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FULL VIEW! i promise, it looks better that way.


words can't describe how happy i am to be done with this friggin' picture... i have NEVER put so much work into a single image... there's probably quite a few errors, but i'm so beyond the point of caring--so you guys better like it or my world will come crashing down. :tears:

i always loved the super smash bros. series; way back when the first was released there was a summer of smash where it was all my brothers and i played. i was sad that i never got a gamecube and couldn't play melee, except on rare occasions. to my elation, i finally acquired a wii this summer and, of course, super smash bros. brawl. :boogie:

it's completely amazing, as many of you probably already know, so of course my mind had to go and dredge this idea up. i started sketching it two weeks ago, and it's pretty much consumed my life ever since. i spent two and a half days on the lineart alone because i used the pen tool so i could get ultra clean lines. i really, really, really wish i was one of those people who can just sketch perfectly clean lineart... i'm way too messy for that.

so basically my whole goal with this was to do something totally different and in many ways better than my usual work. i tried out some new techniques, the most noticeable of which is coloring my lineart. i've also wanted to do more pictures with backgrounds, so they're battling on the battlefield stage. my motivation for choosing pikachu, meta knight, fox, and ike is pretty straightforward: they're all favorite characters and i wanted a balance of oldies and newcomers. i realize i made pikachu's down-b way more impressive than it really is to the point where it somewhat resembles his final smash, but i needed it to fill up that corner.

the question is: who's going to get creamed first? will ike get a boot in the face, or will fox get electrocuted into oblivion? or will meta knight fly in and cherry pick from pikachu? ...the suspense! :D

check out the progress shots here: [link]

references: brawl snapshots i took for pikachu, fox, meta knight, and the battlefield. photo of myself for the angle on ike. several official character artwork images from fire emblem: path of radiance in order to get the details on ike's costume and sword.

fox, ike, meta knight, pikachu (c) nintendo co. ltd.
image (c) me
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BeeWinter55 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I remember playing that game alot before the Nintendo Wii u consoles were released
SeagoddessMcPlayer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool!
Amy-Rose-Fan123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student
''Flying high through the sky
At the speed of sound!''
Meta Knight
kingkong30 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
pikachu super attack
FoxMCloud28 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Fox looks so cute here
MagcargoMan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work, man!
Awesomenope Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I got this game a few days ago! Awesome job!
HaroPetCreatorLT Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Nice job! :D
Silverthehedgie155 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:jawdrop: these are the characters i am most on ssbb nice job >W<
Ramman05 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
bandittriggerhappy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Meta knight!!! :faint:
Doodlz18 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Artist
this looks stunning OoO
lighting, shading and perspective
really amazing work you have done here c:
Orange1106 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Absolutely amazing! Possibly one of my favorites in my favorites!
Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a beautiful piece. When I first looked at this, the extensive attention to details for each character and the way that they each move in the scene made me think that you took an awesome screenshot in Brawl, transferred it to your computer, and edited it to make it look like it does now. You really have a great eye for using awesome angles and giving the viewer a front-row seat into the battle. Keep up the good work!
Asympathetique Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
katcatlinkattack Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool! you got all the character designs really well!
ShadowRider2000 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
lol those r all my favourite characters!! thats awesome! :D
BethTheWriter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awesome :icondroolplz:
FlyingLion76 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just looking at this I knew this pic was awesome. I like the art style and how high quality it looks and the design of everything. Me personally I think Pikachu will win cause he's uber awesome :iconpikachuplz:
Metacookie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pikachu: *charging up Thunder*
Ike: Uh... should I even be standing here?
Meta Knight: Screw this, I'm out.
Fox: Pay attention to me, bro!
SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great job here. ^^
Drawwsome Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Very cool.
BraveDragonWolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is impressive! :clap:

Would anyone like to see my snapshot video?

If not, then......:shrug:
Dekuscrub007 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All I can say is.. Let's Brawl!
JAYBILANT Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is freaking sweet, lol Ike doesn't even notice that Fox is about to kick him in the face... and Meta Knight's flying away.

Added to favs! :+fav:
Mit-mat Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's soo awesome!
RoninReviews3 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Really great work!
Guda-The-Hermit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice job! You're right, full view IS better! I didn't even notice pikachu without having used full view^^
MarthSotheFan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
wow awesome do you make ^^
levenark Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
wow!this is so awesome!:la: epic job on this! it looks amazing!^^
Rylandandshadowfang Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Photographer
thats pretty epic
Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
A great scene of conflict, it would be most interesting to see the conclusion to this fight. The characters all look right, the scene is tense, well made but something seems wrong with Meta Knight's angle, same for the shot.
They both seems like they could have been placed better, but regardless of that issue, nice work iamymai, keep it up.
cooro-2 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Photographer
I love how the characters (most noteable fox and pickachu) have their in game expression. Nice attention to detail.
BrawlSmash Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
i like it how foxes eye is still visible in the pic
Nhyer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011



I love this game :3
Mewnna-Caythin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
racketify Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Epically amazing
LaPaper-Salmon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
WHAT CHU ASKING FOR CRITIQUING FOR FOOL!!! This is rather pefect except i FEEL that there could be a little detail in the brick structure. But hey, this is coming from someone who doesnt even have a submition so zzzp! Anyways did i mention WOW
Serena1000 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
So awesome! High quality fanart for one of my favorite games! :happybounce:
Overrated-Relish Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
wow! thats really awsome!
AlfredPianist Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Easily, the best rendition I've seen of Super Smash Bros. characters (Ike looks as seen on a photograph), almost as seen in the game. Excelent work man!!!
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
dbzgirl118 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lilfoxlover123 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i made these guys fight each other in the game... IKE WON! :D
Dodinator Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... thats awesome
TixieLix Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
Tessiie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic work on the shading.
4TehLOLs Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Everytime i come on Deviant Art i used to look up Brawl Pics and this was always the first one i saw. Now i have a Deviant Art Account i cant say This Picture is Actually Amazing and Highly Underated :)
danibabyrox14 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPICNESS! (Ike looks smokin' ;p) :iconilikeitplz:
Anthonystuff Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
cool no wait awesome no EPIC
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