Mario Chess Pieces

A little project I had when I was in high school. I wanted to make a game set around Mario characters in a chess like setting. However, it isn’t exactly a game, I do love how these are turning out and are great practice for bigger things. If you have any critiques and suggestions, please let me know.

nice idea.
have you considered a little subtle colouring. just to enhance the features maybe?

Good work. The material on the dark piece looks to chocolatey. I think you should reduce hardness on the specular, and add some SSS.

So Not only did I fully make the Black set (though I might make alternate pieces where you can swap out character ala other Mario games), I added sss, however besides that I’m not as knowledgeable about detailed materials. Now I must work on the White set.