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How I Draw Mario by ArcZero How I Draw Mario by ArcZero
Just trying to get this over with... I sat down and drew a step-by-step tutorial for Mario's face, and it took me forever to go and write the instructions / tips next to them. But I did it!

The font I'm using is AnimeAce 2.0 by Blambot. I plan to use it in my (NONPROFIT!) webcomics.

Like it says in the tutorial, please leave comments if it was useful, if there's ways I can improve it, or if you wanna see a similar tutorial for another body part / character.
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:iconblitzwin:
Blitzwin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was incredibly helpful man. Is there anyway you can do a tutorial in Luigi too?
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mariomanart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey arc i have a question!

can you give any tips n how to draw his body?
i suck at bodies


heheh i suck at bodies heheh
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:iconstealthfang:
Stealthfang Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great can you teach me some drawing techniques like this and check my gallery out :devStealthfang
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KentaRaikiri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kenta: Cool! The way you draw Mario is quite similar to how I draw him!

The difference is that I've gotten the hang of making his eyes and nose without the diagrams and put hair under the hat. And with step 12, I do the top of his hat backwards, and as one fluid motion.

I learned how to draw Luigi and Mario through an old 'How to draw Nintendo Characters' book, which came out a little after Super Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64 and Ocarina of Time came out for the N64.

The way you draw is very interesting! I don't try to use as thick lines as you, but alot of the poses, especially for Mario and Luigi, are really cool! Did you find inspiration for them by listening to music? Or does it just, 'come to you' like most artists?

Either way, keep it up! I'd like to keep watching you!
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mariomanart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey i have that book! aaahh... good times
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:iconmadworld-guy:
madworld-guy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this help me
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:iconchiantiarts:
ChiantiArts Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This can help me with my Mario drawing problems! Thanks!
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primalivysaur Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Can you show how to scale down his mustache(and do his overalls etc.)other han that i love it!Mario is EPICNESS!
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ZoeTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
This is very helpful. Thank you =)
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GoldDarkShadow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love your style. That tutorial really help. Now i can draw favorite video game character of all time. Thanks a million!!!!
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:iconarczero:
ArcZero Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Glad you liked it. Let's say I'm in the mood to do more... what's another iconic character you'd like to see a tutorial of?
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GoldDarkShadow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
CRASH BANDICOOT!!!!! There are tutorial on here but they suck. Im going to put you on my denvwatch and look at my gallery if you want 2
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waluigisrevenge Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
This is the best tutorial on DeviantArt! I'm the worst drawer in the world, but with this tutorial I can draw a good-looking Mario-head! Thank you very much for this tutorial. Please... make more! For example Luigi, Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi... xD

[Sorry for my grammar mistakes, I speak another language!]
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:iconarczero:
ArcZero Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Glad you liked it. :D

I've been thinking about doing some other characters... Sooner or later I'll get around to it. :P
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waluigisrevenge Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Yaaaay! But it would be very nice if you can make a tutorial on how to draw Marios body... ah! Make tutorials for everything! xD

I'm looking forward for more tutorials!

[Sorry for my grammar mistakes, I speak another language!]
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:iconlilacphoenix:
LilacPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student General Artist
This is the best stlye of drawing Mario that I have ever seen so far.=D
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:iconarczero:
ArcZero Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
thanks :D
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:iconlilacphoenix:
LilacPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student General Artist
NP.=)
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:iconramonsk8:
Ramonsk8 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
You've got an awesome style of drawing Mario XD... Good job ;) !
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:iconarczero:
ArcZero Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Thanks! :D
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cinos1992 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
can you do a luigi version?
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:iconarczero:
ArcZero Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
I could. As soon as I'm in the mood to do some more tutorials, which could be any time between right now and a couple of years from now.

Any moment.
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Air-Sama Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
I needed that.
thank you so much man.
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Torkirby Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome! I picked up a lot from this, but I think I need more practice with the eyes. Also, I'd like to recommend the body, too.
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Latte3000 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
you have the coolest style for mario i've ever seen, i'm totally trying this tut out :D (since i cant draw mario for crap anyways)
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:iconarczero:
ArcZero Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Yesyes! DO IT NAO
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Rabid-Luna-chan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Cool!
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:iconmuneco:
muneco Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007   Interface Designer
wow thanks, this really helps 8D
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ShinyZango Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! great tutorial ^^
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dave103 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
whoa, cool, man! that looks like the pixelart at the spriters-resource!!
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DTRD Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Man, your style of Mario is something to be envied. I am glad to have witnessed your style of drawing Mario and how you draw him, thanks to this, it might help me improve on my own art entirely. Thank you so much for sharing!
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LoveandCake Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
I love the way you draw him!! :heart:
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:icongingler:
Gingler Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: maaw thanks a lot =D that's really helfull!! thanks for posting it ^w^
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Glorifin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo talent. i love your style.... i think i've said that before
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:icontehfitz:
TehFitz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
cool. "being a cartoon his eyebrows..." lol

I picked up a bit from this :D
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:iconemeraldspirit:
EmeraldSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Very nice, I may try this.

And I might try to make my own Sonic tutorial, with a layout kinda like this.

:thumbsup:
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Half-Tone Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Very Cute. :D
Though I would add other views of his head.
Ex. Back, Left, Right.
Other than that, I might try it out myself.
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:iconarczero:
ArcZero Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
A good plan. I'll try adding perspectives to it. And I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconarczero:
ArcZero Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
A good plan. I'll try adding that to it.
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Half-Tone Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
No problem.
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:iconhalf-tone:
Half-Tone Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Here I drew one. :D [link]
Looks a little retarded, but it's better than nothing.
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:iconarczero:
ArcZero Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Dude... that's... good! It's awesome to see somebody pick something up from me! :+fav:!
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Mega-artist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Cool, thanks for sharing your technique.
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