December 9, 2012

Video Game Mashup #4: Good Samus Hunting

Filed under: Sketch,Video Games — Tags: — Screenhog @ 9:31 pm

#4 of 4 in my series of chalk pastel art for an upcoming local art show.


Samus from Metroid (1986)
Dog and Duck from Duck Hunt (1984)

Originally, I was going to do a character more modern, such as Halo’s Master Chief, shooting down the Duck Hunt duck. However, chalk pastels don’t lend themselves well to details, and the only thing distinctive about Master Chief is his helmet. In the end, Samus had a better silhouette, and it was more appropriate to use her anyway, since the ducks are used to being shot with a “light gun”, and it doesn’t get much better than Samus’ laser.

(Fun Fact: Duck Hunt and Metroid were both produced by the same man – toymaker and game developer Gunpei Yokoi. Yokoi was instrumental in Nintendo’s success as a game company, and was responsible for other classic games such as Kid Icarus. He also created many gaming innovations, such as the D-pad, standard on nearly every video game controller since the mid-’80s, and the original Gameboy and Gameboy Micro.)


  1. I was thinking of Master Chief when I saw the sketch.

    Comment by Double Mvp — December 10, 2012 @ 8:35 am

  2. i was thing of scooby doo!ps does screenhog ever reply?

    Comment by screenhogiscool — December 15, 2012 @ 7:55 am

  3. also your awsome!!!!!!!!!!!111

    Comment by Andybillson — December 19, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

  4. Your Samus is very good, I couldn’t do better!
    Where is that dog from?

    Comment by Anonoymous — January 1, 2013 @ 6:22 am

  5. Your amazing!

    Comment by Andybillson — January 15, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

  6. Wow!! how did you do this can you tell me by emailing me at

    Comment by Andybillson — January 23, 2013 @ 7:43 am

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