I got to decorate my tree this year with my favorite Christmas Perlers. I haven’t been able to have a tree for the last few years (small apartments), and was super stoked to show off my Christmas Beadsprites to friends and family.
I made a ton of Christmas themed Beadsprites last year, so I’m not going to be able to keep up the pace for this year, but here is the first in the series.
I got the sample sprites from River City Ransom and the Japanese counterpart Downtown Nekketsu Story. I don’t know what exactly is going on in this scene, I was just kinda riffing, and thought it would be funny if one was angrily giving an Xmas present and the other was overjoyed. I don’t know if it really works, but it’s funny none the less.
Thanks for all the feedback and support in the comments in /r/beadsprites and facebook. 2014 is gonna be a great year for the site, and expect to see four or more posts a week here on HardcorePerler.com!
There’s not much to say about these; they look like Christmas lights, and glow under black light. The green ones don’t really work as well as I had hoped, and if I make more of these next year, I will just stick with the four colors that really “pop”
Tomorrow’s post will be the final piece of the season, and I should also have time to arrange a montage of everything for Christmas. I had a ton of fun making and posting these, and the site has tripled in traffic this month. To be honest, I’m sad that it’s gonna be over, but now I can get back to finishing the Final Fantasy project that I started months ago.
I fired up Cookie Clicker again after a few weeks of not playing, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the game had been updated with some Christmas related goals. In true Cookie Clicker fashion, things started off normal with “Festive elf fetus”, moved onto “Nick” and “Elder Santa” and then to “True Santa” and “Final Santa” >images< .
True Santa was a no brainer. It looks good from a distance, but not so much up close. It was definitely designed to be something small. I like the way it came out, especially the way that the browns look (the source image has much duller colors). It kinda looks like something you might see on a Megadeth Christmas card,
I first found this on a subreddit that I post some of my work to. There are a few varieties of it, so I decided it would be cool to make one of my own. I made some variations in the bulbs, and the smaller gold “beads”. The lines are pretty crisp, and aside from the star, a really consistent flat iron.
I have some other good stuff in the works and I’m really happy with all the pieces I have made so far this month. This has been a really awesome holiday season, especially since I have an excuse to blog about Christmas and make art.
This Mr. Grinch Perler almost took the last of my sorted red beads. I’m dangerously low on white beads, too. I do have 3 more 22k barrels to sift through if I need more before the end of my Christmas marathon of posts.
I found this design online, and decided that I wanted one for my own. I love the way it came out. The flat side came out particularly well. The lines are clean, and it is relatively level (sometimes, one corner gets a little too much, and it’s visible). I have had this song stuck in my head all day, too.
R2-D2 was my favorite robot as a kid. I loved Star Wars, but not so much the real movie so much as my 45rpm Star Wars Read-along book. I listened to that thing 2-3 times a day on most days. I loved my little 45rpm stories. I still have the Star Wars Read-along and The Hobbit Read-along.
I attempted a C3PO one, too, but need to re-design before ironing. Check out this youtube video.
I’m not the biggest Pokemon fan, to tell the truth, but my kids love it, and I would watch some of the original cartoons with them. They are both getting the 2DS Pokemon bundle for Christmas this year, so they were ecstatic that I was making this for the blog.
I might have gone a little heavy on the ironing in the lower left hand corner. Right after I started ironing, I realized that I hadn’t poked holes in the tape yet, and I had to do an emergency flip and poke. It still came out okay.
My 8 year old son loves Terraria above all other videogames. He will play it in his room for hours on end. He knows all the best online videos to watch, knows every recipe for items, and how to beat all of the bosses. If I have time these next few weeks, I might make a couple variations on this guy.
I like how both the bead and the flat side came out on this Perler creation. The dark browns and blacks always have issues with the flat fuse, but the smaller the piece, the fewer the issues. I will likely be making this into a fridge magnet.