Momma Daft Bit just won Christmas, all thanks to this ridiculous present — a three-pack of Yoshi splatter art. The gorgeous eye candy is the work of “The Daily Robot,” a crafty artist who has created quite a few gaming-centric pieces using a similar artistic approach. Previously, I purchased a Mega Man splatter art t-shirt.
These three pieces are now proudly hung on my bedroom wall, and fully complete my gaming paradise. Thanks, Mom!
Check out more art from The Daily Robot, linked here on RedBubble.
Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. The goblins. The ghouls. The Tootsie Rolls. The opportunity to dress in cosplay. It’s incredibly fun.
My favorite costume, as an adult at least, is this Link outfit you see above. It’s fairly simple compared to some of the more detailed Zelda-inspired costumes I’ve seen. The tunic is just green fabric sewn together with a small slit near the collar-bone. The hat is the same fabric, stuffed with a small amount of tissue paper so it would keep its body while remaining flexible.
The more detailed aspects were the shield, bow and arrows, boomerang, and sword. Again opting out of spending a fortune on detailed weaponry, I simply cut and painted foam core. It was definitely the cheapest option, though they’re all a little rough around the edges. Here’s a picture of my interpretation of Link’s array of weaponry below.
This weekend, I created more 8-bit goodness out of perler beads, clearly with no particular theme in mind. First I created an Excitebike racer using the not-so-standard yellow outfit instead of red. My pride and joy from my weekend o’ craftiness is definitely 8-bit Link! I modeled him after his notorious side-scrolling pose from Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link, one of my favorite games growing up. I also wanted to make the Master Sword pop, so I opted for a white sword. Just for fun, I also whipped up a 1-UP mushroom, based on the Super Mario Bros. 3 design.
Mark created the Tanooki suit, which is unbelievably adorable, and matches a my other Tanooki Mario perler bead. He’s also working on a much bigger (and yellower) perler creation that should be completed soon. I can’t wait to share it!
If you’re obsessed with the NES classic Bubble Bobble, you clearly are familiar with the game’s protagonists Bub and Bob. Of course, if you swapped out Bob for Boo from Super Mario World, you’d create a hybrid that looks oh so natural.
I created the Bub creature using perler beads, while Mark created the Boo. Thoughts? If you missed my first set of Nintendo creations, featuring Mario, a 1-up mushroom, and more, check it out here.
Daft Bit’s Pete Betcher is at it again, folks. Previously, the crafty Texan created several gaming inspired works of art like the Question Mark Block Lamp, and Half Life themed lamp. This time Pete whipped up another lamp that any Hyrulian would appreciate.
The above is the iconic triforce symbol from The Legend of Zelda franchise, complete with 8-bit pixelation along the edges for a neat glow effect. A mixture of wood and plastic acrylic, the lamp can be hung, or positioned on a table — or both actually, as he’s got a couple available to purchase. Indeed this marks another stellar creation that I need to get my hands on. Well done, Pete!
The Triforce Lamp can be yours for $145, at the link below.
Not bad, right? The above Nintendo iconic figures were created using perler beads, in my first attempt to recreate that lovable bit-based art style. The right two creations (Yoshi and 1-up mushroom) were created by me, while the Koopa Troopa and Mario were created by my boyfriend, Mark.
I used the purple and orange for the mushroom to give it a mysterious secret allure, while the other figures are fairly true to their original colors. They took only a couple hours to complete, and I can say confidently that I’m fully addicted to the artform. My next attempts? Frog Mario and Kuribo’s Shoe.
All of this waiting for when Valve is ready is just silly, so I recently decided to take matters into my own hands. I have offered the company that Freeman built something that they can’t possibly refuse, that awesome lamp I made. Now, don’t ask how I did it (after all I wouldn’t want everyone flooding the market with them, and, thus, lowering the value of my offer would I?), just accept the fact that the process lands somewhere between making cookies, and alchemy.
I have approached Valve with an email, and I have to say, I like my chances. Click on to read the email in full.
It is an absolute pleasure to write this post. Daft Bit and The Tanooki writer Pete Betcher isn’t just a hilarious commentator on the state of the gaming industry, he’s also the creator of some incredible gaming themed crafts. Want proof? Look above, silly!
Pete constructed a Question Mark Block Lamp using translucent acrylic along with colored paper. This 60-watt lamp is easily my favorite Mario themed piece on Etsy — where it sold for a mere $70 by the way. Not too shabby, Mr. Betcher, but don’t sell yourself short! I’d easily pay twice that amount for one of these, regardless of the apparent lack of dispensable power-up mushrooms.