People are paying to have their favorite pop culture icons immortalized in drawings, painting, and illustrations. Of course, you do need to have artistic ability (but hey, you can always call it ‘abstract’).
According to Life Lounge, “There’s a whole lot of 20 somethings out there with disposable income to thrown around. They’ll pay BIG BUCKS for an ironic portrait of Sesame St, Saved by the Bell, 1970s cigarette advertisements, whatever.”
One prospering fan art maker is Dirk Erik Schulz, who has created artworks featuring the Mario Bros series. Click through the gallery to see his work!