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Welcome to Dinosaur Land by Atticus-W Welcome to Dinosaur Land by Atticus-W
Dinosaur Land… my favorite of all the Mario realms of olde!

Something about the size of this place, the bright colors, the cartoony music and the strange new elements impressed me like no other game quite has since.

One thing that always fascinated me… what was at the top of that waterfall coming down the mountain?

It took me years and years to find every goal in this game, and ‘till the very end I hoped a secret path would lead to the top. Of course, one never did… but that was the beauty of this game. It could keep you guessing. And that meant a real, literal sense of exploration, not unlike that experienced in Super Mario 64 six years later.


Well, that turned into more of a reminiscer than I intended, but so be it— SMW was a good game! This kinda started out as a sketch of Yoshi, and the background just sprang up behind ‘im as I got into the theme. I actually had to do a lot of experimentation to get the background colored and shaded in a way that appealed to me. Lemme know how you think it turned out!



Yoshi, Dinosaur Land and everything else © Nintendo



EDIT 9/22: Tweaked the colors a bit-- hopefully it'll look a bit brighter!
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Rock-Raider Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Looks great.:) I thought there's just a lake up there. Though now my mind may wander to more "exotic" ideas thanks to your thoughs.
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Sweet. Glad to be of service! =D
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ZombieDayB Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
This game certainly had it's irresistible charm... Even after playing it for all these long years, I still enjoy a replay now and then. Great stuff like this game never get old.
I only wish Mario games were more frequent... I mean, not Mario Party's or Karts, but games in the official series.
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I know just what you mean. I still have to break this out once in a while in all of its SNES glory. It actually makes a great two-player game, too. :D

And yep, I hear ya there too... though I suppose we can assume that Nintendo puts enough effort into the Marios to prevent them from coming out too frequently. We wouldn't want to trade quality for quantity, after all. :) (And hence the flood of spin-off titles to "hold us over" for the big ones, I suspect! XD)
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ZombieDayB Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Yeah, but I still wish games came out more... I mean, SMB 1, 2 and 3, and SMW all came out within a few years of each other, and they were all fantastic. I know it would be hard to ever make games as quickly as that again in this highly competitive market, and they have other projects, but... Well, I guess that explains it :laughing:
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Texshi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Wow iv never seen a picture like this you should draw more pictures like this. I love how its from this new view since, i loved the game, this makes it really cool from seeing such a new perspective of it. Make some of like where your at Yoshi's house and that huge mountain thing with the yellow button and things would be really cool if you made something like that, Heck have one where its from the first water level looking out to the sunken ghost ship and you can see all the scenery with the water falls and tree world, hell if i could request it, i would request what i just said if you would do it for me, but you probably won't so hey im just saying it would be very cool to see that anyways hope you can respond back it would be nice. =)
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Hey, thanks! :D I'm sure this has been done before, because I'm not that creative... XD But still, I'm really delighted that you like it! Those ideas you suggest sound really cool... if you wanted to request one, yeah, that's okay I guess! I'm not sure I'd even do a half-decent job at it (landscapes and "big scenes" in general tend to be one of my failing points) but hey, practice never hurt anyone, either!
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Texshi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Well :3 If it gets to hard then just do one of his house =] i loe Yoshi no mater what so xP anything of him is awsome
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JamesMorrow07 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Student General Artist
The picture is awesome, the background, the landscape, very cool. I like the Yoshi pose. There is one flaw that I immediately noticed: there's a red spike on Yoshi's tail.
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Thanks much-- I kinda liked his pose myself, if I may say so! And yeah, I know the red spike on his tail isn't exactly canon, but I'm kinda stubborn about putting it there. No particular idea why. =p
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