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METROID - Incomplete Samus by fallout161 METROID - Incomplete Samus by fallout161
This has been another ongoing and almost-given-up-on project, mainly because I can't decide on how to finish it. That's where my precious, precious commenters come in. I'd greatly appreciate feedback on this one, mainly concerning coloring ideas. Feel free to give me any advice you want. These are the options I'm currently considering:

1) Leave it pretty much as is, with everything but Samus as a sketch, but redo the text and Title
2) Halfass cel-shade the non-Samus characters, leaving Samus fully rendered for emphasis
3) Halfass painting-style CG the non-Samus characters, leaving Samus fully rendered for emphasis
4) Full-ass cel-shade everything
5) Full-ass cel-shade everything but de-emphasize all non-Samus characters by means of dimmer or darker colors, etc.

Those are pretty much my ideas right now. I'm leaning toward #2 and #5.

Any other critique is welcome.
All sketches were done separately on several sheets of paper, then composed in Photoshop 7.
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:iconr4shka:
r4shka Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Do number 1! I love it as it is!
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:icontfjh:
tfjh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Did this ever get finished? been waiting almost 10 years lol still by far one of my favorite Metroid pics.
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:iconsheepova:
Sheepova Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Dude, you HAVE to finish it. It's gonna look great.
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:iconssstawa:
ssstawa Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I love your picture!
I hate it when people make Samus look like some stupid flirty ditzy anime loser. But in your picture, she looks awesome. She looks like the same Samus that cause Metroids to go extinct, and explode every planet she lands on.
Marvelous design:thumbsup:
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:iconthemetroid:
TheMetroid Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Im on board with #1. I think its great the way it is with the contrast :)
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:iconjonconor:
jonconor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very cool and beautiful
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:iconnicholighkun:
nicholighkun Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I bought the uncolored version at a convention. Is this your art, or are you coloring someone else's?

As far as the rendering goes, I say fully detail the whole thing. Samus should stand out pretty good just because of the color pallettes of the other things in the shot. In fact each peice should stand out pretty well. I really hope to see this finished one day! I love the style, and the execution on this.
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:iconzirahz:
ZiraHZ Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconchmod-777:
Chmod-777 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It is alright if I get this tattooed on my body? I am tweeking a few things here and there
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:iconrevon:
RevOn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Holy freaking crap. This is the greatest Metroid thing I have ever seen, I LOVE how Samus looks!
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:icondeviantmonkeyav:
DeviantMonkeyAV Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say 2 with a bit of a blur maybe, and if it turns out to your liking (or you get sick of working on it) leave it; if it still feels incomplete, go full enchilada with 5. Looks good so far!
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:iconjonot:
Jonot Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
she looks like a teen. still good
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:iconkingfox66:
kingfox66 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
WOW THAT PICS IS AWESOME
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:iconheadsock:
headsock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy god!
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:iconjoeynash:
JoeyNash Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student
I know this may be intimidating to go back to now, but I think this could easily make for the best Metroid fanart if you were to finish coloring it.
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:icondan2dan:
Dan2Dan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Spechlees¡
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:icongoogletoper:
googletoper Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
too beast already! please contact when done!!!
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:iconkeesomething:
KeeSomething Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Please finish this!
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:iconevilbass159:
evilbass159 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
This is beatifully done!
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koelker12 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist
choice 5
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:icondarkcodezero:
DarkCodeZero Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Very awesome! You should definately finish it. I think it would be awesome-er if you did option number 5. 5 stars. :+fav:
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:iconhopalongtom:
Hopalongtom Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Cool, looking forward to it! ^_^
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Aliens-Iz-Me Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
now thats morE likE thE half-ass art that I likE! go samus!
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darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awsome
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:iconmarghie-daijishin:
Marghie-Daijishin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD
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SargeMcCluck Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
I love the Kraid, Metroid, Ridley and Samus in her suit. Amazing unique take.
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Igabby Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
i need help finding a samus aran costume!!!!!!! some ppl say there at circle center (I live in indiana, and circle center is in indianapolis indiana) i just relly want one i tried ebay, and some costume stores , but i cant find one!!! if anyone finds on on ebay, email me the link @ samusaran@wild4music.com (and im ten, so it has to be a childrens size, my clothes size is 7/8)
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crovirus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Idea #5, definitely.
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:iconastral-sama:
Astral-sama Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, yeah, samus is a girl. ^_^ All the video games I play with her in it, she has the full armor thing on. GREAT ART~!
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burkeonthesly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
I'd like to vote for option 5. The composition is great, and Samus appears to best advantage highlighted somehow, but with the background all sketch-lines as it is, things bleed together in places. I think the right color-work could make the skill and beauty already evident in your linework more apparent.
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ROSchwoe Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Holy sh!t... that is awesome! Probably the best Metroid-themed drawing I've seen!
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R1VENkassle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Even though you haven't finished this one, it's one of my favorite pieces of Metroid art out there so far. [link] <-- that's my Samus
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Soren88 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
really impressive! i like it a lot! ^^

fav!
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InfinumGod Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I say #5
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soulmasterRZ Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
awsome... I would like to see them all painted but obviously with emphasis in samus faved
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cheesefreeak Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
this is a really great picture.. the composition is awesome, the lineart is flawless, and you've included everything important. I think you should color Ridley and Samus in her armor, and just cel-shade the rest of them, maybe lightly coloring the metroid to give a bit of background. Its up to you, but this pic would be even more epic if you finished it =D
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Naotachai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Imo, I'd stick to your option 2. But you should also keep this version up of your creation, for I find this the best.
You have done well with the terrain and the small but significant details of all of the characters and/or creatures.
Totally fav'd.
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Ulala321 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
i'd kill to see this finished.. *humbly requests an update*
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Eschersphere Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
I vote 3, but make sure that that big-ass metroid is really well rendered.
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:iconhiwo:
HIWO Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
spectacular :O
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dragonsclaw Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
I do enjoy the look you gave for Samus. Though she shows more skin in this than in her Zero Suit Form, I have to admit I find this one more realisitic, especially since you kept some of her armor on her. Probably all you have to do is color it, but that's your choice.
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thrill-killa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DOOD!!!! thats friggin awesome man!!!!!!!!
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ShmallowMan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
OMG, (the background) is awesome! I wish i could draw with that much detail, i just overanalize and end up with a thick-lined cartoon. 100/5
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SpectreShadow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
#5 of course! :w00t:
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:iconidene:
Idene Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
I would have to say option 5 personally. This is just freakin awesome!
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:iconytanium:
Ytanium Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Nice work! I think that's really good the "unfinished" effect ;-D
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:iconignis-vitae:
Ignis-vitae Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist
this is so damn awesome you should finish it
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:iconpartlymetalalchemist:
OMFG!!!!! THAT IS AWSOME!!!!!
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:iconchibilovexd:
ChibiLoveXD Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon and say #5.:) It looks fantastic right now, and it'll probably get 10 times more if you go all the way.
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Sharonlover Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Dude...just came across this pic and wondered if you ever finished it. It looks awesome as is but I like the idea #5, just leave the detail because its amazing
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