Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So Many Perler Beads

For the past few weeks I have been making a lot of Perler Bead designs. From getting images offline of other designs, zooming in on video game pixels which is ridiculously hard, and even looking at sprites that are made of just lines and counting them out in bead form. This is still a super fun hobby to do and I have a lot more to continue making for others and myself.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Come On With The Perler Beads!

This weekend I finally got my black Perler Beads and got to working on some new stuff. I started off with three different version of Chun Li from Street Fighter before I got this one down. I made so many mistakes and ended up changing a color that was used to something lighter. This one came out so huge! I'm working on a Sagat one that will probably take another four hours.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Will Dante Stop Making Perler Beads?

Decided to add to my Zelda Perler Beads. I did a Princess Zelda along with some of the keys used and a heart. These are some fun little things to make.

I also made the Raccoon Mario because I loved using it in the game.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Dante Makes More Perler Beads

This weekend I worked on a few more Perler Bead patterns. I get most of the images from offline and try my best to mock them. Most times I don't have the right amount of certain colors or just straight up don't have them at all and work with what I have. Like with these designs I didn't have black beads (yes, still) so I used a dark gray. Up first is Gilian Thunderhead from the old Golden Axe game. I used a bit more heat on this one to make it smoother. I also had to do it in two parts since my grid I use to place the beads on is warped.

Next is Naruto. I love this one. His hair was ridiculous to do so I changed it up some. The people that create these originally are amazing and hopefully soon I'll be making my own original designs.  

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dante Making Perler Beads

A couple of weeks ago I got addicted to making Perler Beads. These things are too damn fun to make. Oh, and also aggravating if you mess up. I started off making really simple designs and quickly tried making ridiculously difficult ones that require a super steady hand. So far my favorite to create have been video game characters. They are simpler and easy to find images of online. Just Google what you‘re looking for and hopefully someone else has already created it or something close to what you want.

Feeling bold I made one for The Munky. It’s the creature from Alien and was so damned hard to do! Look at that damned tail. I messed it up a few times ironing it and had to let it cool off and attempt to get everything in order all over again. I’m happy with how it came out but wish I had more beads to make the tail even longer.

One of my favorite ones I’ve done so far is Batman. This one was really hard and based on the Batman & Robin video game. I ended up using almost all of my black beads doing this. I haven’t figured out where I‘m gonna put him but it’ll be somewhere over my bed probably.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Random Drawings Of Friends

Its not always easy drawing friends or people you know. Sometimes they can be insulted at your interpretation of them. I have a hard time drawing people that are unattractive or I cant quite grasp. I have actually had a couple of girlfriends I couldn't draw for shit. Here are some images of friends I have done over the past couple of years. Let me add, I have drawn some friends and I have no idea what the hell they did with the images.

This is Heidi and she rules. She was easy to draw thankfully because she has dark hair. I hate drawing hair so much. In case you cant tell, she plays guitar.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Introducing My Cavemen Drawings

Thagg, Knurd, Rob, and Mary escape dodos.

Years back I created a group of cavemen after wondering what it would have been like to be the first...something. I ended up with Rob, the first loser. Thagg the Chucker, the first Black man. Knurd, the first alcoholic. Dick, the first asshole. Whatchusay, the first racist. And finally, Mary, the first...whatever Mary is. These characters were and are fun to draw because it only takes a few minutes and it gives me a chance to draw rocks as the only background.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Introducing "Fourstar"

Since we as humans can not function without some form of accountability, I have decided to start posting my art. This blog had a different name but I took those two blogs and posted them at Dantania. On that site I have my short films, blogs, podcasts, and ramblings about stuff. This site will be just for my art and a random podcast I plan on starting where I pick a topic and discuss it with my friends.

This blog, Long Black Fingers, is going to be about whoring not only my stuff but friends as well. So if you have any projects or anything that you want me to discuss I'll do it. Just don't suck. Its not fun to tell friends they suck. Thankfully I have friends who rule at what they do for fun or professionally. Now for this first installment I will post about a character I created named Fourstar.

Fourstar, Grin, and Botoxxx.

I created Fourstar when I was about 16 years old. His original name was Rooftop. Why? Because he was going to only travel by rooftop, never on the ground. If crime happened on the ground he would just report it to the cops. It was a real asshole thing to do so I just stretched it for him to be a complete asshole. He charges the city for protection per crime. How's that for dickish?