A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 315,078
Currently Running With Scissors:
145 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Video Game Craft Help/Links  (Read 910 times)
Tags for this thread: video_game  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Crafty WICHITANS Unite!
Offline Offline

Posts: 637
Joined: 22-Apr-2007

I'm addicted to DDR. I need a 12-step program.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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:

The Sprite Stitch web site frequently posts video game crafts, and has lots of patterns here:

Post on how to grid something in MS Paint:

Post on how to use Photoshop to make a pattern:

You can find lots of sprites at the Shy Guy Kingdom:

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:

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

But we have flamethrowers. And what this indicates to me, it means that at some point, some person said to himself, "Gee, I sure would like to set those people on fire over there. But I'm way too far away to get the job done. If only I had something that would throw flame on them."
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Kid Friendly Fruit Snacks
@Home This Weekend: Designated Cutting Boards
Tute Tuesday: Altered Journal Page

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.