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Bowser's Castle by priteeboy Bowser's Castle by priteeboy
My fourth and final entry to the Ultimate Fandom contest, and I think I saved my best idea for last ;) First - the mandatory rundown.

-Ultimate Fandom Contest 3: Video Games [link]
-Gaming Franchise: Super Mario Bros
-Environment or Character: Environment
-My Description: below as usual

Bowser, or "King of Koopa" as he was formerly called, has been present ever since Mario's first adventure, and every evil villain needs his fortress of doom right? so His castle has always been a final stage in each game.
For a couple of months now, I've been wanting to do something like this, and this contest was my motivation to actually do it, since it seemed like a daunting task to try out. Bowser's castle does seem to vary in appearance from game to game, probably because Mario keeps laying waste to all of his expensive castles lol. I was on the verge of drawing the type you see in the latest Mario Kart game, but found a screenshot from a different game (I think Mario Party for the DS) which is where I based this from, and the design on that version looked the coolest of all the Bowser Castle's I've seen :toocool:

Art details: This one is 100% pure illustrated in Photoshop (with a mouse still lol), something I hardly do now that I have 3D and access to stock textures or photo's. I figured it would look better and more dramatic that way, considering my other entry to the environment slot was almost fully 3D. And to also remind everyone that I can do pretty good stuff without the need for 3D too :nod: Everything here was done from scratch in the most traditional way that digital art can get :painter:

Artwork is Copyright property of my gallery. Do not use, edit or display this artwork, or parts of it in any way. Bowser's character design (and his castle's I guess) is Copyright of Nintendo
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:iconadvancedviolinist29:
I would love to live in that castle, and you did a magnificent job
:iconfabulousplz:
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priteeboy Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :dance:
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Kaiser-Luigi-93 May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Most awesome version of Bowser's Castle ever :+fav:.
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priteeboy May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow your avatar goes well with that comment :giggle:
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Kaiser-Luigi-93 May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I see what you did there :clap:
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MechaKnucklesA3 May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! :wow:
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:iconbdudeknight:
Would this mean it could be a recreated scene from Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars, when Mario goes to save the princess at the beginning?

It is, isn't it? :dummy:
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priteeboy Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm afraid I wouldn't know - Super Mario RPG falls under the 10% of popular Mario games I never had the chance to play ^^;
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:iconbdudeknight:
good enough.
The only difference to the game is that there was a bridge(that was later destroyed).
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