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Kirby's 20th Anniversary by Torkirby Kirby's 20th Anniversary by Torkirby
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Happy 20th, Kirby! I felt the need to commemorate the event through a giant mural composed of the 12 main games in the series. I had this planned out for quite some time and it's exciting to see it finally finished. C:

Hoo, jeeze! Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Kirby Canvas Curse, Kirby Squeak Squad, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby Mass Attack, and Kirby's Return to Dream Land!

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I would've totally included the spin-off games, but all of this was overwhelming enough for me to handle! I dunno how I managed to get this whole thing, including the video that goes along with it, done within the two weeks I spent working on it!

So, happy Kirby day, everyone c: I dunno about you, but I'm really excited for the classic Kirby collection Wii disc and the "other activities" planned coming soon!

You can watch the process of how I made this picture here!

Update (9/1/12):
Holy moly, a Daily Deviation?! This is so incredible! I could not be any more happy seeing that. :love: However, I'm actually adding on to this picture! Characters I neglected to include, filler space, and whatnot. Please check back sometime within the next week or so!
Again, I feel so honored given this milestone. Thank you so much, everyone. ^^

Update (9/16/12):
I haffta say, Kirby's Dream Collection came out today and it is absolutely BRILLIANT! :love: It's pretty much every single fan of Kirby's dream come true! Six classic Kirby titles, extremely difficult new Challenge Stages, a fantastic music CD, and a history booklet that reveals concept sketches and EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GAME IS THE BEST EVER. :love: I really love how Magolor is a friend now, too C:

Anyways, this mural has received an upgrade! I added additional characters, items, and generally cleaned it up to make it look a lot nicer. C: There are too many additions to put in a list here on DeviantArt, but I'll be making a video detailing what's new in the near future.

Thank you so much, Kirby, for staying with me throughout my entire life. You helped make me the person I am today and I couldn't ask for it any better. C: Happy 20th anniversary!

Update (12/16/16):
Finally went ahead and changed the image to match what it looks like everywhere else. There were a few more tiny changes I had made when I first made this available to purchase as a print but never updated the image here on DeviantArt. So the version you see now is the final final version once and for all!

More than four years later and this mural is still being discovered and well-received, and I can't thank you guys enough~ I'm glad so many people like it.

Which brings me to my next point: Kirby's big 25th is right around the corner, and I may have something in mind to celebrate that~ Stay tuned.
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Given 2012-09-01
Kirby's 20th Anniversary by ~torkirby ( Suggested by Raidiance and Featured by Lyricanna )
:iconamandap99:
Now. First off let me say that this drawing is just simply awesome, and that's an understatement. I'm very jealous of your awesome art skills, i would NEVER be able to pull of a drawing like this one.I really like this drawing, and i'm SUPER EXTREMLY impressed by it. Some of the things even made me laugh (Espicially the Kirby's return to dreamland one") I really liked the speedpaint too. I can easily tell you worked very hard on this, you should be proud (i know i would be). Everything looks just pure awesome. I also love the freaking out Bio-Spark at the bottom :XD: 02 looks so awesome.

So yea.....this drawing is very awesome.
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:iconnintendo-fighter:
I can say that this is, without doubt, your crowning achievement as an artist. This masterpiece pretty much sums up the whole Kirby series for everyone. My favorite part of this is how each "game" varies. Some are more happy and easy going, while some seem more serious. Some look pretty hectic, while others are just plain silly and light hearted. It all meshes together so beautifully, that I don't really see anything wrong with this picture. So congratulations! this picture rocks and you rock. You have done an astounding job with this picture. I can bet this'll be pretty hard to top, huh? Shows that you'll just have to work that much harder!
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:icongoforaperfect2010:
GoForAPerfect2010 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017   Artist
You could do a continuation of this including the three games released the time since (Triple Deluxe, Rainbow Curse, and Planet Robobot)
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:iconsaxdude26:
Saxdude26 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Words cannot fathom how amazing this artwork is.
The detail, the completeness, the overall tribute and consistency.

