Hello there. Niero lured me with a promise of a free Wii (more of a forum contest) back in '06, and I've been here ever since. Although I come here almost everyday, I never posted/commented/blogged much. Just constantly lurking and whatnot. However, this year I would like change that, and be more involved again. Unless Destructoid ceases to exist, I don't think I'll ever be leaving.
and dug out the juicy innards to wear it as a war helmet.
It's actually intended for a themed dancing competition my friend is involved in. He's in charge of production and Bowser is supposed to be a key figure in a number. They couldn't find a head for rent at a decent price, so he commissioned me to make a Bowser head/helmet. Now they're only paying for materials and rental fee, so I get to keep it when they're done. At first I suggested Mikey's Bowser mask, because it was so simple and awesome, but he wanted a stronger, larger version. End result is this.
Used a Super Mario Galaxy model in Pepakura Designer to assemble as papercraft. Reinforced with fibreglass and Aqua Resin on the interior and Bondo to smooth it on the exterior. Slapped some acrylic paint on and stuffed some foam inside and called it a day. I'm not a professional, so I didn't have the proper workspace or good equipment (dremel saved my life) and took me a month and a half to finish. Despite all that, I think it turned out pretty good.
Well like the titles says. Slept only 10 hours total since it midnight launch. Overall it was really good, but near the end of the story it kind of lost its hook. The ending didn't feel satisfying enough. I wish there was more to the end. Man, that felt great finishing the story though. It was worth it.
A while back I posted a thread in the forum asking you guys what I should put in me painting. Well, it's finally done. Here's some background info on it. Near the end of April, my art class was given its final assignment. And my friend came to me with a suggestion to do a "collaboration" piece. I was okay with it so off we went. We made some concept sketches before we actually painted. The first half of the month we didnt do shit, mainly because I didnt want my partner to paint anything (he's not very good at painting, not that I'm good either). The things he painted were the face piece, the clouds and the hair, yet I still had to clean up some of them. A week before it was due, I started putting in the details. This is the part that took longer than I expected. Every time I finished a section, I get a new idea, so that made things worse for me. I worked non-stop that week to try to finish it. I finished the last piece, the PSP, on the morning of the due date. That thing alone cost 5 hours. It was hell, but it was worth it.
I'm pretty sure all of you can find all the reference I put in the painting. I think I'm gonna call it "A time to kill". (Haven't name it yet, so if you guys want to suggest some names, please do.) Anyway, this painting is for all the gamers out there. Enjoy. BTW, this was supposed to be on Art Attack Friday, but I fell asleep and couldn't send it to Hamsa sooner. Maybe he'll put it up next week.
(Thanks to Wolfbeta for taking the high-res photos)