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Mario vs. Doomguy by SebastianvonBuchwald Mario vs. Doomguy by SebastianvonBuchwald
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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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:icongynandromorph:
Gynandromorph Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What about Doomguy fighting other combatants?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Nah, I'm sticking to Mario vs. other video game characters since he's more iconic. That's my thing kinda. :)
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:icongodofwarlover:
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
You should have added some of the demons in the game watching in the background
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
I always consider that and have done so on a couple of occasions but I generally prefer to keep it focused on the two fighters. 
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:icongodofwarlover:
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Okay
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:iconsgt-seriousweldar407:
Doomguy wins.
He'd rip Mario's guts out and strangle him with it.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Doomguy is pretty hardcore indeed. :)
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:iconsgt-seriousweldar407:
Very
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:iconjohnnyotgs:
JohnnyOTGS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Mario has definitely proven too tough for heck to contain, just as much as Doomguy.
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:iconsentan40:
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
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:iconcolossonaut:
colossonaut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i  agree with you 100 percent on that to be honest
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Especially if Doomguy happens to be wielding that BFG. ;)
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:iconmeismeduh:
meismeduh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
-hears dooms "gates of hell" ost-
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
God, I love the music on those games. 
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:iconmeismeduh:
meismeduh Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
you and me both mang
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:icondarkario:
Darkario Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
AWESOME do you make mario vs double dragons and vs battletoads
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I've actually been thinking a lot about Battletoads lately. We'll see...
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:iconthecreed1107:
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!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
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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:iconneutral-demon:
Neutral-Demon Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Put Doomguy in SSBB (who knows the number?) like with Solid Snake - it would be meaty battle=D
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
There are too many characters that would work too well in Smash Bros. :)
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:icondarkchild130:
darkchild130 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rip and tear!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Hahaha. Indeed. :)
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:iconepulson:
Epulson Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mario fighting Doomguy, at the shores of Hell. You even did it in first person view, to give feeling of the game. Dude, that move is brilliant! Also - great cel-shading, one of the most demanding and difficult to master. Nice tension.

Whole picture is almost begging for some red filter to emulate effect of Berserker pack. Overall - incredible work.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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:iconthegreekweegee:
thegreekweegee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
To get to fight Doomguy, he had to brave the forces of Hell beforehand, which is no easy feat. I just hope he can keep up with the berserker packin' man and a half.

Still, incredible piece you got there.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thank you sir, and yeah, he must've literally went through Hell to get to him. :)
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Vysse Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like the thought processes that went into this piece.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! I find that thinking about what I'm doing before I do it usually leads to better results. Kinda obvious but I don't always think things through. :)
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NFSXMLP Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
mario never won
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Or does he always win?
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:iconnfsxmlp:
NFSXMLP Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Never will he win
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:iconudiszabi:
udiszabi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
perfect work :wow: :) :) :)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! :)
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:iconudiszabi:
udiszabi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
You're welcome. :)
it would be an idea. :)
What if Mario vs Gordon Freeman the Half life 2 in play? :) :) :)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I love, love, love Half-Life but I haven't come up with a good idea for a fight with Gordon Freeman yet.
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:iconudiszabi:
udiszabi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
whatever.
I trust you. :)
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:iconnecro-instinct:
Necro-Instinct Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thats epic, thats why Doomguy should be in super smash bros 4! :D
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Agreed. :)
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xADM-DoomPawx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have found the most badass thing in my life..... doom and mario... im making this my background! SO AWESOME!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Glad you deem it worthy enough of your background. :)
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:icondaopian:
DaoPian Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Also good call on Doomguy my good sir,
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:icondaopian:
DaoPian Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Fun Fact:
Mario basiclly indirectly "invented" FPS in a unrelated way.

iD software wanted to make Games, Carmack Wanted to make scrolling games, So he try to make Mario on the PC, and he successfully did make a flawless copy 1:1 port to PC. Nintendo rejected them sadly. Carmack and his team used this new power to make Commander Keen and hover tank and Catacomb 3D. With these successes iD software made WOLFENSTIEN 3D which then lead to DOOM and finally the 3D world of QUAKE.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Interesting factoid. I think that Super Mario Bros. was a hugely influential game any way you look at it. And thanks for the watch. :)
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:icondaopian:
DaoPian Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I think the root factor is "fun". They wanted to do something and looked a SMB, of course the FPS is unrelated. But Mario did help poking the wheel. kinda like luck.

But FPS probably would be made eventually when PC are no longer toasters.

Actually the first side-scroller the id software team made called "Dangerous Dave in Copyright Infringement" DD is Romero games. Copy of The first mario level (without enemies). First side-scroller ran smoothly on the PC.

They did make a Super Mario 3 copy of PC which was rejected.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Interesting stuff. And yeah, I think Super Mario Bros. was really just lightning in a bottle. It still holds up mechanically (some platformers even today can't get jumping right) and scrolling levels was quite the game changer.
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Marioking9834 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This has tp be my favorite series on DA, EVER!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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KFscorpion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Still waiting for Kratos, Sweet Tooth and Rayman. But as always a awesome work!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! I don't think I ever confirmed Kratos or Sweeth Tooth (though I'll get to them for sure) and Rayman will come after The Spy (which is already penciled and inked). Sorry but there are a lot of characters to go through. :)
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