I have been making Perler bead art for about 8 months now, and in that span have made about 250 individual pieces of bead-art. I like to make these tutorial videos almost as much as making the beadsprites themselves.
I loved the Ren and Stimpy cartoons and games back in the 90’s. This beadsprite I made was inspired from “The Ren and Stimpy Show: Time Warp” for the SNES.
I wanted to wait until I had the video ready to go, but I haven’t fully decided on what I want to do with it. I have some great footage of the beading process as well as the taping and ironing. That video should be up in whatever from I decide it will end up as.
Ren and Stimpy was one of my favorite cartoons when I was in my teens. My stepfather at the time had forbidden me to watch any cartoons at home, so I had to go over to my friends houses to watch it, which of course made it all the more interesting. My stepfather also forbid me from watching the taped episodes of Saturday Night Live, as well, as that show was too “adult” for me. I’ve come to the conclusion that he just wanted me off the couch and out of the house.
I made several changes to the source sprites I found online, including adding a neon yellow border to make it “pop”. The source sprites came from “The Ren and Stimpy Show: Time Warp” when Ren and Stimpy are doing the “Happy happy, joy joy” Dance.