BBQ Turtle's Art Thread

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I finally decided to get around to making one of these, so here's my current pile of Wiki-related stuff:







Just a little something fun about this one, because I drew Rosalina floating, and I drew Rosalina's Sport Bike in anti-gravity mode.

This wasn't my original plan for the Art Contest this year, but I had to scrap my original one, so this was kind of a last-minute thing (I actually did most of it in one day), though I'd been planning to do this drawing beforehand just to put on DeviantArt. There's actually a fair few little references in this one too, so I thought I'd talk about them here. Firstly, the outfits that they're all wearing are inspired by this specific artwork (File:PeachToadCook.gif). And the specific building they're in does exist, you may have guessed from the view out of the window that it's in Toad Harbour, and that's where it is- It's the Peach & Daisy Royal Patisserie building at the bottom of the hill where there are two paths to choose (There's a really good picture of it in Lakituthequick's 2017 Awards Favourite Item presentation- that's actually the picture I referred to when drawing it). The Tropical Bakery building also seen outside the window is opposite the patisserie too. The logo on the mug that the Toad is breaking the egg into is the Mario Kart 8 logo for the Fountain Cafe, and the milk carton is based on the Moo Moo Meadows Milk one. Additionally, you may have noticed the cakes on display in the glass counter, and all of them are from various Mario games- going from left to right, they are the largest cake from around the outside of the Sweet Sweet Canyon track, the cake sent to Bowser at the end of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, the second tier of the cake in the middle of Sweet Sweet Canyon, the cake from the ending of Super Mario 64, the cake from the aforementioned artwork which I then found out was the Special Strawberry Cake from Paper Mario, the cake from the end of the Sweet Sweet Galaxy and the cake from Cherry-Go-Round from Mario Party DS.
I'm also on DeviantArt, where I post most of my Mario artwork- I already watch a few people from here on there, so you may already know about that. For those who didn't know, here's a selection of what I consider some of the better stuff from there- if you'd like to see some more of it, this is my profile.






(I've done a whole set of these Odyssey ones, i.e. one for each outfit, but this one's my favourite.)


I'm probably going to post some more of my DeviantArt stuff here in the future, as well as any other Wiki stuff, and thanks for stopping by to take a look! :)
 

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I've put your drawing of me in my userpage! ;D
 

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I'm glad you made this thread because I've been meaning to say that your art is really great! Not only is it very well-drawn but it's got this charm to it that makes it unique. That's why I voted for it in the Art Contest this year (though it was a tough choice with a few of the others).
 

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I decided to experiment with the Paper Mario style a bit.
 

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Toadette: Woops! Sorry it's a bit crowded here!
 

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RainbowDiamond-SMP said:
I know I have got that Princess Luigi (and co.) in my favorites on DA! Tell me, what is your username on DA?
I thought I recognised your username here from there! It's virtually the same, it's BBQ-Turtle (Just with a dash between the two words). There's a link in the first post if you're interested. Thanks for favouriting it! :)
 

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I've been meaning to get around to drawing this one for a while now, I got around to it today:

A more literal BBQ Turtle.
 

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I forgot to update this so... here, have a whole bunch of art!


This one's for the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. 3 and therefore the Koopalings- I actually started it in early September thinking I wouldn't have the time in October, then finished it in two days, so it's been sat in a folder for over a month.

The outfits in this one are based on this somewhat obscure piece of artwork here (File:Peach in Japanese attire KCMEX2009.png), if you didn't already know.

And this one I posted today- it wasn't intended to be for the anniversary of Super Mario Odyssey (I've had it planned for several months now), but it's nice when things work out! The stuff written on her dress and hat are some of the words to Jump Up, Super Star!, if you hadn't quite figured it out.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
 

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Hi again... over six months later, oops. I keep forgetting this thread exists, and I've been trying to update it for about a month, but I've been having some issues with the links which I have only just been able to resolve. I have still been drawing stuff, I've just forgotten/been unable to share it here, so here's a selection of my better stuff since I last updated it.

This one I drew as part of a cover for my lined paper pad, which has a black background and glitter added to the design, I'll get a scan of that at some point too to compare the differences.

This one is full of little references to other Mario stuff, some of which are more obvious than others, so see what you can spot.


This is a big one I did for Daisy's 30th anniversary.


There's a few references in this one too.
Hopefully I'll remember/be able to post some more stuff in the future, and thank you for checking it out! :D
 

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Smaller (and only slightly late!) update this time, just three pieces:


...And I will remember to get a scan of that notebook cover at some point, as well as another one I've just realised that I haven't posted yet, so hopefully you'll see that in the not-to-distant future (As well as some other stuff, including my Art Contest entry). Thanks for stopping by to check this out again! :D
 

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Time for another update, which I'm sure I had already posted one of these pieces already, but anyway, here we are. First, here's a couple of pieces of general art:

The subject of this one is pretty self-explanatory, but I did just want to point out that the collars and top of their dresses are based on Queen Bee's, the bucket Rosalina is carrying is one of the ones used by the Honeybees and the flowers Daisy is carrying are from the Honeyhive Galaxy.

