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Metroid Fusion Tribute by BLARGEN69 Metroid Fusion Tribute by BLARGEN69
As you can see in my break I have spent a lot of time with my poor neglected tablet, I have done much traditional work but hardly anything worthy of uploading.
This is the first in a series I have wanted to make for years, essentially just a set of art pieces inspired by each Metroid game, in order of favoritism. First up, my favorite of the series; Fusion.

Metroid Fusion has always been a controversial title in terms of it's linearity, that's never bothered me though, and prefer it the game would have nowhere near the impact it has if it were open-ended like Super Metroid. I believe the main reason I love Fusion so much is because it's atmosphere is just perfect, the escalation of dread as you progress through the game is so perfect. The mission just becomes so hopeless and you actually feel it, though you get stronger throughout the game you simultaneously feel weaker and more defenseless as BSL itself seems like an all-encompassing maw. The plot twist with the Federation's secret Metroid program is awesome, the revelation that the SA-X has reproduced, I can't think of a single flaw in Fusion in my eyes. The spritework is the most gorgeous of any in the series and has so much uniqueness, no room seems to look the same even in massive sprawling themed sectors, BSL feels like a real station and you can totally expand it easily with your imagination, it's the most immersive Metroid for me even moreso than the openended freeroam type ones.

It's a classic I still play pretty much annually, and a game I will never tire of. I love Metroid Fusion to death, not just my favorite of the Metroid series but one of my most beloved games of all time.

For this piece I decided to start simple and do something pretty standard for me, but I intend to try experimenting with different techniques and art styles throughout the duration of this series. I wanted to capture the thrilling chase sequences as you are pursued by the SA-X, but I also wanted to draw my favorite sector, AQA, so I just threw the two together.

If you are curious the order of these will be as follows, up next is:
-Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
-Metroid Prime
-Metroid II: The Return of Samus
-Metroid: Zero Mission
-Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
-Super Metroid
-Metroid Prime Pinball
-Metroid: Other M
-Metroid Prime: Hunters
-Metroid
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:icontitanosaurus64:
Oh this brings back memories. I remember being so terrified to enter a room fearing evil samus was waiting for me.:-) 
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BLARGEN69 Oct 21, 2013   General Artist
The times she freaking did would just leave you on the edge of your seat and scared out of your mind, it's so funny to me thinking that as a kid, Metroid Fusion witht he SA-X moments gave me more fear than most horror games I played then haha!
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I also want to say thanks for reminding me of such a great game. I went back and started a new game file today. Gonna retro play it.:D (Big Grin) 
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BLARGEN69 Oct 21, 2013   General Artist
Oh man that is awesome, I'm so happy!!! Dude have fun, one of the best games ever made.
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Guyonachair Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You drew this on a tablet?! Instant fave!
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BLARGEN69 Jun 3, 2013   General Artist
Dude thank you SO much for the compliment, it's really great to hear! Cause I just recently have decided to transition my comic books from traditional media to digital media so hearing that my tablet-pieces can be that good in the eyes of someone is very encouraging. Thank you!
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TheGasMaster4381 Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Very nice! I love the clean look to this piece, The placement of all of this pieces elements (the characters and environment) are very interesting, and the anatomical proportions of the characters look really good. :nod: I think you were successful with this piece. The only thing I might suggest would be to add more darker values into the scene to make it really dramatic :la:
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gaunt007 Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You should try to do one about zero mission. that would be amazing.
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BLARGEN69 Mar 8, 2013   General Artist
I am glad this was so well received by so many people, yourself included. Especially since it is the most basic I am going to get when it comes to this Metroid Tribute series. I also agree with you on the fact that it should have been darker, one of my first gripes after finishing this I had was that I thought it was a bit too bright, I definitely should have at the very least made the back corridor darker. The next one in this series is for the game that is all about dark and light however so I REALLY need to experiment with lighting for that one haha!
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gaunt007 Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is really good!
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