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Published: October 26, 2017
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sketched some original characters: Merryo, Louis G. & Princes Pete
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maxeemkonrardy|Professional General Artist
Your style is such great fun! I can't decide which Mario Bros. one I like better, this one or the newer one. They are both hilarious and a joy to behold!!
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michaelfirman|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch, for the kind words and for checking them out!  I'm sure I'll be surprised again how the characters come out next time I draw them :)
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StevensonPadmore|Professional Filmographer
Awesome art style! How do you come up with the proportions and shapes that you do? 
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michaelfirman|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Steve!

This probably won't be a helpful description but it basically comes from lots of experimentation.  There might be underlying logic to the types of shapes I'll try, based on the planes or silhouettes of the part of the character I'm drawing, but I'd encourage anyone to simply indulge random whim!  Any of my posted pieces were preceded by tons of discarded and reworked sketches. 

"Hm, what if I did this" is the thought that get to run amok in digital art.  "What if Mario's head was a giant square?" and then just try it and see.  Most of the time it'll look bad, but you're also learning something every stroke you make, even if only subconsciously.  And that growing knowledge will boost and steer ways to innovate next sketch!
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StevensonPadmore|Professional Filmographer
Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!
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KirbyFan99|Student General Artist
Pete has one tiny frickin head XD
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ExplosiveLemonade|Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god, these are so perfect!
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DrOctagonapussBLAHH|Student General Artist
I love your play with shapes. Very inspiring. 
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benfrenZ|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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SamDaly|Hobbyist General Artist
This is great XD
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Those are some pretty great OCs there. I wonder what Merryo's surname would be?
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