Hey everyone! Today’s going to be a short post. I’ve got some more Perler bead projects to show off, and to top it off I don’t have much to say about them since the majority are just game company logos.
I’ll start off with the one piece that I have the most to say about, and that’s the Black Mage from the Final Fantasy series, specifically from Final Fantasy Tactics.
I’ve talked about Final Fantasy Tactics before in my Perler bead posts, but since it’s been a while I’ll mention a few things again. Final Fantasy Tactics is probably my favorite Final Fantasy game. It’s got my favorite music from the series, it has one of my favorite stories in an RPG (it doesn’t even go completely off the rails into surreal, “what the fuck” territory that other games in the series usually do), I love the tactical gameplay and job system, and I have some great memories of playing with a friend in high school to relive whenever I revisit it.
I made this for one of my friends’ birthday. He’s been playing the Final Fantasy Tactics port for Android on and off for the past year or so, and we’ve had a lot of good talks about the game. It’s both one of our favorites, so I made him a little Black Mage for his birthday.
The Black Mage is a staple of the series, and I’ve always loved the design of them throughout the games. I love the hats, how the brim covers the face except for eyes, I love the cloak, and the striped pants are so goofy and out of place I can’t help but love them.
I experimented with some more striped beads, as I didn’t feel I had all of the best solid colors to use. The striped beads help both give the illusion of a new shade of a certain color and help blend different colors together, at least when seen from afar.
All of the other projects I’ve been working on have been game company logos. One of my friends commissioned me to make Sega, Nintendo, Capcom, and PlayStation logos for him. I found Sega and Capcom sprite sheets, but I had to use a grid-layering website to set up the Nintendo and PlayStation projects.
I’m happy with how they came out! Except for the one, random different colored bead in the PlayStation logo. Don’t know how that got there.
Don’t really have much to say personally about each logo. I’ve been playing Nintendo games my whole life, and that’s mostly what I still play today. I played more Sega when I was a kid though, although looking back I mostly just played Sonic-related games so I guess I’m not too experienced with a lot of what Sega offered.
I don’t have a lot of Capcom games under my belt, either. Off the top of my head, I played through Megaman Zero many times in high school, and I was into Devil May Cry 3 and 4 in late high school and most of college. But everything else I’ve played by them has been casual sampling at different friends’ houses.
PlayStation played a bigger role in my life. When I got really into RPGs, the PSone and PS2 became my go-to game consoles. I was initially pretty excited when the PS3 came out, but over time I found myself enjoying new video games less and less. Eventually I stopped playing games all together. It wasn’t until I started revisiting retro games and renewed an interest in game culture that I started playing again. Nowadays I don’t play too many PlayStation games, but I’ll still gladly revisit some whenever the feeling hits.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