The joyful cartoon tone of Sam Rennocks' illustrations often belies the sinister things going on inside them. Sure, he does a sweet rendition of his Commander Shepard or a happy-go-lucky astronaut, but his illustrations inspired by The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania and other games are filled with dismembered bodies. And that's before we get into the horror the Mario brothers encounter when they stumble across a team of ghostly Boos.
You can follow Rennocks' art at his blog, but if it's his video game work you dig, head over to 16bitfury, the Tumblr he maintains with fellow gaming fan artist James Loram. They post a new piece of gaming fan art each week, and they seem to always have something fun up their sleeves.