Making Mario

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

For those curious ones here is the render i found online that i based the Mario image off of:


As you can see, the hat texture was the part that i kinda got lazy on. :) I didn't save any of the reference pictures I got the textures from but I was able to track this one down again, I used a bunch from this photo I found from a costume store online:



Mainly around the ears, some from under the eyes. The stubble on the chin was from a picture of John McEnroe and the nose texture was from some old guy, i forget where.

So yeah, basically this is just glorified cutting and pasting :) I admit it.

29 comments:

Random J said...

Don't put your shit down as just glorified copy and pasting. That shit looks 100% professional. It takes time and dedication to copy and paste as good as you did to make that Mario face. It's bloody awesome. Creepy...but awesome! Nintendo need to hit you up and work that in an ad campaign.

Great stuff! :D

I cannot WAIT to see your Homer Simpson...

Carlos Mal Pacheco said...

I also think that you should get money and fame out of this talent you have. good luck and good job!

Anonymous said...

Very cool

Anonymous said...

For a second, I thought that dude in the moustache was supposed to be the "Homer"

Phew!

PS: Where the hell is HOMER?!?!?! :)

great work man.

Monkey said...

Hey it's glorified copying and pasting as much as the work of the great masters is glorified moving some pigment around on a canvas with a brush!
It's the creativity and vision that make it awesome :)

Anonymous said...

Hello, congrats on the image. It's really amazing. I'm a videogame journalist, and my magazine would like to use your image of Super Mario. I found no other way to contact you, so could you please email me at gnmbrito at yahoo dot com? Or post an email we can contact you to, please. It's kinda urgent also. Again, congratz. Thnx :)

Gonçalo Brito

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Anonymous said...

Still takes talent and still looks cool... don't down yourself bro. Keep 'em coming.

Toph said...

10 bucks says that the "real" Homer Simpson will give me nightmares.

BronzeArmor said...

I am still amazed at how awesome your picture is. If you could do Luigi and Mario together that would be one of the coolest pictures ever! I like the detail in Mario's stubble and he looks older once you've added the wrinkles around his eyes...lol
That is a true Italian Plumber right there!!!

This blogspot may have recently started, but when you have art this amazing word spreads fast. I already told all of my friends about this picture and I heard about it through a friend.

Keep up the good work man. Excellent!

Tim said...

excellent ! bravo !

classicparamountcartoons said...

Mario was really creepy.


But if you make a 3D verision of this obscure cartoon character, I'd get a "kreepy" kick out if it:
http://bp1.blogger.com/_iugexeWqLbs/Rn16FlqU-BI/AAAAAAAAA58/8D91fIOxr1s/s1600-h/PDVD_268.jpg

Rubia said...

very nice,
Rubia Melo, BRAZIL

Simmons said...

Nice... already getting business offers.

Anonymous said...

"So yeah, basically this is just glorified cutting and pasting :) I admit it." And yet we still love you. This is still skill, no matter how you cut it.(pun intended.

Tryand said...

Even as copy pasting that looks great, it's not much different than what I would do when making a texture map for a model but mine don't usually look that nice heh, might be my sucky models doing that though.

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geo said...

this is really really great! i love it!

Anonymous said...

Mario looks great. Not that i can do better, trust me I'm not complaining but if I had to criticize a few things, besides as you pointed out, the hat... I'd have to say that the eyes are off somehow. It looks composited in a different layer, so the lighting isn't quite right. Other than that, Mario just looks old and sad. Why all the gray hair and wrinkles? Keep up the great work, the Homer you did was incredible!

Anonymous said...

The cartoon looks more determined. I think it's the pointy eyebrows. You're already a semi-legend for this, keep it up!

Rory said...

Suggestion:

Peter from family guy

RnB said...

I like this mario actually quite a bit. It's better than your Homer. The Homer one feels a bit strange to me. Mario just looks a bit too much like a keebler elf. I think mario shouldn't have stubble though. Everything else is good on this one.

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keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

Looks great, bou I think you should shave him a little :)

Anonymous said...

wow you are good!

TekBoi said...

I wondering if you could send me a high-res version for printing?

I want that in my room.

Jkool13 said...

It looks great!

emiliano said...

isn's that picture from kingkong?

-=[shon]=- said...

your so pretty awesome men.. (^_^), the best digital artist i've known so far.. (^_^) you'll be my inspiration in making arts (^_^)

Anonymous said...

You should make a life like game!

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