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Aran Legacy by Hyde209 Aran Legacy by Hyde209
December is here and I wanted to give you a winter gift ^^

I'm totally aware that this idea is not original in any way and that it has been done may times before. However, imagining Samus Aran as a medieval knight is just such a cool thing =) With my piece I explored the idea that Samus might have an ancestors way back in the Dark Ages who was sort of a Jeanne d'Arc typ of character. A woman breaking with tradition and taking on the role of the knight and becoming a sword for hire.

I had so much fun drawing and coloring this piece. I started with a loose graphite sketch then I inked it with fineliner and a black marker. Scanned it, colored it and painted the background in photoshop. (Kudos to Bob Ross for teaching me how to make a propper landscape)

For pose and armor reference I used a fantastic photo I found on tumblr, but I couldn't find any info on who's in the photo or who the photogarapher is =( I want to give propper credit, but here's the link anyway: rebloggy.com/post/snow-female-…
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:icongamedracoart:
GamedracoArt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Student General Artist
Refreshing and excellent take on Samus.
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you =D I'm a big fan of Samus and the Metroid games. I'm also a big fan of Knights and armour so it's a good mix ^^
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Reaper1998 Featured By Owner May 8, 2018
awesome 
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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:iconreaper1998:
Reaper1998 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
your welcome 
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TheBritWriter Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
Like the attention you given to it, particularly the environment.
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D Yeah I put a little extra time on the environment. Glad it shows ^^
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Schlossbauer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017   Digital Artist
cool design
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you 😊
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:iconthegreatdevin:
TheGreatDevin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see an animated anthology with Samus in different settings. With each part having different studios and directors.  
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeah totally. Something in the vein og Matrix Anthology would be awesome ^^
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:iconthegreatdevin:
TheGreatDevin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with that. Think about how amazing it would be. The medieval segment could be in high budget 2d Berserk style animation.
Then there could be a mid or late 1800's segment where she's a female detective hunting down a notorious criminal named Kraide. And then it can lead to a superhero segment where she's a part of a space hero team. 
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeah. We could also see her navigating a ship fighting pirates and the nutoriuos captain Ridley at high seas 😃
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:iconthegreatdevin:
TheGreatDevin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds boss 
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
It does right 😃
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:iconthegreatdevin:
TheGreatDevin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure does 
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CodyLabs Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That’s pretty darn good. Samus looks good in a cape.
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D Indeed she does ^^
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DARKRAGNAROK2000 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lady Samus of the house Aran, Dragons bane and destroyer of worlds
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Indeed 😅 Keeper of Chozo traditions and hunter of all things jelly 😆
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very clever idea! I like the idea of taking a tried and true franchise of Nintendo and re-inventing it in a way nobody bothers to look! Where everyone is focused on the next future game, nobody bothers to ask: "What if Samus' origins took place during the Medieval times?"

...then again there weren't any monsters or giant life sucking jellyfish to exterminate either...
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Hyde209 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeah it would be pretty awesome 😃 I mean there's dragons and in fantasy it could be quite a library of strange creatures to face. Maybe it's time for a 'Metroidvania' in the litteral sense 😄
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Daxx-Lorenzo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
There’s so much that you could do with this idea, limitless possibilities and potential: keep working on your art, Dawn Aran needs to be drawn more
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you 😃 I totally agree.
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Daxx-Lorenzo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
The fan game, Rogue Dawn, really needs to be explored more as it actually takes its inspiration from the first Metroid manual's backstory: do you happen to have an interest in Rogue Dawn? It’s quite a well-thought out game considering that it’s only a re-skin/mod of the NES cartridge

Another game series that I’m interested in is Oddworld, I’m very passionate about this highly-specific franchise (being in the same boat as Metroid, in this case, it’s the black sheep of the entire gaming industry)

I’ll be extremely excited and pleased if you decide to draw some things never-before-seen (nearly all Oddworld fanart is really, really, really, really repetitive, and anything original is kicked to the kerb and under-appreciated)

Thanks for your time
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Sure 😃 I've made both fanart and a remix from that game. I love it to bits. So much so that I bought a NES repro cart of it 😄
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MatticusDecimusRex Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, this is fantastic.
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks 😃
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