I went through the process last week of updating all of my environment artwork (tilesets and backgrounds) because everything that had been there was made very quickly and there wasn't much to it. During this process, I thought that I really needed to set a tone for this game and what it should look like. I decided to take influence from Kirby's Adventure, which has been one of my favorite games growing up and still remains one of my favorite games. I especially loved the art and style that game had and I wanted to emulate it. This work isn't an exact clone of that and I'll be taking my own spin on things of course, but I thought it was a good influence.
Below is a video as well as a set of images showcasing all of the new artwork. I'd love get feedback on these updates and hear any thoughts you have on it!
I made a video of me playing through the game with all of the updated artwork.
And of course, here are several screenshots of the updated artwork as well: