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One Girl in All the World

By transfuse
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It's been a while since I've done a digital painting that was this gruelling. I'm taking a visual design course this semester and for my personal project I decided to do three gruelling digital paintings of Samus Aran-- as homage to the greatest video game character ever created. I spent over 50 hours toiling away at this (mostly trying to get the damn background to look interesting), but I'm still not satisfied with how it turned out. I may go back later and refine it a bit more, but after working on this almost every day for the past month I can't work on it anymore; I'm just too tired. -_-

Here's a detail view:


Inspired by this OCRemixed song:


Photoshop CS2: 50+ hours
Photo ref of close friend of mine used.
Original size: 7200 x 10800

[edit] I was originally planning to add rain because it's heard throughout the song, but my fatigue got the better of me so I added that after getting 14 hours of sleep. :3 Plus I submitted it a bit bigger. And made her look a bit older. Thanks for all your helpful comments, kiddos! It's muchly appreciated! :)

And for those who haven't played the game (or just didn't notice) Samus can summon her ship by remote, which is why it's flying on its own in the background.
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Felixader's avatar
*Correction:  Worlds. :-P
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Any way we can get the original res version of this? would love to use it to make a wallpaper engine wallpaper. Wanted to use this and also put the song that inspired this piece, and will definitely give credit to you for the art and The Wingless for the music.
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Hey Transfuse, I really love this artwork and I was wondering If I could use this for the thumbnails in my Metroid Prime playthrough on youtube. I would really appreciate it and I'll give you credits in the video and the description. Thank you so much.
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CartoonpantsStudent General Artist

I love this picture :D
leadbullet1990's avatar
I hope you don't mind, but this is my current phone wallpaper, and seems like it's going to be that way for a while. 
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Brave-ShineHobbyist Writer
Amazingly beautiful!
BarryMode's avatar
Will you ever sell the digital original or print? I'd love to have it. This is by far my favorite piece of art ever.
DubaiBunniesUAE's avatar
Gorgeous work.
SamusIsTheBestWaifu's avatar
If other girls were in the rain, they'd be running inside their homes screaming "my hair is messy, my hair is messy." But Samus doesn't care.
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LightsthroughshadowStudent Photographer
Also other girls wouldn’t want to wear a power suit either as it makes them feel less sexy or unapproachable but Samus wears it anyways and my god she makes it look both sexy on her and approachable 😀
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100% agree with you.
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LightsthroughshadowStudent Photographer
For me I don’t look at a woman as below me or above me but standing next to me and across from me looking at eye level with me as my eqaul and the one to watch my back as the two of us fight a dragon together as both allues in battle and lovers in the bed room and this is what Samus is for warrior goddess.
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I was searching for the complete artwork for a while now. I glad I could add this one to my favorite.
Awesome work. It is just like Samus to take just a moment to herself and take a breather even on such a hostile planet.
She is just plain awesomeness.
Beautiful and inspiring work.
BarryMode's avatar
Do you think you would ever release the full size copy?
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KuhseemHobbyist Digital Artist
Found this by taking a screenshot of when it was shown in the Samus v Boba Fett Death Battle then running it through 2 reverse image search sites. They really should credit those images they use, the detail in this is amazing and you deserve the recognition.
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AjaxFProfessional Digital Artist
The atmosphere in this piece is awesome!! Love it :)
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LittleSymmetryHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just love the way you have captured the moment... she truly is the "one girl in all the world". Amazing job :)
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I second the " the full resolution version" motion. Or make it available as a print? If you like money. (A lot of people don't make prints/high res available even after requested, I guess everyone's rich already? :/ )
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Is there any way to get the full resolution version?
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colin6969Hobbyist Photographer
Such a very well done piece,  Samus looks very relaxed ! 
Coolguysevensevensev's avatar
This is simply amazing.
Commander-Ridley12's avatar
If this is Prime 3: Corruption, shouldn't the background fit for that game? Also, shouldn't she be wearing the PED Suit? (Not trying to be rude at all, by the way.)
Ninfnem's avatar
My impression was that this is Tallon Overworld from Prime with Magmoor Caverns below (or maybe not with the lack of vegetation on the surface). I guess it could just as well be Zebes. Also note that Prime 3 was released a year after this was uploaded. ;)
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