Well, I finally did it! Just in time for Mario Kart 8's release day! N64 Rainbow Road!!
The coloring of the road from the very front... all the way to the very back... was quite a challenge. Especially adding on the checkerboard patterns on the tiles, until it was ready to blur into the distance. Oh, by the way, I hid a muffin somewhere. Have fun trying to find it~ (I've been doing something similar to what Toxic-Mario
has done with his comics, though I don't always hide muffins. I always add in the description whenever I hide one.
I decided to go on with this after watching the spectacular new trailer that had shown off the return of N64 Rainbow Road. I freaking just had to do it! And it was also because of the lack of Mario Kart 8 fan art (and especially the retro-Rainbow Road fan art as well; and lack of Pony Kart art/crossovers). That, and it was also nice that I finally got to draw actual show characters from MLP: FiM, than just OCs all the time! [I did sneak in 3 though...]
This really was just an incredibly fun and challenging art piece to finish!
It was quite a whole lot of fun drawing this while I waited for Mario Kart 8 to release on this glorious day, if I wasn't too pre-occupied with homework. I would've finished by then if I didn't have a lot of work to do, but we made it just in time! Can't wait to play this game a whole lot more...
Oh, and this is quite the record. There are 21 characters in this one image!
First time I've done so many in one (not counting traditional/compilation drawings). Especially a whole lot on non-OC/background characters! I actually have been wanting to draw "Danger Spectrum" (or RD's 'dad') for quite a while now. IT'S ABOUT TIME!
Hope you all enjoy the glorious Rainbow Road. And all the little extra and subtle details I've added on to the drawing...
--Art Program Used:
FireAlpaca, Photoshop, and Paint Tool SAINumber of Layers Used:
Master Layer Count Total: 118
Layers total including separate files for much smaller details. Cutie Mark Crusaders, Hype Train + passengers, camera mare, and Princess Twilight
MANY hours over 2 months [I've lost track, ha ha!]
Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart 8 Karts, Bikes, ATVS, Course and Items © Nintendo
There are some karts I made up that are completely original that don't appear in Mario Kart 8.<
MLP: FiM characters © Hasbro/DHX
Danger Spectrum/Rainbow Blaze (RD's 'dad')2nd:
Vinyl Scratch (DJ Pon-3)<6th:
Wild Fire*<10th: Scootaloo<
11th: Apple Bloom
12th: Sweetie BelleCamera Mare:
Princess Twilight SparkleHype Train Captain:
Trixie, Button's Mom, and Jenzy*Extras:
CrabApple* and DerpyFireworks
: Fleur de Lis, Gala Rainbow Dash, and Luna
Rainbow Dash Cutie Mark from
Soarin Cutie Mark from
*Wild Fire belongs to
*Blaze belongs to
*CrabApple belongs to
*Jenzy and Art by Me
[UPDATE: Full View now available. I derped and unchecked it accidentally last night...]