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Mario in Action


I sketched this little Mario drawing. I'm trying to focus on shading now, so it would really benefit me if you could give me some pointers on that. I was necessarily aiming for it to look like Mario, I was attempting to draw him in the style of my own characters. All comments are appreciated and i will respond to all.

Also, I had to resize the picture due to it being larger than 4 million pixels, so some of it may look compressed and fuzzy, sorry about that!

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-3 for being Merryo

and now for the visual stylings of it...

the anatomy is crooked (when taking it lightly)

the head is unappealing and it just feels like wasted space on the paper...

your line work is surprisingly smooth... where it wants to be....

the angle on mario's right hand in comparison to the left is just astonishing...

there really isnt too much to salvage other than you actually finished it.

2/5 visual appeal

and for practicality/use/story...

there is none.

its mario.

simple, in-out scenario



3/10 :(

ChandlerThompson responds:

Good review, I appreciate it dude

Hmm nice but...

Way too simple. The color on the grass should be darker. As well as the color of the sky. I can't actually tell if the sky was colored at all though. You should use a scanner rather than taking pictures of your art. I like the way mario was drawn but the goomba looks too simple. But the expression on the goomba's face was a nice touch. I also really like the facial design. So this was pretty good. You should draw more people in this style but work on your backgrounds.

ChandlerThompson responds:

Thanks for the tips bro, they are much appreciated.

Great job

Im gonna basically say what the guy below me said. Very expressive face = points
I couldnt draw on paper anywhere as good as that = points. Same thing as the last guy, dont be scared to draw multiple lines, because some people like the sketchy look too!

ChandlerThompson responds:

I appreciate the review, thanks bro!

Pretty Decent...

This is a hard drawing to put a score on. The face is excellent, and very expressive, and the background looks good too. A bit plain, but good. The only problem is that his body is off shape/weird. It's too stiff, I suppose. Don't be afraid to round those edges and draw lines multiple times!
- To shade, start dark and slowly loosen your grip so it gradually darkens (I have problems with shading, too at times).
Very good work, for the most part!

ChandlerThompson responds:

I appreciate the help. Thanks for the tip on curving the lines, I completely understand how odd the body looks. Thanks for the compliment on the face as well.


He's too skinny, so feed him some mushroom sandwiches or something.
His left leg is too skinny and needs to look more attached to the other leg. It kinda looks like mario's rubbing the goomba's head with his foot, so make the goomba look more smooshed. His head shape is a little off, but that could just be your interpretation of mario, so its just a suggestion. But on its own, its not a bad drawing!!!

ChandlerThompson responds:

I really appreciate the review. Good point about the mushroom sandwiches, I will definately take that into consideration next time I make a drawing.

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3.37 / 5.00

Jun 18, 2009
5:05 PM EDT
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545.4 KB

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