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People Magazine: Samus Cover by SenseiUkyo People Magazine: Samus Cover by SenseiUkyo
Medium: Adobe Photoshop
"Video Game Paparazzi: Samus" Contest Entry

Designer's Statement:

This is a simple entry on a photoshop image mishmash contest, with a theme of putting an iconic Nintendo character: "Samus Aran" onto a cover of a gossip magazine or a tabloid. The contest was featured on a gaming website, "Atomic Gamer" (website: [link]).

Upon the creation of my contest entry, I had to maintain a level of integrity, class, and good taste (as the contest rules had specified), minimizing any racy or direct mention to sex, and instead, focusing on a possible "love story" between Tiger Woods and Samus Aran herself. As a result, the cover story was still compelling enough to draw interest from a regular gossip magazine-reading audience.

To strengthen the mock cover's striking "shock factor", I opted to go for a more "realistic" route by selecting an actual cosplay image of Samus Aran, by an unknown cosplayer. Once I fully investigate the subject model of my cover, I will righteously give credit!

As a result, the image of the Samus cosplayer has such an imposing splash effect (perfect for a magazine cover), that you can't help but gaze upon Samus' "lovestruck" face! There are other minor (yet humorous) complementary elements as well, with references to a certain sex tape, and a famous video game character's weight loss routine.

Every element of the magazine cover was created from scratch, with meticulous comparison to an actual "People" magazine to ensure a quality "homage", while avoiding needless clutter at the same time.

For all of my efforts, I had won the contest! I never usually win art contests, so when I had won, I was especially proud of it. The prize? A brand new copy of the newly released "Metroid: Other M" for the Nintendo Wii!

I thoroughly enjoyed the contest, as I had fantastic competition. I am looking forward to joining their next contest!
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cosplaylala Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice, but OMG SAMUS AND TIGER!
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Jerk-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist
LMFAO
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You totally earned the win for this one! :D
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SenseiUkyo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Thanks for the kind comments!
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inivux Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I am having this huge discussion in the Suggestion forum of what constitutes as "art", and although this isn't "traditional" art, I still think it is somehow artistic.

Good job.
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IamHollingsworth Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
great work! love the design
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