Mario Goes West

Yeeeehaww!!! I enjoyed every second of this piece!  The boys and I have made time to play through some of the classic Nintendo games recently.  The art style used in Yoshi Island is easily one of the most playful and creative choices in the collection.  I also came across a sketch done by Dave Montes awhile back and never got around to using it for a line study until now.  I immediately envisioned a Cowboy style Mario riding a more dino Yoshi and it was too hard to resist.  Add the appeal of bright colors in the background and a sponge effect to finish off the work…simply funtastic!