I will have more projects posting soon, but I wanted to update the page today, since July 10th is the 4 year anniversary of the beginning of this site. Above is a portion of another big project that I’m working on and plan to be finished with in August.
Here’s the next batch of 40 or so of the Super Mario Maker Perlers. I’m two thirds done now. I’ll update with more pics once I get them on the wall with the others. I ironed all of these in one marathon session. I should’ve taken pictures or video. I will next time. with the final batch.
Can you name them all, or at least what other games they are from?
I’ve been slow at updating the page, as I have just recently moved in to new house, and was busy with unpacking and cleaning, and a bunch of other stuff. It’s funny when you’ve gone a few months without really doing your hobby, and the joy of getting to do a bigger project.
I wanted to do something that is a little out of the ordinary for the next few sprites, and after literal hours of searching through game sprites online, I settled for a set from the game “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters” for the SNES/Genesis. This is Krumm in a frame of his “scary” animation. I have Ickys and Oblina coming up next, and I thing they will make for a cool piece.
The “flat” side of this beadsprite came out a little underdone in a few spots, but I always display “bead” side, so it’s not the biggest deal. I prefer to under-do it rather that over-do it. I really like the way it looks, and that I was able to use up some of my supply of plums, pinks, and neon yellows.
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
I finally got around to taking pictures, editing, tagging, and posting my completed Final Fantasy project, and here are the results. =)
Represented are every monster, boss, and hero from Final Fantasy 1 ascending the stairs to my bedroom (185 pieces in total). I estimate it took about 200 hours of work from start to finish over a 16 month period. I didn’t know what I was getting into when I started, but I stuck with it and finished it new years eve 2014.
I have two new big projects for 2015, including a WrestleMania set and 22k bead bucket mural, so I’m not done with this blog by a long shot. Stay tuned.
I’ve finally done it! I’ve finally made the last of the monsters in the Final Fantasy Perler series. I’ve made 112 monsters, 11 bosses, and all of the warriors of light in 6 poses each; 195 pieces in total. *phew*
I’m also nearly complete with affixing them to the wall up my stairway, and I’m on track to complete it before the end of the year. I have plans to add more pieces to it (buildings, NPCs, and swords/spell effects) over the years, but I am pleased to have achieved 1.0 on this project.
Expect photos and videos in the next few weeks!
This is at the bottom of the stairs in my home as I near completion of my Final Fantasy Monsters and Warriors project. in total, there are over 200 individual pieces of art from the game, and likely when I complete that, I will be adding NPC and other in game art like castles, and locations. Expect to see the whole wall (it goes all the way up the stairs) in the coming few weeks.
I have another batch of 6 done, and am down to about 30 more to do (mostly smaller ones) and then I will be done with the monsters, bosses, and warriors. I’ve tried a few things to keep them on the wall other than thumbtacks without putting holes in walls, but I’ve found that’s the only way to keep them there. I tried glue dots, poster tack, double sided foam tape, and even masking tape, but they fall off eventually.
I have settled on Sequin pins since they are small, cheap, and a little longer than thumbtacks. They are a total pain in the behind to push into the wall (I use a pair of pliers), but once they are in, you can hide the head of the pin in the hole of a bead, and you can put them where they need to be to hold the perler creation flat against the wall, where a pushpin would look out of place in the middle of it.
I plan to have this complete by mid October, and I might even make a big piece based on the bridge crossing scene to add to it. I love it when a plan comes together.
After I made the series of Battletoads sprites, I was catching up on some other sprites I have been wanting to make, and the Reaper from Kid Icarus stood out. I like the surprised expression version of this sprite because it reminded me of the surprised Battletoad, and it’s so comical to see such a grim reaper lose his composure.
Some of the other Kid Icarus beadsprites, but I think it would be more fun to seek out other “shocked” video game sprites first, and have a whole series of them. Can you think of any others that I should include?