Friday, November 16, 2012

Our Super Duper Super Mario Bros. Halloween! Part 2: Pumpkins and Peach and Mario put-your-face-in-and-take-a-picture things...

And we're back with more on how to make these:

What you'll need:
  • So, first of all, you'll need one large, tall box. Our boxes measured about 3-4 feet tall. Yes, it's on the short side for adults, but we figured that children would be interested in these more than adults anyway.
  • Picture references 
  • Assorted primary color acrylic paints
  • Assorted size paint brushes
  • A pencil
  • A Sharpie
  • A box cutter and/or X-ACTO knife
  • Your creative artistic skills!
First, gather your pictures. Again, I've provided on this post the pictures we used so that you won't have to search for them, but you can always do other ones if you want.

 The lovely Princess Peach!

 Mario: Hee-YA! 

Basically, it's pretty straightforward. I just drew the picture first with pencil, and then went over it with a Sharpie. Of course, there's no need to draw the face since you will be cutting that out anyhow. After that, paint everything accordingly. You will most likely have to mix up some of your paint to get a skin tone color. I mixed some white, yellow, and red together. I honestly can't say how much of each I did, but what I would suggest is just mixing a little of each and see what you come up with. :)

 After your masterpiece is painted, go over it all with Sharpie again to give it that finished and defined look. 

Once you've got that all done, take a break to admire how awesome you are. You deserve it. ;)

Then, take the box cutter/X-ACTO knife, and cut out the face, and you're done!

 "I am the Princess!"

What a ham... ;)

Now, if you'd like to do the pumpkins, there really isn't much instruction for those, so I'll just list what you'll need and give you the pictures I designed them after.

You'll need:
  • Two pumpkins (or more if you want more characters like Toad, a turtle, etc.)
  • Picture references 
  • Assorted primary color acrylic paints
  • Assorted size paint brushes
  • A pencil
  • A Sharpie
  • Your creative and artistic skills! (Funny, this one seems to be so essential...)

My Yoshi turned out just a little different, but basically the same.

King BOO!!!

So there are your pictures, and as before, I would draw your picture first in pencil, then in Sharpie, paint, and then go over again with Sharpie. 

And there you are! :D

Princess Peach Picture:
Mario Picture:
Yoshi Picture:
King Boo Picture:

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