Done for a NinDB Group collab image. Each contributor is given a random character and the idea is to base the drawing on how they appeared on the NES.
I got Samus Aran from Metroid, and I based her half on her Zero Mission design and half on her sprite. I drew a couple of more seriously proportioned ones more close to the ZM style, but I preferred the off-proportions of this one.
WOW! Now this is what I call the Classic Samus Aran! You really should be rewarded for this piece of art! I am impressed that you could draw the original Samus. There probably aren't many people who can draw a Samus like this.