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January 13, 2012
Super Smash Brothers Brawl 2 by ~Neoriceisgood
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Super Smash Brothers Brawl 2

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2nd image in the series.

I worked hard on making everything that was shown in the old image [ [link] ] better than it was on that image, and tried to at least double the number of characters shown; which I managed to do, easily.

I originally wanted to do the whole image next, but attempting to do that killed my inspiration and made me stop working on it for like, a year?

That's the main reason for the delay, but recently I picked up against it again, so here's the 2nd shot.


Characters shown so far:

fully shown:

-Dedede [ and waddle dee]
-Olimar [and pikmin]
-Toon Link
-mr game&watch

partly shown:

-ice climbers
-ganondorf [really partly]
-link [really partly as well]

If the "2" in the title and the half seen characters didn't reveal it yet, this is, although in terms of workload far more than usual; not the "full" image yet.

This is the long delayed 2nd shot in the series, originally I wanted the 2nd shot to be the full screen-sized image, but attempting to do it all at once is the reason it took so long, because it took away a lot of motivation when I saw how much I still had to work on.

I'm thinking I'll do roughly 2 more progress images like this one before I present the final version.

Everything aside, you're obviously free to post this around wherever you want, as long as credit is given & possibly a link to this DA page;

Any comments and critique are appreciated, however if you do plan on giving criticism, try to make it obvious what you're talking about, I can't use comments like "DK's eyes seem off" without any reasoning or hypothetis why this is the case.
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marioxpeachfan's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Oh my gosh now that is a picture I love each and every character the way you drew them. The details are just to good to describe. I am speechless. I love the way you did Peach's hair. The shadows are very nice. I love the pik piks they are so cute. You made Samus very cute and pretty. I love little Yoshi in the background. Kirby is always adorable but here he is to adorable. Great work! I love everything and I can not wait to see more from you. Bye for now. I can not wait to see more art from you!

Antonio (*marioxpeachfan)
renardchaton's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Too good.

Too good to be true.
I clicked this picture, thinking of art and it' many ways of being made. "Who made this? How was it made?"

When I got to this page, I immeadiatly went for a full view when I saw little pixels on Sonic's spikes.
No way.
It was all pixel. How'd he do that?
hehe, it's all talent. I was so surprised that someone would go this far. It was just amazing. I tried to think of how *Neoriceisgood began on this. I actually tried to put together the first sketches of this in my head. But and amateur like me, yeah right. This art has tons of effort, and it uses so many characters! Only one thing was wrong, though.

If it just had Marth, it would be alot more smexier.

I kid, I kid! Either way, this picture is brilliant. Pixels may be small, but they talk big, especially when being used by a brilliant artist.
The-Duct-Tape's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

First off I applaud you for your work. I have never seen such pixel art of such detail and candor ever in my time of dA. You have my utmost praise.

But then again, I'm writing a critique, so onwards we go:

1. Light source: In the painting itself (as in content) we can see 4 sources of light, Mario's fireball, Charizards mouth/tail and DK if you consider that a light source. the left half of the painting starting with charizard's head down and left have perfect shading, but it seems to lighten up if not merge with a new light source a bit towards the right side of the painting. On the right side, I do not know if have intended it to be, appears to have 2 courses of light. Why? because Bowser's nose/snout has 2 light sources upon it. The one from DK's drums and apparently another one off screen. This is perfectly fine if you had intended for a light-source to be off screen. But then that makes Peach's shading off. In you look to her left arm (in your perspective) It has a shadow running along the entirety of her back arm. If there was a light source to the right of the painting, the shadow shouldn't be there.

Moving on towards the bottom righthand side of the painting we focus on Jigglypuff, fox's tail and Pikachu's head. Fox's tail does not seem to have much shading applied to it, so a bit more darker colors is recommended by me. Jigglypuff although has a few flaws. If you had wanted light sources coming from both sides Jigglypuff would have been lit from both sides, but in the painting it is only lit from the left, not the right.

Now focusing on DK and the wall behind him, I believe that if he's giving off enough glow to cast light upon the characters around him he should also light up the wall behind him. My suggestion is to add a bit more of a blue aura to the wall behind him. OR even better yet apply a more intense blue overlay on the whole painting if you intend to have DK's aura/smash to be very visible and prominent.

Finally: Charizard. He is directly over/near DK, therefore following the laws of physics he should be equally lit by DK's light if not more than the other characters. But in the painting he is hardly lit at all. My recommendation is to draw on a stronger blue shade onto Charizard's belly and underside. Also don't forget that claws reflect light too.

Whew that was long winded. I hope it helped. And I hope you don't take too much offense.

Cheers and good luck,

brainstormsurge's avatar
I always enjoy it when I find another talented pixel artist. Great work.
CatBot3000's avatar
It looks like Fox is about to shoot Sonic

" There can only be one "
Disneypixeldrawler13's avatar
you put toon link in....but no normal link?
BrianOcedric's avatar
Holy this is the shit
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I'm looking for Luigi,but i can't find himWaaaah! 
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Holy crap this is amazing!!!
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WTF 8-bit? What is this 1989. Seriously soyboys stop living in the past...Well, this is new... 
petesd's avatar
So good!!!! The most amazing pixel art
Flowery-Cemetery's avatar
Pixel art ??? O____________O
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OMG this amazing I love this
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