Quicky – Animated Pixels

As you may have gathered from previous posts, I enjoy doing time lapses of me doing things. My pixel work really lends itself to this process, for one thing it’s fairly easy to line up the pictures (especially with the new app I have for my iPhone – “OverCam Lite” which lets me overlay the camera image with a previous one).

My latest “fun” project is also my biggest to date, at over 3300 perler/hama beads at 15″ across.

He really is quite a beast! I was hoping to do a charizard that was even bigger but alas I was missing a particular shade of orange that would have made him perfect. I don’t expect him to making an appearance in the Etsy shop any time soon, I’d need to really suss out the best way to ship something as large as him first. But he goes for $60 and will be making an appearance at Fan Expo with me in August (assuming he doesn’t sell before then!) if you’re interested!

And the animation!

Seems so easy when 4+ hours of work are compressed into a couple of seconds!

Here’s an old animation I did a few years ago of another project:

This one I did using a tripod, so it lines up better. At some point I really should rig something up and do a time lapse overhead video of me doing a larger sprite.

That sprite is what I was using for my older style plants:

I’ve moved onto a more symmetrical (and stable) version, and a new potting material that doesn’t make me sneeze like crazy.

These guys sell like hot cakes so I never seem to have a good picture of them, so please excuse the rough blur job on the mess that is my living room!

Now please excuse me while I start rigging shelving units and sticks above my coffee table to attempt to do a video of my spriting!

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