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For ~Zimeta's Metroid collab for :iconmetroid-club:

I was chosen to represent Metroid 2: The Return of Samus. I started painting in full color, but then decided to experiment on limiting the palette to that of the first Gameboy, hence the greenish-off-white and black.
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:iconrebeccatripp:
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is exquisite!  You are one amazing artist!
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much, I really appreciate it!
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Demiourgorgon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Love the original power armor! Great composition too. This one has a real nostalgic feeling to it.
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh me too. I'll always like Samus' design, but it does sadden me to see her design getting more and more streamlined.
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Demiourgorgon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeah, I don't like a lot of the new designs.
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Tell me about it.

Unlike just about every other Metroid fan, I could not get into the Prime series, at all. People will often say that the gameplay is obviously different, but it still has that Metroid atmosphere. In my opinion, i does have atmosphere, just not the same kind of atmosphere, and it disappoints me.
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Demiourgorgon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
There was definitely something lost from the first three games that didn't make the leap to 3D and the newer 2D versions.

As a game developer hobbyist, I have been working on a game design document for a "super metroid rip-off" for years. The only reason I haven't started to build it is because I lack the audio talent that would make or break such a game.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh I know. Something about 2D game have more "magic" to them for whatever reason. Isn't it a sad state of things when you say that its easier to become immersed in a 2d game than a 3d one?
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Demiourgorgon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
It's because in a 3D game, the camera can't focus the player were to look as much as a 2D game. Games with fixed camera angles always have an advantage at conveying a mood. In a 3D FPS, the player will run through a level leaving most of the art in the peripheral.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know. It's also so sad to know how much work goes into creating a 3d game, and yet hard it is to really appreciate it.
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Love everything of it and the palette resembling Game Boy graphics in particular.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's funny, I started to color if with a full palette, but it was looking really muddy for whatever reason, must've been in a coloring slump. But that idea hit me, and I like how it came out!
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SoColdArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Would it be alright if I used this as the background for a Tunnel theme remix on my alternate YouTube account's (s0c01da116utz31dav1d) upcoming video, So Cold 10 Metroid Remixes Video II? I'll credit you for it, and, if you want, I'll post a link on the video to this picture. I will also post a link here to the video once I've finished it.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, just post the links and credit and I have no problem!
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SoColdArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Here's the link:
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool, thanks!
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darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Bitch'n!
Loved the lighting,man!
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!
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awesomecomix Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very spooky, love it :)
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!
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FallenAngelSkyla Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, love the lighting :)
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, means alot!
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sapphira-reborn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I just love the light and atmosphere in this. I could just stare at it all day. It sort of makes me want to print it up and put it on a wall! I think you should try a narrow color palette like this more often.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks cuz, maybe I should!
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sapphira-reborn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I keep coming back to stare at this picture. I may seriously request a print of it one of these days!
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool, thanks again!
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist
good color choice!
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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SuperStar2012 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Nice job! This is very well done, it has a good sense of mystery and wonder behind it.
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Cool work, it has the "feel" of metroid.
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man, it's a difficult feel to replicate!
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dephacious Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice, like the lighting.
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, really appreciate it!
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:iconmystrii:
Mystrii Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap. It feels like I'm looking at the actual game. You hit that eerie Metroid 2 feel so well... so much nostalgia right now...
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool, glad I achieved that! It is, for whatever reason, such a hard atmosphere to replicate.
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Mystrii Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well you replicated it perfectly!
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:iconvictorroa:
victorroa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! WOW! That's just haunting atmosphere. Amazing man!
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Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man, glad you like it!
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Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   General Artist
Excellent! :salute:
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!
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LightningBlitz-Kid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!! Love the use of the colors here!!
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, thought it would be a cool idea!
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LightningBlitz-Kid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And it really is!! Glad you went with it!
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SauberC11Fan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Yipee ki-yay, motherfucker! Well done for this art.
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ha, thanks!
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Thank you so much for finishing the square so fast! Just one more to go!
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ha, I like to draw quick!
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LukeDenby Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup, the limited color scheme really works
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:iconphobos-romulus:
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!
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