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Let's-A Go
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Published: July 30, 2018
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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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bmann0413Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, you should play Odyssey. SO much fun.
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DisneyMovie50Hobbyist Artist
The Yosh, my man, what's up? (I was referring to Yoshi.)
RebeccaAnzu's avatar
Wonderful part of my childhood! MARIO BROS RISA Wait with Yoshi Daisy is giving you a wink Luigi win 
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ToonGuy5Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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KinggigasmonHobbyist 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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blueyoshieggHobbyist 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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shoxxeProfessional Traditional Artist
They can hardly do worse than that Super Mario Bros live action movie anyway. :P
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Spiderfrost101Hobbyist 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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PJToon75Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing work! ✌😉
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lamardus1Hobbyist
[Mario Emote] Mario is hyped.   this is super good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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wackywaterartist12Hobbyist Artist
Why ain't I got this in my feed?
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BorisFedorovHobbyist 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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SuperMarioShowsHobbyist Filmographer
Mario Icons (Ok! or Good Job) 
Luhyzi's avatar
Yah! Wah! Wa-hoo!
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UncleScooterProfessional 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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Now this is what i call art!
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Marshylove101Student General Artist
*Plays the Super Mario Bros. Theme without hesitation* LET'S-A GOOOOOOO! Mario Intensifies 
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FireballDragonStudent 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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MAMA-MIA! That-a Looks-a GREEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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VDSFMHobbyist Digital Artist
oooh very nice piece of art I like it! :P
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