Couldn't stop with just a re-design of a metroid for Cow, so I decided to tackle the big three!! Mother Brain, Ridley, and Kraid!! I'll probably come back to these later, clean them up individually and try to eliminate any obvious issues, as well as the linework!
I'd been meaning to do art of Metroid for quite a while, and I had a free day, so why not?
The intergalactic Bounty Hunter (who does more galaxy saving then actual bounty hunting) versus Leader of the Space-Pirates (who do more intergalactic conquest then actual pirating) in the DEPTHS OF NORFAIR AAHHHHH
I love this series so much.
Samus+Ridley (c) Nintendo
Art: ME (also using free stock textures+some homemade ones)
Finished Super Metroid + the Metroid Prime Trilogy recently and loved them all to death .
I've been trying to muck around with going from a grayscale painting to a coloured image, but it just wasn't working out here. Couldn't get the results I wanted and was way to spontaneous for my liking.
Here is my interpretation of Ridley's First Encounter in Super Metroid. It's the moments when he first arrives upon Ceres Station and takes the baby Metroid back to Mother Brain. There were no survivors and Samus herself barely made it out. Ridley commands an army and is extremely powerful and intelligent. For this illustration my main goal was to show his triumphant win over the space colony as he truly is a terror to all who appose. Not to mention one of my favorite bosses of all time. So this one I tried to pull off seamlessly, hope you all enjoy the outcome!
As for whats next, that is a good question. All these characters have been making me want to do an environment. So I may take a break of just stop the series here. If I continue then Mother Brain would be next. I do have some fun ideas for her first form, we'll see!
Thanks for looking! Check out my blog www.zesiul.blogspot.com for all the other bosses as well as sketches and proccess shots. I hope you enjoyed this and the others, cheers for looking!
This is Metroid Fan Art for Phantoon from Super Metroid. This is actually one of the few Super Metroid bosses to make a return as of lately (2010 Other M) and I felt as if they really pushed his design away from what he was way back in the 90's. So I tried to stay away from the newer version and just render out the old as best I could. It was fun playing with the lower camera angle and multiple light setup. It turned out being one of the few Boss arts I've done that I am actually proud of!
Check out my blog www.zesiul.blogspot.com for all the other bosses as well as sketches and proccess shots. I hope you enjoyed this and the others, cheers for looking!
I really didn't know what to draw. So I did some research and remembered how Ridley survived his ship explosion by eating corpses (including Samus mother). He is also referred to as the "Cunning god of death" in the official artwork.