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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:

CREDITS:
- 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)
- NINTENDO


:new: STAND-ALONE PEACH ART:

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Given 2012-09-19
MARIO CREW: La Cosa Nostra by *Class34 ( Suggested by AFineWar and Featured by Lyricanna )
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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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93 out of 96 deviants thought this was fair.

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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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Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Truly awesome designs and deep meaning for the entire piece.
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Ani-Eimi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:la: This is awesome! :+fav: :heart:
It would make a pretty epic story/series!

Come to think of it, this reminds me of "There Will Be Brawl".
Youtube that shiz. :nod: It's dark, but pretty damn cool!
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xFireGatezx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Childhood inhenced.
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:iconbladewithin:
BladeWithin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is too badass!!!!!! *O*
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:iconthekoyn:
TheKoyn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NO FREAKIN WAAAAY!
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:iconmysterionrises6:
MysterionRises6 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!! 
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Calliope1000 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Oh.................My..............God..........This.......Is............Unbeliveible.......
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:icon150491:
150491 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Cant stop seeing the Mask from V for Vendetta on Luigi'S face ! :D
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:icondragonrusher21:
Dragonrusher21 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
even toad looks like he could kick some ass
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:icontekboi:
TekBoi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
This is perfect.
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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!!!!
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MiraTsuo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
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couleurdor0810 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Excellent
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:icontatsumakipoopkick:
TatsumakiPoopkick Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS SHOULD BE A DLC ON SAINTS ROW!!!
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:iconajax94:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Mario being badass
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:iconlivinthegoodlife13:
LivintheGoodLife13 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!
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Dimensional42 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
This reminds me of a youtube video. The Bothers Mario is it's name. Think of it as Super Mario Bros meet Grand Theft Auto. They even use the GTA4 graphics engine. Its how the Mario Bros movies should have been.

Also be sure to look at the sequel when you have a chance. The Brothers Mario 2: Kong Country
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deadmarmar Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
we came to fuck shit up   
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
While looking good doing that :iconbadassplz:
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:icondeadmarmar:
deadmarmar Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awe yis!
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DeviousKid45 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfreeinternetplz:
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for checking it out! :iconbadassplz:
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:iconnintendoultraruler:
NintendoUltraRuler Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
WOW THIS IS SO AWESOME GR8 JOB!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
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:iconthenyxvic:
TheNyxVic Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh my glob. I must play/watch this if it's a game or a movie. *o*
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:iconhimegirl15:
himegirl15 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like a boss
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MitarashiXP Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICEEEE XDDDD
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You know, I'm giving this art a story (even though you basically have one in your descrip.)
Mario and Luigi decided to start a new life and forms a small mafia, but still fights evil. Peach tags along and instead of being the 'Damsel in Distress' she decides to work on her fighting skills. Her outfit looks enticing, but really it's made to lure foes in and the boys would attack the foes from surprise. Toad runs into them and was being followed by some enemies because he ratted on them. The bros of course defeated them and Toad tells them that he knows everything about the city and bad guys, so they let him in the gang for the information he provides them on. Together, they form the 'Cosa Nostra'.
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:iconajinu-okami:
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
...This needs to be a fucking game! Or movie! Or something!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty much GTA or Saints Row I believe, but with epic badassery :w00t:
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:iconajinu-okami:
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw yeah!
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:iconbrokenhoof:
Brokenhoof Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
disregard peach, aquire toad
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:iconpizzamurai:
Pizzamurai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Donno how I missed this one. Winning!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, I thought you knew about this madness of a piece! XD
Perhaps it stands apart from my usual style and wouldn't crossed anyone's mind that I do produce something like this.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
M.K. NOIRE
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thormanoftunder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Have you ever considered to do the same with olēd Hanna-Barbera carttons characters? There is a lot of nice stuff there to do it...
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow awesome for suggesting this! Now I remembered I was a kid of the early 90' and grew up watching them in Cartoon Network. There are just heaps of them to choose, it would be epic to "reboot" any of them with a realism styled art :D
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thormanoftunder Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I look forward to see :dance:
Anyway, :#1: Your art rocks, !!!!

If you have some time, take a look at my deviantart page gallery and feel free to illustrate my stories and characters.

I'll be happy to see that I inspired you somehow and honored to have my work pictured by such a good artist as you!!

Max
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fluffycawwot Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. They all look so cool xD
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol I figured this is quite hilarious! :meow:
Hope you like Toad hehe

And many thanks for the view :w00t:
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fluffycawwot Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
And yes! I love him!
He's so cute!^^
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johnmamboo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
i love this. but toad looks a little bit too young besides that it's a good picture
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've tried different ages of Toad, but they don't quite work the charm. This toad is based of Gavroche and Oliver Twist, they embodied the 'street-wise' orphan kid characteristic; having said he's automatically a badass when hang around with these bunch anyways ;p
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serusama Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
adult version??
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I guess you can say that ;p
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Princess-Tria Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
This piece has reached the Bad Ass level of Awesomeness!!!:headbang:
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Epic to hear that!!! :iconbadassplz:

Heapsful of thanks for checking out this artwork, cheers! XD
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Princess-Tria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! :love:
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
reminds me of that mariostyle gta video on youtube ^^ ...
probably the MOST AWESOMEST picture i“ve seen
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great to hear that! XD
Most comments relate this art to Saints Row ;p
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best mario Art ever.

"It'sa me, the Man who break your bones if you not going to pay!!!"

:D
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