Mario 3 Wall and Final Fantasy Freezer

I just got back from a camping trip this morning, so rather than spend the morning building things with bricks, I decided to continue on my kick of painting things.

Right off I decided to paint my favorite Mario 3 character onto a basement wall: Angry Sun!

I found a wall that was looking pretty empty in my basement. It’s a section I consider the “media and networking” room, so most people just walk through it like a hallway without even turning on a light. So I want large, broad strokes. I also played a bit with inverse colors. The intended effect is that you come through the room and Angry Sun is watching you angrily.

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Fun!

First I taped, then I painted.

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While the first round of paint was drying, I decided to spruce up my downstairs freezer. I had purchased some awesome Final Fantasy characters from a local gaming shop and they didn’t look quite at home on a regular fridge. Luckily, RPGs have a classicly simply interface. For now I just did the backgrounds and the piping. I’m going to get some of those word magnets for the fight commands and let people switch them out.

I taped and painted.

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I think it turned out ok, I may add a layer of drop-shadow. It’s going to be fun when I get the words (perhaps later today!)

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After the first round of paint had dried on the basement wall, I removed the tape and painted a yellow circle for the angry sun. I tried to place it right where the light from the stairs casts a ray into the room.

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I removed all of the original tape, then gave a few strokes of black to give the impression of black (and angry eyeballs). I ended up covering the pupils with shiny paint, which gives a better effect in person than it does on camera.

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I then decided I needed to hide away all that networking equipment. I found a nice (cheap) curtain at the Japanese dollar store (daiso) that seemed about right.

Here’s how it looks when you walk up with the lights off.

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And when you turn them on.

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I’ll probably sprinkle in a few characters and some sand texture now and again, but for now I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

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