Craig Mullin has redesigned Mario in a way that is probably influenced by Medieval aesthetics, but I get a serious Demon/Dark Souls vibe from this artwork. Imagine Mario in the realm of one of those games, making campfires and dying at every corner.Mario, in my opinion, could use a drastic makeover that would be similar to that.
I then started thinking that this would be a great jump-off point, visually, for Nintendo to craft a new Mario RPG. Bowser could be made into an actual dragon and Mario could use shouts to take down enemies. Wait a minute...
You can check out Craig's other work on his Deviant Art page.
What would your RPG Mario do?