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Samus: A Girl and Her Gun by bratchny Samus: A Girl and Her Gun by bratchny
Here's another painting of Samus Aran from Nintendo's Metroid. She's got her gun that she uses in Metroid: Zero Mission, and in Super Smash Brothers Brawl (can't wait for that to come out here).

There's some things I'm not happy with in this, like the gun and her hands. They're hard to draw, of course, but I tried. Her gun-holding-hand is kinda crap too, but I used a stock photo reference to check, but the handle of the gun in the photo wasn't a thick one, so I had to guess what the hand would look like holding a thicker handle. Ah well :|
Pretty happy with the rest of it, though. Did more crazy colouring, it's fun, but I need to learn more about shadows and highlights. Guess it's more fun to be creative with that, though =p


Drawn in Open Canvas, coloured in Photoshop.
I hope you like this, thanks for checking it out. :D

Artwork copyright bratchny (Lauren C.) 2008.
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Her skin looks all wavy
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The-Dark-Lord-Link Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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PrettyLadyCosmos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uhg. Samus is such an awesome female character. @__@ Great job on the pose and definately that gun. I can't draw weapons for diddly squat.
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Yukilefay Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely painting! that's a really pretty samus!!
If I had saw this before, I would include it in my Metroid Journal Feature!
:D
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bratchny Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thank you soooo much for commenting and adding my Samus to your Metroid collection! I'm very happy that you like it! Your Samus costumes are very inspiring to me as an artist, you have put so much effort into making them, it's very encouraging to see someone who loves Metroid games use their creativity like you do :D
If you make another Metroid Journal Feature, I would really be thankful if you included my Samus picture in there. I am going to draw her again soon, and I'd love to use your photographs as references and inspiration! :D
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redferne Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bratchny Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
thank you :D and for the favourite, I'm glad you like it!
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lazytigerart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008   Digital Artist
Samus is awesomeness incarnate. I'm starting to develop schoolboy like excitement for Brawl :D
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bratchny Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Me too, but I've never played a Smash Brothers game, but I'm told it's lots of fun, and a feast of button mashing with sweet attacks and stuff. So I think I'll really like it :D
Have you played Prime 3? And any other Primes? I loooove Prime 3. I beat it the other day, and I think I'll replay the end boss battle just for fun, it was grouse :D And I got the last missile expansion so now I have 100%, so I'll replay it for the special ending as well.
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lazytigerart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008   Digital Artist
I dig Smash Bros even though it's not really my cup of tea. The 4 player mayhem is undeniably awesome.

I gots Prime 3 and have finished the first two. Only about half way through 3 at the moment... kinda got a little sidetracked and stalled. I think it was sidelined by Galaxy and now Zack and Wiki :D I'll get back to it some time.
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bratchny Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Yeah, I am looking forward to playing online against various people who would be tonnes better than me lol, but it'll still be a laugh.
Hope you get back to Prime 3 again :D It's so awesome. Where are you up to so far? I've got Prime here but haven't got around toplaying it yet. Do you find the Gamecube controls better than the Wii's or vice versa? I bet the Wii's more intuitive, I had a ball playing it like that.
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lazytigerart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008   Digital Artist
Yeah, you might have some trouble adjusting to the old control style. it was tight back in the day though, worth persevering.

As for Prime3, if my memory serves me correctly, I'm up to some sort of war gollom boss in some phazon cave or something. I think you had to blow bits off him to be able to actually hurt him and they kept growing back. I got really frustrated and haven't been back to it. It's probably really easy :D
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bratchny Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
I should be right with the controls, just seems a little confusing, you strafe left and right with the left and right shoulder buttons yeah? must need some hand coordination for that lol, I love the Wii's controls, so easy to get used to.
Ohhh, that boss is fucking annoying! I totally know what you mean, it took me like 5 tries to finally beat him, I gave up for two weeks and then picked it up again and beat him first try finally. Maybe you need some tips? Go to IGN, they have good tips for that boss. Once you know what to do, it is quite simple. but still time consuming and a real bitch, but I'll give you a tip: shoot those red orbs on his body, and keep shooting one at a time, once one is glowing gold or silver or something not red, then use hypermode to really destroy it. But that means you still have to shoot those orbs he grabs with his magic hands, to keep him from recharging again, which is fucked but once you get the aim right, that part's easy. IGN could probably describe how to beat him better than I can lol, but seriously, fuck. that. boss.
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lazytigerart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008   Digital Artist
Yeah, I remember managing to work that out eventually, but by the time i did i didn't have enough health for hypermode :D But yeah, good tip. Might try getting back into it over the long weekend.
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bratchny Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
awesome :D if you do beat Mogenar, it'll be like winning a war, well, that's how it felt for me lol, I was so relieved. You'll like the rest of the game too, the next planet's awesome :D
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SkyMaro Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't care if Samus is a Nintendo character, SHE IS HOT!
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nabichan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
This is so slick and clean! Great job!
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Thank you, darl! Good to hear from you again :)
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zasz205 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Nice. :D
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Sephiroth86 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Student
hot hot hot hot hot hot hot!

