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Mario vs. Doomguy by SebastianvonBuchwald Mario vs. Doomguy by SebastianvonBuchwald

So we have Mario fighting a space marine in green armor, a funky helmet and known for his large arsenal of weapons and my first thought was: how do I not turn this into another Mario vs. Master Chief? I thought about finding an angle to this piece that was interesting without being a repeat and, with Doom being the granddaddy of first person shooters (Wolfenstein was a sort of prototype in my eyes), the answer was to literally use another angle, i.e. first person.

Everything else just kinda came from that. I know Doom is a shooter but if I was gonna play the first person angle Doomguy had to be up close because weapons are shot at a distance and I didn't want him to be a green dot in the background, hence the use of the brass knuckles for close combat. Initially, the canvas was cropped in really close (because I'm lazy and didn't want to draw a lot of background, I imagine) and I was in a bit of a loss as to the background. I definitely wanted to set it in hell but I didn't think Doom and Doom 2 had a lot of interesting stuff background-wise so I looked to Doom 3 and found some really awesome screenshots of skulls and stuff from some hell stages and I went for something similar. I enlarged the canvas to give the background more breathing space and got to work. I didn't go for painting this time because a) it's a huge pain in the ass and b) I wanted the background to be simpler so it didn't take attention away from the characters.

Add in a reflection of Mario in Doomguy's visor and we have a piece.

Next up, Mario vs. The Spy of Team Fortress 2.

Progress animation here: [link]
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sentan40 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
I love mario as much as the next guy, but mario doesn't have a prayer against doomguy
colossonaut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i  agree with you 100 percent on that to be honest
Especially if Doomguy happens to be wielding that BFG. ;)
meismeduh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
-hears dooms "gates of hell" ost-
God, I love the music on those games. 
meismeduh Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
you and me both mang
Darkario Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
AWESOME do you make mario vs double dragons and vs battletoads
I've actually been thinking a lot about Battletoads lately. We'll see...
TheCreed1107 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
That's beast! Good shit, bro.

Doomguy is probably a bit higher in skill and acclaim though. Mario went through hell himself, in multiple games, but Doomguy went to LEGIT HELL, TWICE. lol And he kicked its ass. Then you account for all the fan-made megawads and level sets made by the community. I feel bad for Mario, but I feel absolutely awed by Doomguy lol Mario would lose this fight every time lol

In any case, this is some really good art. Keep it up, bud!
Thanks! Glad you like it. There was a time when I was really into Doom mods and your comment just sent me back 15 years at least. :)
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