Photoshop CS5.1 Extended; 20 hours+/- Painting & Airbrushing
Don Mario, featuring the brother
(Luigi) , the princess
(Peach) and the informer
- 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
- 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 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 STAND-ALONE PEACH ART: