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Best. Princess. Ever. by LordDonovan Best. Princess. Ever. by LordDonovan
As you might have guessed from the fact that I drew a picture of her, I'm a big Peach fan. As far as I'm concerned, it's true: Yeah, Peach has got it. There is absolutely no other princess I'd rather save.

I enjoyed coloring this picture and setting a new record for the most colorful picture I've ever done. I wanted that morning after a rainstorm feeling, with the deep blue sky and really blue shadows, and though it's borderline too colorful, I'm pretty happy with how the picture turned out. I'm especially happy with the castle in the background, it really has a feeling of atmosphere and size, and doesn't draw too much attention from Peach herself. The only thing I ended up not adequately happy with (I have yet to draw a picture I was completely happy with,) is Peach's face. It's not quite right, and that part just gnaws at my soul everytime I look at the picture. A good face is key, and I blew it. No doubt this Peach face will haunt me in the future when my skills have increased further, and I'll look back with disdain on such poor drawing.

Inked lines, scanned and colored in Photoshop CS
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Epicwaffle1-5-1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You tend to realize more of Peach's badassery once you read the Super Mario Adventures comics that I think were in Nintendo Power while it was still running.
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elpretender Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Peach rule!!!
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Da-4th Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Wow I like the way she's colored, I will love to color like that.=)
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Yasumiko Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
This is awesome! the coloring is very pretty! :)
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LinkKirbyMario Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I lole your style.
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Liquidreaper666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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BowserJuniorKoopa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No wonder he likes her so much!
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littlemiss-princess Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, amazing coloring,
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ArtisticNinja Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Two questions for you, 1 do you have a graphic tablet? 2) how long have you been graphic designing and drawing?
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
1: Yes I do.

2: I've been drawing all my life, though I didn't get very serious until highschool. So at this point, I've been at it for years.
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MarioFangirl87 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
OMG!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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MarioFangirl87 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
i hope to see more awesome work from you ^-^
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I hope to see more work from me too!
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MarioFangirl87 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
lol
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SnooPaula Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Ahh, that is preetty~

I used to play as Princess Peach in the Mario games a lot as a kid. XD Haha, good times..lol
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Personally, I never really played most those Mario sports spinoffs, but in the Mario Kart games I always went with Bowser because I liked the heavy characters. Peach is great, but not so much light karts.
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SnooPaula Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Ahh, cool... XD I always wished that I could play Mario Kart. :< I remember watching my brother and cosens play it once when I was really young or something (well, young enouth. around 8-10-ish, or something..lol). It was AMAZING...lol

I'm guessing Heavy=great power, espesally when attacking other cars. XD *doesn't remember the game all that well lol*

~Snoop Paula :P ^^
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Heavies have low acceleration and high top speed and bump lighter karts out of the way. the last part is the biggest deal to me, I hate playing a light character and getting knocked right off the track.
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noko-noko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
BULLSHIT >:3
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
YOU DENY THE GRANDEUR OF PEACH!?
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TheCynicalPoet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best Princess Ever really does sum it up. Princess Peach is just one of those dream girls that painfully, and sadly, just doesn't exist. Peach is a sporty tomboy, yet at the same time, pretty princess. Though she could give a bit more than a cake, and a kiss on the nose to the hero...of course we don't know what goes on off-screen now do we? XD
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist
well said my friend,though trust me,peach gives mario much more than cake off screen.i bet you she puts out alot more than you can possibly imagine.

check out this picture of peach with mario i made.[link]
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, Peach is definitely the whole, unrealistically perfect package. ...Well, aside from her voice, which tends to have issues. But to me that's a problem with Nintendo being overall bad at voice casting, not Peach herself. As for off-camera Peach, that is truly a mystery. A mystery, that like many details of the Mushroom Kingdom, we'll probably never know. Though that doesn't stop some fans from speculating.
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TheCynicalPoet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing a man wants more than a strong, yet weak girl, one with smarts, and beauty. At least that's my dream girl. And yes, Aside from Mario, Luigi, and maybe some others, Nintendo really needs to look into some better voice actors. So much speculation drives ones mind crazy. Maybe one day we'll know everything there is to know about the Mushroom Kingdom though.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
There are quite a few things to know about the Mushroom Kingdom indeed. For example, I'd like to know why they only have a princess, there's never been any mention of a Mushroom King or Queen. And why are mushroom people ruled by a human? And why are there like, three humans in the whole world? (Occasionally maybe more, depends on if Wario still lives there or not, if Waluigi really counts, and so on.) And those questions are just a start.
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TheCynicalPoet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that is strange as to why there was never mention of a King, or Queen. It is possible that Nintendo just thought ';Princess Peach' sounded better than 'Queen Peach'. As to why there are so few humans in the Mushroom world is beyond me. If you're to take the cartoon side of the Mario series, they're apparently in the Mushroom Kingdom due to a plumbing accident, but as to why Peach, Wario, and Waluigi might be there is a mystery. I guess it just all goes back to the fact that Mario in reality, is just a kids game, and shouldn't be put to much thought into things. Though speculation, and hypothesizing is always nice to do.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The "plumbers from Brooklyn" explanation from the cartoons is better left completely unmentioned, just like the stupid looking cartoon version of Bowser. (Don't even get me started on the retarded redesigns of characters in the various Mario series or Captain N or pretty much any US-made cartoon series based on games back then. It's a whole new level of nerd rage.) Anyway, Yoshi's Island makes it very clear they were born in the Mushroom Kingdom, or an outlying area, not Brooklyn. And if Mario and Luigi were born there, it's safe to assume they had human parents, so maybe humans primarily live in other places. In which case, the name "Mushroom Kingdom" makes sense, it's the kingdom of the mushroom people specifically. Though why they have human royalty and why Mario and Luigi are the only two other humans to move there would remain a mystery.

But the main point is NO, NO CARTOON VERSION EXPLANATION. NEVAR!!!!
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TheCynicalPoet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD, True, True. I completely forgot about the Yoshi's Island series, so that would make the cartoons inaccurate anyways. Well, perhaps someday Nintendo will make a Mario game reveal all of it's secrets, like the Zelda 2010 game is supposedly supposed to arrange a timeline for the Zelda series.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A timeline for the Zelda series? Unpossible! Even more so than a Mario game that explains the deal with humans in the Mushroom Kingdom. Also that's the first I've heard that the next Zelda game will solve the timeline mystery. Seriously, I find that hard to believe. No single timeline makes sense, all potential theories result in contradictions somewhere. I figure it's like a jigsaw puzzle, but we don't even know what the full picture is or how many pieces there are.
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LuisaRafidi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Lovely colors and shading!
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I did my best to choose colors as lovely as Peach herself.
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pikapelt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with you, Peach is one of the best Princesses out there! =D I think the face came out quite well =) But that's just me.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Only one of the best princesses out there? Who would you say rivals Peach in the princess category? I don't need a full list, but I'd be interested in an example or two, just out of curiosity.

And it's good to know you like her face there, too.
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pikapelt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I'm personally a Zelda fan :XD: But Peach is my all time favorite.

Well of course I do. It looks great.
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Rafanas Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best name ever for a Peach fanart. I love the lineart and the colour palette you used here suits perfect with her and the game it comes from.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I still debate if I made her too colorful, even Super Princess Peach looks a bit drab in comparison. Comments like yours make me worry less, though.
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist
i agree with the tilte.she's beatuiful,smart and very nice hell we can only dream about what she does with mario on a daliy basis and even wish we were mario.lets just say theres much more about her than what we see on the outside.we will need to do lot to get a girl like her.which explians why villans will ty to steal her.she not only process the largest and most poweful nation in that world but also hidden powes as seen in super princess peach,smpg,smb2,super paper mario and many games.she has the ablity to undo darkmagic.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno about the strongest kingdom... It seems that Bowser's forces have no problem overwhelming the Mushroom Kingdom every single time. They're just lucky he only wants Peach, and not absolute destruction. Anyway, the Mushroom Kingdom is the second most powerful nation at best, and besides, we don't really know much about that whole world. Who's to say what else is out there?
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist
acutally he does.he want the whole universe plus peach.as seen in galaxy an most mario games.and i agree with you wih the kingdom thing.here's how i see it though.

The Mushroom Kingdom was once the most powerful country in the mario world.there's edivence that it once had a huge armyifyou look at it's many castles,fortess,and miltary bases.they never expected someone as powerful as bowser to show upand overwhlem them.

we musn't forget bowser is extermely powerful.he alone can destroy entie armies with ease and won't filnch from anything less than a 5 ton bomb.he has an amry of tanks,airships,battleshipsand deadly weapons as well as moe soilders than our entire earth's amry combined.that's why Bowser's forces have no problem overwhelming the Mushroom Kingdom every single time.the only reason he fails is the mario bros always beat him.



still dspite bow
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, he can easily overwhelm them, but every time he does, he pretty much just kidnaps Peach. Random destruction is generally pretty minimal, he doesn't pillage the place or even generally leave troops behind. He just takes her and goes. That indicates to me that he wants Peach more than just control of her kingdom. Though you're right, Galaxy definitely shows he does want power too. I just think that the Mushroom Kingdom itself isn't really a prize he much cares for. He wants Peach and the whole world and/or universe.

