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The 8 Bits of Subcon - Super Mario Bros. 2

12x18 print of this available on my store here!… << PRINT PRINT!

So, I wanted to do a Mario piece... what better to do it on both one of my favorite Mario games and also one of my favorite games of all time! Super Mario Bros 2 (Doki Doki Panic). I get a little sad at how generic the Mario series has gotten over the years compared to the original games. I know its a bit of nostalgia, but I think a lot of passion/creativity is missing from Mario as of late. For this piece, I wanted to do a limited tone piece just set to the colors of the original NES/Famicom release of the game. There is something about keeping everything thing so limited that really made the world jump out to me.

I decided to call this the 8 Bits of Subcon since it represents a lot of the enemies found in the game, which are known as the 8 Bits. Subcon is the world the characters enter in the game. The background kind of mish-mashes the look of a few levels found in the game. Mario 2 is a very vertical-orientated game compared to others in the Mario series, so I wanted that to be reflected in the piece as well.

Anywho, hope you guys enjoy the piece! Be sure to check out the Radio Gosha Facebook page as well if you are into my stuff as I update it pretty frequently.
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Lady-Bluestreak's avatar
Probably my favourite Super Mario Bros. 2 fan art ever.
MissGameandWatch's avatar
AHA! I met you at seattle retro gaming expo this year I bought ur last print of this, and bought ur puyo figure, man ur work is amazing!!
Shit, I love it!
You shouldn't save your images as JPGs. JPGs degrade the quality of images to get smaller file sizes. Your artwork would look better if you saved it as PNGs. And resaving a JPG as a PNG doesn't reverse it; it has to be saved as a PNG from the beginning. Also, they don't scale up or down very well.
stx-tricky's avatar
Amazing. This was my phones wallpaper for over a year :) 
SuperMarioFan65's avatar
Cute. I love this game.
Lwiis64's avatar
Wow! Very trippy. Love the colors! And also love the fact that it emphasizes the vertical platforming the game focused on. Great job!
squidward-kun's avatar
OMG thats adorable! :3 
wondermanrules's avatar
This is fantastic! I love that you used the original game color pallet and the vertigo effect the perspective gives is awesome :iconclapplz:
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Tetravirus's avatar
Wow! This is absolutely amazing.

Saw this in one of the preview shots for the Kickstarter page of the NES Visual Compendium and HAD to find out who made it. (So glad the words "super mario bros 2 perspective art" in google worked, haha)

Now excuse me while I go look at your entire gallery now
newsketches's avatar
Fine day for mayoring, if I do say myself!
Jackson93's avatar
OMG, this look soooooo AWESOME!!!! :D :D
TjsWorld2011's avatar
That looks great.
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Greatgodofmineworld's avatar
I love dis. the lines and colors are so smooth and just looks great.
Hyde209's avatar
This is great! I love the vertical feel 😄
This looks great! That being said, you shouldn't save your images as JPGs. JPG is a low quality format. As good as this looks (and it looks amazing), it would look even better if you had instead saved it as a PNG. Do you still have this drawing saved as an unfinished project file on your computer? If you do, could you please open it back up, save it as a PNG, and re-upload it?
Aleksandae's avatar
oh wow interesing
LittleKunai's avatar
this one is very unique I got a little dizzy looking up
babychilliam's avatar
So cute. 100% sure this is going to my favorites.
Ry-Spirit's avatar
very well drawn!
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zjblue's avatar
REALLY LOVE IT!! Heart +fav 
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