During one of the Super Mario Odyssey segments at the Nintendo Treehouse event at E3 2017, Mario was able to take control of a certain tree in the Deep Woods section of the Steam Gardens level. The tree’s visual appearance is a reference to the design of the trees from Level 3-1 of Super Mario 3D World, shown below.
Another commission courtesy of @diggerdagger, this time to feed the hype train for Odyssey! He just wanted something Mario, so I thought about what I enjoy most about Mario and figured I’d shove as many power ups and helpers from as many games as I could without overcrowding everything~ NES fireballs, SNES feather, N64 wing cap, Gamecube Fludd, Wii Baby Luma, Wii U raccoon tail (okay, yes, that’s a Mario 3 powerup but it came back in the 3D Land/World games and is more iconic than the cat suit so… counting it) and the upcoming cap from Odyssey! And star sparkles/rainbow too~
Don’t actually think I’ve ever drawn Mario before. Glad that oversight’s been corrected! Thanks again, @diggerdagger!