And yeah, Bowser is extremely powerful, since he survived being at the center of a supernova at the end of Galaxy. If the unimaginable forces of a whole galaxy collapsing on itself didn't kill him, what can? Really, it makes me wonder how Mario is a threat if he can handle that.
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist
maybe because mario is around equallly as powerful.i mean he can lift and throw bowser who is roughly 5 tons for starters.jump 30 feet high with ease,toppled Fortresses and even crushed spaceships.In Super Mario 64, Mario possessed superhuman strength. He could carry and throw the very large King Bob-omb, despite the king being far larger then him. An even more impressive feet is during the battles with Bowser.


another superhuman triat is the abilty to endure heavy damage without dying easliy or being amputed,disemboided or decapited.mario has surrived artliey shells and missles the size and weight of humans numerous times before scuumbing to injury at his least powerful form.

he can smash bricks stacked together in a cube as big as him effortlessly with his bare hands,surrive falling from space.endure exrtemely high levels of toxic radition.Mario is able to hold his breath for a long period of time.Mario seems to not be bothered by certain temperature levels,even in volcanoes and tundras,he also has magical items like giant shrooms,1-ups,fire flowers and various suits as well as some star power soucre to help him and even partners ranging romluigi, to his paper mario sidekicks to even getting support from rosalina and the lumas.altohugh mario is very tough.much of this stuff he neded help from others.


another reason why he like all main characters can destroy entire armies is their orgins as Star Children [link] seems that they all welid
an extraordinary amount of power.so much power.they can be considered god-like.that's why they can do so many things that trample the laws of nature.they all must descend from powerful forces thousands or even millons of years ago.so they are virtually immortal.that's why peach doesn't look a day pass 17.

also notice bowser isn't the only one who kidnaps her.tons of other villans tired that too.such as cackletta and the shadow queen who at the time more evil and powerful than bowser himself.they all kidanapped peach.it's peach's hidden powers that hold a powerful seret to world and unversal domination.to futher edivence of this potential is possbly rosalina.a god-like deitiy who greatly resembles peach.peach alone has everything a man truly wants.money,power and beauty,making her a prime traget

as for her kingdom.it's definaelty not the mitlary giant it once was.in fact bowser pretty much made miltary force osbolete.but it is still one the wealthiest of all the kingdom.many of it's citzens live good lives.they have nice homes,extensive unviresal health care,litte crime and a great standrad of living.it's also geoloically diverse.having many vauable natural resourcs reguired for empire building. much like america only much better.


it's system of Government is a cross between of constiutional monarchy of Britain and American democarcy.the people elect the Chancellor(President)to sevre 8 years in office.the royal family acts like a figuehead to the country for cermoinal reasons.but over the years peach seemd to become so popluar she is often seen as the true ruler of the mushroom kingdom.


peach mind you is a great leader who's given her people great weatlh and happiness.she is extemrely belevlionet and cares for the poor.she became the message of hope and change in her kingdom.and threatens bowser's idea of a dvided chaotic world that is why he directly attacks her
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That Star Children link didn't seem to work, but I have to say, I'm curious about that. Are you referring to the cycle of rebirth that Rosalina mentioned?

Also, maybe I missed it, but where did you get the information about exactly what form of government the Mushroom Kingdom has with the eight-year chancellorship and all? That doesn't seem like the type of info Nintendo would actually put in a game, they're pretty sketchy with the details. We've never once heard mention of the King or Queen of the Mushroom Kingdom, for example, but if Peach is merely the Princess, there must at least be a sitting queen. Not to mention the castle and its surroundings are different in every game, or how the Koopa Kids simply disappeared... They don't really seem to sweat the details regarding the Mario games.

And, not to detract from Peach's greatness, but from what games have shown of places that are definitely not the Mushroom Kingdom, it doesn't seem like it's really drastically better than the rest of the world, Koopa Kingdom aside. Un-named outlying regions seem nice, and places like the Delphino Islands or Beanbean Kingdom don't seem to have such different standards of living either.

One thing is for sure though, you definitely have a passion for all things Mario that more than rivals my own. I'm impressed.
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist
thank.thechanellor thing comes from rpg.i agreethat the king and queen have never be shown offically.probably they died or retired.as for the othr kingdoms.they usually come to the mushroom kingdom for support during hard times.even though they have good standard of livings themselves.and they can be inconistent with details
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Flora453 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
This is absolutely beautiful, the colors are so bright and shiny, this picture makes my all happy inside! <3 You have very nice artwork. I am going to watch you~!!!! ^^ *favz and watches*
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Mascot1063 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
thank goodness. a nice peach that is... well, tasteful :D
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I must admit, I'm not entirely opposed to saucy Peach fan art. Still, I also like prim and proper Peach too. Really, it's all good, as long as the art itself is good. Way too many badly drawn Peach pictures out there.
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Mascot1063 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
its irritating seeing some of the popular artists who do a shitty job on anatomy XD
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I often rant and rave about how popular and talented are two very different things. It's especially annoying with the artists who rocket to fame based solely on poorly drawn porn. Well-drawn porn is one thing, but have some standards people! Too many people just go OMG BOOBS!
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist
argeed.i hate artist who disrespect peach depicting her as a whore
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