Saturday, January 24, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Climbing"


  For this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Climbing" I went Mario.  I have a Wii system that we (my wife and two kids) love to play Mario Kart on.  We probably play it way too much- but what-cha gonna do?  Anyway I guess  I have Mario on the brain.  This illo is a shout out to my illustration buddy James "Jimbo" Elston.  Jimbo does the coolest Marios.  I'm still in retro-world so I took it in that direction.   It was done in Illustrator and Photoshop and took about 4.5 hours.  

25 comments:

leolietje said...

Great image, much more realistic than the original ;)

Pia Johansson said...

Yes, very retro, and nice! Interesting to hear how long it took you to do too!

Aron Renee said...

I love all of your illustrations.
This is one is so good. I like all of the retro illustrations you've been doing lately. Nice Work :)

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

Hey! Very nice! Terrific take on the theme AND an old classic game!

Michael said...

Ha! Great work! I love Donkey Kong...I still need to download it to my Wii, along with the older Mario Brothers games.

Roberta said...

I like this retro kick... Great colors too!

Matthew Smith said...

love, love, love, love, LOVE this illo!!! great work!!

Malachi Ward said...

Great style. I love how it looks like paper cut outs

Dusik said...

i just love this style. very nice
other pics too!

Ray Ferguson said...

Great Illustration as always.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Mario is like the best!!! I heart this illustration too Scott. You can live in Retro land forever cause everything you do works!!! This is wonderful. As for your lady, she doesn't need help she needs JESUS!!!! he he he great illo.

Beth said...
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James Elston said...

oh shut up scooter. You did not. you shouted me out.
thanks scootybones. Very very nice illo. I am loving your style these days yo.
j.

e wainscott said...

Well I obviously like your style....because this is about the third week that I have come across your work! This one is REALLY fun...kudos!!
Just might be my favorite so far!
Nice work!

Bron Smith said...

I like your retro style.

tp said...

Very cool! I used to play this version on the first hand-held.

Dan Moynihan said...

Nice! Made me laugh.

psychopooch said...

i love the retro spin on Mario and the princess. very nice!

Amy C said...

another cool one - I way prefer your retro Mario

David Kow said...

i love the concept!!!!

Tracy said...

Wow! I haven't visited your blog (or anyone's for that matter) in a while! I LOVE all the work you've been doing! The retro look is AWESOME! I'll be sure to check back sooner for more great work :)

Tomás Serrano said...

Very nice again!!!

Chris Kennett said...

Great job! That Mariokart Wii is a lot of fun I must admit.

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Awesome. Great story, graphic style and colors. Love the character design too.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks Scott!!!! You really made my day my friend. I thank you so much for wonderful encouragement! I really need it at this time. God knows exactly what you need and who to send too, (big smile) ! Thanks again. You are always my Brother!
Peace and Blessing!!!!