I have been wanting to do this picture for a long time. And you guys are lucky. Consistent bad weather has prevented me from going home this weekend. With my car firmly snowed into the parking lot, even traveling around base in this snow is not a casual endeavor. So I'm spending this weekend in front of my computer. Stepping out only on occasion to get some food at the mess. Gawd this weather is horrific.
Anyways, like I said, I've wanted to do this picture for a long time. Originally, it was going to be Link and Zero from the Megaman Zero series. But pairing Link against Samus just seemed more natural, they are both Nintendo characters after all. It was easy designing Link all sci-fi like. But designing a medieval armor version of Samus was rather tricky. I was going to go one step further by having sci-fi design of the Tri-force and a fantasy design of the Metroid symbol splashed against the backgrop going off in perspective, but it never turned out looking right.