Super Mario Odyssey - Third Anniversary Fan Art
Third anniversary fan art of the Nintendo Switch game Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey and the Mario franchise in general means a lot to me, so I made fan artwork celebrating the game's third anniversary back in 2020!
The style was inspired by Shigehisa Nakaue, the current 2D artist at Nintendo for the Mario series. The way he brings life to the characters is fun, so I wanted to try and replicate it.
Three variants of a background with grass, mountains, and trees. The world receives new background elements over time, adding a touch of surrealism.
These backgrounds were made for a game jam I participated in with a friend.
The theme of the game jam revolved around strange power ups, giving us the idea of "when the player gains an ability, so does the world."
This is reflected as the background gets new additions in each level; seemingly random objects with no reason to be there. The aesthetics were inspired by surrealism or absurd artwork.