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Mario vs. Zero by SebastianvonBuchwald Mario vs. Zero by SebastianvonBuchwald
How does Mario counter Zero? With the Beam Saber from Smash Bros, of course. I went for the tried and true Yin-Yang composition on the characters and my originally idea was to have a completely square canvas. Well, turned out that was an awful idea so I resized and repositioned and what you see is the end result.

If there was ever a time where I overdid it with the effects, I think this might be it. I like how the light from the sabers is being reflected on both of them but I think I may have gone too far with the rest of the stuff. I kept going back and forth with many of effects layers but, the majority of the times, I decided it looked better with them than without them.

Judge for yourself in the progress animation ([link]) and let me know if you think the penultimate step looks better than the last. I honestly donít think Iíll change it at this point but Iíd love to know if itís all in my head.

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:iconjohnnyotgs:
JohnnyOTGS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, eat your hearts out.
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:iconmarionintendofan:
MarioNintendofan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
At least this one has no blood.
Well is awesome how you know draw to Mario
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
I kinda regret not putting a spinning trail of blood on this one actually. :(
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:iconmarionintendofan:
MarioNintendofan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
I don't understand one thing.
Why you put blood at your pictures?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Why wouldn't I? People get bloody when they fight. 
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:iconmarionintendofan:
MarioNintendofan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Oh well just wondering.
I really love how you do draw to Mario:) (Smile) 
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Glad you like 'em. I know the blood isn't everybody's cup of tea. :)
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:iconsendy1992:
sendy1992 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let the epic sword battle begins! FIGHT!
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:iconzeromuspowerex:
ZeromusPowerEX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Zero: GIGA CRUSH!
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:iconh-box:
H-Box Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the flow and movement of this one. It amplifies the intensity!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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:iconthefloatingmariohead:
thefloatingmariohead Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Artist
Cool!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! :)
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:iconthefloatingmariohead:
thefloatingmariohead Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconkingleon254:
kingleon254 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Vary good
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! :)
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:iconzeromuspowerex:
ZeromusPowerEX Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Aren't you only supposed to use weapons from your own games? And Zero can spam the Genmurei, which is impossible to dodge, and can one-hit KO basically anything
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
What do you mean by "supposed"? I can break whatever rule I've imposed upon myself at my whim. ;)
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:icondarkbonesht:
DarkBonesHT Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's what I do too :)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Best way to do anything. :)
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:iconzeromuspowerex:
ZeromusPowerEX Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
and he also has the bansho fans, the durga glaive, the Kaiser knuckles, the triple rod, the chain rod, the recoil rods, the z buster, and I'm too lazy to name the rest (i.e. the red lotus saber, the Z-ichimomji, etc.)
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:icontheninjin:
TheNinjin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Otherwise known as 'MARIO FIGHTS OTHER PEOPLE WITH VARYING DEGREES OF SUCCESS'.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Pretty much what it is. :)
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:iconsho87:
sho87 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Na Maio beats all of em, because it's freakin Mario.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I dunno, man. Someone like Kratos is serious business.
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:iconsho87:
sho87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Mario has got the Star Rod. That should turn Kratos into a god slaying statue.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
But Kratos killed God. Listen, I'm not saying Mario can't win this, just that he has some tough fights. ;)
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:iconokamiokamiden:
OkamiOkamiden Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no zero!
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:iconaltaictiger:
AltaicTiger Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, to tell the truth, I don't like Mario... And Zero is stronger than MArio...
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I don't HATE Mario but I've certainly lost a lot of love for his company over the years.
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:icontaxxoutbr3akxx:
TAxxOUTBR3AKxx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I enjoy the look of this alot....is there a chance you could do one of Zero fighting Samus in this same style? This looks fantastic! The color depth and use is brilliant, vibrant, and ever-changing.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Glad you liked it, first of all. And, well, I did this not too long ago so I'm putting Zero on a shelf for a bit. My Mario fights will continue indefinitely though. ;)
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:iconmaster64man:
master64man Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I love your art man :awesome face:
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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:iconmaster64man:
master64man Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
What's your next m vs. Fights. Sebastian
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
It'll be Banjo & Kazooie. It's almost done. :)
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:iconmaster64man:
master64man Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Cool bro
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:icongamma102:
gamma102 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Fleshie vs Robot!
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:icontrizrocks:
TrizRocks Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Writer
cool, they look creepy, but cool anyway
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:icondoubledee88:
doubledee88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beastin pic
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:icondoubledee88:
doubledee88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude you should do a Mario vs pic with an over exaggeration on mario's fireball that would be nice indeed ... also beastin pic as usual
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Like a huge fireball? Yeah, that's not a bad idea but it'd have to be against the right character. And thanks! :)
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:iconadan75:
Adan75 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
do mario vs. dovakihn from skyrim or death from darksiders 2
also awsome picture
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! Maybe I'll do Dovahkin after I play Skyrim. :)
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:iconadan75:
Adan75 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
you should like if your into RPG's
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Oh, I absolutely loved Oblivion and Fallout 3. I just don't have a 360 with me right now and I've been dying to play Skyrim.
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:iconadan75:
Adan75 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
well the wait will be worth but it
but at first it might be boring but it gets better later on
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:iconlinkichigobr:
LinkichigoBR Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Really good congratulations
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks. :)
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