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The 8 Bits of Subcon - Super Mario Bros. 2 by GoshaDole The 8 Bits of Subcon - Super Mario Bros. 2 by GoshaDole
12x18 print of this available on my store here!
www.storenvy.com/products/6399… << PRINT PRINT!

So, I wanted to do a Mario piece... what better to do it on both one of my favorite Mario games and also one of my favorite games of all time! Super Mario Bros 2 (Doki Doki Panic). I get a little sad at how generic the Mario series has gotten over the years compared to the original games. I know its a bit of nostalgia, but I think a lot of passion/creativity is missing from Mario as of late. For this piece, I wanted to do a limited tone piece just set to the colors of the original NES/Famicom release of the game. There is something about keeping everything thing so limited that really made the world jump out to me.

I decided to call this the 8 Bits of Subcon since it represents a lot of the enemies found in the game, which are known as the 8 Bits. Subcon is the world the characters enter in the game. The background kind of mish-mashes the look of a few levels found in the game. Mario 2 is a very vertical-orientated game compared to others in the Mario series, so I wanted that to be reflected in the piece as well.

Anywho, hope you guys enjoy the piece! Be sure to check out the Radio Gosha Facebook page as well if you are into my stuff as I update it pretty frequently.

www.facebook.com/radiogosha
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:icontruebluemichael:
TrueBlueMichael Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably my favourite Super Mario Bros. 2 fan art ever.
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MissGameandWatch Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHA! I met you at seattle retro gaming expo this year I bought ur last print of this, and bought ur puyo figure, man ur work is amazing!!
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:icongoupilsystem:
GoupilSystem Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Shit, I love it!
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:iconlunchymunchies:
You shouldn't save your images as JPGs. JPGs degrade the quality of images to get smaller file sizes. Your artwork would look better if you saved it as PNGs. And resaving a JPG as a PNG doesn't reverse it; it has to be saved as a PNG from the beginning. Also, they don't scale up or down very well.
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Cute. I love this game.
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:iconlwiis64:
Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist
Wow! Very trippy. Love the colors! And also love the fact that it emphasizes the vertical platforming the game focused on. Great job!
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:iconsquidward-kun:
squidward-kun Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
OMG thats adorable! :3 
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! I love that you used the original game color pallet and the vertigo effect the perspective gives is awesome :iconclapplz:
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:icondaturquoisesun:
daturQuoiseSun Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Super dope!!
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:icontetravirus:
Tetravirus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is absolutely amazing.

Saw this in one of the preview shots for the Kickstarter page of the NES Visual Compendium and HAD to find out who made it. (So glad the words "super mario bros 2 perspective art" in google worked, haha)

Now excuse me while I go look at your entire gallery now
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:iconnewsketches:
newsketches Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Fine day for mayoring, if I do say myself!
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:iconjackson93:
Jackson93 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, this look soooooo AWESOME!!!! :D :D
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:icontjsworld2011:
TjsWorld2011 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks great.
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:iconnishikintendo:
Nishikintendo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH! WOW! COOL!
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:icongreatgodofmineworld:
I love dis. the lines and colors are so smooth and just looks great.
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:iconhyde209:
Hyde209 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is great! I love the vertical feel 😄
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:iconlunchymunchies:
lunchymunchies Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
This looks great! That being said, you shouldn't save your images as JPGs. JPG is a low quality format. As good as this looks (and it looks amazing), it would look even better if you had instead saved it as a PNG. Do you still have this drawing saved as an unfinished project file on your computer? If you do, could you please open it back up, save it as a PNG, and re-upload it?
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:iconaleksandae:
Aleksandae Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
oh wow interesing
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
this one is very unique I got a little dizzy looking up
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:iconbabychilliam:
babychilliam Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute. 100% sure this is going to my favorites.
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very well drawn!
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:iconargoscuprum:
ArgosCuprum Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
JAJAJA, REMEMBER THIS GAME, MY FAVORITE CHARACTER WAS TOAD, BUT, I USED PRINCESS BECAUSE HER "FLOATING" HABILITY
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:iconzjblue:
zjblue Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
REALLY LOVE IT!! Heart +fav 
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:iconzerosauce:
ZeroSauce Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Love it ^^ the palette is so nostalgic
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:iconw0nderbolts:
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
and the music for the game instantly popped into my head
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:iconmarikfan333:
marikfan333 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
:iconfblikeplz:
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:iconcrimson-wolf2323:
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh I just love this! 
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:iconsidetrack1:
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
The funky designs,the use of depth in the space,the solid colors so reminding of the original *NES* 8 bit capacity ..oh God how stuff like this is what lil'kids in the world deserve as artwork in posters in their classes and books read to them by their teachers
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, I never imagined what SMB 2's worlds would look like if you were looking up at them from above. 
And it's great because, thinking about it, the levels really do go up this high like this! And the limited colors you used are awesome.

The Mario games do seem more generic these days, but to me the main reason it feels like that is because of The New Super Mario Bros. series. Were it not for that, then all that would be left making things generic is that the main characters are pretty firmly established, whereas back when SMB 1, 2 & 3 were new that wasn't the case, and things had to be worked out.
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PanzerBanana Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
I love the perspective on this. Much nostalgia for me, those levels that seemed to having jumping and climbing forever.  FAVED! 
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:iconjagerzen:
Jagerzen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
This is brilliant. The perspective works perfectly. It's 2D and 3D at the same time. 
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:iconanix1088:
Anix1088 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this should have a deviant award, this is amazing
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:iconking1cheetah:
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Amazing art pic and video game Love Heart :happybounce: La la la la 
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:iconkchoneybadger:
KCHONEYBADGER Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Shut up and take my money!
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:iconstingercorps:
StingerCorps Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
very interesting I need to say....I LOV IT HERE HAV ALL OF MAI LOV
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is excellent. :nod:

---AK
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:icontheblack1:
TheBlack1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Artist
i love it
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:icontanice001:
Tanice001 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
:happybounce: 
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:iconaustria-gentleman:
Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
AWESOME!!!!
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:iconbladercomedyteam:
bladercomedyteam Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   General Artist
How did you do that looking up affect? Is it all hand drawn; like, did you manually do that shrinking effect?
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:icongoshadole:
GoshaDole Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yes, all hand drawn.
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:iconbladercomedyteam:
bladercomedyteam Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   General Artist
Damn homie.
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:iconlumdrop:
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Damn!
Dat perspective :icondatassplz:
Really though, this is a-freakin-mazing ^^
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:iconnagash:
nagash Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
marvelous
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
This is fantastic. You captured the style perfectly, and the angle of the picture is awesome. I wish there was a way to convert this picture into 3D - that would be insane.
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:icondragoonx77:
dragoonx77 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome pic. Looks just like the game.
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:icongilmourapatosaur:
GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the perspective!
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:iconredblueiscool:
RedBlueIsCool Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Colors are spot on and remind me of the game. Mission accomplished!
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:iconoogatheislander:
OogaTheIslander Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
AMAZING! I love the effect :D. Also, is that the hawk gate at the VERY top of that brown mountain right behind Luigi?

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