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.

Mappy characters and items.

20150121_112825 20150121_112739I wanted some smaller sprites to make, and after making the Burgertime set, I thought these would be good candidates. I love the little object sprites, especially the Mona Lisa one. I will likely be making more of those for fridge magnets or keychains.

Mappy is one of those games that shows up on the little joystick consoles, or Namco collections. It’s not my favorite game of all time, but it’s fun for a few games before going back to Galaga or Pac-Man. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mappy

 

Batman Returns NES Perler.

20150204_100005 20150204_100016I made this for a co-worker who is really into Batman and the classic NES games.

This is from the game Batman Returns for the original Nintendo. I gave it a grey border to match the grey of the Adam West Batman suit, and I like the way that sprites with borders that aren’t the typical “black”.

 

I spit hot fire!

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I recently acquired a new domain name http://spithotfire.com and I have no idea what to do with it. It was free with the new hosting I bought for this site, and was inspired by this Perler piece.

Dig-Dug was such a simple premise for a game, and was super easy until you reach the higher levels of the game when the Pookas and Fygars came at you with a vengeance. When I had the Atari XE version of this game, I once cleared all of the dirt and rocks, just to say I did it.

I love the way this turned out, and I think I’m going to be making some more Dig-Dug action beadsprites, now. =) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig_Dug

 

Mouser Boss from Super Mario Bros 2

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I remember the first time I saw the Mouser boss battle at my friend’s house and being super impressed. In that time in the 80’s, dark shades like mouser is wearing were what the “cool” kids were wearing, and I wanted a dark pair of glasses like those right away.

I added a neon yellow border to define the borders and give the piece a different quality. I did the same with my Ren and Stimpy beadsprite, and I liked the way that one turned out, to.  I have a few other Super Mario 2 sprites , and plan to make more for my wall, now that the Final Fantasy stuff is done.

http://www.mariowiki.com/Mouser