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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 landobros@gmail.com! 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


*Luigi!
Brother - Super Mario Bros. by TheLandoBros
**After Luigi.. I guess.. Peach, and bowser, and well, the rest : D
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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.
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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: obsessedkitten.deviantart.com/… and here: obsessedkitten.deviantart.com/…
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:icontherealty:
therealTy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  New member
Now that's a believable Mario.
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:iconchrishayes800:
chrishayes800 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  New member
Where's Weegie?
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Here!
Brother - Super Mario Bros. by TheLandoBros
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:iconherobrine222:
Herobrine222 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's no hero. Mario is evil. But you're still a good artist
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:iconericthelucario:
ErictheLucario Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish Mario ACTUALLY had a mustache like that.
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, maybe someday, who knows!
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:iconericthelucario:
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.
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, good one!
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:iconprof-archaic:
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. 
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:iconthelandobros:
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 (!)
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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.
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:iconthelandobros:
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
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:iconnastylittlepincushin:
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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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yeah, that's a bit of an error actually, I had this one ref for how the moustache went, was a Warhammer 40K Space Wolf model, that had it like that, but Io know it's not right or common :P
Guess one can see it as the moustache ending somewhere around there and the hair seamlessy takes over somwhere in that jungle at the back :P So not actually connecting. Might fix it some day actually haha.
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NastyLittlePincushin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
I see, well it's not too big of a deal anyways, keep up the good work!
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I will! Luigi will probably be done before 2014! :p
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:iconnastylittlepincushin:
NastyLittlePincushin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
That'll definitely be an interesting take!
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:iconjellybn:
JellyBN Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your deviation has been added to my journal =) (Smile)

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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! :D
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:iconkyleelykisme:
KyleElykIsMe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dat mustache! 8D
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! :D My upcoming Luigi is pretty wicked on that part aswell!
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:iconkyleelykisme:
KyleElykIsMe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's gonna be hard to beat this one, but I can't wait to see it!
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hang around, he's probably gonna be done in a month or so!
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:iconkyleelykisme:
KyleElykIsMe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool, can't wait! =3
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:iconfraot:
Fraot Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice mix with reald and cartoonish style! Love it!
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, kinda went that way :D
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:iconmarratokensuto:
MarratoKensuto Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Amazing! :la:
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmarratokensuto:
MarratoKensuto Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
You're welcome!
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:icontruephazonianforce:
TruePhazonianForce Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
He looks realistic
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Was going for that :D Trying to get the same feel for Luigi atm, it's hard, I think I might've forgotten how I did it xD
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TruePhazonianForce Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Welcome and just try your best at drawing Luigi I know you can do it.
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Btw, I seem to get a lot of hits and comments on this one today, dunno why, did you get here by some link from some site or so? :)
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Amblerrone Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Great hair! :)
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Painted every strand :D
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Btw I seem to get a lot of comments and hits on this one today, did you get here from some link or so from some site? :)
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Amblerrone Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
@*TeamLando I was looking through other realistic pictures of Donald Duck and Yoshi. A creepy Donald was on the front page or something... somewhere on DA and it lead me to this awesome Mario I see right here! :)
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha ok, weird, had a real spike, figured it might've gotten featured on some major game site or so :)
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:iconnatah1:
Natah1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah! ^^
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! :D
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:iconoptimario94:
OptiMario94 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome art!
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconoptimario94:
OptiMario94 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You wellcome!
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:iconjosephacheng:
josephacheng Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work here.

He looks more Russian than Italian though. Hahaha
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And haha yeah now that you mention it :P hopefully Luigi will look more italian :D
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TAILS-FAN1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
What happened to his mustache? It grew... around his head...?
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, exaclty : P Well actually, it connects to the lower part of the sideburns which in turn connects to the hair on the back of the head : P nAtleast.. I think so xD
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TAILS-FAN1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
lol I can't even follow it. :XD:
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:iconantioch2:
Antioch2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Dat 'Stache...
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:iconthelandobros:
TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I know xD Luigi (who's next up) won't have quite as magnificent a 'stache, I promise : P
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