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Monday, November 12, 2007

Portrait Of A Plumber Entering The Third Dimension

In honor of an amazingly awesome new Mario game coming out today, and how influential his games were to my young mind, here's my own take on the famous plumber:

(click to enlarge)

Update: I've done an extended version of this image and made it available as a wallpaper and a limited edition print - click on the thumbnail below to check it out:

Here's a detail and the original sketch.

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Anonymous corinne said...

In france, it would go out in 4 days it is true that it must be well what do you think of metroid premium on the wii it is good or not
excuse me for my english but i am a frenchwoman thanks

November 12, 2007 6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another awesome picture!
you wake pretty early 'cause it says that you posted this at 6 am and I just woke up and it's 10:02 am.

November 12, 2007 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Miss Eileen said...

That is RAD Rob. You can't beat the original beauty that is pixelation though. :)

November 12, 2007 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob, this is pretty amazing. You managed to make an ugly, squat, orange little man look amazing! I like his nose--that's a big nose. :) You should do a day where you put up a few rough sketches, without the color, and post them. I know you did it for this, but just a random proliferation of sketches would be cool. I don't know, you're the artist here... Anyway, wonderful, as usual, take it easy,

Ashley :)

November 12, 2007 1:34 PM  
Blogger tgpo said...

WOW! Nice work!


November 12, 2007 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extreme neatness.

November 12, 2007 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice disturbing pic of an old withered Mario. So you anticipating Mario Galaxy as well?

November 12, 2007 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice indeed.

November 12, 2007 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahaha! Fantastic!! You should have done the bricks too though!!!

November 12, 2007 4:36 PM  
Blogger Caitlin xoxo said...

Ooh! Fo shizzle in the wizzle!...sorry. I just felt like saying that.
Very, VERY cool, Rob! I love the modern interpretation of an old, *pixelated* should do more of the same type. Pac man, perhaps? :D

November 12, 2007 5:37 PM  
Blogger Slacker said...

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November 12, 2007 7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That picture is sweet. I can't wait for this game to come out.

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November 12, 2007 9:23 PM  
Blogger Slacker said...

Very nice!

November 12, 2007 9:30 PM  
Anonymous David Greiman said...

Good stuff!

November 12, 2007 9:38 PM  
Anonymous ~~~ PSYCHO APE ~~~ said...

wow that's pretty damn sweet!

November 12, 2007 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just added this as the wallpaper on my work cpu to prime me up for Super Mario Galaxy goodness later on!

November 13, 2007 10:16 AM  
Anonymous serendipity said...

yeah,super mario galaxy...i want a wii *cries*

but that pic kicks all kinds of asses can't wait for the wallpaper ;)

November 13, 2007 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Tal said...


I was going to forward them a link but looks like someone beat me to it. Good work.

November 13, 2007 12:02 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Very nice!

November 13, 2007 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool B ...

November 13, 2007 4:14 PM  
Blogger Douglas said...

You should have morphed the bricks he is standing on into 3D as well.

November 14, 2007 1:22 AM  
Anonymous love_will_tear_us_apart_ said...


November 15, 2007 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

November 17, 2007 11:27 AM  
Anonymous hal said...

I want play it!

November 17, 2007 4:47 PM  
Anonymous lovin said...

*awaits next sketch*


November 18, 2007 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DRC wuz here... and has had thoughts..

November 18, 2007 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, dude that's 1 cool moph of Mario.

January 15, 2008 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


May 16, 2008 11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got the Goomba's feet wrong, but otherwise good job.

May 21, 2008 4:18 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

I'm closing comments on this post for now, because some asshole keeps pounding it with spam.

May 29, 2008 2:15 AM  

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