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Mario vs. The Pyro by SebastianvonBuchwald Mario vs. The Pyro by SebastianvonBuchwald
I'm really, really liking how this turned out.

I like it even better when I compare it to Mario vs. The Heavy. I still love that piece but it seems almost crude in comparison and the improvement is quite palpable.

But anyway, it's Mario and The Pyro from the amazing Team Fortress 2 (officially my most played game ever) fighting in cp_coldfront which, as far as stages go, seemed the most appropriate. Still going with the Fire Suit/RED vs. BLU motif here and I'll continue to use it for all TF2 characters (because I WILL get to all of them eventually). I'm not to crazy about how I keep repeating the "Mario in foreground, other character in background" layout but I'm definitely starting to think more about composition instead of just putting two floating characters in a void.

Now it's time to catch-up on some commissions...

Progress animation here: [link]

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:iconb1g-cr1me:
B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Holy balls, this one goes to the "beyond awesome" part of my brain! Seriously needs a DD.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks! It's one of my older Mario fights but still one of my faves. My Mario vs. Luigi got a DD recently though. ;)
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:iconb1g-cr1me:
B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Oh yes, I see. Congratulations on that!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Many thanks! It's my second time getting a DD and it's quite an honor. :)
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:iconb1g-cr1me:
B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Student General Artist
Keep that bee's knees work of yours up, and you'll get more for sure!
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HotRodz234 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Poor Mario. He's dead by now.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Probably. :)
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:iconhotrodz234:
HotRodz234 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
But really nice art tho! :D You're amazing.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Many thanks! I try. :)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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:iconfidmaster:
Fidmaster Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
*what pyro sees* *mario* Its a me Mario lets eat candy. *pyro* have my lolipop!
*what really happnes* *what the fart is going on wiht you! *pyro*
I WILL CARVE THIS AXE HSAPE INO YOUR SKULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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yago-sonic Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
I think it was supposed to be more interesting if you had put Mario with the Ice Flower. Ice against fire would be cool. Pyro may had the advantage of having a flamethrower but Mario was supposed to have UNLIMITED ice power. Plus they are fighting in the ice, i think this would count as another vantage for Mario.
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:iconcolossonaut:
colossonaut Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!Headbang! 
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:iconsonicxman:
sonicxman Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Torch him to ashes Mario!!
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:iconsupersamzero:
SuperSamZero Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jesus :o
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Indeed. :)
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:iconsupersamzero:
SuperSamZero Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol yess
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:iconcwb360:
cwb360 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
MPH MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMP!
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:icondaklozeduif:
DaklozeDuif Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Puff n Sting.
Pyro wins. :P
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I like the Phlogistinator just because it pisses people off so much. :)
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:icondaklozeduif:
DaklozeDuif Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
I don't even get why.
A Pyro that can't airblast isn't all that threatening. Just shoot it and it'll die before it's pitful flamethrower can reach you. :D
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
That's when I pull out my shotgun or a precision targeted flare. ;)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Pyro bread and butter. :)
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joni9908 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
not so much anymore after the axtinguisher nerf, now i use the back burner, the detonator and the powerjack. detonator and powerjack for mobility to get behind the opponents, them burn them to crisp.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I like the Phlogistinator just because it pisses people off so much. :)
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:iconjoni9908:
joni9908 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Yeah xD
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:iconnastylittlepincushin:
Also I notice how fire mario has no blue on him. Pretty genius of ya, love how intense your pics are btw
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, the regular blue and red just wouldn't have done it. ;)
Thanks for the watch also. :)
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:iconhallowsangel:
HallowsAngel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Mario lost. Pyro is using the Axtinguisher.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
That's why I put it there. ;)
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:iconhallowsangel:
HallowsAngel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Done deal. Pyro should be wearing the Tyrannus, though. Best hat.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
It's a good hat but I feel it's too sci-fi and I've always had a thing for the fireman one. Still, believe it or not, picking the right hat was one of the harder choices in this piece. :)
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:iconhallowsangel:
HallowsAngel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Any hat works on Pyro. Pyro has the most adorable hats. I like the Bubble Pipe the most, though.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Agreed. Pyro hats are the best hats. :)
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OnlyDidItCuzICan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its because mario is red... Isn't it? xD
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yup. With both the Heavy and Pyro I've gone with a RED vs. BLU motif. That's why I used Fire Mario as well, because there isn't any blue in his outfit. ;)
It'll be the same for all future TF2 characters. :)
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popoff3 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i support mario the pyros a fag lol
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Pyro is awesome.
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:iconpopoff3:
popoff3 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look up "meet the pyro" no offence to his fans, though.
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:icondaklozeduif:
DaklozeDuif Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
How is Meet the Pryo not manly?
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:iconhochroter-drache:
Hochroter-Drache Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
you're assuming it's a guy, the Pyro's gender is still up for debate
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I've seen Meet the Pyro at least a 100 times now. I wouldn't call him a "fag" because of it. More like a hallucinating, psychopath killing machine. :)
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:iconpopoff3:
popoff3 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah! Maybe Mario was pissed at the pyro because the pyro stole Mario's shrooms!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
That's the plot to this image right there. :)
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:iconpopoff3:
popoff3 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, shit. [link]
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FischHead Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice! The lighting and fire are great in this piece! Looks dental coverage isn't included in the "Savior of the Mushroom Kingdom" benefits package.
The floating characters thing seems to be kind of a default for a lot of us, and it's good when you can make the effort to get away from it.
Keep up the good work!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thanks and thanks for the watch! I'm still quite proud of this one so glad you like it. And yeah, drawing messed up teeth is fun. :)
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FischHead Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome! My friend and I are also fans of drawing weird teeth
on our characters thanks to artists like Jamie Hewlett.
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