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Miyari



Joined: 04 Aug 2008
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Location: Texas

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: New around here! :) Reply with quote

Hey there! I've been lurking around the forums for some time now and I finally managed to sort out one of those obnoxious whatever-thousand mixed bead tubs to make my first bead sprite! Ironing was a nightmare! What can I use instead of the 'ironing paper' for bigger sprites?

Anyway, here's my first foray into a new obsession! I noticed another user picked the same character/game for one of their first; I'm a big SNK fan and I can't wait to get started on some of the Cardfighter's portraits! Smile

Beading away...


Ready to iron!


Ironed masterpiece (yeah,right)!


I only ironed it on one side, I'm scared to do both sides and I actually kinda prefer the rounded side of the sprite (though I get the impression that isn't regular?) - in any case I'm pleased with how he came out though the ironing procedure made me soooo nervous!

Quite a few of the black beads I used turned out to be like, clearishy-black-mottled ickiness; I'm going to mount the sprite on a black backdrop to kinda nullify that psuedo-transparency; it's only visible in bright light anyway. Going to buy some packs of single colors soon so hopefully I won't have as much of an issue with that in the future. Smile
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Crausse
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all, welcome to the forums. I find that when I have too much heat on the black, they seem to get that shiny look. Also, I would suggest ironing both sides because I has a much much higher chance of breaking if only one side is ironed. Anyways welcome and good luck on the future sprites you do.
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WarholaStJames
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum! Very Happy

It's usually a good idea to iron both sides, it lessens the chance of sprites breaking, especially larger ones. And I've also noticed that black sometimes comes out misshapen like that. I think you can only melt them so much before it happens. Confused

And I adore your Pikachu collection! I have one of my own going on in front of my VCR. I used to sleep with a big one that my ex-boyfriend bought me at a yardsale. I call him my big Chikapu. Very Happy
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Gdn_kirby
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice spriting so far!

are you doing that grid with ifranview if so how please!?
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Anphobia
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! Great job so far plus I think the eyes on the lampshade are amazing!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good start you got there, you can only get better at ironing Smile

Cheers for another Blizzard fan. Can't wait for D3 Laughing
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Miyari



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words! ^^ I might go back and iron the back of the sprite, it'd definitely make it easier to glue to something, as well. As for the grid, I'm using the free software Paint.NET with View -> Grid selected. Going to try and make more this week, so hopefully my ironing technique will get better. Smile

Oh, and for the record, the Inanimate Character Stickers can be found here. ;)
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