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Episode 1: To the Moon => Fan Works => Topic started by: darkknight109 on April 16, 2015, 05:44:36 PM

Title: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: darkknight109 on April 16, 2015, 05:44:36 PM
Just finished a piece of TtM bead art for Neil. I plan to do Eva, River & Johnny at various ages, and possibly some of the minisode doctors. Also, I'd love to do a painting-sized piece of bead art of River and Johnny looking at the moon, but I'm still working my way up to projects that size.

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy17%2Fdarkknight109%2FNeil_zpsrccwx5b1.jpg&hash=f3e7911c950a998b3fadb69fd79fbba5) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/darkknight109/media/Neil_zpsrccwx5b1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Roxaszu on April 16, 2015, 07:26:29 PM
Wow,
That's really good.
How long to make one of it ?
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Dragon Mage on April 16, 2015, 09:08:57 PM
That's so cool!! You're really good, can't wait to see more of your works :)
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on April 18, 2015, 06:47:03 AM
Great work!  :)
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Elke on April 18, 2015, 11:35:19 AM
Oh wow I haven't seen one of those in a while! :D It looks fantastic~
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Kyo on April 18, 2015, 12:40:55 PM
My first thought was: "what the hell, he's just printed Neil's sprite and thinks he's cool". That's how well it's done.


Spoiler: show
I didn't even know what the term "bead art" meant.
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Reives on April 18, 2015, 10:55:59 PM
Whoa, that's such a cool prop o: It's funny how similar bead-art and pixel-art are, heheh. Good stuff darkknight, and thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Eli on April 19, 2015, 05:57:40 PM
Beautiful! :)
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Double A on April 19, 2015, 09:53:57 PM
How did I miss seeing this earlier? It's awesome!  :D
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: darkknight109 on April 20, 2015, 02:19:26 AM
Wow,
That's really good.
How long to make one of it ?

Thanks! And not long - maybe an hour or two? The most challenging part was his hair - it uses a bunch of different shades of brown, most of which don't have good counterparts amongst the bead colours. I had to make some adjustments and just run with it, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Up next - young River and the platypus.
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: darkknight109 on April 20, 2015, 02:25:44 AM
Whoa, that's such a cool prop o: It's funny how similar bead-art and pixel-art are, heheh. Good stuff darkknight, and thanks for sharing!


Yeah, doing bead recreations of pixel art is a bit of a niche-but-growing hobby these days. I started a few months back and I've done everything from Star Fox to Fire Emblem to King's Quest to Mega Man X. I wanted to do a TtM one fairly early on, but I didn't have the palette for it until recently.

It's actually turned into a little side-business for me - some of my friends have put in orders for me to make for them. Just finished off a large Samus for one of them this weekend ( http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/darkknight109/Samus_zpsndyvdqos.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/darkknight109/Samus_zpsndyvdqos.jpg) ).

Anyways, yeah, it's a fun hobby and the results are actually pretty neat as window decorations and such.
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: GingerCorslette on April 20, 2015, 03:48:26 AM
It kind of resembles cross-stitching too, which used to be a sideline of mine.  :D

Did you use some kind of pattern/guide for this?  Can you share it?  I'd love to do TtM cross-stitches!  Pwetty pwease?

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.quickmeme.com%2Fimg%2F26%2F265062f57593d0b124cdbde56ff18aac965939c720db205b50e05898f62a1814.jpg&hash=0f4d0221342a395b809e38a6eaf643c4)
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: darkknight109 on April 20, 2015, 01:38:25 PM
It kind of resembles cross-stitching too, which used to be a sideline of mine.  :D

Did you use some kind of pattern/guide for this?  Can you share it?  I'd love to do TtM cross-stitches!  Pwetty pwease?


I basically did a TtM playthrough and grabbed screenshots of the characters in the poses I was after, then resized them and overlaid a grid on them to use as a reference. Depending on who you're after, some of the sprites (Neil and Eva) are already available through the Minisode files ( http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=5956 (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=5956) ). The TtM exclusive sprites (River, Johnny, etc.), however, need to be taken from screenshots.
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: darkknight109 on April 21, 2015, 04:31:33 AM
Just made an attempt at River:

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy17%2Fdarkknight109%2FRiver_zps4qa4rw7x.jpg&hash=795ccdb37b9bda5f09556169effa609d) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/darkknight109/media/River_zps4qa4rw7x.jpg.html)

I'm not as pleased with this one. Her colour palette was a lot more challenging than Neil, particularly with her hair. Also, it looks like my camera overexposed the shot, because her dress actually has some shading, but it's almost impossible to see in that picture.

And that bloody platypus...! There is absolutely nothing in my bead palette that's even close to the shade of brown that thing is supposed to have. And I have every shade of brown the bead makers make, meaning that I'm pretty sure that sprite is made out of colours that don't actually exist.

Oh well... I think she'll sit on my windowsill.
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on April 21, 2015, 04:49:15 AM
It looks even better!  :o
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Dragon Mage on April 21, 2015, 05:00:34 PM
Yay it's River and Plat-plat! :) Good job
 :plat:
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Kracken Kitty on April 29, 2015, 02:08:07 AM
Want....WANT D: That's amazing!
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: darkknight109 on May 04, 2015, 01:01:12 AM
Want....WANT D: That's amazing!


I'd happily make some orders if people are interested, but I don't know if there's a policy against selling fan works here (or if Kan doesn't want other people making money off his creations).

Anyways, one last shot of River, from where she sits on my window:

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy17%2Fdarkknight109%2FRiver2_zpsneqfoxrx.jpg&hash=b5e6ccc141901ea9ae4d117927f23e05) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/darkknight109/media/River2_zpsneqfoxrx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Reives on May 04, 2015, 03:25:45 AM
It's more of a per-case basis in terms of commercial fanworks, but I'm totally fine with you opening those for commission. :)
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Double A on May 04, 2015, 06:50:22 AM
Cool! I'm interested

Also love that shot of River, it's perfect  :D
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: darkknight109 on May 04, 2015, 08:35:08 PM
It's more of a per-case basis in terms of commercial fanworks, but I'm totally fine with you opening those for commission. :)

Awesome, thanks Kan!

Anyways, my usual rates for TTM character-sized sprites are $15 plus shipping. If anyone's interested, lemme know what sprite(s) you're interested in and I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: To the Moon Bead Art
Post by: Dragon Mage on September 07, 2015, 05:30:28 AM
Quick question: are you gonna do more of these? I really liked how the first two came out :)