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Samus - Metroid 1986 by bratchny Samus - Metroid 1986 by bratchny
Samus wasn't always blonde wearing her Zero Suit, she had green hair and pink skin! Back in 1986, she was first thought of as a robotic dude, but when you beat the game, she was unveiled as a human woman. Best deception ever in a video game.

So, I thought I'd draw her in her original design. It was a lot of fun to draw her in a different way, with long, flowing green hair, the pink skin, and the hot pink 'Justin Bailey' body suit. I also added a little Metroid, as she's in Tourian (portrayed with the shitty job of using the 8-bit tiles, haha).
I didn't want to add the arm cannon, as it made her look weird, so I opted for a pistol thing. It can still shoot Metroids, and let's just say she also has missiles in there too. =P

I used this stock photo as a pose reference, from :iconsenshistock: - She has a really wide variety of cool poses!
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Drawn in Paint Tool SAI, and painted in Photoshop.
Thanks a lot for looking. :D
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ClawfulofStitches Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Looks good. Makes me think of art on the boxes of old barbie dolls as well as She-Ra Princess of Power with that 80's glamour face and hair, and then there's the retro body suit.
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bratchny Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I think I was inspired by that style of art, so thank you for noticing! I love the old school Barbie and 80s aesthetic, like She-Ra. All them curls and colours :)
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RosalinasSoulmate Featured By Owner May 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Keep away from chlorine for a while, Samus
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DarkAngelSnapeLover Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
That is my favorite game from my Nintendo. Love it. And to think most of the better games from that system didn't come out until the 90's. Man this picture takes me back. Great job

You know if you keep playing the same code over and over, she switches to this, then back to the original armour. I think it's three or four times through that it switches.
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GizmoBeam Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
If you draw her with her actual sprite colors, she looks like a low-budget alien. I AM OK WITH THIS.
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ClawfulofStitches Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
But actually that'd been pretty different. Afterall why should she have to actually be human anyway.
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bratchny Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Yeah, from some kind of shitty 60s sci-fi movie :D
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spligity Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student General Artist
man that game was sooo hard.

there's no way i could make it to the end :XD:

sweet pic tho
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DarkAngelSnapeLover Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Actually once you get some cooler abilities, you just have to make sure you don't fall into the wrong holes. I've beat it and I'm not too good at video games. The only issue I have is the last room glitching on me (I have the original game)
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spligity Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student General Artist
sick, i never had an NES
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