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Iggy Koopa by FreezingIceKirby Iggy Koopa by FreezingIceKirby
It's funny to admit that a couple years ago, I was more of a fan of Larry Koopa, Bowser's third-youngest child minion. I'm not exactly sure why, but I always found him the coolest of the bunch. After witnessing Iggy Koopa's new redesign in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, however... that all changed. At first, I wasn't sure of what to think of this new design... but I soon came to love it, as well as his new wacky personality. Now, Iggy's my new #1 favorite, and I hope Nintendo keeps reusing this new design of his, if and/or when they ever use the Koopalings again (outside of the New Super Mario Bros. series, anyway).

(Personally, I think the Koopalings would fit really well into a Paper Mario game. I wonder why they haven't made an appearance in that series yet? You'd think someone would've thought to do that by now... Maybe in the next Paper Mario game, who knows...)

Anyway, I'll talk about this pic a little bit. While I'm sure it's riddled with plenty of mistakes (my watchers are probably used to it by now though :ashamed: ), I honestly think it came out looking pretty good! For starters, I tried to add some shine detail to the hair, based on some anime art styles... and I can't tell if I succeeded or not (I didn't really understand WHY they draw it like that... all I knew was that it looked nice, so I thought "ehh, why not, let me try that"). I also added some shine to the glasses (those two things that look like strips of scotch tape), because I thought it would make them look more like glass. The flame wasn't too difficult to make, and hopefully the triangle, square, and circles coming out of it look pretty good. Because of the magic fire-thing, I tried to add some light value onto the body, to make it look like it was emanating light.

(Not much to say about the background... I just wanted to make something that looked nice.)

Overall, I'm quite pleased with this pic... for now. I've wanted to draw this guy (in my own style, which is why he doesn't exactly match the official artwork and all) for a while now, and... well, I'll let you all tell me if I've succeeded or not.

As per the usual, if there are any mistakes, feel free to tell me. For now, I hope you like the pic~


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Now, here's some "Behind the Scenes" stuff, if you're interested.

First, my first attempt at drawing Iggy... which didn't go so well! (The picture is incomplete, as if you couldn't tell.)
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Secondly, a comparison pic; I messed up quite a bit on the sketch, so I had to redraw or fix many things (the glasses, his hair, had to widen his stomach, fix the right leg, etc.).
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Last, here's "Version 1" of this image. The only difference is that the background is a solid black bar (and the blur around the character is white, instead of green).
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GaryTheFrog Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
This guy is brilliant. I dislike much of the Koopaling's voice actors; but this guy is hilarious. He's got such a unique, zany look!
And your artwork ain't half bad either ; )
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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disneylouis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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disneylouis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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Meteor-05 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a great job, Iggy is my favourite koopaling too :D I like a lot the glowing effect of the fire. (lol the triangle, square an circles remind me the PlayStation just missing the X) Very well done! :)
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny enough, the Playstation controller buttons also came to my mind, the first time I drew these things. I wonder what made them decide to go with those shapes? Maybe it's some sort of hidden message... Bad guys use those magic symbols, and Sony IS their rival...

Heh, either way, thanks again for the compliment! I was surprised at how well the flame effect actually came out (looks a lot better than what I originally had pictured in my mind, when first drawing this), so I'm glad that worked out in the end. Also, I'm always glad to hear from more Iggy Koopa fans... he needs more attention. :D
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Meteor-05 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: Well, maybe it's a hidden message... or maybe not because nintendo use that shapes since 1990 in the Super Mario World game :XD: and the Playstation was released in 1994.

You're welcome and yes he needs more attention :) Well, I'll draw him someday too.
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Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Iggy looks mental in this image. But that is who Iggy is. ;)
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FreezingIceKirby Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We wouldn't have it any other way. :D
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