Minimalist Mario

Minimalist Mario

This project was inspired by a “contest” on a video game art forum, Spritestitch. It didn’t fare very well with the voters, but that’s ok. I made it for me and I’m really happy with it and proud of it! This is certainly a artistic version of minimalism. I love it when a character or idea can be represented with a few lines or simple color blocking. In this case, the piece is going to be hung by itself without context so I wanted to be a little more literal and choose an item or decoration from each character I wanted to represent. I was so into this project, I did a bad job of keeping up with project pictures, but I do have a few and I’m happy to share them. Step one was the design.  I wanted to use tricks I learned from the Ta-Dot! quilt project so I decided to reverse applique the circles. Sure, I could have just plain appliqued them, but I like the “windowed” effect of the reverse much better than straight up applique. In the spirit of minimal, I wanted to make sure there was as much negative space as used space. I didnt want a perfect pyramid thus the extra circle on the top left. I picked some of my favorite stars from the mario series and laid out my plan:   The first problem I ran into is the problem I always run into. I had an idea of what kind of fabric I wanted, but couldn’t find it in the colors and patterns that were in my head. I...