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Zebesian Space Pirate by Methuselah3000 Zebesian Space Pirate by Methuselah3000

I've been wanting to draw a zebesian for a while, so after several failed attempts I finally finished one. I was trying to make him look sort of like the ones from super metroid but for some reason I coloured him somewhat similar to the pirates from fusion. I also wanted to make it look like the shell of his skull is translucent so you could kinda see his brain underneath.

I recently attempted to beat metroid zero mission on hard mode with less than 15% of the items, it's the only way to get the final gallery image. I just barely made it, by the end the black zebesians become your worst nightmare.

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could be coincidence but the coloring and the shape of the head remindedme of WH 40k tyranids
nice work anyway
ChojinRyu750 Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awesome work
Now, this I can appreciate much more than the Pirates shown in Other M. The models made for that game are just a carbon copy of their 2D counterpart, only in 3D, while this has a more original flavor to it. My favorite bits are how it looks like certain chunks of his body, such as his forearms and feet (if not his entire legs), were amputated to be replaced with gear and weaponry, and especially how the chest plating seems BOLTED right into his flesh. How these guys avoid getting life threatening infections from these extremely invasive augmentations is beyond me, but that's just part of what makes them cool. It's very Giger-esque, but with a cartoony edge that would make it really fun to watch in a videogame. Anyway, awesome piece.
Methuselah3000 Oct 9, 2012   General Artist
Thanks. I'm sure this guy will have a low life expectancy due to his enhancements. But he probably wouldn't care. ;)
Love the space pirate!
3ihard May 18, 2012   Digital Artist
nice detail!
Methuselah3000 May 19, 2012   General Artist
3ihard May 19, 2012   Digital Artist
you welcome!
I too have managed to beat Zero Mission on Hard Mode with 15% items and I am NEVER doing it again!

Ridley, Mother Brain and the escape, Mecha Ridley and the escape nearly drove me insane.

Awesome picture btw. This is exactly what a Space Pirate would look like before Samus blows it to bits.
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