Monday, September 21, 2009

Big Mario Kart Collab-Start Your Engines

Almost a year ago I was invited to take part in this collaboration project that my good friend Dirk was throwing.

Its a collaboration done with over 40 of the finest artists you can find on DeviantART. Independent and people who already work in the industry came forth for the project from all over the world.

Based on Mario Kart, a series of go-kart-style racing video games developed by Nintendo as a series of spin-offs from its trademark Mario series of platformer adventure-style video games. Each chosen artist had the privilege to choose a driver and do their own rendition of the character.

Birdo is one of my favorite Nintendo characters, when I can't play as Bowser, Im Birdo. I finished this a couple days after he started the project back last October, so its really refreshing to be able to upload it.

After months of preparation it is finally viewable for the public!

Its an absolute MUST to full view the original picture and check out everyone's interpretations of each driver. Their all fantastic!

Driver artists:
Toad-Mike Jungbluth
Baby Mario-Patricio Betteo
Dry Bowser-Robb Mommaerts
Luigi-Dirk Erik Schulz
Funky Kong-Hugh Freeman
Yoshi-Henry R. Frew
King Boo-Grim-Amentia
Princess Peach-Makani
Baby Luigi-Adrián Pérez
Mario-Andrew Kauervane
Donkey Kong-Fubumeru
Baby Peach-Basakward
Waluigi-Dapper Dan
Bowser jr.-Erin Hunting
Bowser-Richard J. Smith
Dry Bones-Neilando
Diddy Kong-Becky Dreistadt
Wario-Zach Bellissimo
Toadette-Kyle A. Carrozza
Petey Piranha-Sam Mckenzie
Koopa Troopa -Mario González
Shy-Guy-Benjamin Anders
Para Troopa-Emma Särkelä
Rosalina -Der-shing Helmer
Baby Daisy -Chris E.
Lakitu-Sabrina Alberghetti

Background Characters:
Michael Perez
Emily Jayne Weber
Yves Bourgelas
Lindsay Smith
E. D. Thweatt
Adrian vom Baur
Psycho Time

I really hope that "I am 8bit" checks this out.

Thanks for creating this sweet project, Dirk!


Kali Fontecchio said...

That's crazy huge!!! Amazing!

Nico said...

The end result is just simply fantastic and blows my mind. I love everything about this, and you, Zach and Ben's characters really shine through. Wonderful job, Tara-tara!!

James said...

That is unbelievably awesome. Nice work with Birdo.

Tara Billinger said...

Kali & Nico-Thanks my lovelys!

I adored Ben's Shy guy. His was the only driver i didnt see until the revealing. And Zach's is still fantastic after all these months.

James-Thank ya kindly, James! She just came naturally since I love him so much. Haha