Excitebike Perler fridge magnet set.

20150326_181904It’s not often that you see the background objects of videogames featured in art projects. I liked that the game Excitebike included things like cameramen and pit-crews in along the track. I really like the hard green borders they have, too.

I’ve been working on a ton of fridge-magnets for the reddit gift exchange, and for another project to finally sell some of my art for the people who keep on asking. =) I’ll be updating the page soon with a whole series on magnet stuff soon.

 

Ironing tutorial for Perler Beads Donkey Kong and King Koopa.

Here is part 2 of the Donkey Kong and King Koopa.  You check out the guide to prepare them for ironing with the Masking Tape Method here. Let me know what you think of these videos in the comments. =)

Bowser and Donkey Kong Perler

Bowser and Donkey Kong Perler Bowser and Donkey Kong BeadspriteI really liked the Bowser sprite when I was checking some sprites forum, and right afterwards, I realized that I had yet to make a proper Donkey Kong. I love the iconic +++ of DK’s teeth, and the angry stomping pose. Bowser looks like’s he’s just told a joke, like a “amirte” pun.

I would love to see a proper game that re-introduces Donkey Kong as the villain, or a game where Bowser is the good guy. I’ve made a video with the ironing process of both of these guys that I will release in the next week or so, as well as some other tutorials, including making fridge magnets and keychains.

 

The Final Fantasy misfits.

20150314_230715You know by now how many Final Fantasy Perlers I have made already. Apparently I can’t stop making them. =)

Right to left is a cross dressing Black Mage (assuming the White Mage is female), A Fighter with Cloud Strife’s uniform and hair, and Orko from Masters of the Universe.

I made these, and more for a new Perler refrigerator magnet series that I will give more info on next post. I’m working on some more tutorials, too that should be complete by the end of March.

 

Millennium Falcon Perler

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After making the X-Wing last week, I knew I had to make the Millennium Falcon Perler next. I love the way this one turned out. I added the light blue border to match the color of the thrusters, and to give it some definition. I’m going to try to find some more sample sprites to make more Star Wars related stuff soon. =)

Star Wars X-Wing fighter and Stortmtrooper Perler

20150225_131417 20150225_131424 20150225_131434 20150225_131441One of my friends was looking at my webpage, and noticed there was a distinct shortage of Star Wars Perlers here, so I sought out some sprites online and found these two. I plan on adding a Millennium Falcon soon, as well.

I loved Star Wars since my youth, and vividly remember going to see Return of the Jedi in the theater with my grandmother back in the day. I really hope the new movies coming out will live up to the legacy of the originals more than the prequel movies did.

With these two sprites, I’m keeping up the theme of colored borders, and chose the turquoise blue to match the blue of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, and the red border for the storm trooper to match the laser rifle blasts.

Town & Country Surf Designs Perler

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When I was a tween on the California coast in the mid eighties, there were very few articles of clothing that I loved more than my  T&C Surf Designs shirts and board shorts. The clothes were stupid expensive compared to the stuff you could get at K-Mart, but I begged to be dressed like the other cool kids at school. I wore them until they were way too tight.

The NES game Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage wasn’t the best skateboarding game ever, but it was on a very short list of games that included “extreme” sports. Skate or Die was the only other one, and it was equally as bad.

Pictured above are Joe Cool, Thrilla Gorilla, and Tiki Man in action. I’m starting to put colored borders on almost anything I make anymore, and I particularly like the neon borders to give these a little extra 80’s flair.