- Nov 30, 2017
Samuel Deats: (DeviantArt)
https://www.deviantart.com/poojipoo/art/Samus-Portrait-317783378I've been wanting to work on another Samus fanart piece for a while, and finally found the time to whip something up!
When I played Metroid and Super Metroid, I always viewed Samus as a hardass. Someone with a no-BS, somewhat military-esque attitude. After the more recent titles in the series, I'm not sure Nintendo had that in mind for the character, but that's how I always viewed her growing up, and how I kinda wanted to portray her in this image.
Now I need to run through Super Metroid again.
I'm floored by how good this depiction is, didn't know this director was such a good artist. Like Deats, I always imagined Samus as this powerhouse woman who intimidates her foes; so it was sad to see how that all went downhill after Metroid Prime with how Zero Mission and Echoes went more for the sexualized Barbie/Super-Model look. Curious to see your guys thoughts on the art and the direction of Samus/Metroid in general.