Hello again! My last couple of posts have focussed on the details of making a couple of portraits, so this one is about the little projects I've been doing inbetween.
First up, a few more in my series of sprites with box art backgrounds:
I have some more of these ready to go, but I haven't photographed them yet. And I have even more in the pipeline, but I need to buy some more frames first!
I've framed a few Nintendo sprites:
I also beaded a scene from Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Gameboy. This was the first Zelda game I played, and I even managed to finish it too (with the help of a magazine guide or two!)
In case you're wondering if I'm going to do anything non-Nintendo, then worry not, because I'm currently working on a pretty cool Streets of Rage 2 sprite designed by a fellow beader (Amanda L Kent on Instagram). It's turned out pretty big, and I'm going to have to wait for a delivery of neon red beads to finish it, but I think it's going to be pretty awesome. Here's a preview:
Last week I also made another Punch Out piece of Little Mac and Glass Joe, and fixed the background on my Mac Vs Tyson piece.
I currently have one commission in progress, and will post pics of that when framed. Then I have another commission to be done by mid-July, and another one I'll be starting early August. I would start it earlier, but I'm feeling the pressure to build up stock for the London Gaming Market (3 June) and London Film & Comic Con (29-31 July)! So the next two weeks are all about gaming art, and next month is all about movie and comic art!
In other news, Game Over Gaming are having success with selling my art on their site - just last week the last of my Streets of Rage fighters sold, and my "I Am Error" Zelda 2 piece went to an international customer too! If you want to see what else is available, check out my For Sale page!
My name is Iain and my addiction is making pixel bead art. My main inspirations are comics, video games and movies.