Want to be a famous artist with hot bikini models and a Wikipedia page you didn’t write yourself? Easy. Just pick one pop culture reference from your childhood and draw / paint / illustrate it over and over again. There’s a whole lot of 20 somethings out there with disposable income to thrown around. They’ll pay BIG BUCKS for an ironic portrait of Sesame St, Saved by the Bell, 1970s cigarette advertisements, whatever.
Germany’s Dirk Erik Schulz (AKA ThemRock) opted to go with Nintendo’s Mario Bros series for his money making, fame getting, lady meeting. The guy’s being drawing Mario and Lugi for a minute now and his Deviant Art page is getting plenty of attention. Once the requisite I am 8-bit
collaboration comes around he’ll be rolling in cash and women.
More at www.themrock.deviantart.com