This one is based on Daisy's Present Room in Mario Party 4.
And of course, my entry for the Art Contest, which some of you have probably seen already, but I should post it here anyway:

She's about 27cm tall from the top of her hat to her shoes, more if I were to straighten out her plait, which is about 33cm long on its own. She's fully handstitched from felt, with embroidery thread used to add details such as her face, fingers and pattern on her tights. I couldn't estimate how long it took to make her other than "a long time", and the pattern I made up as I went along really. If you have any more questions about her, feel free to ask. :)

I'm unlikely to update this now until I've finished my awards presentation, but I do have two more general pieces coming, one of which requires some finishing details and the other I've only got drawn out at the moment, so stay tuned for that.
 

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I'm unlikely to update this now until I've finished my awards presentation
I say that, and then I do something else. Because the forums were down yesterday, I couldn't access the images people sent me as reference for my presentation, and hence couldn't work on it, so I decided to do this instead:
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It's based on something I saw while I was on holiday, it's a 3D layered version of the Mario Kart 8 boxart (This is the best picture I could get of it, the effect actually works better in real life, it almost looks like one of those lenticular things). It's not something super-original, but I thought it was pretty cool so I wanted to share it, I might do some more in the future. Anyway, now what I said earlier should apply, as this is probably the last thing I will be posting ahead of my awards presentation, but... well, we'll see how that works out.
 

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Well, the awards are over now, so here is my presentation, in case anyone missed it/just because it makes sense to compile all of my art in one place. And I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who signed up to appear in it and liked/commented about it, I really appreciate it. :D
This next part is my overly-long and detailed explanation of my thought processes, so I'll put in a spoiler. I just wanted to go over some of my decisions and point out a couple of little things you may have missed. It's roughly in the order stuff happens, so if there's a specific thing you were curious about, it should be fairly easy to navigate. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions.
  • The first thing is in the second panel, and that's the map I'm holding. It's based on the Gallery sponsor from Mario Kart Wii. It's small, but I've tried to go for the same layout and colouring:
  • I've actually had the idea in mind for this presentation since not long after the awards finished last year, including the joke about throwing Wario through the window. If Baby Luigi and LeftyGreenMario hadn't signed up for it, I was planning to chase them down anyway just because I wanted to make that joke
  • The frames on the paintings within the gallery are based on those of the ones in Super Mario Odyssey:
  • Moving onto the actual portrait part, I tried to put everyone's characters into art styles that their character/what their character was based on hadn't been in before (i.e. not putting Yoshis into the Yoshi's Island style), and I almost managed it, except for Superchao ending up in the retro style sprites. It worked out alright though, as I pretty much changed the Boo sprite I looked at for reference entirely. Another thing you might notice throughout is that some of the frames feature numbers, which correspond to the placing in the awards, not a thirteenth month or an alternate cover for the 14th volume of Super Mario-kun. I also tried to match speech bubbles throughout, but I couldn't find one for every style, so I just had to revert to my default for all of those.
  • All of the WarioWare games have fairly distinct art styles, but I went with WarioWare Gold because I thought it looked the most different from the other art styles I'd be trying to recreate. That picture is probably my favourite.
  • Although Donkey Kong Country was the artstyle that was listed, for the picture I used the DK: King of Swing one instead, because I really couldn't find anything distinct enough in the Donkey Kong Country artwork to differentiate it from main series 3D. The frame around it is all Donkey Kong Country inspired, the vines come from the Japanese Donkey Kong Country Returns logo.
  • Annoyingly, I could not find any crayons to do the Yoshi's Island art style with, so I had to improvise and use coloured pencils on a rough surface to make a crayon effect. Knowing my luck, the crayons'll probably show up any day now.
  • I went for Woolly World for the Handcrafted Yoshi painting, as I couldn't really find anything distinct enough in Yoshi's Story or Crafted World. I tried to counter that with the frame, I like my idea to use sequins as spots on the Yoshi eggs.
  • The frame for Wario Land: Shake It! is based on the one in this picture here:
  • The background for the Strikers one is based on the scribbly stuff around the Mario Strikers Charged artwork
  • The frame for Mario & Luigi is based on the battle interface from Bowser's Inside Story
  • The Paper Mario frame is based on the curtains that appear in certain battles in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
  • And as a final piece of unused content, I did intend for Anton to make the comment "Last time I'm letting you do an off-site presentation" on the final page, but I didn't have time/room to fit it in.
And to finish, here are those two pieces of non-awards related art I mentioned a few posts back:
Break Free (Lead the Way).png

Queens of the Jungle.png
 

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I'd strap Wario to dynamite and attach him to a wall, but simply throwing him through it works too.
 
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