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Mario- Evolution by NatSilva Mario- Evolution by NatSilva
I have always wanted to do something like this... :)
Like, a little pic of how i have actually started drawing Mario, to the present day sorta thing..

:iconohjoyplz: aww, they grow up so quickly dont they? :lol:
Well here is something for you to see how i personally, have started drawing Mario.

1987"Cartoon Retro Style"
Wow, wind back the clock! This was an actual little pic i had stashed in my memory folder, when i was cleaning up the other day, i found a box containing some old drawings ^_^ so i decided to trace my OWN work :XD: and put good old 1987 pic of Mario in here :3 can you notice the difference? ;)

1993 "Retro Style"
Heheheee.. <3 This is how i later drew Mario, notice the facial expression isnt that far off from the cartoon retro style, back then those cartoon series of Mario Bros, and SUper Mario Bros (NES) times where when i started drawing Mario anyways :3 lol instruction booklets where my fav thing to copy and try and draw like that XD

1995 "Official Style"
Aha, this is where it started getting interesting i think, the eyes and facial expressions started having a mix of the official look, mixed with that of my own styke? I dunno, this was another little pic i found in my Memory folder :) and it kinda reminds me of what *nintendrawer draws! :3 Obviously this was when Super Mario Bros 3, World ect came to my world.. :nod: and i used to draw Mario's eyes like that alot back then, more cartoony.

2000 "Manga Style"
Well here is a turn around... :XD: after drawing Mario for so many years with the basic eyes, and evolving mainly just his expressions a bit, and maybe how anatomy goes =P This version was found amongst the stuff i used to draw for Project Mecha, yup.. its style started then, I used to draw nothing but poses back then, and it helped/ helps a lot when looking back at old stuff. This one you can see the obvious change in eye expression, and style.. his face, and body have gotten more "human" as aposed to cartoon style from long ago..

2005+ "Project Mecha Style"
Holy Mushrooms! :DMy Project Mecha sketch books are massive, the biggest sketch collection i ever had! X3 It spans over 10 different sketch books, each with their own pose styles, battle scenes, (some of which i have already used and are on DeviantArt ;) ) some of them havent even been properly cleaned, and are starting to fade O_O;; i managed to get this one from my sketch book, its Mario holding the Star Wand, (something Kamek wants pretty damn badly) The tuft of hair is visible from this stage, as apposed to its other counterparts during the years of evolutionary drawing.. =P

2007 "Comic Style"
Ahhhh we have something a little more "convenient" here, this is how Mario looks when drawn within the comic sense of things, the eyes have widened dramatically, the tuft of hair remains, and the gloves and actually different, same with the boidy, (slightly more "lanky looking") to add more comic sense. :b More like, a Chibi version, but due to the eyes being like that, isnt really chibi :3 This would have to be the easiest style to draw, and one im more familiar with.. the body itself is small, rather flat but i still conserve the shoes being so damn big and bulky looking XD ever noticed that? ^_-

2009 "Dark Style"
With me finding out about Super Paper Mario, and Mr L, and Mr M.. ect ect, and also seeing so much art being made like this, all dark, mysetrious and occult.. it kinda makes me think if i have more styles than one, or my own X3 what i meant by that is, yknow how a person can draw say, Yoshi.. and another person draws Yoshi totally different but still recognizable? :nod: yea... I can still detect my own style in this one though X3 even if it is a morph of what others have already done..<3

:heart: CENTER PIC:heart:
And... the final results, call it what you like, i think its pure hard core Anime fused with my own style.. the eyes scream out *saiiko XP but there is something Natsy about it too :3 that was done first, and i went through all the other pics in my sketch books and Memory folders, and drew around this little guy in the middle of it all, since he is the most recent X3 I can see something though.. the eyes where evolved from the very start, obviously i lacked the skills to draw bodies back then.. give me a break i was only..what..? 6 years old =3 My first NES camw around that time, and i was pumped! :excited:

still am... :iconexcitedplz:

:star: The thing with Mario fan art, so many people have been telling me to stop drawing it (family included) cause ever since they met me/ know me, ive been drawing nothing but Mario fan art.. well, im sorry guys, but i have grown up with it, if you only knew how much i love drawing, and just stop nagging at the fact i draw Nintendo fan work ect.. and take a good long hard look, at something much more than just "Why" i draw what i draw.. you will start getting me as iam :)

:party: A little Birthday pic for myself :party:

:pencil::star: Drawn by hand, using Graphite pencils (given to me by some mates, thankjuu! ^^ ) and lightly re sketched/ lined with inking pen in a 0.2 tip.
watermarked due to theft

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Wow, looking at this makes me all nostalgic and stuff :love:
Im glad im around to witness such a thing, even if i get slammed by some that my Mario art has to stop.. -__-;;
:no: See, the way i see it, if something fuels you, and you love drawing/ doing it... why give up cause people tell you to? :3

Anyways, hope you like it :)

