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Lord Blumiere and Lady Timpani by The-Blue-Pangolin Lord Blumiere and Lady Timpani by The-Blue-Pangolin
WAH?! The-Blue-Pangolin drew something that is not Pokémon related???


The true names of the true protagonists of Super Paper Mario. If I had a picture of Timpani in her true form, I would have drawn them as such, but I think they look cute together this way too.

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s628207 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Count Bleck and Tippi look very awesome.
LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I just freakin' love these two.
Ninten2401 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I love Super Paper Mario... It has such a dark story, it almost doesn't seem like a Mario game.
sketchabee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
sasukenarutodomo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tipi is a really human that's bolonde ar merlen said she wasn't a pixl and you find out count bleck is blumiere in the text things i love that whole idea
skylarthecat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
No ones sure if shes blonde, I think she has white hair and others think brunette, etc. Its just fan based
sasukenarutodomo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea i believe her as a blonde is more smothing and cute
skylarthecat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I respect your opinion, and i like her having white hair. But it's up to our imagination so it doesn't matter who's right our wrong.
superpapermariorocks Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awwwww!!!! Count bleck and tippi look so cute together!!
bopbee Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
That is very creative with both count bleck and Tippani.
SquirpItsSquirps Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
i think that they are the best couples in paper mario seires
TomoyoDR Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Interface Designer
OMG... this took out a tear from me... so beautiful... i love this couple
Photo-bo Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Wah! Ahahahahaha- I mean mimimimimimimi! That looks like my countie! Ciao! Uh, I'm not Dimenio pretending to be Mimi, I know it's as suspicious as a cloud, but I am Mimi doofuses! Ahahahahahahaha, ciao!
heyhollowEX Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Namsipoo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
YES! I love the Paper Mario series!
amolina44 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Me too!!!

its very nice
XD That is awesome.
InvaderHera Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Aww, looks good. They're such a cute couple. I like Bleck's expression, I mean, Blumiere's.
swordbunny4486 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Galahawk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
... Oh wow. Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW.
This is almost perfectly replicated to the actual style, I was convinced this was official artwork at first.

You got everything about Bleck's appearance as compared to the game spot-on. Even the face.
The only thing that bugs me is that the shape of Timpani's wings are kind of odd. But then again, it's probably just the angling that's throwing off my perception.

The-Blue-Pangolin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~ Timpani bothers me a little in this picture as well, but I think that's because I tried turning her in 3D when, as a character, she was never supposed to leave 2D.
ceebers Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
God, you did such a perfect job on the PM style...

ruby-pent Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
I love it! So nicely drawn!

When revenge is not a choice, avenge it should be!
zimlover2001net Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
What does" when revenge is not a choice, avenge it" mean.
Sandgoddess-Naomi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
That's very sweet! You did a wonderful job! I think you captured the likeness of the style very well! Like, extremely well! Kudos!
I'd love to see how you might draw Timpani to look like.
It's fun because there are no set rules for her actual design. So you can make her look however you please.
However, I am getting rather tired of all the white with butterflies running rampant... Let's be a bit more original people. :(
LOL, anyway, great work. I'm off to look at the rest of your gallery now!
The-Blue-Pangolin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and thank you!
I am reluctant to draw Timpani because I don't want to ruin anyone's perception of her. The only constraints on her design come from the ending picture of the game showing the pair's silhouette. From that, it can be discerned that she is of slight build, has hair just as long or longer than Princess Peach, some sort of head adornment, and is a half head shorter than Lord Blumiere.
From her butterfly Tippi form and obvious contrast to Lord Blumiere's dark heritage, I find it quite understandable for those aspects to be incorporated into her human design.
Thanks. How did you like it?
Sandgoddess-Naomi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
You're vectors are pretty sweet! I really like your Zapdos.
xFlowerstarx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Aww... that's so cute! :aww: It's hard to figure out what status does Blumiere have 'cause he's either a count or a lord so I don't know what he is. :shrug: Wow! :wow: How did you do both of them? :jawdrop: They look like the same as the official designs of them! :omg: Have you ever noticed that the Count's real name sounds French to you? :iconlegaspplx: There are a lot of interesting facts about the pair on this website called Super Mario Wiki. How did you do the background and how long did it took you to do everything else in this picture? Ironically, there is a song which suits him called “Can't Speak French” by Girls Aloud. Also, the French version “Je Ne Parle Pas Français” seems to suit him too! :XD: Blumiere never speaks French in the game, did you know that? :iconlegaspplx: Anyhoo, awesome job on this artpiece and aren't you gonna do anymore artwork of the star-crossed lovebirds? :-? I hope you'll do! :fingerscrossed: I'm listening to “Je Ne Parle Pas Français” by Girls Aloud right now on my MP3 player, I could imagine Blumiere shnging this as well as “Can't Speak French”! :lmao: :rofl: I've been wondering if he was a French count or lord after all, according to his French names from the Japanese version. :hmm: Instant fave! :+favlove:
The-Blue-Pangolin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Blumiere's status changed from Lord, when he was a well respected member in the Tribe of Darkness, to Count when he became the companion of the Dark Prognostics.

