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Samus Aran by TimKelly Samus Aran by TimKelly
Samus. all digital.

I felt the urge to draw here up without the helmet. And give her a more streamlined tightly fitted suit. Mostly because Samus seems to just get chunkier and bulkier as the games progress. And i really hate all the new designs of her when she is outside the suit. I see her as a bad ass. and then in a lot of recent renditions.....she is some soft blonde dits with a scrunchy in her hair. blech.
The Streamlined part comes in because... well i just like it better. And i kinda dig the more Ninja-esc feel.

To give credit, where credit is due, The hair was inspired by this girl here. metroid-cosplay-to-the-max/
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yugiohfangirl8 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
She looks so amazing!! 
RA-5X Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
HiroMorisato Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't mind that samus is blonde I just dont like how she looks all barbie dolled (no scars or dirt or anything. )
TimKelly Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, i never got all the blue suit Samus' they totally are just what you said. I would hate to imagine that's what's in the suit.
HiroMorisato Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lol inside the suit?
APC03 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013

Great job!

I love the use of color in this picture!
AfroAffe Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really think this piece of art is amazing! The varying thickness of the lines is really appealing and the coloring is awesome! I think all your pics should be done in this style! And a comic done this way would be even more awesom!
TimKelly Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! I have grown much since this pic, so i see it a little differently. But, I am actually in the process of doing a revamp on this. A print will be for sale I think as well. You'll have to let me know if you approve of the new one when i post it.
xLadieLuck Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
This is beautiful. I'm absolutely in love with the style of this piece and its overall feel.
Sheepova Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
That's really different and stylish. I like it.
TheOfficialProdigal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ERMAGERSH!!! I wish more people drew like this! I want someone to do a picture of me like that!! wow...
Rith9789 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I agree with your description 100%
Although I like the "Bulkyness" of the Prime Series. To me the Varia suit has been the "Tanky" suit. And the power suit the more Agile.
TimKelly Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, i dig the tank style as well. it's so sleek and shiny that i just imagine it should be quicker...more streamlined? but maybe if it was rendered more rough, and chunky it would feel more battle ready....hmmmm. maybe i have just been playing starcraft too much lately.
beranyth Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Ugh I agree SO MUCH about her outside the suit--it seems like any of the zillion Barbie-with-a-gun characters running around out there. This is an amazing picture; the style of it is fantastic, and I love the harsh, strong style. It fits her very well.
WSkD Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An awesome piece of art O;.;o I love your style. Good job!
DESIGNOOB Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
i can't even begin to explain how awesome i think this is.
TimKelly Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much man!
Chocorroles Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Well, the ponytail is there since Metroid II :P

But I like Samus no matter how she is dressed <3
Velkhan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Good Job !
McCorvey92 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
i like this style alot,
its very different from most samus
drawings.good job.
alfaleupeso Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Like it a lot,
beautiful lines!
yamin0 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional
Before I knew anything about the game I thought Samus was a dude, because of the suit! I love this suit, it looks more comfortable and easier for her to move. Awesome concept!
pargile Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This makes me happy. :3
pudriose Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
like it very much awesome work o_O
Cique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome style
BlueTurkey12008 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Wow!!! Samus Aran from Metroid is an awesome queen!!
IngloriousMe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
hahahaha! I completely agree! I drew a renovated zero suit samus, too...

captkiro Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah it does make sense but i think in metroid prime they did it right. wasnt too bulky or light. I mean she jumps into freaking lava and walks around in it. her suit needs to be a little substantial.

but aside from that. holy nice man.
lotharace Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I agree with you on your design. I like how streamlined and gritty this is. Her hair really finishes the piece off. Nice work!
TimKelly Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i really need to do an update, i don't really like anything but the face now. but i still like the smaller suit.
lotharace Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Me too. It looks like Other M, is going back to a smaller suit. I'm looking forward to seeing the style of the new game.
BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the style and the new hair :) Couldn't agree more with you about her in the Zero suit, this look suits her a lot better.
TheONeillius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the best piece of Samus artwork I have ever seen! Even better than Nintendo's! :onfire:
Great work! :D
TimKelly Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thats a big compliment, thanks!
TheONeillius Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D
omega-ridley Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
A well styled Picture of Samus Aran I especially like the way the suit is very 'worn' it almost seems to provide no protection at all, yet we all know thats untrue.

I like your take on the hair as well, it's a refreshing break from Nintendo's insistence on yellow hair
february-sunbeams Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Totally agree with you ... so thanks for drawing such an awesome badass Samus. :D Love your style and the coloring.
strayspoon42 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
yes! this perfectly fit's Samus' real personality. i never understood why they kept making her armor so chunky and making her "zero suit" so sluttish. Samus is no hoe! she's a clod mothe fucker who saves the galaxy on the daily basis!
excellent job on bringing that back in this picture!
Byoshi24 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Student General Artist
I really love dis art of Samus; she looks like she's gonna kick some metroid ass like she always does :XD: But it's not like most of the other pieces on devArt, which portray her as some, well, ho-ish. This picture matches with her personality, cold and calculating, and emotionally shielded... :typerhappy: :worship: :+fav:
TimKelly Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! i dislike the slutty samus views. shes a freakin alien bounty hunter.
virusq Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Smokin! I love the natural colors used. :D
darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is the most awsome peace of work i have ever saw on deviantart yet and believe me i saw many :D great job :clap:
TimKelly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Rahal-Stmin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Very nice, only problem is now is that her cannon is HOLY SHART huge
angelac Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Love it! I agree with you on the more recent depiction of Samus... I prefer your view of her, it's more similar to how I would've imagined her back in the 2D days.
TimKelly Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
dewbluedawn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009   Photographer
vittu et on ihana...
Damn thats so pretty...
Oikeesti tosi kaunis...
Really its really beautiful...
Xilosphere Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Instant Favourite!
aliciad33 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
you hit the nail on the head with your description. samus is not sailor moon!
meganima Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I like this better than the original, the figure looks more female....
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