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METROID: Cosmic Duet by Eddy-Shinjuku METROID: Cosmic Duet by Eddy-Shinjuku
Book Cover Commission :iconbadassplz:

Photoshop CS6: Painting, Matte Painting, Airbrushing and Illustration. Working hours: 16hrs

As you can see, all the spiraling action is happening towards the right side of the frame, which is in this case the front cover of the book.

DO CHECK OUT MY SAMUS ARTWORK TOO, TQ! ^_^



CREDITS:
- Nintendo for the Metroid series.
- In-game screenshots for Varia Suit and Ridley references.
- August Issue 98 of Imagine FX for in depth creature design workshop.
- Brush set by DanLuVisiart: : danluvisiart.deviantart.com/ar...
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BnuiRansder Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems someone used your picture to make a fake picture of Ridley in Smash Bros! The best part is that now I know about this awesome picture!
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Johnshi Featured By Owner Edited Sep 9, 2014
Same here, I also noticed that somebody has edited the text, which is almost pure grey, which never happens when putting up the camera very close to the bottom of the 3DS.

Anyways, what a glorious fanart.

Link to debunking the "leak" photo-ops

www.gamefaqs.com/boards/633202…
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calbhach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, beautiful! :3
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD!!! :la:
:bow:  Epic work!

I read your comments below...as a painter of Ridley I agree with highly, he does taunt you!  =D  But you won the battle he looks gorgeous!
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musogato Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing job! I love the lighting.
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fromEON Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Just in case anyone doesn't know, Its a Girl
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Sketchy-raptor Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this, what book is it for?
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's the client's novel based on Metroid, have yet to be publish because we are still in the process of making it complete with the titles and such :nod:
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UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Now, the question I have about Ridley is whether he's a pterodactyl or a dragon. I guess he breathes fire though...
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In a broader sense he is a kaiju, a humanoid version of those you mentioned, so he isn't really a dinosaur or the likes of a dragon, but this Japanese derivative of a huge monster. Like in Pacific Rim, or Ultraman :D
He isn't of the earth, that rules out earthly creatures.
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UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I always see debates about that whole thing anyway. I like your answer better.
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dragons are limited to medieval fantasy settings and Metroid is far from it; I guess most forgot where did Metroid was made back in the mid 80's, the Kaiju rage was huge back then in Japan, e.g. Godzilla, Ultraman, etc.
If Ridley were to be in Zelda, then it can be argued that he may be a dragon, but come on, dragons in space? He's a Kaiju alright, do check out Pacific Rim, there is one monster that resembles Ridley.....or IS ;p
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UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Pfft.  Although there are dragons in Pokemon, and that is set in what is a modern, if not futuristic a bit, world.
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Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Nice !
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the visit! :w00t:
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Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
No problem :D
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SniperGYS Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
This is very awesome, Ridley just looks epic!
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol Sir Ridley just gave me soo much headache to paint, and his expression was taunting at me whilst painting him - so, awesome that you like my depiction of this guy ;p
Thanks for dropping in to view this piece, cheers! :w00t:
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ceriselightning Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are hands down my favorite artist on dA :D I love your work, I always use your artworks for my desktop and phone wallpaper.
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol I've made myself an exclusive gaming artist I've been told, you'll love my works as long you're a gamer, and I have a new Mass Effect artwork: eddy-shinjuku.deviantart.com/a...

And wow, just a year ago I was using other dA artist artworks as my wallpaper - it's epic that you found my works worthy of it! I am simply adrift that I lost bearings of where I am at. Certainly I'm just a student of the art :nod:
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harmonicaguy48 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Wow. Just, wow. <3
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for checking it out! :iconbigmeowplz:
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maxmillean Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job, like all the action that's going on. I really need to get working on trying out the tips you've given me....
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for keeping tabs on my progression! :w00t:

Lol my advices and many tips carries just that one message - simplify the workload :D
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maxmillean Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, that's definitely something I need to work on. I think I get bogged down in the details and over thinking things. I really need to just sit down and get some work done so I can go over all your tips/tutorials you've given me.
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Razer-Athane Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Filmographer
So... I happen to be a friend of the person you've done this for... Read quite a bit of the book already etc and can I just say hoLY SHIT???

This is beautifully done, the dutch angle on the composition really makes the image pop. I love the textures on Ridley and I just UGH HOW DO YOU ART FHKSDJHF

This is fucking beautiful. Very, very well done, like seriously. You've made said person -- and myself -- very very happy and excited :D
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
'Dutch Angle'?!!! Finally someone who uses my kind of language :happybounce:
Awesome! :D
While we are being technical, I adhered to the golden spiral for the composition - hence that turbulent spiral-y feel to it ;p

Great that you dug it! I just have a soft spot for aspiring writers, so I had put froth extra efforts to make the visual accompanying stuff as best as possible to support them; they have a much harder time than artists so I understood the hardship to a degree :nod:

Again, heaps of thanks for dropping by and viewing this piece, it will imminenetly be on the novel soon! Cheers! :w00t:

P.S. - Do 'lead' other writers you know who are in need of my book cover service to my profile, I'll try to help them out when I can.
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Razer-Athane Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Filmographer
WELLLL I'm an author/animator and have had film training so... ofc I know technicalities. Your depth of field is excellent as well, I've seen a lot of artists just keep everything the same focus-wise, but not you, and it makes it much more impacting.

And yeah, we authors do have a harder time than artists. It is much easier to look at a picture, take it in and appreciate it than read a novel, understand the themes and arcs, etc. What I loved about this work though is how it captures the feel of the novel so well ^_^

And again, np!

P.S. Me >.> But not right now. No money. XD
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ArtFurry Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
wow this is just awesome 
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, awesome to see you around again! :XD:
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ArtFurry Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
:la: thank u so much 
N I will conitue to stalk u :D MOAAR! 
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes yes, I'm a masochist to stalking, more goodies will come up soon :w00t:
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ArtFurry Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
:dance: yay can't wait for more
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UnknownSwordsman1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Awesome to hear that! :w00t:
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Nimufu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!
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ExDraw Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really really awesome~~!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks heaps for checking it out! :w00t:
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M3tr0idgrl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Pretty cool :D i love this alot
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for dropping by! :w00t:
They're pretty much dancing :D
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Eqbal Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Awesome.
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gamer55551 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
AWSOME!!!
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carminefall9 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Samus is the best.
And good job.
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Cool.
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:aww:
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, awesome :) Amazing work on her armor :o
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol your avatar has a partner ;p
Been a while I haven't dabbled into Nintendo, though I have one big project lined up from Zelda for next month :D

Thanks for the view man, btw haven't seen you around much ^^;
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean, a partner? I don't get it, sorry :P

I'm loving Nintendo more every day; I'm playing LOZ: Twilight Princess now, and enjoying it a ton, and I've been playing Kid Icarus: Uprising on my brother's 3DS, and I'm loving that too! I'll be interested to see the Zelda piece :)

Yeah, I had stuff to get ready for my first semester of college in the fall, so I was kinda just faving and running, not doing a lot of conversing. I have more time now though :)
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wasn't the Mazda alone by itself in the avatar? Or it's just my scatterbrained memory lol
Btws, new Top Gear episode is already aired! :D

Ah yes, college, it was a lifetime ago I was in college, I went to Chef School doing Culinary Arts, it's was epic! XD
But of course, it will take the briefest time for you to get in the rhythm of college, when that's set, it's the best time of your life before you hit the road to the "real world" ;p
What ever lies ahead is what you make out of your time at school :nod:
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