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I really like Paper Mario 2 by LordDonovan I really like Paper Mario 2 by LordDonovan
My Paper Mario 2: the Thousand-Year Door fanart masterpiece is finally done. Thanks to everyone who commented on the earlier versions I posted and gave me the idea to use sketchyness in the final version. I have no doubt that thanks to your comments, this picture is much more interesting than it would have been had I gone with my original plan of doing it all vector-based.

For those who aren't familiar with the game, a very important item is an old, worn-out map to the Star Pieces. I decided to use that as a motif for the picture as a whole, it makes a nice counter to the ultra-smooth vector style of the normal Paper Mario 2 style, and the border helps tie the whole picture together. I realize it's not the standard look, but it's pretty cool this way I'd say, even the sketchy badguys are drawn on-model, and the bottom portion shows that I can replicate the official look if that's my goal. Meanwhile, the sketchy portions show some originality and the transition from vector to pencil sketchy shows some photoshop skills.

If you want to point out that Madame Flurry or Ms. Mowz are missing, it's because I didn't really like them. As for other characters, they probably weren't important enough. Even I have my limits of how much effort I care to put in. I wouldn't have minded sneaking a Kitty Boo in there, but they never did anything remotely important, despite being cute.


Pencil on paper, (actual drawing pencils with different numbers and such for once,) and Adobe Illustrator, combined and adjusted in Photoshop.
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j29736 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Filmographer Hey can you take a look at this and possibly sign it? Thanks >w<
ThatNintendoGamer364 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite game of all time.:3
PinkPrincessLora Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student General Artist
To be honest, I've never played the game, but I know a little bit about it.
And this drawing is really, really good! ♥
SonicJasper20th Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah Paper Mario 2, that game was just a lot of fun when I got that game. I never played Paper Mario on the N64 back then, but I did now days.
Awesome drawing I love to be a fan of an awesome game. :3
TheriaRose Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love this. It looks super cool and your perspective on this piece is very good and it captivates my eyes to look more at the top of the picture were all the sketching is then the bottom. Which gives this picture its own little charm that I really love. Awesome work 
TDT-Ultra Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done, very well done. Hopefully one day I can play this game for myself, hopefully.
WrittenInBlue-24 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Koops just shocked me! H's AMAZING! So is Luigi heheh
rarmaster Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is really wonderful! I love the style, and The Thousand Year Door is one of my favorite games
yamaminami Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Photographer
this is my memory.
obeth0 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this game was soooo fun wwwwaaayyy bettr than super mario especially mario sticker star (i don't even know what to do,i haven't even played it )
hamza62240 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
SHUT UP! Super Paper Mario was the BEST IN THE SERIES! TTYD sucks IMO. kthxbai.
obeth0 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
super paper mario was fun but TTYD was a little better i meant sticker star is horrible

hamza62240 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Super Paper Mario was obviously way better than TTYD.'s my opinion.
tails11209 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
This is pretty good!
SmashFan16 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ņike this history, for me, is the best Paper Mario forever!!
a-rod48 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
immediate fav, good work! Luigi is my favorite part of the picture.
gamegeek4ever Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
oh crap this is a really good homage too this is one of the two best homages to paper mario and the thousand year door I've seen then!!!
mortimermcmirestinks Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is used as the artwork for the TVTropes page for TTYD... Amazing picture!
LuigiandShadowGirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture. This by far is the best Paper Mario picture I've ever seen. :heart: Great job, and continue the wonderful work. :iconiloveyouplz:
flareose Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I think by far Paper Mario ttyd is one of the best. I love the story to that game :love:
MadowtheDarkhedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
CGM-CrazyGoombroMan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Very cool because I like Paper Mario 2/ thousand year door too it is one of my favorite Mario games to play
blooapple Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
XDown2EarthX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. I love this. The sketchy flashback-like art in the top is so amazing, especially as it fades to the "present". I love the "old legend" feel of it." And the coloring is just beautiful, as well.

I love it. :D
NGorden Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually my favorite game. ever. This picture is awesome.
artfan2395 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Ah great time playing paper Mario
Warriorking212 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
the map... its for the Crystal Stars, not Star Pieces.....
Tokiluna Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Paper Mario 2!
Your picture is AWESOME!!!
Kishex-Nevarx Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've never played this, but this artwork is just fantastic! Wonderful job! :)
jiggskicksass Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this picture is absolutely AMAZING!!! I JUST LOVE IT!!!

you are one true awesome artist. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!
Wispilia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I love this game with a PASSION!
Koranos49 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I feel obliged to mention that I also LOVE THIS GAME!!! :D
shybunnycom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
somebody in the picture is look like meta night.
whatever i LOVE ur pict
Butterlord120 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats so awesome! I did a painting of the front cover for this game actually, its posted on my deviantart if anyone wants to see
Glir29 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this piece of work is AMAZING!
the details REALLY stands out 8D
Liquidreaper666 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazingly awesome one of the best Paper Mario pictures I have ever seen
crazygamerrofl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i like it good job!!
bestie76 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Chari-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the transition from top to bottom. Well done. c:
kiacat1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Artist
MasterLuigiGuy64 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Very nice
MarioLuigiBellaBase Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I have SPM and beat it 3 times, I know what this is about, but never played the game. What's Luigi in there for? I know it's for a reason, but I just don't know. Then who's the woman in the back with the crown? I know everything esle.
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Throughout the game, you hear second-hand about the adventures Luigi's having on his own that having nothing to do with what Mario's doing. How cool the adventures are depends on who's telling the stories. So since he's kinda in the game having possibly equally epic adventures or maybe just bumbling around, I snuck him into this shot looking kinda cool but not really doing anything.

The woman in the back with the crown is the Shadow Queen, the final boss of the game. She doesn't get mentioned much since she spends most of the game locked up, but I thought she looked pretty cool. Also she possessed Peach and made her Shadow Peach, which was neat. Anyway, even if the Shadow Queen didn't do much, she's still my favorite Mario game villain aside from Bowser, and there is like zero fan art of her, so I made sure to give her a good spot.
MarioLuigiBellaBase Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That makes sence, but doesn't he meet Mario in the story at some point?
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, lots of times. It's just, the only time Mario and Luigi interact is when they both happen to be in Rogueport between adventures. You never witness Luigi doing anything he talks about, you just hear it second-hand.
MarioLuigiBellaBase Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh boy, makes me wonder if he's just saying that.
LordDonovan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
His partners tell a far less flattering version of the story and have the bruises to prove it, so I assume the stories aren't entirely made up, but Luigi did improve them.
MarioLuigiBellaBase Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Luigi & the Marvouls compass!
MarioLuigiBellaBase Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, I get it.
Tip your hats off to the princess of Twilight Town: Shenedoa!
papermario97 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Love this! It's actually the reason why I discovered this site in the first place. I used it as the cover for my sketch book 2 yrs ago and all my friends love it!!!
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