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Let's-A Go by jbwarner86 Let's-A Go by jbwarner86
This might look familiar if you saw my SketchDump from last summer. At the time, I was really into the Super Mario games, and I drew a big explosive tribute that didn't get beyond the pencil sketch stage. The idea was to make it look kind of like a poster for a potential animated movie adaptation of the games, which at the time I thought would never happen. Now here we are a year later, and it's actually coming true! No more need for an elaborate fan project, we're getting a legit animated Mario movie from Universal in a few years. With Nintendo looming over the shoulders of everyone at Illumination Entertainment, I'm pretty confident that they'll do it right.

I've always wanted to be more of a gamer, stepping outside my Pokémon comfort zone into some of the other legendary series Nintendo has to offer. Now I'm actually doing it. I picked up Super Mario 3D Land for my 2DS the other day, and man is it fun! Just what I like in a video game, a playful adventure that keeps you on your toes. I have my eye on lots more Mario games, past and present, and in the meantime, I went back and found the original Mario tribute sketch I'd done last year and finally gave it the full-color polishing it deserved. In the words of Mario himself, that's-a so nice :)
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:icondisneymovie50:
DisneyMovie50 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
The Yosh, my man, what's up? (I was referring to Yoshi.)
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RebeccaAnzu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Wonderful part of my childhood! MARIO BROS RISA Wait with Yoshi Daisy is giving you a wink Luigi win 
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:iconartsy08:
Artsy08 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
Wonderful! :D
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:icontoonguy5:
ToonGuy5 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sadly, I never got into Mario (or gaming for that matter, though I did play SEGA for a brief period) so my knowledge of it is limited to the Saturday morning cartoon it had in the early 90s. Still, I can appreciate how awesome and detailed this pic is! They should've hired you to do the movie's poster!
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blueyoshiegg Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite an amazing piece :) :clap:
The colours are great, the scenery is awesome (nice perspective and dynamism too)
All the characters came out really nicely too ^^ Nice work :D
:+fav:
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:iconshoxxe:
shoxxe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
They can hardly do worse than that Super Mario Bros live action movie anyway. :P
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:iconspiderfrost101:
Spiderfrost101 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Mario is one of my favorite game franchises of all time and this is just so cool, It looks like something Nintendo would make!
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PJToon75 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing work! ✌😉
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lamardus1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Hobbyist
[Mario Emote] Mario is hyped.   this is super good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
Really good
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:iconuwblossmzh2o:
UWblossmZH2O Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
Why ain't I got this in my feed?
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, allot of nostalgia projects coming out in the works all over the place. And I sure like the how you draw the characters with the designs and color aesthetics reminiscent of their Super Nintendo years.
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SuperMarioShows Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Mario Icons (Ok! or Good Job) 
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:iconluhyzi:
Luhyzi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
Yah! Wah! Wa-hoo!
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, now that's-a great drawing, grazie! (sorry-not sorry) :D

I'm not much of a gamer, either, Jesse - but Mario's always great, along with some other classics.
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MisterManGuyOfStuff Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Now this is what i call art!
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:iconprincessbeautiful:
PrincessBeautiful Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
So amazing!
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:iconmarshylove101:
Marshylove101 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Student General Artist
*Plays the Super Mario Bros. Theme without hesitation* LET'S-A GOOOOOOO! Mario Intensifies 
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FireballDragon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Student General Artist
That new movie sounds like it's definitely gonna be better than that 90s live-action garbage. Though that's not saying much. I'm expecting it to be one of those movies that's loved by fans, but hated by critics.
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welchdisney94 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
MAMA-MIA! That-a Looks-a GREEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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VDSFM Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh very nice piece of art I like it! :P
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:iconmrnintman:
MrNintMan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks AAAWESOME:D:D
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This needs music... www.youtube.com/watch?v=pccsKb… There we go.
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:iconfireballdragon:
FireballDragon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Student General Artist
Good choice.
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:iconmatt-the-hydra:
Matt-the-Hydra Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Very expressive! Loving Peach's sassy attitude and the perspective with the pipes!
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NRGComics Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Professional Writer
They look good in your style! If they ever do a new Mario cartoon, they should have you animate it!
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:iconjbwarner86:
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Seeing as I have absolutely no experience animating anything, I think I'd be better off as a character designer :)
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ETEP00 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome 
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rubiks1994 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I this your first time drawing Peach?
heck, all the Mario characters?
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Student Writer
Let's just hope we see him in Wreck-It Ralph 2 later this year. It may be taking place in the digital world this time around, but the plumber does have his own mobile app, so...
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sallen623 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Personally, I don't want to see that movie in the theater myself. But nevertheless, I'm rather okay with its existence... Anyways, this looks like a really amazing picture.
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DeviantYoshi1990 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Fears Grew...*

NOOOO! Wish they canceled it because of Mario! It's just ruin Yoshi's day, whatever! DAMN YOU ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT, CANCEL THAT MOVIE NOW!!! Fear 
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nothingsp Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
I didn't even realize they were doing a movie, and then I read the words I most dread: "Illumination Entertainment."

Shiiiiiiiit. I never thought anyone would surpass Dreamworks in the realm of "lazy hackjobs perpetrated by people with no understanding of how actual humor works," yet here we are.
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DeviantYoshi1990 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm... hmm 
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Hey, if Blue Sky could make The Peanuts Movie good, I'll believe anything. And they had the creative property holders breathing down their necks the whole time too. Given how protective Nintendo is when it comes to their most popular and successful characters, I think we can count on them to keep Illumination's usual Minions bullshit out of this one.
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nothingsp Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2018
"I hope you're right. I really do."

Plus, say what you want about Blue Sky's later output, but the original Ice Age is at least proof that they had actual human beings with functional emotions and a basic understanding of humor working for them at one point in time. But Illumination? Have they ever made a film that was better than "mediocre, but basically okay?"
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JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
Can't wait for the Mario movie coming soon!
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Aso-Designer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That’s truly an amazing result here.
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A-Round-Toit Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! Lots of color and detail, and it just looks really darn nice :)
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