Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ice Climber



Nana and Popo from Ice Climbers

Nana is 23 x 27, Popo is 22 x 23. Both are 1 cm.

They're part of a set, of course.


Sunday, February 17, 2008



26 x 25 grid, 1 cm pixels.

This one was tough because it had transparency and because the pattern itself on paper looked rather confusing. After I painted it though the overall shape emerged nicely.

I'm getting most of the NES sprites from here. I open the image file and zoom in so I can differentiate the pixels and then mark them down on graph paper as a pattern. I draw a centered grid on the shirt in chalk and after that it's just a matter of filling in the grid. I generally start with the outline first and then work each color individually.

(don't worry, the chalk lines wash out!)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Super Mario Bros. 3


Statue Mario

16 x 29 grid, 1 cm by 1 cm pixels. I found this size of pixel works best with most NES sprites.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Bubble Bobble, Part 1


Pixels are 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch, 16 x 16 grid

This one I made for myself. I learned that putting too many layers of paint down can start making the graphic too stiff, even with the pliable fabric paint.

Monday, February 4, 2008

River City Ransom

...I'm back logging some of these shirts to when they were actually made.  This was the first of the sprite shirts.



'Pixels' are 1/2 cm x 1/2 cm, grid is 55 x 43.  It's about as small as I can get the pixels without having difficulty.

Pattern came from here