It's breathtaking, overwhelming, and just so gosh darn cute. Top marks, through and through.
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:iconguardian-of-legends:
Guardian-of-Legends Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So nice to see this on my messages again!
Any plans to update this with Triple Deluxe/Planet Robobot characters? That would be sweet!
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:icontorkirby:
Torkirby Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
No plans. This picture is solely for the games that came out in the first 20 years. TD and PR came afterwards.
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:iconguardian-of-legends:
Guardian-of-Legends Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh, alright. Just curious that's all.
I'm sure that whatever ideas you come up with for your next Anniversary project will be just as awesome!
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:iconthunder-the-coyote:
Thunder-the-Coyote Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Brace yourselves for next year, folks!
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:iconshayreep:
Shayreep Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is still really fucking cool
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:iconbunny-kirby:
Bunny-Kirby Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought you were dead! What's your opinion on this year's Kirby game(and the previous year's)?
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:icontorkirby:
Torkirby Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
They're great! I liked Planet Robobot especially. Might post some thoughts sometime :>
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:iconnazh3:
nazh3 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
<3!
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:iconilaynimni123:
ilaynimni123 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Do my eyes betray me? Because it is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen!
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:iconethanandjoey:
EthanAndJoey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
You need to make one in 2017 it's his 25th anaversery
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:iconstarmaster2003:
StarMaster2003 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Wow this is very nice! :dummy:
lol dedede is on meta :rofl:
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:iconswagmaniv:
SwagmanIV Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
Maybe you can extend this for Kirby's 25th!
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:iconjosemhc:
JoseMHC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
I saw this first at a Kirby forum, it was in the front page! Too bad the forum is dead now :( But I found this! :D
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:iconmatibono:
matibono Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
make a draw of kirby right back at ya
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:iconmatibono:
matibono Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
cool
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:iconfabulous-gumdrop:
Fabulous-Gumdrop Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016   Digital Artist
This Amazing!
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:iconthecopyuniversetcu:
TheCopyUniverseTCU Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
this is beautiful.
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:iconmewthekitten:
MewTheKitten Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit this is better than any art i've ever seen
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:iconliaunaspa:
LiaunaSpa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Red kirby: AHHH GREEN! PINK! YELLOW! HELP HALPPP DIS ENEMY IS GONNA KISS MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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:iconjoshua-san0:
Joshua-san0 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Student Writer
This so amazing, I like how all the parts of the picture connect and flow into each other as well as all the other little details.  This is an excellent mural for the super tough pink puff's 20th anniversary.
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:icondaevlionbelmont:
DaevlionBelmont Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
I... am awestruck by the attention to detail of this masterpiece. :o All of Kirby's adventures in one single work of art. The colors, the expressions, the texture on the EPIC YARN!!! Truly an amazing work! :D
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:icondernosada:
DerNosada Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant lovely piece! Especially for the hardcore fans, nice upload Torkirby. :la:
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:icongame4brains:
game4brains Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
24 years of never having a single bad game; I'm impressed!
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:iconkirby:
kirby Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Too many.
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:iconliaunaspa:
LiaunaSpa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Your chocolate says
shut the fack up
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:iconbrunojander:
BrunoJander Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
Amazing!!! :D
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:icons2korpio:
s2korpio Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Saw this mural drawing on your Youtube channel. As a fan of Kirby, I can't help but smile during the 20-minute video. Thank you.
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:iconjlanglet:
jlanglet Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Outstanding!
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:iconmarioandsonic2000:
MarioAndSonic2000 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Awesome!:D 
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:iconkirphie:
Kirphie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's amazing. ^-^
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:iconnawor3565:
Nawor3565 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Hey there! Do you ever think you might update this once Robo Planet comes out to include stuff from Triple Deluxe and RP? Because that would be amazing!
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:iconheartpuffy23:
HeartPuffy23 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This art is Kawaii :3
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:iconkirbyfan1512:
KirbyFan1512 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Perfect!!! 
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:iconpurplemyst22:
PurpleMyst22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, it's just amazing
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:icondewinthesky:
dewinthesky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Student Artist
holy crap, you outdid yourself! what an incredible piece!
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:iconmc-gemstone:
MC-Gemstone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww it's pretty 0w0
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:icondinokirby:
Dinokirby Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student Artist
I can't compete with this!  

Inside out - Disgust is done (emote) 
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:icondarkraihero06:
DarkraiHero06 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I cannot say anything! It's so glorious!
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:iconblueglacier:
BlueGlacier Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Now this picture brings memories of all the fun I had with Kirby!  The colors are really vibrant, and the designs of the characters are really smooth.
Your Dream Land 2 depiction reflects the sadness and loneliness that can result from unfinished business, yet can be exciting because you get to ride fierce yet friendly animals and learn new tricks with some of Kirby's powers.
The Return to Dream Land part is also brilliant because the backgrounds that are shown throughout the adventure inspire a sense of traveling far from home, knowing how you have friends to help you out.
Needless to say, you are quite a pro at drawing Kirby.  I'm sure he will continue to impress me for years to come, Triple Deluxe surely did.
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:iconmintwillow:
MintWillow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just..a so beautiful
I can stare this for weeks.
..it is so gorgeous..
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:iconcuddlesaurus21:
cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness, this is AMAZING! :wow: I could look at it for hours!
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:iconreimbowkawaii:
reimbowkawaii Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic and good work
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:iconhaywiretornado:
HaywireTornado Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kirby's 20th Anniversary was in 2005.

I found a error, mate.
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:iconmetaknight117:
MetaKnight117 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
O:
AWESOMELY AMAZING
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:iconthesandbagman:
TheSandbagMan Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
:icon02plz:
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:iconjamyrin:
JamyRin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OMG *-* 
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:iconspyrothe111:
Spyrothe111 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
Fantastic! :happybounce:
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