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MARIO CREW: Cosa Nostra by Eddy-Shinjuku MARIO CREW: Cosa Nostra by Eddy-Shinjuku
Photoshop CS5.1 Extended; 20 hours+/- Painting & Airbrushing

Don Mario, featuring the brother (Luigi) , the princess (Peach) and the informer (Toad).

- Despite all the stuff in the art, it's all about the moustachery!
- Hope this work is taken seriously and not a WTF or a spoof :D

- The art here holds strong symbolism that are conveyed by the flower and flames. The flower means purity and compassion; and the flames means passion and the power to dispel evil. It's like a creed for this gang.

- That TOAD kid is influenced by Gavroche and Oliver Twist - he seems like a very informed rascal in the Mario games, he's like the 'little bird' who knows almost everything happening around. So in this art, I portray him as a street wise kid.

- Peach is just being Peach; aside from looking pretty, carefree and a true princess of her domain, she plays a prominent and supportive role to this misfit group. It's safe to say she manages the organization.

- Luigi the Dear brother; only he will follow Mario to the depth of hell fighting for a cause and none :thumbsup:

- IMAGINEFX September Issue for nice and useful brushes.
- Snow brush from ~carocha, I love this brush, it's very feathery in texture: [link]
- Petal brush from ~0ranma, nice little brush: [link]
- Fire brush from ~wespenfresser, a little tricky and funny to use: [link]
- Shigeru Miyamoto (Mario creator)


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MARIO CREW: La Cosa Nostra by *Class34 ( Suggested by AFineWar and Featured by Lyricanna )
A re-imagining of the classic Super Mario Brothers heroes, this work is literally SHINING with heroic quality!

Mario : Stern. Vigilance is quite apparent in his steely, determined stare. The rippling muscles & sharp attire lend to the idea of an all-business attitude. I am a particular fan of the vest: classic.

Luigi : The lean yet fit physique is a perfect match to the more cartoony version of this usually overshadowed character. That lil' half-grin seems to be saying, "Yeah? Well, come MAKE me, why don'cha?" The head tilt gives the right touch to make this "enforcer" appear rightfully charming & dangerous.

Toad : The orphaned moppet look is very convincing; he seems weak, yet street-smart. You get the feeling, just by looking at him, that he's crawled through his share of air vents & sewage tunnels. The EYES, though... those eyes tell a story of hope. LOVING it.

Peach : Tattooed up like a proper Jersey Shore princess, she has DEFINITELY come a long way from the helpless royalty that we first knew her as! There's a sly, cat-like look on her face that belies a more roguish quality, yet the aura of heroism is still evident; she's a tough mutha with a CAUSE.

All in all, this work has an obvious affection for the characters within. The artist certainly has an eye for detail, and it shows. If I have ANY complaints, it's that the amount of light is ALMOST too bright; that's still just a small dent in an otherwise excellent work. Kudos.
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From the bruteness of Mario, to the slender mob boss esquire about Luigi, this is a really well captured piece.

Aside from actual skill, the concept behind it is pretty cool. First off we see Toad grown up (and of course human) looking like a little pimp. Then of course there's the hottest version of Princess Peach I have ever seen rendered. All though the flippy of the hair is a bit much, the tattoos, miniskirt, and leggings bring out the awesomeness in, well in my opinion, a pretty lame character. Even the nerdity of the fire and flower make me smile.

As far as the actual composition of this piece, I would have to say it's in the top 5 Mario pieces I've ever seen (and I've seen my share of Mario pieces.) Great work on the detail (toad's hair, the hats, princess peach's moving hand.) The best part of this image that I just can't get over is how intricate the background is. Wow. Love this piece!
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xFireGatezx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Childhood inhenced.
BladeWithin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is too badass!!!!!! *O*
TheKoyn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MysterionRises6 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Calliope1000 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
150491 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Cant stop seeing the Mask from V for Vendetta on Luigi'S face ! :D
Dragonrusher21 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
even toad looks like he could kick some ass
TekBoi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
This is perfect.
VeikkoSeveri Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
LUIGI BE LIKE SQUART IMA MAKE YOU SQUART YEAH NUMBER ONE !!!!! :-()())((),,,,,,,,,NOW THAT TURNS MW ON!!!!! very nice things, and stuff!!!!
MiraTsuo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
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