Monthly Archives: March 2014

How to make Perler bead art tutorial: Ren and Stimpy

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.

Ren and Stimpy Perler

ren-and-stimpy-beadsprite ren-and-stimpy-perlerI 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.

Punch-Out cutscene beadsprites.

punch-out_perlerPunch-Out is one of the best sports games ever, if not just one of the best games for the NES. This is from the cutscenes between matches where Doc Louis and Little Mac are training in NYC. I was thinking of including some other pink characters like Kirby, Amy Rose, Princess Peach, and Jigglypuff to join in on the exercise. For now, though, they have joined the Perler wall.

Final Fantasy Oddeye, Guard, and Worm

final-fantasy-oddeye-perler final-fantasy-oddeye-beadsprite final-fantasy-guard-perler final-fantasy-guard-beadsprite final-fantasy-worm-perler final-fantasy-worm-beadspriteIt’s been a few days since I have posted anything, so I thought I would post three today to make up for it. Here are the Oddeye, Guard, and Worm from Final Fantasy 1. Two of these are duplicates of the Grey Worm and Big Eye.

I don’t know what to think of the Guard. It kind of looks like a dog in armor.