I drew them both with a mouse. Both characters, plus the entire background and finishing touches, took me less than five hours to complete.

I'm not sure if I'll draw more of these two characters in particular, mainly because their original art style doesn't allow great flexibility in their poses or appearance.

xFlowerstarx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Er... who told you this? It's very confusing to figure out what he is. Using a mouse to draw those lovebirds must be dificult to do. Wow! :wow: Did you do all that just using a mouse or you used other tools and techniques in the graphics program that you're using? I see, have you ever thought of doing your own versions of them? Everyone did theirs. No problem! ;) I'm happy to :+fav: it! :D Uh... who's in charge of the tribe; Blumiere or his father? :-? The Count's name sounds French, methinks. :nod: What do you think?

:music: Currently listening to "Je Ne Parle Pas Français" by Girls Aloud on MP3 player :music:
The-Blue-Pangolin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, sorry for not responding right away. I'm still getting used to this new message centre layout.

Well, both of his titles were self-appointed, so whenever he used them in reference to himself, he was correct. It also helps to know that the title "Lord" only exists in England, which refers to a male member of a family that is not only wealthy and well respected, but distantly in line for the throne. A Count, on the other hand, does not have to be wealthy, for they are merely someone who is closely bound to someone in hight power by mutual choice. However, this position usually brings wealth and power to the Count, merely by the definition of the position.

I used a vector image based program called Expression 3, created by Creature House, Inc., but has recently been purchased by Microsoft. So it is quite difficult to get a hold of the wonderful version that I have today. Once you get the hang of it, which for me was about a month and a half of practice, drawing with this program is just as easy or efficient as drawing with a tablet in Photoshop. But yes, I made everything from this image with a mouse, including the geometric twelve pointed stars and the repeating hearts in the background.

I could do my own versions of them, but I try not to deviate too much with such well-liked characters. What qualities I like best about them might not be universally the most popular, and I would hate to befoul anyone's impressions of them. So I tend to either draw other people's characters in their original style, or at least with as few modifications as possible. If I don't think I can do the character justice, then I don't draw them. I think this would be worth it even for the comfort of a single person, because I personally don't like some of the other interpretations of these two that I've seen on this site.

Blumiere's father was the one in charge of the tribe. Blumiere lost all rights to leadership when he started his relationship with Timpani.

The Count was supposed to be more French than he ended up being. His name and personality were presumed French in the Japanese version of the game. However, when the game was first translated into American English, his distinct French characteristics were not completely captured. This may have something to do with the fact that French as a language is more akin to English than Japanese, making it neigh impossible for him to speak Japanese with a French accent. I don't think that would sound much like a language at that point ;p Because of the game had already been translated into English, the other versions of the game for European release were most likely derived from the American English version, and so he would only have kept a vaguely French sounding name.

:music: Currently listening to "Stargazer Colosseum" from the Pokémon Battle Revolution Original Soundtrack :music:
xFlowerstarx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... that's a very long reply. :jawdrop: :faint: I don't know if I have time to answer it all. I live in England anyway so I should know all about this. I've never heardof this program, is it a new one? I used to have Photoshop but not anymore. :( I was thinking of doing my own version of the couple 'cause everyone done their own but I have to find some spare time first. If he didn't meet Timpani, do you think Blumiere could make a good leader to his tribe? I see, no wonder both the American and European versions seemed to be kinda similar. Then again, he has different names in in other parts of :flageu:. I don't listen to that music 'cause I'm not a fan of Poke'mon. Anyway, the newest songfic is up and running. Lol, I have to learn a lot of French in order to do the sequel to "Can't Speak French". :lol: Despite being a :flaguk: band, Girls Aloud are not that bad with singing in a different language. :) Then again, they done a pun on their latest single. What I meant by they done a French version of "Can't Speak French" so basically it's "Can't Speak French... IN FRENCH!!!" :lmao: :rofl: I kinda get that joke. :giggle: It's odd that the pair have a lot of interesting facts. :O_o:
Bombkirby Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Luv that game! After I finsihed playing it I was kinda like "It coulda been a little more fun, I guess" but while playing brawl they had stickers and trophies of the characters from Super Paper Mario and I was just like "OMG those were the greatest characters EVER! I gotta play that game again!" :D
Tonosair Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Aye, I never actually knew that Count Bleck wasn't really the bad guy while I was still just playing through this masterpiece of a game. Nicely done, lad.
Rahndom Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
animem00n Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
I love it :+fav: thats a great game
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