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You can purchase a large print of this on my website's online store! www.mattherms.com/store/p25/Su…

Whew! So, this was a beast. I did a big fan art pic of Super Smash Bros. Brawl back in 2008 and it unfortunately didn't feature ALL the characters... And actually, this one doesn't either. But it does have 50 of the currently 52 KNOWN fighters. Can you guess who is missing right now?? I did leave some TINY empty spaces with the intention of adding the two I missed - as well as future DLC fighters. But we'll see.

Hope you guys dig! As much work as this one was, it was alotta' fun to do! The inspiration for the layout on this even came from a really old piece of official artwork for the Nintendo 64 Smash Bros! This was pencils and inks on 14x17 inch Bristol board, with colors in Photoshop 7.

If you follow me on Twitter, you've probably seen this already - and in fact got to see it in all stages of production, from layout to pencils, inks to flats to colors! So if that's something that interests you maybe check me out on Twitter! twitter.com/mattherms
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:iconcaptainyeahyuh:
CaptainYeahYuh Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How are you so good at this?!?! You're amazing at this
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:iconwrencher888:
wrencher888 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I see what you did here; the original 8 fighters are in the center, with the 4 unlockable fighters in the center corners.XD
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:iconhoshposh:
HoshPosh Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist
//crying cause i own this poster
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:iconflashmakeitefl:
flashmakeitefl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  New Deviant  Artist
really nice!
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:icontotalgymvssonic:
totalgymvssonic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
As per usual, good artwork. Best part, and rather underrated, is how you depicted the fellow right underneath Sheik. :D
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:iconkamtoonist:
Kamtoonist Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice💥
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:iconlawonejahackerxd:
lawonejahackerxD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mr. Game and Watch..??
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:iconthatonegalaxygirl:
thatonegalaxygirl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
This should be on the cover for smash bros tbh, this is beautiful work
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:iconlamiaman:
Lamiaman Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Man this is Awesome
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:iconsupersmash6453:
SuperSmash6453 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Student Artist
Looks just like Archie comics!
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:iconmordecailovesrigby:
Mordecailovesrigby Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2016
My reaction after Smash is done with DLC...
Thank you Masahiro Sakurai :)
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DrCaptPepperGirl Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2016   Filmographer
I like how the collage of characters are arranged. The characters have enough breathing room where you can see them well enough.  The artwork is fun and expressive.  :)
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:iconkitsunezz:
Kitsunezz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
I find the lack of Wolf in this picture disturbing...
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:iconhumbertomoraes:
HumbertoMoraes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Nice Drawings man! Specialy the work in progress, to the final result! Keep it up!
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:iconag311:
AG311 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
No R.O.B., Roy, Ryu or Game & Watch ;-;
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:icondelijz:
delijz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmarthmax:
marthmax Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
R.O.B?... 
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:iconaltean-prince:
Altean-Prince Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
I think Roy is missing too
am I blind?
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:icontounushi:
Tounushi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
:iconsmashingplz:
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:iconjamtoon:
JamToon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is great, I just can't stop hunting for characters here.
Your skills in the cartoon style are trully impressive!
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:iconjoseph-joeclone:
Joseph-Joeclone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Lucas, Roy, and Ryu should be in the next one
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:iconsondowverdarkrose:
SondowverDarKRose Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
smash Bros needs to be a comic!
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:iconryansilberman:
RyanSilberman Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS PICTURE!!! Love 
Seriously, man! Every single character represented here looks awesome!
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:icondecool99:
DeCool99 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Just realised Roy, Pichu, Snake, Wolf, Mr. Game and Watch and the Mii Fighters aren't there. Still, this is pretty awesome!
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:iconshonenjump3000:
ShonenJUMP3000 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Sweet :D (Big Grin) 
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:icondragokaiju2000:
dragokaiju2000 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
A SMASHING success indeed. ;)
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:iconeternal-apprentice:
Eternal-Apprentice Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool work Mr. Herms.
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:icongalao-moose:
Galao-Moose Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
amg it took me forever to find dark pit
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:iconzenkon13:
Zenkon13 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta smash them all! XD
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:iconhelix-dragonoid:
Helix-Dragonoid Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aw yiss Pit/Dark Pit/ & Palutena
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:icondominicsega123:
DominicSega123 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Are the fighters not in the picture at the moment R.O.B. and the Mii Fighters?
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:iconhamsterboy9:
hamsterboy9 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool to see your art taking form as a smash fanart.  I can now rest knowing that a smash comic in your style would be super cool.
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KateStroh90 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!!!!! SO MUCH EPICNESS INTO ONE!!!!!!!!!! I see you did point out that you did miss R.O.B. and Game and Watch, but that's ok. Maybe you will add them. But this is epic, and cudos to this piece (Loving the Pickachu and Sonic by the way)
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Zeebor Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Okay, this is awesome and you already get all my money through Archie as it is, but really; how did you forget Game & Watch and R.O.B.?! They are Smash Bros! Literally, the entire plot of Brawl was a Mega MissingNo. mind washing and blackmailing them respectively to suicide bomb all of Nintendo (Supspace Emissary was messed up). I have cried four times in video games; Turnabout Sisters, "Xion meets Bambi's mom" (as I call it to keep myself from balling on command), Mother 3 (the entire thing) and R.O.B's reveal in Subspace Emissary, and I'll have you know fighting a giant robot zombie dragon under a time limit is all kinds of difficult when you can't see threw the tears! 
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Way wicked cool group shot!
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:iconkikiavelan:
KikiAvelan Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! :D
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:iconformoy1:
Formoy1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Your welcome!!
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:iconjde10:
JDE10 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Filmographer
Awesome! Nice job on the characters! :D
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:iconmramp:
MrAMP Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
WOW!!!  This is amazing!  I just adore how you were able to have each fighter in this piece.  Stellar job on the spacing between the characters.
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:iconlolita-artz:
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconcomet12864:
Comet12864 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
This is incredible! :D
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:iconrandomdc3:
RandomDC3 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Epic.
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:iconarsondadko:
ArsonDadko Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
At some point, you think that maybe the Smash roaster is a bit too large...
Then you see awesome artworks like this!
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:iconkaitohedgehog:
KaitoHedgehog Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Amazing work!
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:icongold-ring-951:
gold-ring-951 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Love it!
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TrainerSplash Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Woo a great piece, hopfully I can buy this as I'm such a great fan of your work! Do you plan up dating later?

Just letting you know, Greninja it looking a little bit odd, specifically since he has his head fin missing.
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:iconlohlite:
Lohlite Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SUPER EFFECTIVE!
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:iconthebluering:
TheBlueRing Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work! This is amazing! :D
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:iconmarioandsonic999:
MarioandSonic999 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Artist
I liked the way that you made the "Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U" poster! That was pretty kewl! 😊
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Shmashing.
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