Mario Zero

Mario Zero

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Mario Zero

Title: Mario Zero
Pixel Artist: HawkTheSlayer  (Level 4 Button Man :: 1933 points)
Posted: 9/7/2005 03:23
Statistics:  38 comments    32 faves    0 avatars

Well I thought I would have a go at creating a version of a classic videogame character, but from a different slant!!

It is a version of Mario, however I have yet to decide if it is an earlier, younger version of him or if it is Son of!!!

I am leaning towards the first option and plan on expanding this piece, to include a teenage Princess toadstool and an earlier version of bowser, hence why Toad and mario are looking up at something!!

Graphics Gale, Too long!!!!, but it was fun!!

Crits welcome as always!!

*Update* made a slight alteration to Mario's eye and added a little highlight to Mario's left foot that I had missed off!!!


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syedahumna56 (Level 2 CGA) @ 6/4/2022 00:52


Cheddarran (Level 3 Swiss Roll) @ 5/17/2021 14:00

Love it! It's time that Mario isn't so stout lol. 

Catzi (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/29/2007 10:49
This is really amazing, but it's strange to see a Mario that's not short and fat!

HawkTheSlayer (Level 4 Button Man) @ 3/1/2007 06:00

I haven't read the comics I'm affraid grave, but as I described in the above comments, I was undecided on him being a younger Mario or son of Mario/Peach, in fact I kinda ditched both of those ideas, now I think of him as an alternate universe Mario.

Not that it would ever happen, but if there were a game, I imagine the Mario that we know and this version fighting together against Bowser and his equally alternate version too!!

grave (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 3/1/2007 04:39
If youve read the comics you would know that mario was fat and had a moustach even as a young kid.

Marina (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 2/28/2007 01:03
beautiful mario's version xD

patsfan708 (Level 1 Seaman) @ 12/5/2006 08:53

thats so great . i wish i was that good!

Jooble (Level 2 Peon) @ 9/23/2006 04:10
Emo Mario! Sexy!

HawkTheSlayer (Level 4 Button Man) @ 8/4/2006 03:21

Like the description says, Teen mario, son of Mario Hey maybe even alternate reality Mario......

I agree Mario as we know and love him, should be fat with a tache, but not as a teen methinks!!

I was trying to go for a completely different angle on this peice!

ThanX 4 the comments!!

rabidbaboy (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/3/2006 19:53
Eww, no.
Mario should be fat, and with a beard. That's not Mario.
Pixelwise, I think it's great though.

Tets (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/17/2006 14:37
I like the art piece, but i dont think is a cool concept.

Shawn (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 4/30/2006 11:03
I <3 the originality.

Ftw. 6+fav

alpix (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/12/2006 08:40

Ocelot (Level 1 White Belt) @ 3/2/2006 19:18
Dude, this is so bad-ass!

mutantenemy (Level 5 Serial Killer) @ 2/21/2006 12:27
because i am forced to

mutantenemy (Level 5 Serial Killer) @ 2/19/2006 05:31
i am deeply sorry hawk i did not intend to bother you at all i think the art is simply amazing one of the
best any in this gallery yet i am not fond of the idea, i am more of an idea person
you are a way better pixel artist than i will ever be , i bow down to you and beg forgiveness

HawkTheSlayer (Level 4 Button Man) @ 2/18/2006 18:56

Thank you Souly for your comment, but you do notneed to stand up for me as I do not wish for your actions, however genuine, to incite a flame war on Pixeljoint, obviously Mutantenemy is not a pixel pusher of the constructive kind, never mind he may learn yet, in the meantime if you intend to bother me with your comments, Mutantenemy then I am affraid I have rather more pressing issues in my life than worring about what little you have to say. enough people seem to like what I do and to be honest even if they don't then I can take constructive criticism as good as the next guy, but please don't try to flame me, I am sure that kind of behaviour is frowned upon here and furthermore I shall not stoop to your level!!

This is the last I shall say on the matter and I opologize to Sedge for this little outburst, but I cannot abide time wasters who have nothing usefull to say!! Sorry Sedge!!

mutantenemy (Level 5 Serial Killer) @ 2/18/2006 14:48
 no thank you souly

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/18/2006 11:17
mutantenemy GTFO.

mutantenemy (Level 5 Serial Killer) @ 2/17/2006 05:09
sucks more than a new york hooker

Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/20/2006 12:47
Everything looks good.
The only thing I don't like is the blue hair.

Twisted (Level 1 Quiet One) @ 12/31/2005 15:08
This is the funniest and awesomest thing I have ever seen... Ever.

Takei (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/29/2005 16:51
Awsome pic, I love the style! But the Mushroom bothers me some, his facial details eem too...deep?

Hawker (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/14/2005 18:32
awesome, i love it ^^

m4rsellino (Level 5 Trash) @ 9/13/2005 13:31
haha ... young mario ...

supadude (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/12/2005 10:48

perfectless (Level 1 Intern) @ 9/11/2005 07:58
very cool. new outfit - nice idea

HMC (Level 7 General Manager) @ 9/10/2005 14:15
 Love it

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 9/8/2005 13:37
The only thing I could see improvement on is the shoes, everything else is top notch.

HawkTheSlayer (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/7/2005 21:55

I was going for a pre moustache era, depicted here he is only a teen, maybe a bum fluff goatie would work,but I like him facially bald!!

As for toad, I wanted him a little more disturbing than the original, hence the deep set beedy eyes and the low, wide grimmace, not so cutesy!!

I will redo the eye and try to fix the glow on the glove!! 

Blick (Level 7 Captain) @ 9/7/2005 19:01
 His eye and mouth are strange to me. I can't put it into words, but something about them don't fit right.

He kind of looks like Inspector Gadget.

d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 9/7/2005 16:06
 Awesome & strict shading. Very cool.

lief (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/7/2005 15:25
 Very good.  Expert shading on pants.  His bare hand pose looks strange, as does the full yellow pixels under the glove, I would be AA'ing that into oblivion - make it more of a glow.  I don't like the face as much as the rest, I think as was mentioned a goatee might fix slightly.  Also, try some shadowing over the top of face from cap, would look really good.  love the toad.  He seems to have a slightly different character from the original though?  mouth too wide and low?  great work however - thumbs up!!

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/7/2005 11:55

I think the eye still looks weird because the bottom line curves up, then down, then up again, like a flattened M.  It really should just curve up, like an upside-down U.  Where's his moustace, though?  He should at least have a goatee.

Anyway, great job on the design, and the pants.

pixelblink (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 9/7/2005 11:00
I agree with Sedge's comment about the eye. Maybe it's TOO cartoonish? I dunno. I love the rest of it - the colours, the poses, the attitude. A great reconceptualization of a classic :)

HawkTheSlayer (Level 4 Button Man) @ 9/7/2005 10:31

Yeah Sedge they are stubby, good job he doesn't live in the real world

In the mushroom kindom arms aren't so important, you never need to hold weapons, just jump on your enemies heads!! (Drinking tea could pose a problem though!!) (And Rubik's cubes!!)

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 9/7/2005 08:12

Toads arms are a little stubby... hard to function in the real world with so little reach.

Your interpretation of Mario is really a kick.  Very styling outfit and spiffy pose. Really nice work putting together the vest and shirt and making that hat look trendy.  Mario's eye looks a bit off to me, but I can't put my finger on it. 

fr0st (Level 4 Killer Klown) @ 9/7/2005 08:02
wow, very different, i dig marrior, but not the lil toad, nice though

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