This Artist Reimagined Iconic Nintendo Characters As Beautiful Mayan Paintings
Somebody just 1UP'd their art game.
Artist Sita Navas from Tucson, Arizona reimagined iconic Nintendo Smash Bros. characters as Mayan paintings, drawing inspiration from the ancient Mesoamerican art style.
Characters include Pacman, Samus, Mario, Ganondorf, Pikachu, Mega Man, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Star Fox, Kirby, Villager, and Donkey Kong.
"The project started about two years ago when my sister and I were putting together a video game themed group show in her gallery," Navas told BuzzFeed.
"It felt like getting punched in the face as images went racing through my head of how I could combine one of my favorite childhood games with the intricate, beautiful art of the Mayan culture."
"I have been a long time fan of the Smash Bros. series, starting with the N64 all the way up to the Wii U. Games in general were a huge part of my childhood."
These retro video game masterpieces were painted on wooden panels using acrylic paint.
Smaller pieces took up to 15 hours to complete, while larger ones took about 40+ hours.
Navas plans on giving all 50+ Smash Bros. characters the Mayan art treatment, but "that will take quite awhile."
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