Dinosaur Land my favorite of all the Mario realms of olde!
Something about the size of this place, the bright colors, the cartoony music and the strange new elements impressed me like no other game quite has since.
One thing that always fascinated me what was at the top of that waterfall coming down the mountain?
It took me years and years to find every goal in this game, and till the very end I hoped a secret path would lead to the top. Of course, one never did but that was the beauty of this game. It could keep you guessing. And that meant a real, literal sense of exploration, not unlike that experienced in Super Mario 64 six years later.
Well, that turned into more of a reminiscer than I intended, but so be it SMW was a good game! This kinda started out as a sketch of Yoshi, and the background just sprang up behind im as I got into the theme. I actually had to do a lot of experimentation to get the background colored and shaded in a way that appealed to me. Lemme know how you think it turned out!
I tried to do a transparent background...hope it works...
Remember when I had that journal asking who everybody's favorite Mario characters were? It ended up being Luigi, Yoshi, and Bowser....I then said I'd draw a picture. Well, I forgot about it until this morning, so here it is!
This piece was commissioned, but the client's looks a bit different, and better... this was sort of an oopsy, but it was too cool to replace! So, here he is... Yoshi dolin' out headshots to defend the base from the nuke cart! Enjoy!