While perusing through the interwebs for art that agrees with me for my next installment of 'Like! Like?: Art edition', I came across the artwork of one, Mark Henry of Berlin (or Anjinanhut as he goes by on DeviantArt.com) and, after a further investigating, I was certain there was no way I could fit ALL the brilliant works he had created into a post as well as 20 or 30 other artists work so I decided he deserved a post all his own! His entire body of work is most impressive but, the ones that called out to me the most were of video game characters that I grown up with. New renditions of Earthworm Jim, Mega Man, and the Mario Bros. were just a few of the many characters that seemed alive on his post page mingling together, separately, on backgrounds of baby blue. I hope the new detail given to each puts a smile on your face as it did on mine. Enjoy and be sure to also check out the rest of his work over at DeviantArt by clicking here
First up Mega Man...or Rock Man as he's known in Japan....
....Sonic the Hedgehog
...The Super Mario Bros. moonlighting as LuchaLibre wrestlers....
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Splatterhouse's Rick champions the cause of a Shy Guy pal....
The Tombraider Saga's Lara Croft...
|'THAT CROFT GIRL'|
Banjo & Kazooie from Nintendo 64!
Mayor Mike Haggar of 'Final Fight' fame
Streetfighter's Colonel William Guile in action...
|'SONIC FCKING BOOM'|
|'LADIES IT'S THE DUKE'|
|'FROM DONKEY TO KING'|
Link of 'The Legend of Zelda' collection...
Sonic the Hedgehog's buddy, Knuckles
|'CHILDHOOD HEROES 4'|
Gears of War soldier, Marcus Fenix...
|'FENIX FROM THE ASHES'|
|'CRASH AH HAAAAAA'|
The Morrigan and the characters of 'Darkstalkers'
Don't let the names throw you, those are Billy Lee and Jimmy Lee of 'Double Dragon' fame!
|'BIMMY AND JIMMY'|
One of my favorites, 'Ghouls & Ghosts' and 'Ghost & Goblins' hero, Arthur.
and Streetfighter's Akuma...
Ugh...and how could I forget Bonk! Oh, how I miss my TurboGrafx-16!
If you enjoyed these, again, feel free to click the link (or if you need his help you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org) and take a gander at all the other stuff he's got in his repitoire but I'll be sure to let a few other pieces, not seen today, mingle in with my next 'Like! Like?: Art Edition sith some of the other great artists I've stumbled upon this month. That is, if they choose to play nice with them. Game over!