I'm really, really liking how this turned out.
I like it even better when I compare it to Mario vs. The Heavy. I still love that piece but it seems almost crude in comparison and the improvement is quite palpable.
But anyway, it's Mario and The Pyro from the amazing Team Fortress 2 (officially my most played game ever) fighting in cp_coldfront which, as far as stages go, seemed the most appropriate. Still going with the Fire Suit/RED vs. BLU motif here and I'll continue to use it for all TF2 characters (because I WILL get to all of them eventually). I'm not to crazy about how I keep repeating the "Mario in foreground, other character in background" layout but I'm definitely starting to think more about composition instead of just putting two floating characters in a void.
Now it's time to catch-up on some commissions...
Progress animation here: [link]BLOG - TWITTER - COMMISSIONS