cheesecake now and then?), but not every single female character in video games has to be reduced down to how good they look in skimpy clothing. Samus is a badass. She's one of the few female characters out there who gets to wear armor that has a purpose aside from showing off her figure. Let her have her big awesome armor. ;)
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Samus Aran by *jdillon82

The suggester said: "The reason I like this piece of art so much is because the concept is very simple, but it's just done so wonderfully - the lighting, shading, and all the little details. " ( Suggested by princessmidna8765 and Featured by TommyGK )
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StardustTrooper Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is an awesome masterpiece and I totally agree with your message. 

There's more to a person than their suits and Samus is one of the people to prove that. It's not the clothes that make the woman, it's the actions. She's super cool and has been one of my favorite heroes of all time. She's one of the people who actually gets the job done instead of waiting for someone else to do it for her. She always thinks of a solution, and when the situation gets tight... she's bound to find a way to neutralize the enemy and get out of there. She keeps her head cool and doesn't freak out.

I saw your artwork on Theophany's remix of "Into the Depths": www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlxC25… .
Both the music and the picture fits perfectly together. 

Again, amazing work! I really love this. Thank you for posting this for everyone to see. 
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Red-Indicator Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good lord, thank you for the awesome drawing AND the message. Indeed her Zero Design is far beyond rediculous, I dislike the design and how Samus usually gets depicted without the suit awfully sexy. Just as you say, taking it to Metroid Prime and the games before that, she is that badass who takes care of getting her jobs done, instead of looking pretty for....... who? She's a loner, and she'd pretty much not hang around guys very often.
And yes, that amor is awesome, even because not obviously containing a female person. Your picture with the armor is totally awesome, like getting ready for a serious boss battle. Currently I am also drawing a picture of her, where she looks like the boss battle is already going for quite a while, with various major damages on her suit. I take the suit for being just as prominent as the person behind it. Great work there!
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BreadArtist900 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice work, first of few that arent perverted...
Nice job, respsect
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Gryphon950 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Fantastic
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boughrorat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
after drowning in so many butts and boobs i finally find this masterpiece! this is amazing i found my wallpaper
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SAA-X Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Student General Artist
There's the galaxy's greatest badass.
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CalibaRed Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Thank you for creating an art piece that doesn't involve zero suit samus (more like skimpy suit samus). It's nice seeing a drawing of Samus in her actual Varia suit for once
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Vornell Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
nice!
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clokverkorange Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Holy shit this is bad ass. 
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DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
SAMUS!!! Yes! :D I love this! You've captured her being the BA female warrior she is! :)
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range-arte-linda Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
The lighting and her pose really makes this so badass.
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21Mauricio21 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Yes yes yes! :D
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RA-5X Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
OUTSTANDING.  EYECATCHING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. 5 STARS.
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Maya998 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
I'm beyond words.
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Maya998 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Amazing bit of art. :D
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shyPiano Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
This! This is an AMAZING representation of Samus as the badass bounty hunter she is! Clap 
Nintendo would do well to remember what makes Samus such a great character, and design her accordingly. CURSE YOU! 
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree and this really captures her power in all her glory!!!!!
Your entire gallery has some of the most exeptional fantasy art i have seen i quite a long time!
BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Alvro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazingLa la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la 
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Wasterbull Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I finally found! I was searching the original author and you, I love the work you did and always use it as wallpaper for pc and my Smartphone.

Greetings from Chile! :D
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ADION10 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
You are THE BEST ! 
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knuckles999 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 7, 2015   Digital Artist
This pic is absolutely AMAZING!! WELL DONE!!
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MinaWolf10 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. Usually, when I search Samus Aran, at least ninety-percent of the images that come up are of her in her "Zero suit", along with over-done proportions and curves. This art-piece is stunning, well-done, and satisfying! I especially love the sense of action/motion captured here. Amazing work!! :D
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Lotus86400 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
complete skill
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marcosjefferson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
perfect
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BeastlyCreature Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely great! The green glow of the blaster is particularly cool!
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lightning116 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Seeing this makes me wanna buy Super Metroid on my Wii U.
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Plasmadraco Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Super cool! Very refreshing to see something proper about Samus.
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silentassasin95 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
i love you right now bro.
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
HOLY SHIT THIS AMAZING ART PIC!!!!!!!!!!! <3
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Wei-Tzu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
"I took a few liberties with the suit design"

It's not like Samus' suit doesn't change from game to game, anyway. Regardless, this is a fantastic piece of art. Thank you for sharing.
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TriforceChampion Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Writer
This is by far my favorite Metroid piece! Everything about it is so perfect, it's just flawless.  It's so detailed from the great lighting to her lit up arm cannon and even cracked visor. Absolutely amazing job on it! Plus, I totally agree with your comment
Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] EPIC!!!
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otherworldmedia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Gorgeous gorgeous work!  Like you and everyone else here, I agree that there is far too much zero suit samus butt on deviant art.

This is beautiful, and brings to mind the atmosphere and tone of Metroid Prime for sure.  At this point, I can see the camera panning behind Samus and zooming into her helmet as some giant, unknown creature towers over her and roars threateningly. 

Bravo!
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is epic! Amazing!
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legoland5254 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
HOLY SHEET!~!!! SAMUS ART THAT ISN'T PORN?!!?!?A Real o.O 
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Ganonstadt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Now THAT's Samus as she should be.
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KingZ18 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
badass illustration cant wait for a hd metroid that would be amazing like this.
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bbgrifball Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
This is EPIC!
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4095 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Samus: Gunship scan for tactical advantages.
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miletich2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Nice painting! Thoroughly detailed!

anybody wanna Metroid reboot?
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legoland5254 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
EPDCIVSAERs
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Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Writer
Absolutely superb. It's really nice to see her in power armour instead of that Zero Suit.

Such a shame about that.
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Autobiotic Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist
WOW That is awesome!! That detail and the metals! Great job. 
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SexySaxMan1221 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
wow.
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Jayage5ds Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
wow Samus looks so badass.  
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T2JD Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Awesome
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gunswordfist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I got sick of that Zero Suit art just by going through the results to get her. This is beautifully drawn.
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Beary-Boo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
that's exactly what I did xD
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gunswordfist Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, great minds think alike.
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Girl--Got--Game Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
'0' I love this so much... It's so... It's just... WOW!
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Shadowmoon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
great image, looks very bleak
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