Submitted for your pleasure - the finished version of the Samus Aran art.
You may notice that she's got the color scheme from the original Metroid (not the zero suit). Although the zero suit was an obvious choice, I like to call back to the most retro of retros. Gas tank is an "E-tank", The "Bailey" on the side refers to a code from the NES original metroid "Justin Bailey" Which isn't a name but a description, but I won't get into that now. Narpas Sword is also printed on the side.
There's a super missile there popping up next to Samus and she's hugging on to a Metroid, of course.
I will make a postcard of this one at some point, although the whole point of these was to find a design for the front cover of the Postcard book - which doesn't seem to be happening, especially with the new Chell Portal 2 art I"ll be doing.
You will have to bear with me though, it will be done dammit, but every other illustration just adds something cool to the book. It's not a loss but a gain.