Super Mario, by Retr8Bit
I stumbled upon a profile on Twitter recently that caught my attention. It was a user who sells bead art of retro game sprites and images. I'd only ever come across this once before when I bought a couple of Super Mario bead sprites from @Retr8bit at a comic convention in London, and I thought they were really cool. (See for yourself on the left). I liked them as a little gaming oddity and thought no more of it.
However, when I stumbled upon @PixelBead, I rediscovered the awesomeness of bead art. Beads just work so perfectly with retro game sprites, that the results are like mini works of art. Check out some of these pieces they have on their website:
The jewel in the crown for me has to be this Outrun piece though:
I NEED it for my games room! Isn't it awesome? Anyway, I just wanted to share these pieces of retro art with you, and no, I'm not affiliated with either of the companies I mentioned, I just like sharing cool stuff I find online!
My name is Iain and my addiction is making pixel bead art. My main inspirations are comics, video games and movies.