When I was a kid, Yoshi was my favourite character in the Mario series (‘Cause yay! Dinosaurs!) but over the years Luigi’s come to take that spot.
Whether it’s his antics in the games, or how he’s portrayed in fanworks like
“There Will Be Brawl”…
“It Sucks to be Weegie!”…
It’s great whenever he gets a moment outside his brother’s shadow.
The vacant expression he’s got going on here kinda weirds me out a bit, and unless I was planning on giving him a cape or tail for flying, the pose wasn’t going to work for me.
I HAD to bodge it.
It makes me glad that these are (typically) cheaper than the models I normally work on.
At one point I briefly considered doing a body swap with his bro…
…but alas, the difference in their girth and stature wouldn’t allow it.
But Mario’s pose DID get the cogs turning, and Starbomb’s music video “SMASH!” got them spinning.
This Meme sealed the deal:
That clear piece was REALLY on there. I spent far more time yanking that out of Luigi’s crotch than I would have liked.
That turned out to be the easy part. As you can see, his stock pose does not make it easy to make him stand, and not look strange. For this part, I only had my knife and a pot of boiling water (was visitin’ folks at the time)…