Jimiyo Draws Mario and Link Artfully But Constrained to Jagged Shapes

By: Jason Soy - Published: Sep 12, 2011 • References: jimiyo.deviantart & geektyrant
These Jimiyo Mario and Link illustrations are both awe-inspiring and somewhat creepy to look at. After all, Jimiyo decided to illustrate the two iconic video game characters in a realistic manner, but still trap the protagonists to the confines of their original 8-bit shapes. This leaves the pair looking extremely deformed, though it makes for extremely impressive art.

I can't even look at Jimiyo's illustration of Link without a smile on my face as the expression plastered on his visage is already hilarious, but its funniness factor is amplified due to his contorted proportions.

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