For this Community Spotlight, we are pleased to be sharing the creativity of Omni42, who brings together his passion for the Metroid and Halo franchises by recreating Metroid themed maps using Halo 5’s Forge level editor. He is also a talented artist, sharing redesigned Power Suits, and even a comic! We felt he was a worthy community member to Spotlight!
After that much time spent rekindling my love for the series, it was only natural that I gave drawing Samus another shot. The biggest difference was that now I had an action figure to use as a reference. At first, I couldn’t do much more than trace the pictures I took of it, but as I got used to drawing Samus, I eventually became confident enough to make something a little more ambitious. And thanks to the COVID quarantine, I had enough time on my hands to really go all-in. It was the first time I’d made something like this in many years, but with a lot of feedback from friends and family, I eventually made it through and created the comic that got me this feature. Being featured here brings everything nicely full-circle, because through all of these creative processes, Harmony of a Hunter has been a constant source of inspiration for me. Whenever I had a hard time getting my brain in gear, listening to Harmony of a Hunter was my go-to method for getting my creative juices flowing.
Omni42’s Samus Returns comic is simply breathtaking. Not only it is very well drawn, but it’s also taking notes from the Metroid series storytelling, by conveying a story mostly with visual and very little dialogue. It works very well and is a fantastic interpretation of this famous ending scene! I also really like his 3D work, especially the Metroid Prime 2 dioramas.