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Peking Opera Power-Up Princess by kevinbolk Peking Opera Power-Up Princess by kevinbolk
Got the idea for this piece when I was in Philly's chinatown last month and got my first exposure to "Peking Opera". The character was originally supposed to be Peach, but really it could be anyone under that make-up.

It's an assault to the eyes like candy is an assault to the teeth. Hope you guys like her regardless. XD
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:iconoldmanwinters:
oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
This would look pretty cool on a stain-glass window.
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:iconclockspur:
Clockspur Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So THAT'S where they come from.
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:iconbellastarshine:
bellastarshine Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
The fire flower, star power, coins and the rest are from the Super Mario game, and the lady is really cute!!!!
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:iconpwahy:
Pwahy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Her face reminds of that final boss lady in wario land 4 ^^
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:iconselairy:
selairy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
this character cold make a good mario character. good work
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:iconplutonian-frostmonky:
Plutonian-Frostmonky Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Writer
PHILEDELPHIA!!!!
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:iconideya-freak:
Ideya-Freak Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
I just adore how every object used as a decoration fits exactly where they would on a real costume. This is very well done and detailed, while still keeping a cute, Mario like feel to it!
Not to mention the colors are gorgeous! Very nice work!
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:iconcatgrrl64:
catgrrl64 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I love love love it! Really think the color and design is just so beautiful. Excellent job!
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:iconsaphraira:
saphraira Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
its a mario goddess
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:iconnamineghostgirl:
NamineGhostGirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   General Artist
I'd totally make this into a cosplay. The hours spent on it would surely kill me, but it would be hella worth it. xDDD
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:iconthehurricanes:
thehurricanes Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
I've know Peking Opera for my whole life but have never thought the outfit could be like this.
This is awesome.
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:iconmaster-roach:
Master-Roach Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Oh my god this is extremely awesome!! Plus I just handed in a project on the Peking Opera :la: just thought it was cool to find something like this after handing in a gigantic project :la:
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:iconinstant-rhapsody:
Instant-rhapsody Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I know who's under the makeup! It's Link! XD
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:iconretrogamersblog:
Retrogamersblog Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Woah thats a badass piece of art right the simplicity of her own design makes the ornate head dress seem far easier on the eyes.
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:iconhokukage:
HokuKage Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The fact that I'm in China right now makes this even better.
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:iconstevecthoing:
SteveCTHOing Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
oh man you got it right mate. My eyes are burning by the weirdness of it.
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:iconpoprocklobster:
poprocklobster Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student
Every time I look at this piece, I see something that I didn't before. Great job!
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:iconchainedkitsune:
ChainedKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I love it. I love the colors, the design, and the whole concept in general. I would love to see this as a real mask but pity the poor soul who had to make it.
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:iconjenu1:
Jenu1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
It's like...all of mario kart's little icons all combined on one person XDD
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:iconangel-keimer:
Angel-Keimer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
!!WOW!! I like it!! Cute!!
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:iconkaffblock:
kaffblock Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010   Writer
Reminds me of Paprika. [link] Nicely done.
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:iconmaltina:
Maltina Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
AGGH! PHANTO! *hides in corner*

Joking aside, I really like what you did with this picture. It's very original, and everything doesn't seem to jarring. Great work :thumbsup:
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:iconthatpersonguy:
thatpersonguy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
:thumbsup:
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:iconparachomp:
ParaChomp Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Very creative.
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:iconjofthewind:
JoftheWind Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I was looking around and almost didnt see Goomba. XD

Without a doubt this is the loveliest thing I've seen in a while!
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:iconblackyoshi46:
blackyoshi46 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
awesome pic dude :)
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:iconthinkingstone:
thinkingstone Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
This is made of epicness and win and awesome. But I'm sure you knew that.
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:iconinvaderstellar:
InvaderSTELLAR Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
That is so awesome! I love the idea, very cool. I love "Mario". :)
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:iconshadowassassin73:
ShadowAssassin73 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Mai EYES!!!
...Then again, it could be Weegee under those power-ups...
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:iconalex-ghost:
Alex-Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconevilwaluigi:
evilwaluigi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
im glad i took a closer look everything is soo good!
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Writer
....WOW.
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:icondreamerpierrot:
DreamerPierrot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Aww that's cute and beautiful! XD
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:iconzo-za:
zo-za Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
AHHHH!!!

*runs away in fear*
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:iconcurt-teh-murt:
Curt-teh-Murt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Dear Christ she's armed to the teeth, FUCKING RUN!
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:iconarsondadko:
ArsonDadko Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty impressive^^
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:iconnekrosith:
nekrosith Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :)
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:iconjace-kobayashi:
Jace-Kobayashi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
consider my mind blown!
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thevodkaboy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Student General Artist
this is AWESOME!!!!!! i just love how simply it's done all the different objects and enemies. it really speaks to how much time you put into it, considering how "put together" it is. great job.
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:iconchasva:
chasva Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
sooo cute!!!!*gets mesmerized by all the pretty colors*
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:icongordon1:
gordon1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
its like she's the goddess of power-ups.
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:iconelnamis:
Elnamis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is awesome! Funny thing is, the headdress looks a bit like a Nintendo version of a headdress I wore recently in an opera XD It was very heavy XD
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AxleGrease-75 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Very clever!
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
I look at this and can't help but hear Mario sound effects...

Great stuff!
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:iconbunnyfishmel-mel:
BunnyfishMel-Mel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Oh, this is GREAT! I especially love the P-Wings.
is it wrong that i want that headdress?
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:iconstrayspoon42:
strayspoon42 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
wow!!!! this is stunning!!!!!
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:iconcrossed-wire-designs:
I love her!! <3
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:icontifaeria:
Tifaeria Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, the attention to the details are fantastic! This would make a great poster.
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:iconminnsu:
minnsu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
I want this on my wall. Right now.
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ScruffyToto Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would make a magnificent poster!
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