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Norfair Depths by transfuse Norfair Depths by transfuse
This is my 2nd Metroid painting. It was much more gruelling and time-consuming than my first one:

One Girl in All the World

Took a little over 70 hours and once again I'm still not satisfied with it. =/ Anyhow, this one goes out to all you Ridley fans. Hope you like it. :)

Here's a version without Ridley in it so you can see all of the background-- spent a long ass time on it! -_-

Norfair Depths BG

Inspired by the Norfair Depths area song in Super Metroid. The song is nicely remixed here:


Photoshop CS2: 70+ hours
Original size: 10800 x 7200
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MagicalBoyKeenan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Ah, so you're the source of some of my favorite Metroid art.
asianastroboy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Is there anywhere to buy this as a Giclee print?
acegriffin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
OMG you are a master. where can I get a super high res version of this!? I need this on my phone!
Idrog Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is freaking awesome!
Treasures-Of-Wisdom Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually wouldn't care for such heavily silhouetted pieces, but this is AMAZING!
gus3000 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
oh and if some day you sell prints of this, i'm in :D
gus3000 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
as a Metroid Fan : a huge THANK YOU to you for this awesome work. Be satisfied with it, this is the best Metroid environment reproduction i've seen.
RazorRex Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
X231 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Pardon my french, but "Fuck...yes...!"
loldart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I need to buy a print of this!!!
horserax Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
badass! it looks real!
BaganSmashBros Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool! But neck looks weird for me...
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Gorgeously badass!
lenchkumaximus1994 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
dude this is awsome
Sheepova Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Super Metroid fanart with this level of quality touches my heart in a way that nothing else can.
Idusces Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
One of my most favorite Metroid pieces ever, still have it as a wallpaper to this day. Captures Metroid's lonely atmosphere yet reflects ridley's ferocity. Lighting is simply awesome :)
SuperMetroid2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Varia31 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible piece!
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is soo great ^^
Love the atmosphere and the over all mood of the picture =D
Andur1l Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Is it by any chance available anywhere in full HD? It's an amazing piece and I would love to have it as my desktop background.
Don-Odachi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wow O_o You can nearly feel the tautness between Samus and Ridley.Really amazing :clap:
aceina Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
this is how its metn to be when samus faces ridley not that crap we got in other m
GamerGoddessDin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was actually a great representation of one of her battles with him, it simply was put into the wrong chronological position it should have been in Zero Mission instead.
aceina Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
no it realy isnt

1. it only makes any sense if you have read an obscure even in japan manga

2. in said manga she gets over her fear of ridley and even mocks him and luaghs after she kills him in it

3.the game its self does nothing to explain whats going on it just has samus start crying then shows her as a little girl crying before him it dont work at all its bad writing now mater how you look at it
GamerGoddessDin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like I said it was in the wrong place chronologically and should have been in Zero Mission which is what that Manga covered. If I remember correctly that image in the cutscene is also in the manga version of the cutscene, and in the manga she actually flees Ridley and runs into Fethar who gives her the Varia Suit upgrade along with some "fatherly advice" before she is able to stand up to Ridley and defeat him. That manga is actually one of my favorite writings, I read the entire scanlation on a Metroid fansite, I think it was MetroidDatabase but I don't remember for sure I downloaded the images to read them offline.
LazyKS Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
esta conmadre
InfernoJ Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
one word: AWESOME!!!!!
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
For some reason my school's Internet filters think this is some kind of spam page... :shrug:
zxy8 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Awesome :D
Riku-of-Darkness Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: I can't even find the words to describe my awe at the detail and composition. Spectacular.
Lufione Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
OH sweet love of jesus I need a print of this. :U
DeathMaster4000 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
perfection of their battle
lanikutmno Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Just awesome…
Legion89com Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
One of the best metroid fanarts i've seen!!
kimcheolho Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Check out this:


It's a theme I made for Super Metroid.
paolobabe99 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Great work!!!!
lordwakko Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student
damn...... good pic
DimlorMeister Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
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DeepwellBridge Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Another great work of Metroid art! I love the silhouette effect you are using there. You capture the Riddley's anger and primal rage very well.

Keep them coming!

I have used it for a post in my blog. Look towards the bottom. [link]
Halekyn-Steel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Saved, made Desktop background. This is absolutely beautiful: I loved the detail put into the Ridley. :) (even though all we see is a shadow!) Keep up the amazing work!
CelestOrion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Permission to use this piece of art for a image on Youtube? I was looking for a Norfair image to back up a song I was working with. I'd be more than glad to credit you in the description and link back to you, if given permission.
Great piece, by the way.
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, you can use it. And thanks. :)
CelestOrion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
[link] There you go. I made sure to credit you and link back to the picture.
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey that sounds pretty good. :D
CelestOrion Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thanks, glad that you liked it!
KnightOfShaddai Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Wow... o_o Just wow...

I'm a big big fan of Super Metroid. As an old school gamer, it's one of my favorite games on the Super Nintendo.

I love the music too that inspired you *is listening to it right now*. Music often inspires me in art, poetry, and character design. I think you captured the feeling from this song very well. I can feel the caverns and intense heat from this picture and from the song.

Great job!
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) Yeah, the music of the Metroid series (and the derivatives from fans) is something that has always inspired me a great deal. By contrast, the lack of a good soundtrack in Other M was something that really disappointed me; I mean was literally bummed out about that. =/
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