Fan Art versus Official Art

Title: Super Real Mario World
Artist: pixeloo

Above: We doubt that we’ll ever see Nintendo release anything like Pixeloo’s “real life” renditions of game and cartoon characters

Funny and morbid images like this…

Title: N/A
Artist: Bill Mudron

Above: Bill Mudron has done work for Disney, EGM, and Hudson. But he’s most famous for his off-the-wall fan art, like this depiction of what happens when Mario dies

And beautiful matte paintings with subtle digital tweaks like this…

Title: Mario World
Artist: Mikael “Orioto” Aguirre