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Rescuing the Princess by AdamMasterman Rescuing the Princess by AdamMasterman
The little Italian plumber with a yard of guts. :)

edit: lousy mis-calibrated monitor!
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This is an amazing piece of artwork. Here we see the final confrontation of gaming's nostalgic hero and his worst nemesis. The detail of a realistic-looking Mario really surprised me. I was expecting more of a cartoony look that most people use. His dolor scheme (Clothes and such) really gave the piece a nice feel, apart from the usual blue and red. The spin given on Bowser fits the scene perfectly, giving the audience a chill of air. The art design is almost flawless, even giving the most precise texture and detail to the lava and background.
We also see all of these items being chucked at our hero. You notice even the smallest of detail on these, from the chips in the hammers, to the flaming fireballs. This is a really amazing work, and I hope this style inspires other artists to follow your footsteps.
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:iconrandamu-chan:
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconartofjaguar:
artofjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sweet lookin bowzer, good stuff
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that Peach? Shouldn't she be in another castle?
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:iconpencilspecter:
PencilSpecter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*Bowser gets konked in the head with a random hammer*

Bowser: "Who the f@$# is throwing shit!!Da@#$%"


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:iconwuppertrash:
wuppertrash Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Interesting to see this situation in this perspective.
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:iconlwiis64:
Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist
This is amazing. Love the designs.
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:iconifesinachi:
ifesinachi Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
awesome!!! love this
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:iconjninja4:
JNinja4 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this man!
This is what we actually saw as kids, parents just don't understand.
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:iconadammasterman:
AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Totally. I don't think I was ever as absorbed in a video game as the original Mario.
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stephenburger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Killer! Shell, fireball, and hammers! RUN!!

If you get a chance, please check out the comic I am writing/illustrating called TALK! -> [link] - Please 'like' it if you do :)

Cheers,
Stephen
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:iconbeau-skunk:
Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Niiice, I really like your art style, and how the characters look in it. :D I really like how the fireballs, and hammers are practically flying at the screen, and they look pretty dimensional.

I also like how you gave Bowser his original "big nostrols," like he had on the original SMB boxart in Japan, and in the old Mario cartoons. Your coloring is also very professional looking, and I like the glow effects from the lava.

The original Super Mario Bros. is one of my first video games, and one of the few games I never get tired of playing on occasion.
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:iconadammasterman:
AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thanks! I love the original as well; back in the day, I would challenge myself to rescue the princess without dying, and without using a warp zone. My skills have declined since then, but I can still put the hurt on Bowser if I stretch out ahead of time. :D
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Yeah, I used to make challenges for myself to like that with the game. :) (And other games.)

Even though I don't play the game constantly, I'm still pretty good at it to. (I can even beat "SMB: Lost Levels" without getting a "Game Over" now.)
I'm not as insanely good as some people on Youtube though, you should check out some of these Mario players. One guy I saw can do the "wall jump" glitch perfectly everytime he jumps into a wall, and that is very hard for me to pull off personally.
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:iconadammasterman:
AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Yeah, I saw a video of some kid beating NES Mario 3 in, like, four and a half minutes. Every move was flawless; it was pretty amazing. b Here, I just googled it: [link]
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:iconbeau-skunk:
Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Actually, that's 11 minutes, but still very impressive. ;) (Got to be some kinda world record.)
I like to speed run some levels in the Mario games. Though, personally, I prefer taking my time to enjoy the game. (And get the power-up items.) Hehe
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originalnameless Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really awesome! :omg:
This ranks alongside :iconsebastianvonbuchwald:'s Mario works : Grade A+ :icongreatjobplz:
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:icontenchi-del-dante:
Tenchi-del-Dante Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Still one of your most shockingly amazing works~
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:icontanooki-john:
Tanooki-John Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
This seems to be a scene from the 1st SMB. Great work.
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:iconadammasterman:
AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Oh yeah, this is definitely the end of 8-4 on the original game (with a few liberties).
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:iconunialada:
Unialada Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful and dramatic!!! love the colors!!!
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:iconadammasterman:
AdamMasterman Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconunialada:
Unialada Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No need to thank, your art IS E-P-I-C!!!!
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killerphoenix92 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student General Artist
EPIIIIIIIC!!!
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:iconmaiss-thro:
Maiss-Thro Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
It somehow resembles Go Nagai's style...
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Cronoan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I. Love this. You have perfectly captured the essence of this fight. I like how you managed to get Peach in there too. Your use of perspective is spot on, you really nailed it. The only thing I can see that could be improved here is in more shading. You can never have too much value and contrast in a piece lit by lava. Heavy, dark shadows to accent bowser's menace I think will help make the whole piece pop more. But it's fantastic, awesome job. :D
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Star-Gamer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent work! :eager:
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:iconnatelyon:
natelyon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
LOVE IT!!!
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AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Cool!
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KStarboy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Artist
Nice One :)
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AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
:)
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent, the Bowser battle theme from Mario 64 is straight into my mind. Brilliantly done, it looks amazing.
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AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I had the original in mind, but I definitely borrowed from a lot of different mario games, and the n64 version was one of the best.
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:iconjanus-006:
janus-006 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I can see the references to the original. Seriously, who puts a bridge-destroying axe in their battle arena?
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Bakuhatsu09 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Pretty damn good!
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:iconadammasterman:
AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks, glad you think so.
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Smirkz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing
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AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Danke!
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GraffitiSketcher Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yard?

THIS GUY SAVED THE WHOLE UNIVERSE HE HAS A UNIVERSE OF GUTS
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AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Yeah, he's a ballsy little dude. :)
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Axel-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Damn, that's pretty awesome! Goin in the favorites!!!
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:iconadammasterman:
AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Awesome; thanks.
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Axel-Knight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Welcome!
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AliceBlueberry Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
That AMAZING! Really like how you posed Mario, and the colors, there just beautiful.
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:iconadammasterman:
AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Yeah, the mario figure was key; I redraw it a bunch of times. Glad you like it.
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:iconaliceblueberry:
AliceBlueberry Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
No problem.
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:iconmrnintman:
MrNintMan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks pretty cool!!!!
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:iconadammasterman:
AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks, glad you think so.
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HybridShadowz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! The perspective and the coloring is amazing! :iconbravoplz: :thumbsup:
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AdamMasterman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks! Those clapping hands are creeping me out though. :)
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:iconhybridshadowz:
HybridShadowz Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
=D you're welcome!
Perhaps these are less creepy? :iconepicclapplz: :XD:
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