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Zero Suit Samus is back for another generation of Smash Bros.! I love what the team did with her design this time around, as it's a stand-alone that borrows bits and pieces from various games but in the end creates a very unique and aesthetic rendition. Those new boots are awesome too.

I'm not a fan of her power suit form, since they've used her Other M suit entirely, and I never was a fan of that. Sad that the Prime series suits never made it into a Smash game, but hey, Zero Suit will always be my main so I can't complain too much.

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KillThePaint Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
nice background.. that body doesnt work though. its off.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah probably lol. Human anatomy is a weak point of mine

Feel free to elaborate btw
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SuperPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Ah, the Plasma Whip from Samus's Paralyzer gun totally surrounding her with the Screw Attack symbol in the background. And jet boots from the new Super Smash Bros.

Wonderful! :)

I had to take a look at the Download to see the amount of detail that you put into your artwork here. The lighting on Samus's Zero Suit is very well done, along with the painted-on, skintight look of the Zero Suit. I just love those toned and muscular upper arms that you gave her.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you :D
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Saij-Spellhart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to agree hat I'm a fan of her Super Metroid look best. and that Other M was a very big fail in both design and story. Also they could have used the fusion suit design and I would have been much happier. Strong female leads can be strong and popular and still seem human without making them fragile and tender inside. gah, I hate that stigma on female characters. 

Anyway, I had to do this piece as well because I just love Metroid. I'm not going to touch too much on the fact that the feet and how they are positioned looks wonky, mostly because I still struggle with foreshortening myself too, and I have no tips on how to make it look less awkward at the moment. 

But I will critique her shoulders. They look too bunched and stiff. Even people in a movement or tensed for battle have less tension in their shoulders. It looks liek she's trying to pull them into her neck. Let the shoulders loosen up and move away from the neck a bit. She can have a girly body without having tiny dainty scrunched shoulders. 

the foreshortening on her left hand looks pretty good. Always room for improvement, but its a hard thing to master dammit. So i applaud you for atleast making it believable. 

Other then that you have some great highlights going on their and great movement. I really feel the power flowing through her whole form, and I do love how the zero suit screams, "I am a woman." While she can have the terrifying bounty hunter feeling in her armor. All in all another win. 


Would love to see her hair a little less cartoonized. Let it flow, it'll look twice and pretty. The way it is it looks rather gelled and plastic. 
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like her look in Prime 2/3 the most, I'm not a huge fan of the old suits. Retro did the design justice! And yeah, I could go on and on about how Other M was a travesty of the written arts, eck. It's a silly stigma, but luckily the other, real Metroid games don't fall into it, just their retarded cousin

Haha I always seem to fail at feet, they're definitely a weak point for me. Thanks for the tips on the shoulders as well, I'll try to practice more convincing movement. Same thing with the hair(another weak point of mine).

Thanks for the feedback! Most appreciated. Let me know if there's anything in your gallery you want a critique on
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Saij-Spellhart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"I'm not a huge fan of the old suits. Retro did the design justice!" I'm confused by this statement please explain. :icondalekplz:EXPLAIN. :D
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, her Super Metroid look =  cdn.wikimg.net/metroidwiki/ima… and original Metroid look = img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…

Vs. Retro's suits(i.e. RetroStudios, the creators of Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2 and 3) = images.wikia.com/metroid/es/im… img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20… img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…
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Saij-Spellhart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her original design was so 70's future look. and very bleh. 

Her super metroid is sexy badass. and so is the prime suits. I like them both. 