wow you've done it again bravo
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Thank you man, I try :D Oh and thanks heaps for the favourite too!
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Sephiroth86 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Student
you are a great artist
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I must be the only person in the world to have never played any metroid games...
Nice pic, bud! But I want :iconmoarplz: Alita
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
You should play one, they're fun :D I recommend Super Metroid, and any of the Prime games.
Ohhh, yes, I've been thinking of drawing Alita lately! But I still have to buy the last two volumes of Last Order for inspiration, but I think I'll try drawing her one day soon :) Thanks for commenting too!
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really behind on Last Order... I'm so broke I can't order them either! D-: I haven't touched that animation for months... should have storyboarded!!!

I will have to get some sort of Nintendo device and try metroid out. So want a Wii!
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Aww damn, I just haven't been to the city where the comic shop is, in a while now, I think I'm missing volume 8 and 9.
The Wii's awesome :D If you can't get one, you could get a used SNES and play Super Metroid. Or you must have friends who have an SNES, bug them about it and maybe they'll let you borrow it =p
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Screw BUYING old games! Emulation is where old skool gaming's at!
As for L/O, I'm only on Vol. 5... And I call myself a fan. I disgust myself!

Movie next year hopfully!!
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Haha, I totally forgot that emulations are a great way of playing old games, even though I have about 40gb of roms :slow: I still like to buy the games properly if I really love them.
Damn, you're a bit far behind on Alita books! Nevermind, they're not going anywhere, hope you can get them one day :) Or maybe they're torrented... you never know, they might be online somewhere!
Ohhh yes, I can't wait for the movie, have you heard anything more about it? Like, have there been any released photos or info about the movie? Perhaps once they're completely underway in production there will be some cool news, as far as I know they're only in the very early stages of that.
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solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No the details are still pretty vague. Doubt we'll hear anything else til the end of the year when they have something to show. I'd love to see the casting list! I know it isn't going to be true to the manga though... It certainly isn't going to be as violent (shame that!).
I want to buy the manga for the same reason you prefer to buy old games. I love the series and would actually hate to cheat Yukito Kishiro out of his hard earned cash. :)
Have you seen the new limited edition Alita figure? [link]=product_info&cPath=588_291_573&;products_id=2290&zenid=f8qt6e6om8bqpddf7s0jb33d95 It looks so awesome! I'm gonna hunt and hunt for it and it'll probably be extortionate by the time I get my hands on it!
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bratchny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Sorry for the late reply!

Yeah, that's true, they won't tell us anything until the movie's really underway, sucks though, I want more information! I hope they do make Alita entirely CG like they did with Gollum, that way she can be completely original and uncomparable to an actress, and use a fitting voice actress.
Yeah, it wouldn't be exactly like the manga, too damn violent, and the story's pretty complex, and I read Cameron wants to just do the first three volumes, where Ido finds Alita, then Alita meets Hugo, and the Motorball storyline... if they do do the Motorball part, that would be so cool to see. There was this short movie made a few years ago of a Motorball sequence, entirely CG, it was pretty damn awesome, have you seen that?

Ooh, that figure's pretty damn cool! Perhaps when the movie comes out they'll release another action figure for it... they seem to love cashing in on action movies like Batman and Transformers, making figures of them, I'd really like that if they did that with Alita =p
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