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« on: January 17, 2009 09:57:20 AM »


Video game crafts are among my favorite posts here at Craftster. I've noticed that when a new video game project gets posted (usually cross-stitch), a lot of people ask how to make a pattern or where they can find the video game characters and images (referred to as sprites), so I'm posting a whole bunch of links below.

If you're in need of inspiration, think about this: the pixelated images from older and handheld game systems work well for cross-stitching, crocheting, knitting, mosaic tiles, Perler/Hama/fuse beads, quilting, and of course you can use just about anything to recreate the pixels if you put things in a grid (for instance, the picture at the top of this post is made up of painted pennies). And if you're not going for the pixelated look, the possibilities are endless.

So, here are a few helpful links:

Instructions on the entire process:
http://sorrytown.us/project/how-to-nes-cross-stitch

The Sprite Stitch web site frequently posts video game crafts, and has lots of patterns here:
http://www.spritestitch.com/?cat=3

Post on how to grid something in MS Paint:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261902.msg2944361#msg2944361

Post on how to use Photoshop to make a pattern:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239355.msg2631257#msg2631257

You can find lots of sprites at the Shy Guy Kingdom:
http://tsgk.captainn.net/

Or just do an internet search for sprite or video game sprite; you can always type in what you're looking for, followed by the word sprite, to search for it specifically.

There's also some really neat original work here:
http://www.pixeljoint.com/

Hope all this information helps!

Random Bonus Factoid: Did you know that pixelated is an old term for drunk?
« Last Edit: March 13, 2009 10:47:39 AM by Orrkid » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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