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Mario vs. Marcus Fenix by SebastianvonBuchwald Mario vs. Marcus Fenix by SebastianvonBuchwald
Right of the bat, I knew I wanted three things from this piece: cover, grit and brown.

I thought about having Mario in cover first, but then the image of Marcus charging at him with a Lancer didn't seem to me like it would to lend itself to a fair-looking fight. So I once again took a page from my Mario vs. Master Chief piece and thought, well, what do the Locust have that Mario could wield? I went to the wikis again and the answer was bright as day: a Bloodmount. This image formed rather easily in my head after that.

The "palette" and "grit" parts were just a matter of trial and error thankfully. I used a lot of layers, adjustment layers, grain and a few new brushes (many thanks to FrostBo for this [link] set of brushes) and achieved some pretty solid results on both ends.

I do wish I'd paid more attention to the lineart. I knew the orientation of the wall and Marcus' position relative to it but his right hand isn't touching it in any realistic manner.

And sorry but no progress animation this time. Just way too many layers to wade through.

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:iconcolossonaut:
colossonaut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
marcus has killed tons of locust but can he kill... MARIO!? LolzGiggle 
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:iconbaka2niisan:
Baka2niisan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Puedes intentar Mario VS Pyramid Head ? :3
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Pyramid Head está en mi lista. Cuando me decida a hacer un personaje de Silent Hill seguro será el aunque no se cuando será eso.
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:iconbaka2niisan:
Baka2niisan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ok ^^
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:iconneutral-demon:
Neutral-Demon Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Ahahahahah, how i can miss this?=D Very well done!=D
(by the way i like Marcus, lol)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Glad you like it. :)
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:iconaaronsartstuff:
AaronsArtStuff Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow.... :giggle: So seeing all this makes me wonder--- Mario vs. Duke Nukem? Mario vs. Shao Kahn? Mario vs. Devil Jin from Tekken? xD There's so many of these!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thanks! Glad you like these and thanks again for the faves and the watch. I'll definitely get to Duke Nukem at some point and, for now, the only MK character I'll be doing is Sub-Zero who is 2-3 fights away. And sorry, but I'm just not a big fan of Tekken. :( Still, never say never. ;)
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:iconaaronsartstuff:
AaronsArtStuff Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, man. :D I definitely can't wait to see those. Sub-Zero would definitely be a fun one to see. ^^

And no worries. :giggle: I haven't been into Tekken much myself either. :nod: 'King of Fighters' by SNK was more my thing for awhile. :) But yeah, good luck man! I'll keep an eye out for the rest. :D
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Man, I'm a huge SNK dork. I've thought about Mario vs. Terry or Iori but I always think I'd rather do solo pieces for those two. Again, we'll see. :)
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:iconaaronsartstuff:
AaronsArtStuff Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Either way sounds good. :D Both are iconic! I'll keep an eye out. :D
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:iconlangis:
langis Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Love Gears of War, and used to love Nintendo, so I guess this works. ;)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Best of both worlds. :)
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:iconlangis:
langis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Indeed.
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:iconsoundwave04:
Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Mario be riding in style! :D
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
He's on a boat Bloodmount. :)
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:iconvarvendale:
Varvendale Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
it just got real XD
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Aw, yes. :D
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:icondarylchin:
DarylChin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Mario: It'sa me, Mario!!
Fenix: Dammit! Nintendo still has a trick up their sleeve!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
They always seem to. :)
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:icondarylchin:
DarylChin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Fenix: Press on! He's pushing up daisies!
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:iconoreos-splash:
Oreos-Splash Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Fuck yeah, go Mario =D

I always love your artwork with Mario
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! Will definitely keep at it. :)
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:iconninjamasta321:
Ninjamasta321 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think Marcus would win
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:iconstressika:
Stressika Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thanks! And thanks for the watch too. :)
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:icondreno360:
dreno360 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEASTY!!!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconjefimusprime:
JefimusPrime Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Marcus FTW
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:iconhugeprick:
HugePrick Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
DAYUM!!! how did Mario ended up in this mess?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Oh, this is just another of my Mario Versus Series wherein Mario fights a bunch of video game characters. I hope you've seen them all. ;)
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LateNightBandicoot Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, Mario might want to grab a Reaver or a Brumack, cause a Bloodmount is just a mouse to Marcus.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
A Reaver would've been a good choice actually. :)
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:iconlatenightbandicoot:
LateNightBandicoot Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, their hard to beat even with the Hammer of Dawn.
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:iconadan75:
Adan75 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Marcus would have one
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X0HF0X Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
The only thing Is that new Marcus skin doesn't look's good for me but I think Marcus can win chainsawing the bloodmounth plus mario ! and suiciding with a grenade tag !
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, let's not forget that Marcus takes down Bloodmounts like butterflies. :)
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:iconx0hf0x:
X0HF0X Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
and Bezerkers like..like..dam he beat up that huge monsters so easly...dam he never gets scared !
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:iconpictureonprogress:
PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mario just got real, and Yoshi mutated :O_o:

This is really awesome, man :D
:+fav:
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks. Glad you liked it. :)
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:headbang:
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:iconscorpionhydroxide:
ScorpionHydroxide Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
That's one anime hairdo Mario has.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
What can I say? Mine was a childhood of DBZ. :)
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:iconoblivionichigo:
OblivionIchigo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Holy crap this is awesome! Yoshi got ugly o-o
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
It's funny how people are making the Yoshi/Bloodmount connection. It didn't cross my mind when I did it but I think it's great. :)
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:icondamonx99:
damonx99 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This came out sweeter than I was imagining it. Glad you did not just do the chainsaw for the sake if it thing. Well done.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
The thought of having Marcus chainsawing through Mario did cross my mind but then the title of this piece would have to be "Marcus kills Mario." But yeah, glad you liked it.
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry, but I can't help but picture that Bloodmount as a deranged Yoshi. XD

Epic stuff. That really is one FUKKEN EPIC Bloodmount.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, I didn't even think about Yoshi when making it but a lot of people have made that connection. :)
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:iconeyesofthephasm:
EyesOfThePhasm Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuckin EPIC!!!!! Good work!!!! :lol:
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