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Super Mario RPG Tribute by VitoGraffito Super Mario RPG Tribute by VitoGraffito
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Well, this one of the the single most time consuming drawing I've ever done, XD And despite the long hours and numerous issues trying to recreate an entire world complete with most of its denizens, I'd like to think I captured the spirit of this game.

Total characters in this drawing? 41. Total map coverage? 100%
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SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It does has a great soundtrack. Great game.
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Sour-Sauce Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Childhood memories came flooding back the moment I seen this.  You included everything!  From Mallow's royal family, to Belome hiding beneath Kero Sewers, to even Princess Peach whacking that nutjob, Booster.

As I look through your gallery, I notice you have improved since this was posted back in 2011.  I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but part of this drawing's appeal lies within the fact it's not a grade A, daily deviation worthy, illustration.  For many of us, Super Mario RPG was our first childhood RPG experience that turned us onto the role-playing genre.  We may have rented Final Fantasy VI for a weekend, but we're too young to understand it.  Thus, your traditional drawing is more align to something we would have drawn back in the day, and submitted to Nintendo Power, or proudly hung on our parent's fridge.  A traditional drawing we colored for hours, all the while dreaming about the game and its fun cast of characters.

That's what I love most about your drawing—it's the product of a childhood heart, who had their imagination spiraled with everything that made Legend of the Seven Stars the biggest adventure we ever knew.

"Phew!  Simply amazing."
  
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NatSilva Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
That's amazing! Such detail, must have taken you ages O:
I love it!! It's great seeing stuff like this from Artists even better is the fact it's traditional and it gives it such character! :)
Awesome!!!
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bandittriggerhappy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mario: ".............I'm screwed....."
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TruePhazonianForce Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Wicked awesome
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Looks nice :)
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Sectumsempra101 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I had to find my old SNES after this and play the game again. :) Great job on this!
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YoaKeDAX Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
This is awesome! Makes me want to go play it all over again :)
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional
:3 This is exactly the kinda reaction I love. XD Thanks! I had to replay it after drawin' this actually, myself. XD
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Sailor-Pikmin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an absolutely amazing piece. From all the vibrant colours, to the rich arrangement of characters, I wouldn't be surprised if this got a DD at some point or another.
Great job, I think I may end up watching you because of this piece (and others I've seen in your gallery)!
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional
Thanks! And I sure wouldn't complain if it did! And especially thank you about a watch!
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Sailor-Pikmin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! And you deserved it! It's hard to come by good traditional artists nowadays. X3
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional
*nod* Thanks! I like digital art a lot, too. but Traditional does seem to be gettin' a lil on the slim side nowadays.
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AdryCottonCandy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh my gosh this is amazing~
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional
Thankee!
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00ToD00 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Epicness before my eyes! O.o
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional
Haha, much appreciated. :3
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blackshadow148 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome job :D
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional
*bow* Thankeethankee
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blackshadow148 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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Nintendo-Nut1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my lord, this is crazy-cool. Love it!
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional
Awesome so many people still love this game! Thanks!
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manga-man32 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student
Simply AWESO
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional
Why thankee!
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manga-man32 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student
*Awesome lol my bad! But this really is fantastic work!
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KingKoopz123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Words cannot describe the epicness of this. Nice work!
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional
Why thank you! :3 I had a great deal of fun with this one
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KingKoopz123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
your welcome!
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Loopy-Lupe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I almost forgot to comment on this!
It's really amazing how you've included almost everyone from the game in here, and put them all into fun little places! Almost like a treasure hunt!
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional
XD Thanks! I have to say this is prolly my favorite piece in recent times. I love that you and others are actually enjoyin' it as a "Where's Waldo" style of finding your fav' characters. XD

*bow* Thank you again :3
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DannArte Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved that game, it's one of my favourites! This is a great tribute, it's so detailed. I can see your effort and dedication. Makes me want to play it again. I think I'll upload some old crappy sculpts I made of this when I was a kid.
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional
Thanks so much!

Workin' on it so long actually made me replay the game, too. XD One of the greatest, to this day.

And cool! I'll check out your gallery. (Or send me a note when you load them) :3
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AbrahamJarl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... is... epic... WIN!!!
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:iconvitograffito:
VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional
XD Why thank you, my friend.
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LightDemonCodeH Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh man i wish i had a job and money, I would SO order this as a print.
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional
Haha, keep me in mind in the future then. :3

Thanks so much!
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LightDemonCodeH Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student General Artist
will do! :salute:
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JRhyme Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow. Epic.
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:iconvitograffito:
VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional
XD Thanks!
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JRhyme Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No prob!
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Raps555 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
LOLPeach. xD
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional
Haha, the person who comissioned me to draw this gave me pretty free reign on what to do. But there was one thing... I had to include Peach's fryin' pan. XD I figured out one way to work it in.
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Maxmanrules Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's Punchinello gonna' do with those bombs? O_o
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional
Hmm... Perhaps a very, VERY long lob in Mario's direction? XD
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Coco292 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
oh my god 0___0

That is all I can say. Super Mario RPG is tied with Super Mario bros 3 as my favorite Mario game of all time. I am a huge Mario fan so huge in fact that I was called Mario guy in high school and all I can say is I applaud you sir. The amount of work and effort put into this Just makes me wanna cry tears of joy. I have beaten this game at least 5 times and still play it to this day. I hope that at some point you can color this on your computer because this drawing is simply amazing keep up the good work!
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional
Haha, you and I are one and the same in that respect. Not to say that NSMB Wii and Thousand Year Door aren't great as well. Or Sunshine... Curses! too many good Mario games out there!

Thanks so much! XD I'm glad you like it, but afraid I'm more of a Traditional artist, so this is my preferred medium. Perhaps someday, should I branch out into computer graphics again!
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SmashQueen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow... An incredible amount of time and effort went into this. A little humor, a lot of meaning, and a ton of nostalgia. It's fun trying to point out all 40 characters while remembering a corresponding incident with them. :) You sir have done a fantastic job here. :D :+fav:
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VitoGraffito Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional
*smiles* Y'know, this comment actually made me really happy. I'm glad I did a good enough job that someone could sit down and reminisce over the good memories involved with this game.

Thanks so much! :D
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SmashQueen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
No prob. :) You made a wonderful piece of art here that is bound to bring up memories for anyone who's played Super Mario RPG. ^^
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curtsibling Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is a masterwork - Well done!
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