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One Girl in All the World by transfuse One Girl in All the World by transfuse
It's been a while since I've done a digital painting that was this gruelling. I'm taking a visual design course this semester and for my personal project I decided to do three gruelling digital paintings of Samus Aran-- as homage to the greatest video game character ever created. I spent over 50 hours toiling away at this (mostly trying to get the damn background to look interesting), but I'm still not satisfied with how it turned out. I may go back later and refine it a bit more, but after working on this almost every day for the past month I can't work on it anymore; I'm just too tired. -_-

Here's a detail view:


Inspired by this OCRemixed song:


Photoshop CS2: 50+ hours
Photo ref of close friend of mine used.
Original size: 7200 x 10800

[edit] I was originally planning to add rain because it's heard throughout the song, but my fatigue got the better of me so I added that after getting 14 hours of sleep. :3 Plus I submitted it a bit bigger. And made her look a bit older. Thanks for all your helpful comments, kiddos! It's muchly appreciated! :)

And for those who haven't played the game (or just didn't notice) Samus can summon her ship by remote, which is why it's flying on its own in the background.
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leadbullet1990 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
I hope you don't mind, but this is my current phone wallpaper, and seems like it's going to be that way for a while. 
HopeWielder Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Amazingly beautiful!
BarryMode Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Professional
Will you ever sell the digital original or print? I'd love to have it. This is by far my favorite piece of art ever.
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Gorgeous work.
SamusIsTheBestWaifu Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
If other girls were in the rain, they'd be running inside their homes screaming "my hair is messy, my hair is messy." But Samus doesn't care.
Lightsthroughshadow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Student Photographer
Also other girls wouldn’t want to wear a power suit either as it makes them feel less sexy or unapproachable but Samus wears it anyways and my god she makes it look both sexy on her and approachable 😀
sjd764 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
I was searching for the complete artwork for a while now. I glad I could add this one to my favorite.
Awesome work. It is just like Samus to take just a moment to herself and take a breather even on such a hostile planet.
She is just plain awesomeness.
Beautiful and inspiring work.
hotfrogcreative Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
The pose,the background seems a very perfect work...Good job!
BarryMode Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Professional
Do you think you would ever release the full size copy?
Kuhseem Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Found this by taking a screenshot of when it was shown in the Samus v Boba Fett Death Battle then running it through 2 reverse image search sites. They really should credit those images they use, the detail in this is amazing and you deserve the recognition.
AjaxF Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The atmosphere in this piece is awesome!! Love it :)
LittleSymmetry Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just love the way you have captured the moment... she truly is the "one girl in all the world". Amazing job :)
KainXiorcal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I second the " the full resolution version" motion. Or make it available as a print? If you like money. (A lot of people don't make prints/high res available even after requested, I guess everyone's rich already? :/ )
BHecq Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Is there any way to get the full resolution version?
colin6969 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a very well done piece,  Samus looks very relaxed ! 
This is simply amazing.
ZeldaSkywardSword16 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
If this is Prime 3: Corruption, shouldn't the background fit for that game? Also, shouldn't she be wearing the PED Suit? (Not trying to be rude at all, by the way.)
Ninfnem Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
My impression was that this is Tallon Overworld from Prime with Magmoor Caverns below (or maybe not with the lack of vegetation on the surface). I guess it could just as well be Zebes. Also note that Prime 3 was released a year after this was uploaded. ;)
ZeldaSkywardSword16 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Oh, ok.
KainXiorcal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Looks like Super Metroid's planet Zebes. (It's also what the Remix that inspired Transfuse is from.)
GamedracoArt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful piece of art. It really projects the power of Samus being a noble space warrior.
AldebaranJewel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014   Digital Artist
I do not play the game, but I've loved this picture from the very first time that I saw it, and have been meaning to fave it for  a while now. ^.^;

Happy rain. ^_^
missfelidae Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you sell this as a poster?
colin6969 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks great !
RazorRex Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   General Artist
Jayage5ds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Nice Samus looks so cool.
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

She's waiting for her pickup.

I like her expression, fantastic fan art work!

MikailaD21 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
would you sell this as a print or poster?
FlippingEtc Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Finally found this piece! It's really great
NadjaKale Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
This is unbelievably gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your talent.
DanChampy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Great stuff! Nice mood (calm of Samus and rain above the perilous lava below). Well done on putting the hours in, it has paid off! Great light effects too!
theburgomeister Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I made an unofficial OCremix deviantart page if you wanted this posted there!
xero11213 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is phenomenal.
DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous piece. Really does fit the mood of the song, too.
I like how you have that little bit of lava at the bottom to contrast all that rain. =)
bbqjoe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
i'd buy this as a poster high res ;(
bbqjoe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
lol on ur website.. i am blind Oo
orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I recognized the moment I saw the pic. This is pure epic win. I salute you, my good sir.
newageboundhippie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
amazing....the title makes me want to watch Buffy, though lol...
yoshi3000 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
can kick so much ass and be a bombshell.
stefou98 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
those 50 hours were worth it! this piece is great :D good job
Mathematic-Hack Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer

Someone ripping off your work, just thought you should know.
ashlinfletcher Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for this beautiful picture! I LOVE it! It is very amazing and really captures that very genuine side of Samus and doesn't make her look like a slut. Very, Very excellent...:pat:
UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Not under fire? No need to send an emergency directive here. So that means we can't join the fight? Oh well. Either way, that is one awesome picture! Sometimes she just has to sit down and relax. Doesn't have to kill everything all the time.
cromas Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
This is amazing, Samus is probably one of my favorite video game characters of all time (if not my favorite lol) and you captured her and the unique world of metroid perfectly. The rain dripping on the armor looks awesome and the ship flying in the backround is cool too a the subtle magma at is nice as well. The coloring is of course top notch and proportions are done masterfully too, once again great pic :)
AJSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Incredible drawing. Samus is an awesome character, well done
manymasksmanyfaces Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i think what i like most about this beaut is that Samus looks happy! :3
Catwithoutatail Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
You really do credit to this lovely character. :heart:
KidDickerus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Samus is the best :3 I only recently finished Zero Mission.
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, a lot of time and effort! Beautiful work my friend :)
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