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Grow Up Mario!

19 Jun 2016, 21:40 UTC
Grow Up Mario!
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And after about seventeen years I finally finished drawing this one as well as the border I wanted for it, phew! Took me forever. But here is the progress for the completion of the red Mario mushroom, which if you can get past the piranha plants will allow you to take one extra hit from flying turtles, chain chomps, or huge bullet things. Bowser too of course, that guy is a cranky one.
To start, the basic pen drawing! I sort of just sat down and made this one, so there wasn’t a pencil sketch or anything to start from. Full disclosure, just wanted to draw a crazy mutated mushroom and realized after the pen drawing was done that I could make it into a Mario theme, ha!
And starting to color things! Had a lot of fun playing with red colors, as you can tell. Made it all 3D and fun, yes! I enjoy doing the coloring of pen drawings.
And starting to get the colors of the grass and rocks and stuff in as well. Just to make sure the center of the picture is nice and put together, because the border of this thing ended up taking ...

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