In honor of the recent announcement of the Illumination Animation Mario movie cast, I decided to attempt the Photo Mash assignment. For this assignment, I wanted to make an edit of an image from the original 1993 Mario movie, replacing Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo with Chris Pratt and Charlie Day.

I started by finding an image from the original film that featured Mario and Luigi. Next, I found images of Chris Pratt and Charlie Day where their heads were in roughly the same positions as Hoskins and Leguizamo. I cut out their heads in Procreate and superimposed them on top of Hoskins and Leguizamo. To make sure their heads were merged appropriately with their bodies, I left a bit of their necks on and used the blend brush to provide a smoother transition from the face’s color to the neck’s.

I worked on this immediately after one of our longest rehearsals, so I didn’t feel like writing up a blog post about it immediately. However, I still wanted to share it since I thought the image was funny, so I posted it on Twitter, where the official archive account for the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie liked and retweeted it.