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Surfin' Isle o' Hags by Altermentality
Surfin' Isle o' Hags
During one of my Paper Mario streams a while back, we were talking about this tattoo and similar ones that exist (just search “Bowser surfing tattoo” and you’ll see), which led to us talking about getting tattoos of our favorite game characters surfing and playing guitar. Which led to this. Now where on my body should I put it?
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Laverne by Altermentality
Laverne
Laverne (and Purple Tentacle, of course) from Day of the Tentacle, which I just played for the first time! I loved this game! The art and character designs are awesome, whether you’re playing the original or the remastered version (and in the remake you can switch between the two at any time).
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Mask... so... heavy by Altermentality
Mask... so... heavy
Type: Null, one of the many new Pokemon designs I really love from the upcoming games. I have to admit, this fellow was rather difficult to draw, but I took it as a challenge! This was going to just be a doodle but it was kind of hard to interpret without color, so I went all out.

Weird for me to upload a Pokemon without a Mario character by their side, huh? =P Who would this guy even go with?
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  • Listening to: Radiohead
  • Reading: Gravity Falls Journal 3
  • Playing: Paper Mario
So, I just took a big mental step in considering that my normal artistic activities might be worth something tangible, but we'll get to that in a minute. For now there's something more important,

I'M STREAMING PAPER MARIO!

It's part 1 of my Paper Mario 'Trilogy' stream extravaganza, culminating in the SPM 10th Birthday celebration in April. (The "prequel" stream of SMRPG has already happened.) That means TTYD will probably be sometime around January.

I'm probably going to play this game on Monday evenings for sure and possibly a weekend day each week. I will intersperse it with other games on my other stream days, as I want to take PM pretty slow, and savor it!

My first session will be on Monday at 2pm central. After that I'll have to stream on Monday evenings, but it's a holiday so I wanted to switch up my normal schedule.

www.twitch.tv/altermentality < Join me! I would love to have some of my dA friends come, even if you haven't come to any of my streams before. It's a really fun  and positive environment and I'm looking forward to how all of you make Paper Mario even more interesting and hilarious than it's ever been for me before.

I hope to see you there!!

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Now, about that other thing...

www.patreon.com/altermentality

I've never liked asking for money, but I spend a large amount of my time drawing and working on things for other people to enjoy, so if anyone wants to give back, I want to give them that option (with the reward of even MORE drawings)! I'm looking forward to this offering me an excuse and incentive to doodle a LOT more. I also have a lot of posts planned about The Fourth, my drawing/coloring methods, and more that you can have access to for as little as a dollar a month.

If you like my comic or anything else I do, consider sending a little something my way, as I work towards a very long-term goal of being able to increasingly support myself with creative endeavors.

Thanks! 

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Courtney Svatek
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Everything I can do with art is completely self-taught. My main project is The Fourth, a story webcomic that I create with my boyfriend: www.thefourthcomic.com When I get the chance, I also like to do video game fanart.

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Kazooryon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Courtney, how do you feel now that in 6 days, it will be Donkey Kong Country 2's 21 year anniversary and Super Paper Mario's in 5 months?
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Altermentality Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was already DKC2's birthday! I wish I had time to draw something for it right now. But I do have big stuff planned for SPM's 10th anniversary. That day is more important and memorable to me personally since I actually got the game when it was released, whereas that's not true with my other favorite games in general.

It makes me feel a bit old, I guess! But not really! I was definitely just a little kiddo when DKC2 came out, and as for SPM, since I celebrate SPM Day consistently, I've noticed how much I've changed personally and art-wise with every passing year. It's not like I'm suddenly looking back and a decade has gone by without me even realizing it... I've been well aware of the passage of time. It does suck that it's been ten years since there was a Paper Mario game I could really love, though.
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Kazooryon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It brings me nostalgia since I've seen the DKC2 anniversary pic you made in 2005 and read the description and damn, the reasons why that game is special to you are EXACTLY the same reasons why Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door is so special to me. (Except the part where you said you rented)

I am glad to see people who love Super Paper Mario as much as you do because I still see people who hate it because it wasn't like the previous games. That game also means a lot to me but The Thousand year door will always be in my heart for the same reasons.
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Altermentality Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's crazy that I made that picture over ten years ago! Now that DOES seem to have gone by pretty quickly. My art got better fast after that, and it's only been getting better still. Maybe for its 25th anniversary I will make something amazing.

I'll always love SPM! It may not be the most popular game but the people who love it DEEPLY love it, and we tend to be a tenacious bunch, still doing fan art after all these years. It sucks that people are hard on it because of the different gameplay style, but I've gotten used to that. I can definitely see why people think it's flawed, although I personally love everything about it. I don't know if the Paper Mario series will ever go back to the gameplay it started out with, but if they start putting more originality, depth and feeling into the characters and story again I'll be happy. If they ever make any more games at all...!
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DarkPlaceHospitalPLC Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the artwork and the analysis. Have a Watch!
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aelandia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciate the fave!
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LittleSakis-Aubade Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
How odd, I thought I was watching you still?? Did I ever? If not, here I go! I love your style~
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TyroSheba Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Hey! I made a fanfic based on The Fourth...  Not sure how to get it to you, but I posted it on my account...  I hope you like it!
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ScurvySimon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy belated birthday!  Hope you had a great day. =)
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GrappleMace Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY~
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