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Heavy Metal by PaulistaPenguin Heavy Metal by PaulistaPenguin
It's been some time since I last submitted a Mario fanart like this. This drawing is the result of the simple idea that Metal Mario, from Super Mario 64, can't be stomped by a Thwomp — or should I say, he can't be "thwomped". Metal Mario stands as one of the greatest Mario Power-Ups of all time, and it's certainly the most kickass of all his transformations. It's a time-limited form, so it generates such an excitement on the player — specially with Metal Mario's theme song, which is just outstanding — and we feel like we're the kings of the game. I'm invincible. I'm heavy. I'm the metal man.

As for the Thwomp, it gave me some trouble to be done, since both the traditional and digital art made for him were complicated. As you can see, I've chosen the original Super Mario 64 version of Thwomp; I know they've "fixed" the blue Thwomp in Super Mario 64 DS into a standard gray, spiked Thwomp, but this artwork was supposed to be a new vision of the original Super Mario 64 — without any major change. You can see some reflection tricks all over Metal Mario's body; those are actual screenshots from the Whomp's Fortress level. I tried to make him look opaque, but at the same time, shining. I don't know if it worked quite well. You tell me!

I love Metal Mario. Nothing bad for a plumber, huh?
Metal Mario, Mario, Thwomp, Whomp's Fortress © Nintendo.
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:iconaskmetalmario:
AskMetalMario Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
That looks nice. You made me what I am, Strong and Powerful!
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:icongizmo909:
gizmo909 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
And then there's Metal Wario.
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's metal.
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:iconmagcargoman:
MagcargoMan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hardcore.
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:headbang:
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:iconadrianfarenheittepes:
You win. Take my cookies.
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots of cookies! Thank you so very much! :coffeecup:
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:iconnintendoultraruler:
NintendoUltraRuler Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
that looks cool nice artwork
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly, my friend! =)
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:iconwrath9:
wrath9 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Well you most definitely did this version of Mario justice, as for the reflections they kind of give him an impressive but not to bragging, kind of like the silent "I'm awesome, I know it you know it, doesn't need to be said aloud" type....though that's only my opinion here....
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then it came up just as I wanted. =) Thanks for the comment!
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man, I'm glad you like it!
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it's cool how his feet are all liquidy
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:iconjanus-006:
janus-006 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome, really awesome. I reckon the best music to go with this is Super Smash Bros.' 'Meta Crystal'. The Metal Mario fight there shows you how badass he is!
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Smash Bros. is a good example of everything! Metal Mario sure kicks some shell. Interestingly enough, I've made this drawing a few months before Metal Mario was revealed as a playable character in Mario Kart 7. Fantastic!
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:iconjanus-006:
janus-006 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting. I wonder if they'll develop Metal Mario a bit more?
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, he was in a really good shape in Mario Kart 7!
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:iconjanus-006:
janus-006 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed, he seemed to be a bit more confident than Mario, sort of like a self-important rival.
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see how that applies to the storyline, but well! Metal Mario was still a good addition to the game.
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:iconjanus-006:
janus-006 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I suppose it's the voice, really. Adds nothing to Mario Kart, but he'd be comfident in Mario 64; he was invincible, after all, save for fall damage. And in Super Smash Bros, Metal Mario is so calm and collected, or just confident in his own skills, he never runs.
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True =)
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:iconmastermario90:
MasterMario90 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, why didn't I fav this in the first place?
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks =)
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:iconoctored77x:
OctoRed77x Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
the title fits the art
love the shining on mario
GREAT JOB!
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad to know that. :thanks:
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:iconoctored77x:
OctoRed77x Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
your welcome =)
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:iconshadow-shana:
Shadow-Shana Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thats nice!~
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it!
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:iconnimatriple:
Nimatriple Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
COOLCOOLCOOLCOOL
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:iconnimatriple:
Nimatriple Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
NO REALLY!! CENSOR!!!
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:iconnimatriple:
Nimatriple Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
(CENSOR)
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:iconmariobrasilu9:
MarioBrasiLu9 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
e ae jardim? Aqui é o Lu9, ótima arte...
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oi!
Muito obrigado! ;)
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:iconmutoh:
Mutoh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Caramba, muito show os detalhes no Thwomp!
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Valeu mesmo! Aprecio!
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:iconmatheusegydio:
MatheusEgydio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Amazing job! Metal Mario is strong. you draw this??
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Obrigado :aww: Sim, fui eu que desenhei =P
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:icondfkjr:
DFKJR Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've finally chosen what I want my occupation to be. A plumber, so my life can turn out ot be this kickass as a fictional character.

It can happen, right?
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, if you clean the right pipe.
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:icondfkjr:
DFKJR Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll make sure to do that.
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:iconindyhimura:
IndyHimura Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Esse é o power-up mais tri que tem:D(junto com a Tanooki Suit)
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Também acho. Embora eu prefira o Mario Capa de Super Mario World!
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:iconmechaknucklesa3:
MechaKnucklesA3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job!
This really does show how cool Metal Mario can really be! :)
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously? Thank you! That was just my intention! =)
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:iconsilentleona:
SilentLeona Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really lovely work :wow: I missed your art so much :D !!
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thank you very much! I'm glad to know that! :glomp:
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:iconsilentleona:
SilentLeona Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D :hug: :glomp: !!!
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:icontheupgradedmodel:
TheUpgradedModel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Metals are supposed to have a natural luster (pretty much any chemistry textbook will tell you that), so forget opaque!!! I love your shiny version so much better!!!!

Ahh, the Thwomp level...one of my faves :D I love the scratch details you did on it - it makes it look like real rock. And I love Mario's expression and the shiny detail of the metal suit. And the bright sunlight is just beautiful!! Epic job, my friend.

You know what would be kind of awesome? If Mario had a Thwomp...and hammered at it...and Peach was standing there...and after the Thwomp broke, in its place would be a ring...:heart: :idea: New idea for fanart: Mario 64 proposal pics!!!! :XD:
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:iconpaulistapenguin:
PaulistaPenguin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I've seen that many times... yet, all the metalized objects I see around me right now are opaque. But yeah, he's still a man made out of metal, so it's supposed to have a natural shine! You have a point! And thank you so much, I appreciate it! :aww:

I'm glad you like those details! It means a lot to me, actually, since it took me a while to be finished. Again, thank you very much for your neat comment! :w00t:

Amazing idea! :nod: But I disagree about the broken Thwomp's proposal. I think those guys have a life, and killing a Thwomp to reveal a wedding ring equals start the last portion of a life's relationship from death — and I'm not sure how romantic that could be. I'm sure that's purely poetic, though!
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