Hi, I'm Mushroom Zero Art. Online friends tend to call me "Mushroom" or "Zero."
I'm an artist and illustrator who has dabbled in SMB1 graphics hacking for years now, and I've created a couple of "redrawn" hacks for personal use in the past. After discovering the capabilities of MESEN and NES HD packs last year, I've been obsessed with the idea of creating an HD pack for SMB1 based on retro Mario art and merchandise. References include the cartoons, manual art, anime film, and gamepak packaging.
So far, the only issue with my plan is my lack of experience in creating these packs, but I have already started redrawing sprites, and wouldn't mind doing it again or making improvements. This thread will be a little diary to record my progress.
To start, here's a couple images. One is of a concept I had for the overall look of the pack, and the other is of the first batch of sprites I recreated. These are mainly based off of the 1986 animated film.