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Topic: Super Mario Mural! Now with Pics and VIDEO!  (Read 23198 times)
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« on: May 09, 2005 08:41:04 PM »

NEW! I added the video to YouTube.  You can all see the entire process here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ujly3afmjdA

I made this for my video project (at least that was my excuse).  I did the entire thing in 3 days, one for priming and two for painting.  I spraypainted the entire thing using tape to mark off areas.  I video taped the entire process, so I can post some of the in progress photos if you are curious.

Some photos are stills from my video, so they aren't digital camera sharp.

I think the brick is my favorite, kinda Mondrian-like. (sorry, been studying art history all night for my final)

Here are the various stages of work.  I used tiny pics because I usually have dial-up and I feel for all you out there like me.  I can post bigger ones if necessary or desired.  I kept most of the mural covered while I was working on it, because I didn't want to give away the suprise ending for the video (and they were suprised!).

Priming the wall (very important!):

First layer for the brick floor (cream); already taped off the black outline for the pipe (half covered):

Taping off the black area for the brick (tedious as hell):

Spraying the pipe and brick black:

Spraying the pipe light green:

Already taped and now spraying the pipe dark green:

Drawn, taped and now spraying Mario brown:

Taped and now spraying Mario red (and getting my caffiene fix--very vital to the process):

The stages not seen are me drawing out Mario, taping off all the areas, spraying the brick red, and then a light spraying of brown over it, and spraying the cream layer of Mario.

I've been toying with the idea of streaming my video online, but I'm not sure how and not sure if I want to...anyone have experience with this?

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2005 01:45:42 AM »

that is beyond awesome!

seriously, old school nintendo rocks
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2005 02:16:09 AM »

awesome!!   i love it.  please do post more pictures of the process!  i would really like to do something like this, but pac man or something.  very cool... Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2005 02:45:25 AM »

That is so cool. I like it alot and I loved ninetendo.  Anyone remeber the duck hunting game?
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2005 12:55:09 PM »

that is RAD!

As far as i'm concerned, you need no excuse to paint an old skewl mario mural on your wall!

seriously? like, seriously.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2005 05:43:00 PM »

Hehe, thanks for the comments.  I was split on which game to put up, but then I decided classic mario was the way to go.  I sat and played (yes, my NES still works...mostly) for part of the video....I miss playing my old games.  I need to get my friends over one night to use my old powerpad, that thing still is the coolest accessory ever.

And I updated with pics of the actual painting, just for dspaz.

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2005 12:11:05 PM »

You did such an amazing job! Mario is my all*time favorite game....I get so into it,one day I'm gonna have a heart attack while playing it!

Anyone remeber the duck hunting game?

Yes I do! We had it on the same game cartrige thing as Mario! Our Nintendo quit working years ago but I think we still have the gun you use to shoot the ducks.....
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2005 06:15:55 PM »

if only i loved nintendo as much as my boyfriend does [i grew up on sega g, what whatttt]. i should definitely show this to him--he'd get a kick out of it.

you did a wonderful job. man oh man, do i want to recreate that in my own home.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2005 06:26:21 PM »

Your mural looks awesome!  Someday I'll stop renting and be allowed to paint my walls... Smiley


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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2005 01:31:45 PM »

EEK!  I love it!  Grin

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