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The Very First Time by The-Quill-Warrior The Very First Time by The-Quill-Warrior
Oh yeah, fan art... I still do that, don't I? X3

Yes, I realised how little I've done works like this since I made my new channel, but even though I want to put more time and focus into my own stories, I'll try to fit some time in to draw fan art of games, TV shows, or films and such.

By the way, if you're wondering what's up with Mario and Peach's clothes, take a look at their sprites in the NES game, "Super Mario Bros."

Drawn by me, *The-Quill-Warrior :iconthe-quill-warrior:
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:iconmariotwo:
Oh. My. God. Very Interesting! I honestly thought i would never see anything like this, but you have bypassed my expectations on something like this by alot! I honestly thought I was the only one who still cared about SMB. but no! Anyways, Mario's pose is pretty cool, and you got the clothes spot-on! The only thing that is missing is a couple of warp pipes, some Mushroom Retainers, and Luigi, but other than that, this is really fantastic! I like Peach's floatig hearts! The background is really dynamic. Basically, you get a 20/5 and this is the most amazing Mario-related thing ever!
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A perfect blend between old and new, this portrait clearly shows that the original Super Mario Bros. has withstood the test of time and will forever be remembered as the game that started it all.

Blending Mario's old design with Bowser's new portrayal, while mixing Peach (or rather Princess Toadstool) with her current and older look shows how the series has changed over the years, and the smaller details, such as the chain links breaking, the stand for the axe, and the destructive, cloudy landscape in the background make this art stand out from the other tributes made to this timeless classic.
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:iconreaverpan:
ReaverPan Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
epik
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:icondoodles626:
Doodles626 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Very nostalgic and modern at the same time.
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:iconludwigvonlover:
LudwigVonLover Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT ASS
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:iconganerdude221:
Ganerdude221 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
SEGA AIN'T GOT SHIT ON NINTENDO!!!
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:iconsoulessone12:
soulessone12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
so freaking epic
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:iconenderartmc:
EnderArtMC Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How long has Bowzer been at this, about 26 years? Why has he not just given up and kidnaped Dasiy?
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Maybe because Daisy is too tough for him to capture. XD
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:iconenderartmc:
EnderArtMC Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe..... Or Peach is to easy to kidnap.
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:iconkulit7215:
Kulit7215 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The Mix of Modern and Retro! Nice Job! ^^
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconkulit7215:
Kulit7215 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No Problem! ^_^
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:iconl1701e:
L1701E Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I remember being introduced to the original Super Mario Bros. thanks to Super Mario All-Stars on the SNES (I was too young for the NES), and it quickly became a favorite game of mine. This work brings back memories. Good memories.
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:iconcalliope1000:
Calliope1000 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2014
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG AWESOME! I Give This A 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999/5 Stars
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:iconlifeisawonderfulshit:
Lifeisawonderfulshit Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
My poor brain cannot hold up to this awesomeness and nostalgia. Mario first used a hammer, then an axe, at the final he decided to go unarmed with his jumping ability. Looking at this art shows me how much time I've spent for the badass Mario.
Why there is such a big hole in the castle? Did Bowser throw that many hammers and fireballs at the wall?XD
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! That huge hole in the wall is mainly there for atmosphere. :D
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:iconsecretagentsuperstar:
SecretAgentSuperstar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my freakin' goodness!!! :wow:
This some awesome coloring and shading buddy! :D
I can tell this took quite a long while with the background and everything! C:
I especially love, once again, the shading as if you used a paintbrush. How did you create this effect? I really wish to make shading like that! :noes:
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I just used a standard fuzzy round paintbrush in Photoshop with the Flow meter set to a mid-percentage; say 60-80%.
To be honest, I don't remember exactly how I did it because it's been a long time since I did this kind of shading.
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:iconsecretagentsuperstar:
SecretAgentSuperstar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^
Hmm, so you pretty much have to tweak with the brush settings, huh?
I kinda figured that, although it may take quite a while to figure it out. ^^;
Anyways, thanks for the advice. :D
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's not that hard to figure out. You'll get the hang of it. :)
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:iconsecretagentsuperstar:
SecretAgentSuperstar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, to be honest, I have tried messing with the settings before, just a little trial and error. XD
But try, try, try again; it just takes a little imagination. =p
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
True enough. :)
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:iconthepower77:
ThePower77 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is some amazing shit.Can I mail this to Nintendo?They will fucking LOVE IT!!
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks for the complement! ^^
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:iconthepower77:
ThePower77 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome dude.this is awesome work.
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:iconthecrossoverer89:
TheCrossoverer89 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
"When it was a-over, I a-knew my life would never a-be the same."
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:iconannie13:
Annie13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool.  I like how you used the sprite colors.  You also really captured the feeling of Bowser's frustrated anger panic at being bested by this no-name plumber. :)
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconskettche:
Skettche Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Mario's sassy pose XD 
Mario: "So long, le Bitttccchhh..."
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:iconsnapcentino:
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
They need to bring the axe back. Pushing a button just doesn't have the same feel to it.

Yeah, I know I never played the original game, but the axe is STILL MORE AWESOME THAN A MEASLY BUTTON!
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:iconthepower77:
ThePower77 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You.Never.Played.The game?I played it when I was five,and you've never played it.you can't even like mario without playing the forest one even once!
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:iconskettche:
Skettche Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I would REALLY like to see Mario swing that familiar axe again XD
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:iconmarioandluiglol2:
marioandluiglol2 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Mario: Oh yeah! An axe! Lets chop up bowser instead burning him! TROLOLOL
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:iconsethblizzard:
SethBlizzard Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student
Powerful work. Bowser is particularly menacing.
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconbobthegreatorcslayer:
Really amazing job! Gives me a warm feeling of nostalgia when me and my siblings use to own a NES and SMB.
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:iconpeachy333:
peachy333 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student
Cool
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:iconmtymaster10:
MTYmaster10 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
There are some incorrect color coding
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Like what?
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:iconmtymaster10:
MTYmaster10 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Go play the very first super mario bros then you'll see my point
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You mean the contrast between their modern-coloured hair/skin and retro-coloured clothing, as well as the modern-coloured Bowser?
That was intentional.

I wanted to establish this is the first time Mario saved Princess Peach from Bowser by having them wear the same clothes from the first Super Mario Bros.
The reason they have modern-coloured hair/skin is because it would make more sense when you look at the franchise as a whole (in other words, it's pretty inconsistent for Mario to be tan with light brown hair and Peach with red hair in the old days, and for Mario to have white skin and dark brown hair and Peach with blonde hair in the modern days. So I basically changed the colour scheme to suit the consistency accordingly).
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:iconmtymaster10:
MTYmaster10 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Well the different color coding also happens in the mario and luigi bowsers inside story strategy for some of the enemies
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I see. That's pretty neat.
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:iconmtymaster10:
MTYmaster10 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Really?
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Um... Yes?
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:iconwasdethemaverick:
wasdethemaverick Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
ahh yes... dat feel when you beat it for the 1st time... brings me back
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:iconlunarrs:
Lunarrs Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dat ass :icondatassplz:
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:iconisland-koopa:
island-koopa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Spanish: dios mio! esto es impresionante nunca vi un
fan art como este en deviantart la verdad veo que eres
un gran fanatico de super Mario Bros, los corazones
que estan junto a peach me gustaron, la ropa de mario se ve
fantastica y bowser ahí saltando se ve chisto la verdad mi calificacion para ti es un 100/100 me encanto esto añadido a favoritos ^^
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Muchas gracias por la preciosa enhorabuena! ^-^
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Ultra-Charge Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am loving the -bridge? Yes, it is done quite well. Interesting backdrop. I myself wouldn't have thought of anything but pitch blackness. Peach dangling by the rope is a good way to put her in even though it is game inaccurate. I'm impressed by Bowser, who is always hard to draw right.
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments! ^-^
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