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Bowser by JoshSummana Bowser by JoshSummana
Another one for you all :) Hope you like it guys and girls :D

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Given 2012-09-11
Bowser by ~JoshSummana ( Suggested by TommyGK and Featured by alexandrasalas )
F***ING EPIC!!! It looks as though a movie is coming out and that hard stone Bowser is just amazing! Yeah, Bowser is my favorite video game villian as you could see, but that's not why I'm giving this critique out. Bowser looks like he's made of stone and is a very neat picture. The face on him looks awesome and looks like he's ready for battle. Making him look like he is made of bronze, metal, and iron makes him look even better. Plus, you were still able to keep the fire blazing on him keeping him in character. This picture makes a whole lot of epic win and deserves a perfect 10.
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Holy crap!

This is a truly epic picture. I really like how you made the scars, in order to make him look like a ancient, well-worn battle machine. I also really like the nose and chin for some reason; they help make him look less cartoony and more badass. Whereas the original nose and chin were rounded and cute, this new combo makes him look just plain brutal. I also particularly like the flames in the margin. They look insanely realistic, and the way they cast a glow on bowser's face really helps the atmosphere. Yet another incredible bit is the eyes. Gleaming, they seem to stare into your very soul.

I honestly think that bowser is related to Satan now. To all those Mario haters who whine about how bowser couldn't possibly be scary in a million years, this terrifyingly realistic portrait is your answer. Seriously, its like it's a window to another dimension, thats how clear it is.

My only, near-microscopic complaint is that there are already hundreds of bowser pics on due art, more then a few trying to be realistic and terrifying. I am not exaggerating at all, though, when I say this tops them all, by far.

I salute you, good sir.
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artofraquel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
this honestly scared me so much omg its ePIC! I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. 
TheStrongGladiator Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally amazing and awesome!!!!
jimmypagegirl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Naimaloveswolves Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VertParrot Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow! It looks so cool and scary. :)
HeinztheBlueGiant Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Really amazing that Bowser!!!
In my artworks he is called Bowser III., and he is the great enemy of all good Koopa Turtles, Toads and other peaceful beings of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Darkdealer65 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
now that's scary
HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Do you REAAAAALLLLY like it? oh yussssss Creepy Double D grin icon Derpy cat icon Squidward - Creepy Mad Face xD Here's Johnny Emote Creepycatplz Creepy Eelmo Emote 
Di1e Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is NOT creepy at all *cough*
Nysbee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Arqenloce Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Work! its breathtaking:o (Eek) :D (Big Grin) 
Snapple20 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
His nose has a face :)
DanielFosterScotland Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That's really cool man, it cool to see a mario character like this 
Unsuspicious-Pizza Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow this is stunning! Amazing [Undertale] Spinning Frisk Emoticon 
chivalryss Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome
ChaosGraceful Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
he needs lip balm.....and water
Altean-Prince Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
xXPsycoticRodentXx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This made my day
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional Writer
A truly fearsome foe!
JUSTinnator4 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kaiju Bowser!
gengarrulestheschool Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student
ilove it
Statykelektricity Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You can really see the love, care, time and detail put into this.
It's definitely one of the better realistic bowsers mostly because it looks creepy but not disgusting creepy.
Well done.
SnowTheIcyKitty Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jazzy-Book Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
TERRIFYINGLY realistic.  WOW.  The lighting really brings out the "scary" in his face.  I love it, Bowser would definitely approve. =P
DarkLuaisy64 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMG This image is really total awesomeness and it's so unique. Hey doesn't if I use this as my ID?
calbhach Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh WOW. This is SO awesome!
Raymondwireful Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Bowser badass pic
GuiBL Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
: Honestly, Bowser isn't a character I like much in Super Mario Games, but when I saw this, more as portrait, Bowser became more interesting. His tradicional model of Super Mario Games is already dated and more "annoying".
Even though only his head and 1\4 of his body was drawed, was excelent at all! I imagine in how this model should be in the Super Mario games.
His face is more creepy and remembers me a style of Castlevania.
KITT03 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey do you mind me using this as a desktop for my laptop
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No probs :) 
KITT03 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
k thanks dude
snipester Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If bowser was ever a badass, this picture shows it :D
MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

bitch! HE IS!
snipester Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Lol true that bud :)
dotty10124 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
REALISTIC!  O0O spin for dear life icon 
theshsx71 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Mr-R0bby-R0b Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Now THAT is the kind of image Bowser himself would approve of, anything to ensure fear and loathing to associate his name with!
purple-haired3lf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013   General Artist
thats scary
timebomber427 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Someone needs Chapstick...
serveandprotect1983 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow..... i will drool at these works while i dream of one day getting this good. well done.
WatercolourCupcake Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember seeing your work at Gray's final show and being blown away. I'm now doing Advanced Higher Art and writing my essay on the art of video games, how it's been influenced by traditional media, and how it's influenced it in return. And I'm using some of your work as an example :3 You will be given full credit
JoshSummana Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no way :) cheers for that!

Did you speak to me or did you just see it in the show?

Thanks once again :)
WatercolourCupcake Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, sadly I don't think you were around... But you're totally welcome, your art was/is amazing! I was going to buy a print, but I didn't have enough money...
Fuzzyhair Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   General Artist
If there is a time when Mario goes dark and realistic,

I would LOVE to see Bowser looking like this :lol:
CupcakeKoopa Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly have no words for this. Truly amazing. :)
King1cheetah Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Badass art pic
Romeodash Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You, sir, are genius ;)
JoshSummana Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ma'am ... Thank you! :)
Sonicdude645 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Tanoshiix3 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
...Ah o.o
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