I came across this cool dot-matrix rendition of Mario over on Etsy this morning. Using an original technique the artists refer to as “DOTRIX”, it’s a really unique method for presenting video game (and other pop culture) art.
Created by the husband and wife art team of Final Score Products, DOTRIX Mario combines canvas, wood, acrylic, metallic trim and artist’s ink to create its cool dot-matrix effect. The image is made from hundreds of dots of color on canvas, covered with an individual melted clear or colored acrylic dot to create a textured, glossy effect.
The artists then trim each canvas with a special silver-metallic foil, so it doesn’t need a frame. Each handmade piece takes as much as 75 hours to complete from start to finish.
DOTRIX art is available in 8×10 and 22×30 sizes, and Mario is just one of the pieces currently available in their Etsy shop (personally, I might have to get my hands on Monopoly’s Rich Uncle Pennybags). Custom designs are also available.