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Welcome to the Metroid Group!


The biggest fan group for the badass Metroid series from Nintendo.
This group is one of few that does not accept vulgar artwork. So you and Samus can feel safe here. No porn whatsoever. :thumbsup:

Before you join, make sure you read over the submission rules below.

...and be sure to geek out.


:bulletblue: How to Join

:bulletblue: Submission Rules

:bulletblue: Contests

:bulletblue: How to Run Your Own Group

:bulletblue: Why my Groups Don't Do "Quality Control"


Our Group's Metroid Collaboration:

Metroid Collaboration by Zimeta





:bulletblue: Concept  :painter:

Samus' Abilities

Illustrate your favorite ability of Samus', otherwise known as a "Power Up". It can be anything from the Grapple Beam and morph ball to the Wave Beam and Spin Ball. She's got a ton of them, so start thinking of your faves!

-Samus, of course, must be present in your picture. (unless it's a first person view, but even then you'll probably include an arm canon)

- You can draw Samus using multiple abilities at the same time if you want.

-Do NOT make up an ability. Let's save that for another contest.

- Examples of abilities (you don't have to pick from this list. This is just to help get the ol' memory going!)
------ Grapple Hook
------ Jump Boots, space jump, etc.
------ Morph Ball, Boost Ball, etc.
------ Missiles
------ Charge Canon
------ Screw Attack
------ Beams (Wave, ice, plasma, etc.)
------ Visors (heat, xray, echo, etc.)
------ Speed Booster

- Preferably, a suit won't count as a new ability unless you draw it doing something special (like how a gravity suit can help Samus reach new heights under water)

- Preferably all abilities illustrated should be from actual Metroid games, and not from ones like Smash Brothers. But, if Smash Brothers is the only game you've played with Samus in it, then go ahead. (But seriously, go play some real Metroid games. You don't know what you're missing!)

-You can have other Metroid characters in the picture if you want. But, they all must be canon. No fan characters.

- You can draw in any style, any medium. Fan fictions are also allowed.

- Doll makers or bases are not allowed. You must make your art all on your own.

- 3D modeling programs are allowed, but only if you made the models yourself. Otherwise it's unfair to everyone else if you're using someone else's work for your entry.

- For Fictions: For fiction writers: Write a fiction with an emphasis on Samus' many abilities, or even a specific one, OR even her adventures acquiring one. Your choice!

- Keep it PG13. Nothing vulgar will be allowed (including fetishes). No extreme gore (light violence is okay). No nipples poking through clothing, no boobs the size of Texas. You get the picture.

- Your entry must be one made for this contest. No old deviations are allowed. No deviations made before [08-12-15] will be accepted.

- Please mention this contest in your description! If you don't I won't be sure whether or not you actually meant to enter your deviation in the contest folder. If you don't mention your artwork is for this contest in the description, I'll remove it from the contest folder.

- You can enter if you're not a member. Just be sure to mention this contest in your description and give us a link!

- NO tracing, and TRY NOT TO copy. I've seen like, every Metroid art out there, and if you trace, your entry will not be allowed. And anyway, if you copy you're not going to win. Nobody ever votes for a trace.

- NO smudging of official art to make it look painted. Just... don't use official art, please. You have artistic minds, you can do it!

- No fan pairings.

- You may have up to three entries.

- When your entry is done, submit it to our Contest 17 - Samus' Abilities folder in the gallery! And also comment with a link to it in this blog. That way if you accidentally submitted it to the wrong folder, we can still catch it and put it in the right one.

The winners of the contest will be determined by a panel of judges. If we make it to 21 entries, we'll also add a popular vote section for three additional winners.

Also, if you're going to be a judge, you're still allowed to make an entry, but of course, you will not be up for winning.


:iconkitsunechibi-chan: :iconzimeta: :iconratscout: :iconmistytang:

To Gain Favor with the Judges:

[X] Effort. It's REALLY easy to tell when someone puts a lot of effort into their work.

[X] Originality - Be creative and think outside the box.

[X] Appeal - don't just draw people standing around doing nothing. Make a scene! Put in some interaction. Make it fun for us to look at.

:star: October 30th, 2015
There will not be an extension. Please use your time wisely!

If anyone is interested in doing an art request for one of the winners, either note the club or comment here~

Features would also be nice if anyone has a subscription!

You can still enter the contest even if you do a prize.

1st place winner gets: -- TBA - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

A colored bust/portrait of one character from: Phobos-Romulus
A colored drawing request with a simple background (Must be PG, please provide good reference) from: SirWongIII
A llama badge from: Zimeta
A llama badge from: Darkie4Eva
Your artwork will be added to the "Masterpieces" section at: nintendo-fc
Your artwork will be added to the… (Masterpiece Collection).
Your artwork will be added to the… (Winner's Section).

2nd Place winner gets: -- TBA - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

A single character drawing request from: Darkie4Eva
A llama from badge: Zimeta
A llama badge from: Darkie4Eva
Your artwork will be added to the "Masterpieces" section at: nintendo-fc
Your artwork will be added to the… (Winner's Section).

3rd Place Winner gets: -- TBA - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

A drawing request with a couple of characters from: Darkie4Eva
A llama badge from: Zimeta
A llama badge from: Darkie4Eva
Your artwork will be added to the "Masterpieces" section at: nintendo-fc
Your artwork will be added to the… (Winner's Section).

01.) Stay frosty Samus Aran! by shadowninjer

02.) Super Metroid,ShineSpark,Contest17 Samus abilities by Omegachaino
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hottieman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
So as a Metroid fan, I want to ask the Metroid club.....what you think of FF?
Zimeta Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What does FF stand for? :0
hottieman Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
federation force
Zimeta Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah. I actually haven't looked into that one yet.
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Animeluver6939 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student Artist
Would I be able to submit original powersuit designs, and if so where would they go?
Zimeta Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the suits are more like armor, they go into "Samus Aran - Armored"
If the suits are more like zero suits, they go to "Zero Suit".
Animeluver6939 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student Artist
Ah, okay. ^^;
shadowninjer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my samus prime (Exosuit Verson) may went wrong folder D:  
Zimeta Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll fix it for ya. :)
ZapMan502 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does anyone have a good reference picture for the Federation Marines? I wanna draw one but have resorted to playing MP3 and taking pics of them with my phone for lack of good pictures of them online.
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