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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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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?
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
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
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!
mariomanart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey i have that book! aaahh... good times
madworld-guy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this help me
ChiantiArts Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This can help me with my Mario drawing problems! Thanks!
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!
ZoeTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
This is very helpful. Thank you =)
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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