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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:38 am    Post subject: Bead-Sprites by Waterelem Reply with quote

Well I'm not very good at the color thing yet, so here's my attempts at a few things, in order of when I made them...

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Cow from Harvest Moon



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Poe & Gravestone from LoZ:LttP

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like your selection. It's hard to tell from the photos exactly which colors you used, but I'm seeing colors that people don't usually choose for the sprites you've done, and it works. That's what is great about these things, a bunch of people can do the same sprite and they'll all look different, from the color selection to the specific pose of that character, even to the way you iron it.

Good stuff Waterelem, keep it up!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, thanks, all my stuff was done with Perler beads I got from Wal-Mart... I used some of the semi-transparent colors for shading... and for link's skin...

Now I'm working on a set of six sprites from harvest moon and I'm a third of the way done, although some of the beads I used seem a lot smaller then the rest... or they melted that way I dunno... do they ever mix Hama beads in with perler buckets or do some beads just melt easier then others?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waterelem wrote:
do they ever mix Hama beads in with perler buckets or do some beads just melt easier then others?


I've notice that some colors melt quicker, which tend to account for inconsistancies, no matter how carefully you iron. You can also tell the difference between the plastic between colors before you melt them. For example, Perler's red is sorta matte while rust is semi-gloss. They just gotta use different plastic mixes for the different colors i guess.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DoctorOctoroc wrote:
Waterelem wrote:
do they ever mix Hama beads in with perler buckets or do some beads just melt easier then others?


I've notice that some colors melt quicker, which tend to account for inconsistancies, no matter how carefully you iron. You can also tell the difference between the plastic between colors before you melt them. For example, Perler's red is sorta matte while rust is semi-gloss. They just gotta use different plastic mixes for the different colors i guess.

Perler grey melts super fast. I was trying to make 3Dish spikes but, They melted flat. =/
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does your cow glow in the dark? That'd be cool.

Like Dr. O said, you've got a unique selection of color, and the sprites look good with them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a friend that's colorblind...I'd like so see him do some sprites to see how they come out, lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is cool until you realise that its only the cows gut and part of his face that glows in the dark, then it gets a tad creepy :p

Although that does make me wanna make the Creshire Cat now...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:21 am    Post subject: Bead-Sprites by Waterelem Reply with quote

On the topic of different colors melting faster or slower, I've noticed that perler's white has high tollerance to heat. I have to press super hard for it to look not like a gunshot (in comparison to the other colors that melt normally)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually they seem to melt to one of two sizes, at least they do for me, but a couple of the colors I'm using on my current project seem to implode when i fuse them, shrinking so rediculously small that I have to re-fuse the sprites, like you said, they look shot o_O
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh, I almost didn't post this one, but oh well, it was my first multi-board piece, so... anyway, I really liked it... then I tried fusing it -.-() I knocked a bunch of beads off the bottom of the board, and fixing them I added to many so the bottom right is screwed up, and I really am no good at keeping the beads laying evenly while fusing, so it looks a tad drunken >_<

Anyway, here's my giant triforce... I may try again later when I get better... (I used AutoCAD to determine the pixel layout to get a 60 degree angle...)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Bead-Sprites by Waterelem Reply with quote

That is a unique use of AutoCAD if I say so... I guess I would just use MSPaint and the line tool blown up to how many pixels tall (actual height) and teepee it out until all the sides are the same pixel count... but if you know AutoCAD, more power to you...

and the darker triangles to accent the individual triforces is a nice touch, I'm not sure if you had a reference or if you freelanced this piece, but it's good (for a drunken sprite) Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, I was gonna base it off something, but then I just decided to use AutoCAD, I use it everyday at work, and got bored :p

And thank you for liking it, do you know anyway I'd be able to keep the edges straighter while ironing?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:50 am    Post subject: Bead-Sprites by Waterelem Reply with quote

Well, it may sound dumb and common sense-like but right before you ut the ironing paper on it to iron, if you pack the beads taunt and make sure there are no loose ones... then put on the paper and iron... it should fuse how you had it...

Oh, and I never (slight exceptions) put beads on the outside rows... it's hard to explain without a visual, but the boards are 29x29, but since I don't use the outside rows (unless I'm using more than one board) I only use 27x27 of the space. If I ware to use two boards side by side (29x58) I would only use 27x56...

I try not to put beads on the outside spots because I find that they are the ones most apt to move when ironing... especially on the first few passes coming towards the edge... it may make a diiference if only a slight one...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Bead-Sprites by Waterelem Reply with quote

Zaghrenaut wrote:
Well, it may sound dumb and common sense-like but right before you ut the ironing paper on it to iron, if you pack the beads taunt and make sure there are no loose ones... then put on the paper and iron... it should fuse how you had it...

Oh, and I never (slight exceptions) put beads on the outside rows... it's hard to explain without a visual, but the boards are 29x29, but since I don't use the outside rows (unless I'm using more than one board) I only use 27x27 of the space. If I ware to use two boards side by side (29x58) I would only use 27x56...

I try not to put beads on the outside spots because I find that they are the ones most apt to move when ironing... especially on the first few passes coming towards the edge... it may make a diiference if only a slight one...


Ditto on this one. Using the outside rows is what ended up ruining my Nightmare... which is currently in my trashcan because I got so sick of looking at it.

Slight difference; I think not.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh, yeah, the ouside things was a disaster, although it felt like a waste to use three boards for what I could do on two, but the inside lines didn't come out too straight either and I usually put two boards on either side of the beads after I've laid them out, them kinda move them around so they line up better, i dunno how well it works, but it seems to do well...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:27 pm    Post subject: Bead-Sprites by Waterelem Reply with quote

How you do it is your thing, we're just giving advise... but the saying does go, "better safe than sorry"
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take any help i can get...


Anyway, so i succumbed and did a pokémon... I made my favorite psychic Gardevoir... which turned out really good... then i lost internet in my room >_> so it may be a while before i can post it... and by then I'll prolly have a couple more anyway... if i can ever convince people to leave me alone long enough :p
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