Mario © Nintendo
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:iconcivillybarbaric:
CivillyBarbaric Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure came a long way
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:iconnatsilva:
NatSilva Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:nod:
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NikkiLover17 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you for posting these precious cinnamon rolls!!~~~
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YoshiCookae Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Student Artist
Nice! Altough i would perfer it with color!
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Maestro-Tomy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Not all artists do that though. It's Natsilva's choice to add color to that artwork or not, so sometimes, your request is either not answered or it is resolved in a different manner. BTW, this is my first comment since I created this account recently.
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YoshiCookae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Student Artist
Btw i tots get your account is new also thxs for the info
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Well, TOUGH! I had to quickly modify them all as they where stitched over. So grey is all you get! :p
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YoshiCookae Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Student Artist
ok
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YoshiCookae Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Student Artist
But this is Your drawing so nm
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thoasmario7 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been drawing since 1987?
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:iconnatsilva:
NatSilva Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep :) but actually more like when I was 3 years old, in 1987 I got in to Nintendo and started drawing Mario fan art.
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Maestro-Tomy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you know? I was born and raised in a different era, and lived a life different from yours, so the development of my artwork and drawing skills are different from yours. My drawing skills developed first before my digital tech. skills, but even with that, I never thought about publishing my drawings online. All of my drawings before I moved into the United States on August 2012 are gone. Some of my drawings or doodles that I did in the country I'm currently living in are destroyed by shredding or became a foundation or reference for future artwork. When I was a kid, I played nintendo games but never thought about drawing Mario stuff until the fated moment on June 2017 when I did it out of inspiration.
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ROJOyNARANJA Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
I LIKE HOW YOU DREW MARIO'S HAIR
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SonicandLuxray100 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe it would've been wiser to put the 'you are not authorized to use this artwork' sign at the top of the description since most people wouldn't read the description.
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep and that's why I don't post much these days on here, sick of it. By the way, it's spelt Authourised (as I don't live in the northern hemisphere and we spell things without a z in most cases). :b
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LuigiLana117 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo amazing! :D
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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LuigiLana117 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, your art is fantastic.
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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LuigiLana117 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime ^^
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L4ur3nz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I like these styles :meow:
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BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
very awesome looks
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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emyraldaqua Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
its so cute
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lalaine247 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!!Cool!!! wait, you said your a home schooled artist, right?.....if that so, better get practicing, i think i joined to early in DA(12 years old but now +1).....Awesome sketch, especially the EYES so detailed and THAT HAT!!! i'm trying to do my own style of that hat!!!
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, when you said home schooled I'm guessing you mean "self taught" ;D yes, I am.
I started drawing when I was about 2 years old, but obviously got better with time and a hell of a lot of practice! I have 20+ years under my belt too so it didn't just come and slap me in the face XD

Thanks a lot! Glad you like my stuff C: always awesome hearing how I inspire others ^^ ugh, I have been here for 9 years on dA ;__;
This was and is a very quick sketch of what I do when mucking round and testing myself I have become much more detailed and spend more time on my art now though.
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Palkia892 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"Mario is evolving! Press B to cancel!"
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emyraldaqua Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
ur drawings are awesome
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NatSilva Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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GloboxGirl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did you make mario's hair? I tried something like it but i epic failed.
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:iconnatsilva:
NatSilva Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's called practice, I just drew it until I got it right and how I wanted it.
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GloboxGirl Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked 2007 and 2005  
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ShinyRainbowMario Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Mario es muy Kawaii
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superambarmansion Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
=D =D
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Bomberdrawer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you draw mario's hair coming out of his hat? it looks so cute x3
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:iconnatsilva:
NatSilva Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just draw it... practice is what's my best advice :3
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Bomberdrawer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok does this look good? bomberdrawer.deviantart.com/ar…
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ToxicSlimeball Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Good drawing!
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GloboxGirl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the profile pic
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ToxicSlimeball Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Oh why thank you! ^~^
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SDAfanfics Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Cute: '87, '93, '95, 2000, '07
Cool: '05+, '09, Middle
Most Accurate: 1995
Closest to my style: '95 and 2000 combined
Favorite:
:iconthirdplaceplz: 3rd: 1995 
:iconsecondplaceplz: 2nd: 2007
:iconfirstplaceplz: 1st: 2005+
I loved this a lot!
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PikachuDevil Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist

I like 2009 and 2005 I think theyre all awesome though

 

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LivintheGoodLife13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Amazing and cute!
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:iconnatsilva:
NatSilva Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I wouldn't mind doing another take...
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LivintheGoodLife13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Your welcome. hehe
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Kaleythecat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nats hi it's kaley people are making fun of my art what should I do can you get on my page and say something to you because your a big artist and people will listen to you on here please!!!!!!! ,
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh, since you are a new member to dA I will let you know a few things I managed to pick up on my many years being here.
1) You can never please everyone...there will always be people out there who criticize your work (some times not all in good ways)..
2) Ignorance is bliss! :D I have found it more effective to just ignore people who annoy or bully you because they will tire of it eventually and in the end you're the one who wont look bad by either telling others to gang up on them and tell them off. Ignoring is the key when people attack, simply not fueling their ego works just as well as an attack even if 90% of the time they really deserve it :b
3) You do realise you have control over your account- blocking them without saying a word works well, as does hiding their comments.

and finally...

4) Understanding the rules and terms of use by becoming a member is vital if you don't want hoards of people noticing you're re colouring others art work without giving a) credit and b) a link back to the original in you Artist comment.
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BOWSERDSMAN Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
awsome
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PinkPrincessBlossom Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! 
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^u^
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