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Hero - Super Mario Bros. by TheLandoBros Hero - Super Mario Bros. by TheLandoBros
UPDATE: I finally got around to fixing the error with his beard-sideburn tie-in :P oh and btw, Luigi will probably bedone soon!

This is a fanart of Super Mario, the one and only Video game Hero, hence the title. I wanted him to look a bit more badass and realistic, while still retaining his characteristic look.

This is obviously a huuuge tribute to the style that the great Dave Rapoza uses on his Turtle fanarts. Cred to you Dave, if you ever read this. Your turtles are amazing (and on my wall, bought them straight from you!) and I wanted to do something similar with a fanart of one of my childhood heroes. Since you already picked the Turtles, which are my number one choice, I had to settle for the second best, which is Nintendo.

If anyone wants a poster of this one, in INSANE HI-res, on maximum quality photo paper, that looks like this.
contact me via Note, or via! There's a limited edition of these (like 50 or so), so if you want one, you better be fast! The price will probably be around 45 USD(shipping not included, shipping to the states are 20 USD in a enforced postertube), depending on print quaity... but take word for it, they look amazing printed (the pic above doesn't make the real one justice)!: D

Brother - Super Mario Bros. by TheLandoBros
**After Luigi.. I guess.. Peach, and bowser, and well, the rest : D
Here's the pic
Super Plumber Mario by TheLandoBros
and 3D-model
Super Plumber Mario - 3D by TheLandoBros
I did some year ago which kinda led to this.
A friend of mine did two fanarts from Phoenix Wright in a similiar "more serious" style, if you like this one, you should check them out too, here:… and here:…
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Herobrine222 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's no hero. Mario is evil. But you're still a good artist
ErictheLucario Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish Mario ACTUALLY had a mustache like that.
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, maybe someday, who knows!
ErictheLucario Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never really liked that style of facial hair, but it's starting to grow on me. XD

LOL nope.
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, good one!
Prof-Archaic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Wu...wha...whe?! I don't know what to say. The subtlest of wear and tear on his gloves to the nick in the brim of his cap. The bristles of his facial topiary and that fire in his eyes as he glares whilst clenching his fist. You have done an amazing job. I think I need to go lie down...once again, nicely done...I think I've fainted. 
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, great to hear! Worked a lot with those details :D
Luigi is on the way aswell! Hopefully done...this year (!)
Cyruscloud Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice, and thanks for the comment on my Bowser portrait.  I thought about doing Mario myself once but felt like it would be really difficult to do him in near total realism while still holding to his overall look. Best I could imagine would be something similar to a dwarf from the lord of the rings except a bit slimmer. Still this is a pretty good go at it, has a bit of an old school oil painted feel to it.  Wish I had the following you have, looks like you've built up some good support.
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It was kinda difficult indeed, and some errors remain in the final piece too :P I'll upload a step by step someday, went to a lot (!) of trouble with this one.
About the following btw, keep doing awesome stuff and people will come see it man! I don't really have that many "active" followers, it's some artworks I've done that been featured here and there that have given me all those pageviews I guess :) but as said, keep up this good quality you show here, and people will take notice! :D
Wait, is there such things as moustaches that reach the back of the head?

(but seriously, this is one of the best)
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