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Beacon in the Pitch by AaronRhyneHendren Beacon in the Pitch by AaronRhyneHendren
Without further adieu, I present my first Metroid fan piece! :la:
This project was a huge blast for me! :boogie:

For those who don't know, this the end of Metroid II: Return of Samus. Go play it if you're a Metroid fan and haven't yet. :nod:

I took some design cues from various games in the series regarding her suit and anatomy of the hatchling.

This took me a few weeks, having only worked on it in any spare time I had in my dayjob schedule. But, I'd say it would have only been a few days without any interference.

:bulletorange: Mech pencil
:bulletorange: Adobe Photoshop CS5
:bulletorange: Wacom Intuos 4

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:

METROID COPYRIGHT NINTENDO
ARTWORK COPYRIGHT AARON RHYNE HENDREN


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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE IN ADVANCE for adding this piece to their favorites/collections, and leaving comments! I know some deviants don't like to be thanked for such things, so I'll just leave this here so I don't impose on any profile pages.
I've never had this much attention this quickly on anything I've submitted before, so to be honest it's a little overwhelming, but certainly welcome, and I appreciate all the compliments and discussions I've had! :la:
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:icongames4me1:
games4me1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Oohh... :aww:
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DarkPhazonElite Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely looks like the Prime 1 Varia and the baby looks like a miniroid from Corruption. :)
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AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
This is why love your awesome. :love:

While I did try to recreate the old 90's Varia design for this, I absolutely took cues from the prime series, like the lights, and blade structures on the shoulders. Those things, with the Miniroids, was my way of bringing parts of the Metroid verse together. :D

I'm so happy you enjoy this, PhazeE. It's still my favorite of my pieces.
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DarkPhazonElite Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's absolutely brilliant, Arro! So impressive! *sigh* <3 I love love LOVE the Primes. They are my favorite of the series. :D (Hence my nickname...lol)
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AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thanks again, PhazeE. :love:
They are amazing, aren't they! :la:
I still think Super Metroid remains the quintessential game in the series, but I love everything they brought to the verse with the Primes.
How 'bout that tease at the end of Corruption? Think that's a hint of what's to come...? :D
There's also that dreadful Pirate data scan on the Homeworld... We shall see. We shall see...
Ah yes. Your name is quite amazing! LOVE IT! :icondancinglaplz:
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:icondarkphazonelite:
DarkPhazonElite Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :) They sure are. Super is definitely a timeless classic, but the Primes just blew me away. :)

I hope there is more to come, for sure!

Dreadful...I see what ya did there! ;)

Thanks! :D Yours is pretty neat as well!
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I knew you'd see it. ;)
Thanks again! :icondancinglaplz:
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:icondarkphazonelite:
DarkPhazonElite Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!!! :D
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I love that you love this! :la:
Thanks, PhazeE! :love:
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Orgzilla Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Outstanding work!
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you, Sir Kaiju!

Your opinion is a big deal to me! :D
But seriously, thank you! :la:
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SaturnDawn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing this brought back every memory I have about this game. Thank you so much. I'm gonna go play it again.
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
You are very welcome! :la:
I might have to do that again soon, as well. :plotting:
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Kesoroda-MKB Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This will make for an interesting desktop wallpaper!
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
I hope you enjoy it! :la:
Just please keep all watermarks intact. :thanks:
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Kesoroda-MKB Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No Problem!
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SocQA Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Epicly awesome!! That looks VERY realistic! Great idea with the Metroid illuminating the cave. Creates a nice atmosphere in the picture!
Could I use that as a wallpaper for my desktop background?
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thank you! :icondancinglaplz:

Sure! Just please keep all watermarks, etc. intact. :thanks:
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Sorry for the late reply.
You're welcome. Truly a great artwork.
And thanks for your permission :thanks: Of course I'll keep all watermarks ;) It's your artwork and I respect that and your request :nod:
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AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
No worries. I've been pretty sparse here, lately. :invisible:

But, yes! Thank you, and you're welcome! :thanks:
Hopefully I'll have something else good to show sometime soon.
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Yeah, I know. I thought of coming online in the past days, but then I had not enough time for that :/
You're welcome :) Please notify me if you have a new artwork to show, okay?
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crazyeverythangchick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
NEVER have I seen a better Samus! <3
Wonderful Work! :glomp: :D
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thank you thank you! :icondancinglaplz:
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:iconcrazyeverythangchick:
crazyeverythangchick Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome~ :hug: :heart:
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:iconhikaroo:
Hikaroo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is some damn gorgeous shading and colouring.
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thank you thank you! :icondancinglaplz:
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:icongod-bless-you-all:
God-bless-you-all Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! :love:
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thank you, much! :la:
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God-bless-you-all Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^_^
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InnocentMuse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Wow this is reallly nice!
I love Metroid! Great job! x
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Oh wow, thank you! :la:
I do too! Samus is awesome! :D
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InnocentMuse Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
My pleasure!!
She really is! I was thinking of cosplaying her but I don't do well as a blonde haha!
:blowkiss:
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AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Oh, no worries! I'm sure any character would be great played by you! :love:
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BadassSheik92 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautifully done! It's truly amazing how you did this! Excellent! :D
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thank you! I did my best! :thanks:
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BadassSheik92 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! And your best is awesome! ^^
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littlemissfawn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! That was time well spent :) Which is your favorite game in the series? Mine is Super Metroid... loove that game
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AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Thank you very much! :thanks:
I'm definitely leaning towards Super Metroid, but I've enjoyed every one! I can't wait to see what they do to advance the story. Fusion definitely left me curious as to where they'd go next. I'm thinking some awesome gameplay should make it onto the Wii U. :plotting:
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tencellar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Awesome!

Need more fanart of this quality!
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AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Thank you! I should be getting back to work soon. :thanks:
Moving disrupts EVERYTHING. :nuu:
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Arbitha Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
woah, I thought that was a screenshot from a game for a second.
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thank you! :thanks:
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Screwmon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Very good. The trace is nice, strong. The colors and shadows, very interesting. Congratulations!
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thank you! :thanks:
I hope I'm misunderstanding you, but there was no tracing involved in this piece. The line work is my own.
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Screwmon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Yes, I understand that. And you represented a historic moment in the game with an amazing art. Congratulations!
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:iconaaronrhynehendren:
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thanks again! This moment is one of the most memorable moments for me as well, and definitely one of the most pivotal moments for the mythos of Samus Aran! :la:
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:iconscrewmon:
Screwmon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Fact! For Samus is a myth, and its history, there are other unforgettable moments. You will not lack inspiration!
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:iconxamanos:
Xamanos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Sweet. Nice job!
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AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thanks! :la:
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