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SAMUS: I Can See You - Metroid by Eddy-Shinjuku SAMUS: I Can See You - Metroid by Eddy-Shinjuku
Photoshop CS6: Airbrushing, Painting, Illustration, and Photoshop Post-processing; 16hours +/-

The facial expression I was inspired by this Charlize Theron 'look' as this apathetic Captain in the movie PROMETHEUS;
Here, Samus's expression I went for that 'stoic' but equally powerful and intimidating "strikes fear among whom that gazes upon it" look.

Some movie stills with Charlize to show where I'm getting at with the concept:
[link] [link] [link] [link]

So if you stare, you're pretty much hunted down and have to die, nice to know ya, cheers! ;p

- Nintendo and Metroid Series
- Hair brush from Para-Vine: [link]
- Skin and hair brushes by castrochew: [link]
- Most brushes are customized by featured artists from the magazine ImagineFX, Issue 87-91. So I can't disclose every brushes and provide links because you need to buy the magazine to receive these awesome resources as they are included in the CD.
- In game screenshot for cockpit view and Samus plugsuit reference.
- Will add more soon...
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First off I have to say great job on the piece. This was beautifully made and I can speak for most of us here when I say you help inspire artists like me to be better by showing that it is in fact possible to create this level of artwork.

Vision: I love the mood and intensity that you're trying to capture here. A lot of people can see Zero-Suit Samus as just another sex symbol or sexy figure. I don't see that in this piece. I DO see that expression of "I will hunt you down and kick your ***," and that helps create that differentiating persona of Zero-Suit Samus.

Originality: That's kinda of an interesting idea of combining an expression or position of one character from one movie, to a character from a completely separate entity. I'm sure it's been done before, but not enough for me to consider it unoriginal.

Technique: I have to say, your technique is absolutely incredible. The different hues of colors blend excellently together. and the shading helps give it that spaceship feel. The gloss shines on Samus work with the lighting of the area, and shows the texture of Samus's Zero-Suit as smooth and well fit to her body. The reason for my 4.5 stars is because of her right leg. I wasn't quite sure what you were trying to do here, but to me, it seems like her leg is kind of.. disconnected I guess? I'm sure if I'm explained then I'll probably go "OHHHHHHHHH."

Impact: Not sure how impact's any different than Vision other than saying this is definitely a piece that stands out. When browsing group folders and looking at everyone's pieces, even in the thumbnails I was going, "Wow, this guys knows how to be artistic." I guess it goes back to what I was saying in the beginning. Art pieces like these tend to influence other people. They can bring back memories, give them ideas, or even support them when they need it. I, personally, definitely think this piece can help other artists, by showing the possibilities within art. I know that I'm going to jump back on art soon!

Definitely keep up the artwork, good sir. I very much appreciated writing this critique and I hope you found it helpful as well.
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RavenKiira Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Very nice work !
7heOtterWay Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scarlett Johansson? Nice illustration
Damahr Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her expression, and the detail you put into her face an eyes.
RENEWAL-ART Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
auress Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
and then a few days later, Metroid Fusion starts. I just love that other m is obviously the prequel to fusion
Takeru-Saaan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Mother of god 
Deevie2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Faved, faved, faved, faved!!!!
calbhach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, the colors, the lighting, everything looks awesome. :3
itzaspace Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
one of the best samus i have ever seen good job
zoomzoom Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
looks like scarlett johansson... especially the lips. 
BooDestroyer89 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
You made her look very beautiful and elegant! *0* :heart:

It makes me want to reach out and give her a kiss~ x3
Polidrop Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
This shinning effect... Amazing!
planxtafroggie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You draw very beautiful (and sexy) girls. XDD
Advent-Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Her face reminds me of Scarlett Johansson actually.
White-Rose-Brian Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
StaciNadia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Wow, this is beautiful!  I love her face so much--so determined!
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
8SuperGurl8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brittany-Faith Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing, Holy shizz...sadgabflg... O:
tamizarta Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
she looks like real ohhhhh you are amsome ^^
SocQA Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I definitely agree with the critique by Delyragos. A very wonderful artwork with a fine love for detail and great lighting. Above all great job on Samus' look you took from Charlize Theron. Great job and thanks for sharing it with us! Keep up the good work :)
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's almost half a year that I'd heard from you; of course I won't forgot those who supported me! :w00t:

I've progressed and made aplenty of works since then, glad to have you around again, cheers! :D
SocQA Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
O_o half a year?! Seriously?? And what support? Do you mean the critique about your DesJuno-pic?

Exams kept me busy, so I wasn't that often on here as I wanted to Sweating a little... But I've just checked your gallery. You made indeed a variety of fine works :D Guess I should add you to my Watchlist to stay informed
leonel-guido Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! :D great illustration.
Negistalker Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Love it! ^^ Never did like the way she pilots the ship in other m though. That ball thing looks ridiculous to me.
koborquez Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome job!!!!!!
Varia31 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
Gustabo08p078 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
QueenOfTheTacoPeople Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!! XD
TheNyxVic Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You did an amazing job on the suit's reflective shine!
SheikTheGeek Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
AliciaHollinger Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love it! Would you be interested in joining and submitting this to my new group Sci-Fi and Fantasy Babes here: [link] ? Thanks :)
Selenoptera Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Beautiful, the details on her suit are nothing short of fantastic.
EmersonOvens Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWSOME! I'm adding it to my favourites.
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for the support! :w00t:
EmersonOvens Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Beautiful work on the reflective material of the suit!
Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I recognised something about Prometheus in the expression. One thing I can have a grudging respect for with the film is the art design and the casting choices. Shame it was bogged down by an atrocious screenplay.

Lovely work as always, as we've all come to expect from you. Strange, it seems as though the artists who draw Samus more often than not portray her more realistically than the games themselves do, and this is no exception. You've captured her character gorgeously.
mechasoldier84 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Really Great. :D
DragonPictures Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I love how well You played with color and light.
PaintedHood Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Great job with the lighting and the details in the face. You handled texture and perspective well in this piece. Looks like the nose and then the legs joining to the hips might have given you a little trouble, but it turned out great.
Andared Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
very nice use of forced perspective. The colors are great as is the highlighting.
cemac Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I have included this wonderful artwork in the 'New Feature For March 2013' on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Thank you for your amazing and inspirational art :heart:
Idusces Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Exceptional use of lighting, everything is so wonderfully vibrant and effulgent.
Darkwilliam1973 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Looks a bit more like Scarlett Johanssen
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Now that you mentioned it, I can see she got some of her features, perhaps the big lips...
awesomecomix Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the lighting and effects in this. Very cool :)
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome that you dug this artwork! XD
Many thanks for stopping by :D
LittleDragonZ Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Beautiful art!
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