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Mario vs. Sora by SebastianvonBuchwald Mario vs. Sora by SebastianvonBuchwald
This is proof that "not according to plan" can yield positive results sometimes.

My plan was to have the fight take place in a Mushroom Kingdom version of the platforms from the very opening levels of the first two Kingdom Hearts games. This is mostly because the worlds in KH are largely Disney based and what other setting defines the series outside of those? Traverse Town? I went with the platform because a) it's simple (I'm so very lazy) and b) it's iconic to the opening segments of those games. I decided to do the platform in its entirety and then later modify it to fit underneath the characters and I spent a good hour just working on a vector version of said platform (which you can find here [link]) so I could resize it to my heart's content. Most of the platform is obviously lost in the final piece but I expected that. So far, so good.

Now this is where things diverged from my original plan. My initial sketch had Mario blocking an attack from Sora and there would be cartoony stars and sparks from that clash, much like in the KH games, which would contrast with the bloodied characters. That was my "hook" for this piece. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a good pose for both characters wherein Sora wasn't completely covered by his Keyblade so I changed the pose and completely forgot about my hook. I only remembered that I had nothing interesting going on in this piece after I was well into coloring and I was at a loss. I thought about putting Donald and Goofy in the background and I thought about changing the setting as well but everything seemed contrived. So I watched the intro videos for both games a few more times looking for inspiration and it hit me: it has to be the freakin' birds. It wouldn't be about the characters or actions anymore, I could make it about the moment. That became my hook.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Progress animation and the aforementioned Mushroom Kingdom platform here [link] .

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:iconjohnnyotgs:
JohnnyOTGS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Mario should say to Sora "Bring on Mickey Mouse and his Friends."
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:iconglitchsamo21:
GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Mario's face in here slowly evolved into............







:iconwarioplz:
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
You think that just because you haven't seen my Wario yet. :)
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:iconglitchsamo21:
GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Then let's hit Mario vs. Wario...

Speak of WARIO! You abandoned the battle between Mario vs. Toad, like age ago!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I'm actually not doing any Mario vs. Nintendo character fights for the time being. I'm kinda lying because after Pyramid Head I'm doing Mario vs. Luigi but I'm only doing that as an exception because it's my 50th fight. :)
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:iconglitchsamo21:
GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
I see... at least I turned the page and saw your comment about Toad/Luigi parts, and just bring it up. At least I didn't try to nagging you to keep your word.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, no worries. :)
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:iconglitchsamo21:
GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
So enjoy the game and take care with your hands.
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:iconartguy404:
ArtGuy404 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is friggin' amazing. Well done, sir. Well done. :clap:
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! You're most kind. I hope you've seen my other Mario fights. ;)
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:iconartguy404:
ArtGuy404 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen some of your Mario fights! :D They're really great! I'm just lazy to comment and fav on every one of them. xP But I'll check more of your artwork they look really awesome! :) :aww:
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
That's great! One comment and fave is plenty. I just worry that some people don't see all of them and I like to think of them as a group. ;)
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:iconartguy404:
ArtGuy404 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. :nod: You totally deserve a lot more views. Your art is very eye-popping. :)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
You're most kind. :)
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:iconartguy404:
ArtGuy404 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, buddy. :aww::hug:
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:icondeoxysprime400:
DeoxysPrime400 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Come on sora, GO FULL STRENGTH!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
With Sora at full strength, Mario will have a very hard time beating him. :(
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:icondeoxysprime400:
DeoxysPrime400 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Exactly my point:)
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:iconcolossonaut:
colossonaut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sora has to be one of the most op characters pit against mario because of all of the magic he holds
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yup, him and Cloud and Kratos probably.
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:iconcolossonaut:
colossonaut Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would be one of the most epic battles ever
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:icongreece4life:
greece4life Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Completely awesome!!! :D
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:iconjeffthekillerfan56:
Jeffthekillerfan56 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
losta ouch for both of my all time fav games :3
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
That's how it goes down in my Mario land. :)
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:iconjeffthekillerfan56:
Jeffthekillerfan56 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;A; nuuu!!!
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:iconbaka2niisan:
Baka2niisan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconzeromuspowerex:
ZeromusPowerEX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Say, isn't it cruel for you, Mario, to beat up a simple BOY? Your forcing a young, peace-loving boy to fight you just because you're bored. You should be ASHAMED!
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:iconkagehiisa:
Kagehiisa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Smash that pretty boy, Mario....
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:iconzombieboydragonov:
zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Maybe mario vs mickey im still crying in joy from this battle love all artist
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:icondakebs:
Dakebs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Well Mario is the mickey mouse of gaming industry, so I guess Shigeru Miyamoto is the Walt Disney of gaming.
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:iconzombieboydragonov:
zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Cool but I don't see what that has too do with what I said :P
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:iconzombieboydragonov:
zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
SORA WIN FOR KIARI FIR RIKU D; GREAT JOB MAN LOT OF TENTION HERE
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Glad you like it. :)
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:iconthesimpleartist4:
Thesimpleartist4 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Btw these are awesome
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
And thanks! :)
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:iconthesimpleartist4:
Thesimpleartist4 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it possible to do the original Dante from devil may cry vs Mario?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
You might hate me for this but I've actually been considering doing new Dante. I dunno, if I finally play the game and I really like I'll definitely go that route. Devil May Cry 4 really soured me on the series.
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:iconneutral-demon:
Neutral-Demon Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
If here be Sora... i think KH wins only for reason - here's Disney characters. So, i'll say go Mario - get this Garry-Stue-bishie-looking Homo Animus, lol.
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:iconzeromuspowerex:
ZeromusPowerEX Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Sora, just use final form or zantestusken or something like that.
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:iconneyebur:
Neyebur Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
De mis favoritos de tus dibujos ^^
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:iconomegarix93:
Omegarix93 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Dayumn! O.O
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:iconomegarix93:
Omegarix93 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Can I ask you a question please?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
You just did but yeah, ask another. ;)
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:iconomegarix93:
Omegarix93 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Can you do Mario vs Asura, or Kratos? ;)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Look at the poll in my profile page and get ready for some good news. :)
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:iconomegarix93:
Omegarix93 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
More people did Kratos! Amazing! :iconmilkfaceplz:
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