With Super Mario 3D Land for Nintendo 3DS, a tridimensional Mario is nothing new. What is new? A time-lapse video of the creation of a 3D Mario portrait depicted with sidewalk chalk. Painter Chris Carlson did a series of "street art" (in a studio) of striking 3D images, and he shared how laborious and precise the task is with a YouTube video that flashes through the 11-hour process.
Watch as Chris carefully handles his subject and brings Mario and an NES controller to life in the below video.