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Super Mario Bros. 3 box art cover
By avatar darkwickus 41 on August 24th, 2008
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darkwickus 41 [ 8 years ago ]

So, when I say this is from scratch... well I mean just that! You might recognize Mario on the front there as the image from Mario Party DS, link but a little different. All of the characters have been re-rendered in Illustrator by me. Because of the length of time it took to do so, I've decided at the moment not to do the back. Maybe in the future. Hope you all enjoy!

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darkwickus 41 [ 8 years ago ]

Not sure why it posted twice... my apologies.

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RunawayRed 45 [ 8 years ago ]

Well, I like it +Fav

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E_G 39 [ 8 years ago ]

An admirable effort, making the art yourself and all. Come on guys, let's get this in the Hall. This guy often gets overlooked and he's one of the better artists of recent times.

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GlowBlue 43 [ 8 years ago ]

That's really impressive! Feel like sending me one of those toads in .ai format?

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theredlight 18 [ 8 years ago ]

fav

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Ladykiller 42 [ 8 years ago ]

#4, Completely agreed. The sheer creativity of his recent boxes is more than enough qualified for the HoF. Perhaps a better posting time? That or people just don't appreciate creative retro boxes anymore - which is sad really.

As for the box, what can I say? It's amazing! A near perfect illustrator work, just a bit of choppiness on the bottom left checkered tiles. Easy fix. Keep 'em coming. ;)

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Brettska99 44 [ 8 years ago ]

amazing, you must truely care about boxes if you hand drew all of this

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Dersnap 39 [ 8 years ago ]

This is very impressive. Even though you made it yourself, that's actually one of the better Mario renders I've seen.

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Pan 47 [ 8 years ago ]

Redoing the characters yourself is very impressive. :3

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StinkyNelkin 30 [ 8 years ago ]

Sweet jesus......

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E_G 39 [ 8 years ago ]

Well it's a box of the moment, that should help.


Reed must have added a new feature.

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darkwickus 41 [ 8 years ago ]

Box of the moment, eh? Oh my! I'm truly honored. I posted this right before I left to pick up my wife and BAM! ...all these posts. I thank you all very much for the kind words ans support. You all have put quite a smile on my face!

#7: I do post at weird times. I even think to myself, "hmm I should wait and post this tomorrow afternoon." Then I go ahead and post right then anyway because I am too excited. /shrug

#5: I sure can. I colored them in photoshop so the .ai is just the linework... send me a PM and we'll get that sent out.

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Ervo 48 [ 8 years ago ]

I'm gonna make a retro box now. Thanks to you :D

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hsoldier 44 [ 8 years ago ]

This looks great nice work dude

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Apollo 41 [ 8 years ago ]

Awesome!

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KoopaDasher 30 [ 8 years ago ]

Dude...awesome effort on the art. It really captures the feel of the game. +fav!

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VGMaster 42 [ 8 years ago ]

Although it's not my favorite from you...

The art is fantastic. That alone gets my fave.

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Skyrunner 33 [ 8 years ago ]

We have some golden boxes on the front page right now. This including.

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darkwickus 41 [ 8 years ago ]

Wow guys! I can't believe everyone is really into this. Thank you! I never expected to wake up and see 25 favorites so far!

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GlowBlue 43 [ 8 years ago ]

Grats on the HoF! This one really deserved it. Amazing effort and absolutely mind-blowing artwork! :)

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Dersnap 39 [ 8 years ago ]

Cool, 'grats on the HoF. ;]

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MARKER 48 [ 8 years ago ]

Excellent box mate... great work on creating the characters etc. from scratch. There are a few niggles... like repetitive look of the many Toads.. and positioning of characters could be better -- but superbly done :)

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qwerty334 44 [ 8 years ago ]

Incredible effort and creativity. :D
+fav

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Ayron 47 [ 8 years ago ]

it's amazing!
Agreed with E_G ;):D

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AManWithAPlan 1 [ 8 years ago ]

I can't believe I missed this

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darkwickus 41 [ 8 years ago ]

Many thanks ladies and sirs! Amazingly, this has become my "most favorited" box; and it's actually the only box I've done without a back! I'm glad that the reception on this one was this great. Thank you all again and I'm glad you enjoyed this one!

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Reza 39 [ 8 years ago ]

Ah you have the instruction booklet, or am i wrong? I really must learn to read all the posts! Anyway, awesome work as usual mate, you blow me further and further away each time!

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vividamage123 43 [ 8 years ago ]

Didnt realize how good this box was until full view, fav def.

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darkwickus 41 [ 8 years ago ]

#28: Thank you sir. Yeah, the Koopa kids are images from the booklet that I imported into illustrator and enlarged quite a bit. Then I simply used a stylus and tablet to vector draw all the characters... then back into photoshop to color them. ^_^

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olivercrazy 1 [ 8 years ago ]

DUDE THIS IS BENDED LOOK AT TEH SIDES

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olivercrazy 1 [ 8 years ago ]

Oh...Nevermind

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Chibi Cloud 25 [ 8 years ago ]

O.O

It's beautiful... *drools*

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tleeart 44 [ 7 years ago ]

I missed this because it was shortly before I joined, but I sure am glad I found it. Excellent Illustrator skills on display here.

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 7 years ago ]

This is the definition of a great boxart.

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darkwickus 41 [ 7 years ago ]

Wow! Thanks guys for all the new comments and favs on this one! Gives me hope for a future masterwork! Who knows, I may finally get around to creating a back for this one.

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 7 years ago ]

Cool! Did I just put iinto MW!?
:D Congrats!

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MortalKombat2007 3 [ 7 years ago ]

I think the font title is out of place, but despite that, it looks great.

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superboxartfan22 1 [ 7 years ago ]

damn dude
you made one of the best boxes on this site!

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[Deleted] [ 6 years ago ]

This is all I have to say link

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Jumpman3764 1 [ 6 years ago ]

This is amazing. i love it and i faved it! :)

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Enderman9000 1 [ 3 years ago ]

Like it.

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