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The Battlefield by thefreshdoodle The Battlefield by thefreshdoodle
Commissioned work: Samus Aran, Metroid vs Link, Legend of Zelda

Doesn't this scenario remind you of Nintendo's popular game Super Smash Brothers? I've been playing this game non-stop on my N64 during my younger years and I've never imagined myself doing a piece like this until someone commissioned me to do so. =D

I consider this one of my best works for a number of reasons; 1. it's the first time I've actually done a fight scene since I started the Fresh Doodle, 2. Never thought my style would pull off mechanical suits and 3. my anatomy skills have been once again put to a test!

Enjoy guys, definitely a refreshing piece to look at! ^_^

P.S WHO DO YOU THINK WINS THIS BATTLE? =D

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:iconcyphercracked:
I shall tell you this before I rattle off, I dislike watercolors, it's not ones of my favorite. People seem to get it wrong all the time so it's put your painting in a VERY bad spotlight. When I critique, especially games, I look into the details. Now, I'm not sure if you are worried(I would be if it was MY artwork on the line) but you shouldn't be. When I saw this it came alive! You have every single detail correct! All the way down the foot positions, when a alien pounces on Samus, one foot goes back while the other stays in place, thus canceling any weakness about her. One foot back means she can easily retreat, but also be jolted backwards from a missile attack and even push herself off from that foot to launch herself into her opponents face. Links "falling foot" is perfectly acurate to game specks. You are amazing. Nothing less than amazing, I will be looking into more of your artwork, because I am loving what I see: non-erotic game pictures, that and your technique finished this picture off wit a blinding blow, I tip my hat to you, genius.
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:iconlwiis64:
Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist
I can not stress enough how fantastic this look.
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconpokemontrainergray:
pokemontrainergray Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome piece of work!and samus would totally win.for people saying link has an advantage due to magic,samus has face enemies like that before.she even battled interdimensional creatures(ing),and defeated the chozo ghosts and their god of war!(which was just a test,but it still counts)add that to the fact that link's sword might not be able to cut through her armor,as it too can be considered "magic",if you really want to get technical.also,samus has abilities that would probably one-shot link instantly.(hyper beam,screw attack,plasma beam,power bomb).if anyone want to debate who the true winner is,i accept your challenge!(just be nice)
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
it's really hard to call who wins especially if both characters have huge fan bases lol
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:icondyewind:
Dyewind Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Majora's Mask Icon Awesome!
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcaroline1539:
Caroline1539 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
This is awesome!!! I love the movement in the artwork.

And Link would definitely win. XD
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcaroline1539:
Caroline1539 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
You're welcome! :D
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:icontwiliyoshi:
TwiliYoshi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
asdf seeing everyone's going for Samus
but I'm a Link fan
oh why world //shot

Amazing artwork! This piece definitely speaks out action-- very intense! It definitely makes me wonder who would win... but I guess we have Super Smash Bros. for that >: D
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
when it comes to video game characters, everyone's equal lol
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:icondausenmoore-art:
DausenMoore-Art Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconvaria31:
Varia31 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link's magic is his biggest advantage I think, without it, he wouldn't be too difficult for Samus to deal with. That said, her suit is, in a way, magic as well. It's basically a physical manifestation of her will, and the perfect blend of tech and magic in a way (don't ask me, it's Chozo logic!) But with all her weapons and abilities, speed, overwhelming firepower, and super strength, not to mention the ridiculous amount of punishment she can take, I just don't see Link winning. I don't think he'd be easy with his magic, but I lean towards Samus all the way.

ANYWAYS, now that I threw my two cents in (you asked for it! =P), I think you made a fantastic piece here. It has excellent posing and effects, nice shading and lighting, and a bit of a gritty feel. Nice work! :D
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
good point! I do agree with you haha :D
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:iconvaria31:
Varia31 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)

Keep up the good work!
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:iconbeyondbackup:
beyondbackup Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Whoa I really love the style of this. It's amazing.
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconmshadowy:
MShadowy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats a nice picture alright. You've god a good sense of motion in this scene, nice work.
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconmanda-of-the-6:
Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I always loved the giant map "Temple" from Super Smash Bros: Melee.

Anyway, I really like the energy in this piece. It'd be a close battle (unless Samus could land a fully charged blast, then Link would be outta there).
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, yup correct :D
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:icongrevsev:
GrevSev Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maaaaaaannn I love your style and how you set up the poses.

As for the battle Id say Samus. Her being Genetically enhanced Human + her wide array of weaponry has the battle set though Link has more than enough of a chance to win if he has every tool of his at his disposal.

In Smash bros id chose link over Samus any match though.
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man! I love your avatar! clearly can see you're a samus fan! anyway more people have been saying samus would whoop link's ass, i agree with all her superior weaponry and armor =D
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GameMasterKyro Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. However, someone had to point out that Samus's Arm Cannon belongs on her other arm. While I like the use of the Other M design, I also am not pleased with the shape and overall design of the Arm Cannon. (In Other M, it is much thinner and tapers to a point.)
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconkaoriogata:
KaoriOgata Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Whhhoooowwwww
My jaw just hit the floor. Everything about this piece is amazing!! I love the inky splats and the light direction, too.
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconpaintmarvels:
paintmarvels Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOve it!
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconblazer-mx:
Blazer-mx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
It's an awesome drawing, nice work! :)
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconmrb34n5:
MRB34N5 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Filmographer
awesome
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconsealyanphoenix:
Sealyanphoenix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG, i love this!! Link is one of my favs!! you did a wonderful job!
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconsealyanphoenix:
Sealyanphoenix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!!
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8418kh Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
omggggggggggggggggggggggg!!!!!
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconsketchditto:
sketchditto Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is awesome! Love the action and the dynamic poses here!
I say stalemate - they reach an agreement in the end since they're both good guys- maybe they might go get refreshments after they realized they reach stalemate!! Hahahah!
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Artist
Hi!
I would like to feature your work in the next days or weeks with a blog article like this one [link] on my website Game Art HQ Art HQ

Greets and a good weekend!
gbk
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! i'd love to get the feature!
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:iconel058:
EL058 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Cool stuff, thats one awesome pic. hands down samus wins though.
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! samus has a huge lead in the polls
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:iconakuhime-sama:
Akuhime-sama Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME
Simply awesome
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconowlknightofthefey:
OwlknightOfTheFey Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i think who would win would depend on several things, does Link have the four sword or is he still kinda new to the hero thing? and what version of metroid?
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:iconthefreshdoodle:
thefreshdoodle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lets say this is the highest level for both contenders =D
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:iconowlknightofthefey:
OwlknightOfTheFey Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
then i'm with metroid, sorry
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