But thank you for explaining what you meant by "retro" I'm familiar with the games as i've played and or watched my brothers play nearly all of them. I'm not familiar with the artists and creators and the technical stuff. 
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it can be a bit confusing. There are her 'retro' looks, and then her Retro looks. Herf
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Saij-Spellhart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah.... 
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SaintValiance Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
This is gorgeous, but I only have one criticism, and I say this with running the risk of just sounding like a dumb douche who's worried about the wrong things in the art, but her right breast seems a bit...misshapen.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha nah you're fine. It'd help if you were a bit more specific though. Is is because of the way it's pointed? Since it's a slight sideview in the case of her right breast, the point is supposed to be the nipple area. Real boobs tend to take on a bit of a "pointed teardrop" sort of shape ;) (pulled this from Google, nudity warning! -> fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201… ). Though, this rendition of Zero Suit is a bit larger than the woman in that reference
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SaintValiance Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Yeah, I initially came to the conclusion that that's what it was supposed to be, but to me it looks I guess too pointed. From the point where the nipple is to where the bottom of the breast is is just kind of a straight slant, I feel like it should curve a little more. Literally the only thing I would change, the right breast just seems to lack a bit of roundness compared to the left breast(and that is taking into consideration that the left breast is being viewed at an entirely different angle). I know this must sound like such nit-picky griping, the alteration I'm suggesting is so minimal, but after I saw it, it was literally the only thing holding me back from calling this piece perfect anatomically. But I'm really no artist, my eye could be wrong.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah I see. Thanks for the crit, I'll keep it in mind in future works :)
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The boots have little to do with any concept of equality, and I think people making a big deal out of them on either side are blowing something tiny way out of proportion

Putting other Smash Bros. characters in her jet boots will look silly, and only further the idea that they look stupid to begin with. 
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Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Samus is pure awesomeness! :D
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes :la:
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Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get the fuss over the boots, she looks she could
do a lot more in SSB4 than Brawl. :)
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't either, really, I think they look kick ass

Her model is also a hundred times better. Honestly her Brawl version just looked absurd and disproportioned
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Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Her Brawl model is not that bad, but I can agree she looks
much more beautiful in SSB4!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed!:D
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Al-Rey-Writer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Writer
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Fantastic work, awesome pose!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah ha! I should have expected this picture!
Lovely work! Love the pose and the background!
Those boots are kickass!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!:D
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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realarpmbq Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clever play on words. :)
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..... you know I never even realized my title was a pun until just now :lol:
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realarpmbq Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! I have good eyes.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do :la:
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Goatlactic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful job on her pose, also there is so much fan wank over those boots and people using it as an excuse to complain about vaguely related things like how much Nintendo apparently sucks and... feminism/sexism for some reason? People are weird.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't get the rage-boner so many people are getting over something this small :XD: Personally I think the heels look awesome and I'm a big fan of heels in general. Add rocket to that shit? Fuck yes

Anyone who doesn't think a female character can still be a fucking bad ass in heels needs to go play themselves some Bayonetta :D Even though that game was a bit over-the-top sexualized, I loved it and admired the character

Oh, and anyone who thinks heels are sexist/female-exclusive needs to go take a look at Alucard! :D images.wikia.com/castlevania/i…
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Goatlactic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heels are meant for anyone that has the ankle strength for them imo at least! I mean I'm a dude, I would wear them if not for my terrible leg problems :dead:. I'm kinda not a fan but only because I think Samus is already tall enough she really didn't need her rocket shoes to be heels but I'm not going to get mad about it xP its not like she got a kill la kill style revealing outfit or anything, it isn't time to panic yet!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The time to panic about Samus being ruined was back in 2010! :stare:

But eh, they're just games. Just ignore the stuff you like and focus on the ones you do like, because popular characters travel between designers, writers, and artists like hot potatoes so expect lots of inconsistent changes :nod:
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Goatlactic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Indeed!
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MetroidPeter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Well, Little Mac & the Wii Fit trainer have alternate skins, so what are the odds that Samus will have one too?
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That'd be pretty cool :D I'd love if we could use the PED suit or Light Suit
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MetroidPeter Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
It's a thought worth pondering. I just hope they keep the ability to change the characters color scheme. I almost always play as Samus with Gravity Suit colors.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never use the Power Suit lol :D Don't have a consistent color for ZSS either :P
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MetroidPeter Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Who do you normally play as? Can I expect you on the online for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U?
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought it was pretty clear from my comments and this deviation that I'm a Zero Suit main... :lol:

And probably
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MetroidPeter Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I just thought there might be other characters you like using, like Shiek, Fox, or someone like that. Maybe we can share friend codes when the game comes out so we can battle? (Because asking for anyone's friend code is totally a smart idea.)
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Eqbal Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Nice work.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Y U WEAR HIGH HEELS
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