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Impressions Of The Overworld (Part III)

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By KiHunter   |   
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Metroid Prime is 10 years old this year, so I played it again. Man, all the memories it brings back. I always get the same feeling when Samus first sets foot on Tallon IV's. The music comes in slowly, the cutscenes show different places of the landing site, and from that point on, you know you've got this whole world to explore. It's perfect.

At the same time, I really wanted to paint. Because Tallon Overworld impressed me so much after all this time, I wanted to paint some of it. I used no direct reference, but painted it all from memory. I didn't want this to be an accurate view of the place, but I wanted it to be my personal memories about it.

I also wanted to make more of it, by switching up my style of painting. You'll see that some of it is not the style that you're used to with my work. for example, I used torn paper for the dead Parasite Queen, to give it a feeling of decay and shattered glass. For the temple I used charcoal in combination with paint, cause I wanted to accentuate the contours in that painting.

I'm very happy with the way this came out. Hope you'll like it too.
Image size
2824x4368px 3.25 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
23 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Sep 8, 2012, 4:08:40 PM
Software
Picasa
Sensor Size
14mm
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Combak's avatar
It's 10 years old!? Already!?
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kritkenProfessional Digital Artist
HAHA yeah good job on the artifact temple and yeah I remember the dead parasite queen, have you ever noticed that at metroid prime 3 where you faind the metroids for the first time at elysia, at the elevator there are remains of parasite queens too?
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Thanks for commenting and faving :D

Yeah, I didn't notice the first time, but after reading it on Wikitroid I started paying attention more, and I saw them. They were considerably smaller than the Queens in part 1 though :O
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kritkenProfessional Digital Artist
yeah I guess pirates brought some specimens alomg with the metroids and stored them there, but those queens maybe were food for the metroids or just couln't survive.
Good to see more metroid stuff from you I made a pic a couple of days ago and a metroid animation about a week ago, haha the things I do
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And posted them? I'll take a look. School began again :( so I don't have that much time to be here, sorry.
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kritkenProfessional Digital Artist
don't worry I started with school this monday too
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msgtfrankStudent General Artist
That is really awesome! Ive been playing the whole trilogy recently you definitely nailed how this place feels
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Yes, me too. I'm glad I nailed the feeling, cause that was my aim (not making a literal copy of the place). Thanks for the comment :D
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msgtfrankStudent General Artist
no worries ^-^
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