8bit Ego artist Josh Summana, who recently shared a time-lapse video of his killer Donkey Kong painting, has clued me into a new piece as part of his "Heroes" line. If you haven't already, do check out his "Villains" line as well.
What struck me most about this particular piece is that sly, almost sinister smirk on Mario's face. And that piercing gaze! Why does it look like he's trying to skull f*ck your soul? Then I noticed the thumbs-down gesture and realized he's actually directing your gaze towards his plumber's snake. Who knows whose pipes he's plunged with his Roto-Rooter.
God, Mario is a creepy man.
"Mario" by Josh Summana [deviantART]