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Portraits: Wario + Waluigi by Elusive-Angel Portraits: Wario + Waluigi by Elusive-Angel
Realistic interpretations of the notorious two.

This was fun but very challenging to do, not just because of the realism aspect but also portraying their personalities. Age was another issue, considering we don't really know how old they are...I'd say here, Wario's in his early 40's and Waluigi mid/late 30's.

I got lazy on the clothes which I'll continue to tweak (as well as other things) later on.

I haven't decided if I'm going to do Mario and Luigi yet since we already have a rough idea what they (might) look like, thanks to Lou Albano/Danny Wells and Bob Hoskin/John Leguizamo.

Tools: Photoshop CS3, Paint Tool SAI

Time taken: Don't ask!
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BlackYoshi485 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
IGN 7/10
2little moustaches
TheBrainforest Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Sweet baby Jesus this is beautiful. Well, 'beautiful" might not be the most suitable word for these two. They look like total scumbags who I'd want to punch in the face, and that is a good thing. You NAILED them. Both portraits really capture the uniqueness of the characters!

I always find it funny whenever I see them together because the guy who voiced both Wario and Waluigi in the games stated that they're not even actually brothers; they're just two jerks who decided to band together and be assholes to two other dudes with similar names.
Kirill-Koopa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The expressions are just right.
DarthBinks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
I don't know why, but Waluigi looks a bit like David Tennant wearing a fake nose to me.
mrmenworld2010 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015   Artist
AndrewTheBeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Wow, this is incredible! I absolutely love this style! Very cool and unique! You should make a portrait like this with Slim Bankshot and Melody Pianissima from Luigi's Mansion! I would be very appreciative!
janus-006 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
There's such amazing detail throughout these, and they look remarkably realistic. Every aspect of this artwork oozes personality and energy, like you can feel the essence of the characters. However much work you put into this, it was very much worth it. Congratulations.
Pinkster7 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
such detail

much wario

so waluigi


Ryuji-Yazawa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Edward Norton (Waluigi) and Sam Rockwell (Wario)
PillowBuddy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice! Waluigi looks like my older brother xD he hates smiling...that's him during our family photo shoot.
Barry-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wario looks very handsome xD
kirbynorrisplz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Waluigi looks French
EmilXOM Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
True beauty, I finally found it Junko Enoshima (Kawaii Blush) [V5] 
Kesoroda-MKB Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmadscoutplz::iconsaysplz:"Don't you ever bring up John Leguizamo in mention of Luigi! How could you? How freakin' could you!":iconsaysendplz:
artboy-2 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, both look handsome.
linkkyner Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the way Wario looks for some strange reason. I like this art style, and the stain on Waluigi's hat!
Build-it-Bradley Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I love this so much!
ore9ore Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Superb, pal!
But, shouldn't be Wario's face more... fat?
A bit more flacid cheeks, maybe?

But is a very good work, very detailed, and very real. My congratulations!
poppedhead10101 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
................. This is'nt akward, demonic, weird, twisted, messed up combined into a lattae of bloody death....... But pickles are way scariaer!
tonyblitz1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
waluigi is so... unenthused
WeirdCrazyFanfics Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Still can't help but think of ProtonJon's voice for Waluigi seeing this picture, or any picture of Waluigi.
NicksPatties Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaaaaaaand now this image is my desktop background.

Yes... this was certainly an excellent idea.
EyesOfThePhasm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did an amazing job!~:heart:
JackJack71 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing :iconclapplz:
DarkBonesHT Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Man, they look sexy! 8-)
TruePhazonianForce Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
awesome realism
9LittleDemon6 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like whoaaaa <3
KUWTComicsInc Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What's funny is that I can imagine these portraits posted somewhere around Wario's castle. xD
SabbaticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Waluigi's nose is just a little unrealisticly too long but he is still greatly well done.
GothicBandicoot110 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Artist
These two guys are my favorite characters!
ask-waluigi-time Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You got my good side.
PrincessPyrefly Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome and I always think that Waluigi's nose could poke and pop Wario's nose LOL
SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome job here. ^__^
Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Great realistic interpretations. You really do capture their personalities through their expressions, the details in their faces and the rich use of their signature colors. Awesome job!
xNakane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're way more handsome than they should be. :iconmegustamuchoplz:
Hopedrop Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was like : :rofl: the whole time XD you gotta love Warios expression
FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I like to think that this is how the Wario Brothers view themselves as realistic versions of them would be much, MUCH uglier! *laughs*
RoboPup Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Does anyone else want to see a two player Wario Bros. game? I have been waiting for that since i first saw a picture of Waluigi. I would also like to see a remake of the Mario bros movie and include these guys in it.

Very well done.
Mavericker7 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
I noticed you gave Wario a gold tooth. Interesting touch.
Mavericker7 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Garlar Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist
This is gorgeous! The eyes are especially well done, I like the tired/stoned look, and the fact you gave them different eye colours is a plus! For once, green and blue eyes that are not supposed to be ohhhsosexy but still convey a lot of emotion!
Wario's gold tooth is a very spot-on detail: now THAT makes him look greedy as hell! The only detail I think could have been better, is that Wario's face should have been fatter. But other than that, awesome job!
I am positive I'm now in love with that Waluigi v_v Is he trying a forced smile?
Kiwii3364 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For their red eyes they look like they're stoned lol! Still good work here
GoombaPie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
i LOVE this! (especially Wario, because i've always loved Wario but hated that Waluigi even exists)
Joshuakoopa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
is this real

warios chin looks like a butt
SydSydrox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
It... Does.
jakehunter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
haahahh nice
thesoniczone11 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I never realized how much Wario is like Eddy from Ed, Edd n Eddy...
KurtExpress Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gawhd these two are annoying...
agentadvocate Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
This is stunning. I think Waluigi's apathetic smile is the nail in the coffin of excellence. Fantastic style.
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