Last one! This is a closer look at one of the editorial illustrations I did for the Kick Punch Block zine that I did the cover for a while back. Had a lot of fun with these! You can still order the issue from MagCloud ([link])
I'm not entirely sure how the idea entered my head, but I remember thinking about the Mario Bros. movie that came out back in the 90's and thinking, "y'know what, it was pretty bad, but at least they got the costumes right!" But then I got to looking into it and, well... they were close, I guess. Then I got to wondering what it would look like if the "real" Mario bros. had those outfits on, and here we are. The shoes gave the most trouble, since it's actually pretty tricky to find decent reference pictures of them.
I decided to keep Luigi's moustache, since I don't think he'd look right without it. I also decided to keep the gloves, even though they don't have them in the movie, simply because I'm not sure what their hands should look like without them. I actually had the linework for this finished with Mario and Luigi and I got to talking to some people about the concept and I realized I wanted to try drawing some more characters in the film style, especially Toad. Well, actually, I wanted to do a goomba, but I was having a hell of a time thinking of how to draw the limbless goombas wearing a suit, until I remembered that Toad got turned into a goomba in the film, so that really simplified things. I decided to go with a yellow yoshi, since the one int he movie was basically a light orange.
After three...ish days. It's finished. I've successfully combined my love of all things Mario with all things Left4Dead.
Bowser- Tank Rosalina- Witch Wario - Boomer Donkey Kong-Charger Lakitu- Jockey Birdo- Spitter Koops - Hunter Yoshi - Smoker And of course the four survivors- Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad. Guest starring Toadette as an uncommon common!