So, my wife is crushing her new job as a 9th grade English teacher! She does a great job of relating to her students, and recently wanted a way of relating to them even more. I used this as an opportunity to create some fun posters for her, using custom made Nintendo illustrations! These characters really do stand the test of time, and these were a ton of fun to work on! I tried to evoke the work of Yoichi Kotabe and other Nintendo illustrators to really nail down the style of the work I used to love as a kid. For my money, when I think of Mario et al., I always think of the beautiful done work by Kotabe. It’s an honor to attempt to replicate that style as an adult!

Characters were created using original drawings in the style of Nintendo illustrators, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda characters are owned by Nintendo.