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A Metroid Moment by kaj18 A Metroid Moment by kaj18
Hi all, it's been a long time coming but here is my latest and (what I believe to be) greatest Metroid fan art:)

I'm entering this piece into Project KKG, a fan art book being put together by gamers to help support Kevin Griffith's battle with cancer. 
As an artist, being able to put my art towards this fantastic and utterly uplifting project is an honour and I urge you all to take a look at what these guys are doing for Kevin. The support is phenomenal.
More info can be found here - Gamers for Good.
Or on their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/pages/Gamers-…
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(EDIT) Thank you so, so much for the DD! 
And to receive it so close to Christmas makes it extra special for me, thank you, I can't tell you enough how much this means to me:D

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Given 2013-12-24
A Metroid Moment by ~kaj18 ( Featured by Lyricanna )
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calbhach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice pic! :D
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:iconkaj18:
kaj18 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!:)
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:iconcalbhach:
calbhach Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :3
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orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Get away from me, scum!
I think that's what she's trying to say.
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ChiakiYoshikumi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013

:star:Daily Deviation Get!:star:

:devart: That is one epic pic of Sammy!


Out of everyone in this linked pic (Except for Luka, Rin and Aoki), who would you pick?

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:iconkaj18:
kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!:D
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ChiakiYoshikumi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
No problem! So, who in this photo do you pick?

fav.me/d6lck57

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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha I'm afraid I have no idea who these folks are, I know of the Vocaloid characters but not enough to know what I'm picking for. What's this for? Just the looks?
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconkaj18:
kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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WebWalker756 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
An excellent rendition of the first and foremost badass action girl of video games! You've done an amazing job rendering her armor, which isn't easy to do given its complexity! Good show!
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate comments like this. All the best to you!
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HayleyElise Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this so much! I'm a sucker for fanart that shows Samus at her most badass self (especially when there's so much that's just T&A out there). Stuff like this just makes me want to keep working on my neglected Varia Suit, haha
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And I love this comment! I couldn't agree more, Samus makes for such a badass strong female lead, on par I think with Fem-shep (A possible cross-over I plan on doing)! 
But thank you, I really appreciate this comment! And you 100% should totally keep working on your neglected Varia Suit. And based on your Cosplay skill I'd personally love to see that completed! Really nice work:D

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HayleyElise Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I still haven't played Mass Effect but I need to! And yes, the world needs more badass space ladies. And more awesome art of badass space ladies not being half naked... All your art is incredible, though, I can't believe you haven't got more watchers/pageviews!
And my Varia Suit will get done eventually, although with Samus being my favourite ever character I want to make sure that I do it right!
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oof! Yes, you certainly do, especially playing as Fem-shep if you favour strong female leads. She's boss material. Well I'll do my best to bring some more space ladies to DA when I get the time, I certainly love drawing them:) 
Oh thank you very much!:D Unfortunately I just don't post enough content at the moment, but hopefully I'll have some works to post from our Game once it's closer to release:) Funnily enough our lead character is a space lady by the name of Kai Tana: images.eurogamer.net/2013/usga…
Amazing, do you think you will post teases of the suits progress? I'm putting you on my watch list!
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HayleyElise Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh she looks awesome! I did a little bit of sneaky googling and it looks like a game I'll have to keep my eye on ;) You do concept art and such for games, then? I'm planning on studying game design next year (although I've heard so so many times how hard that is to actually get a job in) but I love love love seeing the inventive and creative stuff put out by smaller studios!

And I don't post much in the way of progress on my Deviantart (you might have noticed I don't post much here at all... also true) but I do put a bit of progress on my Facebook page if you're interested in following - www.facebook.com/HayleyEliseCo…
At the moment I'm just in the tedious process of assembling the papercraft pieces so there's not much exciting going on. Except polygonal grayscale suit pieces, haha fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net…
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Haha oh did you now, glad to hear it. This is her design for the sequel that we are currently working on called 'Velocity 2x', is that what you found? I do yes, I'm the character artist and work on the cut-scenes/story boarding. It is tough, but not impossible if you persevere, more often than not it's a case of being in the right place at the right time and making contacts. 
And of course making sure your portfolio is demonstrating what it is you want to do.

Sue thing, I'll follow you! I've had a brief look already and I love seeing all the behind the scenes photos haha, always interesting to see that part of the process!
Woooooooooooow, is that how you block out the design?! All in paper craft?! That's bloody amazing. The helmet looks almost good to go!:O



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HayleyElise Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, that's the one I was stalking! It looks like a gorgeous game, I'll have to follow it (is there a facebook page or something where updates might be posted? :) ) Actually I was reading the post about how a female protagonist is not 'bad game design' and I think it's incredible that people would actually say that. It's actually one of the reasons why I want to get into games design, to try and change the way women are portrayed in video games, not to mention the fact that there are so few women actually working in the industry. Luckily I do have a litttttle bit of a head start because of the people I know through cosplay, haha.

And yeah, Samus is gonna take foreverrr, because the papercraft is only the first step, after which I have to fibreglass it, then smooth the shape out with clay, then make a mould of that from silicone, then cast the piece in resin, then finish and paint... and lights and mechanics and such. It'll be a long process but hopefully worthwhile :)
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's come a long way since most of those screen shots and trailers were taken, we've been adding particles and fancy effects to the game and it's really starting to come together now! There certainly is a facebook as well as twitter if you're on there?
It's a good post that isn't it, and I'm glad to be working with a team who have this outlook. I wish you all the best with getting into the industry and doubly so if it means more potential games with brilliant female characters!
If it helps and you ever want feedback with portfolio work, feel free to drop me a message:)

Wooooooooooah, that's impressively insane. That's a lot of stages, but my god... it would just be the best outfit to own once it's done. That and you have the best locations to cosplay in:D


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HyperonicX Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Fantastic job! Samus looks really badass!
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, glad her badassery comes through:D
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HyperonicX Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
No probs!
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LoveDarkness18 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Beautiful movement!
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
and this all helps someone battle cancer!? wow, amazing!
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If it makes it into the final book then yes, but either way the book will be filled with fan art of Kevin's favourite games and the proceeds of the book will go towards supporting him and his family. As an artist, being able to contribute to such a fantastic project means a lot:) Truly amazing. 
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
well best of luck with that, and merry Christmas too!
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fullerjames Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
cool
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:)
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xIcemaidx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imma play this game agaoin!
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I had to break occasionally whilst drawing this to play the Primes, I would draw, get the urge to play... play and then get the urge to draw haha.
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FellitoRockero Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
What a nice Christmas' gift!
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Couldn't agree more!
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Arron-the-hedgie-24 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is so wonderful! Great and fabulous job on samus and congrats on your DD!!

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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much, a very nice compliment:D
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Arron-the-hedgie-24 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:iconwelcomeplz:
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Gloomy-mushroom Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it difficult to go more than a day or two without faving a Metroid fanart
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And not without good reason, there is a lot of amazing Metroid works out there:D
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minecrafroger Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
samis is a a!@ kicking b!@#
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha much a!@ kicking is indeed done when Samus is about:P
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minecrafroger Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Qwasmire [incase i speld it wrong, he's the guy from family guy who sleeps with every chic he sees]: hey samis, how about i pot my gun in your blaserd
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SpartanB214 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go Samus!!!!
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wahooo!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Nice :)
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kaj18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
No problem
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