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Pendelton's Final Art Project: Mega Man vs. Glass Man

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Hey all. Earlier this week, I had to present my final project in my glass class. A few weeks ago, we were told to create something having to do with our passion in life.

Well I just HAD to make a Mega Man fight scene.

And, this is what I came up with:



Here's the epic battle between Mega Man and Glass Man. Glass Man is composed of hardened, airplane-specific glass, with a punty (metal rod used to gather molten glass) attached to his back, and a glory hole (glass oven, and, yes, that's the technical term for it) as a head. He works at a futuristic glass factory, until Dr. Wily got to him, and, well, you can pretty much guess the rest of the story from there. Both him and Mega were made from my medium of choice, perler beads, and, incase you don't see it, Glass Man is just a simple pallet swap of Fire Man from MM1.

Now, you might be asking yourself, how is this a glass project? There's no glass there! Well, how exactly would you expect to control a Mega Man fight?



Glass NES controllers, of course! This was, hands down, one of the most fun and coolest art projects I've ever done, and I'm very proud of them.



The 1st controller was made by taking a big gather of glass, flattening it out to an NES-specific size, and then adding the buttons with colored glass and black cane. I then ground down the edges in our cold shop to give it a more uniform look, and a frosted look in the back.



For the second controller, I began in the same way as the first, but thought to myself, what do most people do with an unused 2nd controller? Wrap the cord, of course! So, using a gather of black-powder-covered glass, I greated the cord-wrapping effect here. Then, to finish it off, I took a Dremel to it, creating the buttons. I left this one rather un-ground just to have a different looking controller.

I hope you all enjoyed taking a look at my glass work, because I had so much fucking fun making it. And, if you'd like a piece of my glass work, I've got a Dremel'd NES controller available in my Etsy store.
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About DestructoidArtisansone of us since 1:01 PM on 02.22.2009

A team of Destructoid Artists that are pooling their efforts to bring you the best one of a kind gaming related products imaginable.

Destructoid Artisans:
- Confusionbomb - Curator
- Rio McCarthy, Etsy store
- Shadowsinthenyte, Etsy store
- spaztazm, Etsy store
- spaztazm, Etsy store
- stitch please, Etsy store


Inactive/Retired Members:
- Pendelton21, Etsy store
- Craineum, Etsy store
- Welkstar, Etsy store
- Taticakes, Etsy store
- Faith, Etsy store
- Mikey

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Destructoid Artisans Profiles:

Pendelton21
"Long ago, in an ancient and divided land, a great sorcerer was called upon to bring joy and unity to the nation. He was Pendelton21, known throughout the land as the one true plastimancer, the true wielder of all things plastic. Known for his proficiency for tiny plastic beads, Pendelton21 was asked to create works of art that would cause enemies to unite as friends, kings to bow to one another, and people around the nation to become content. So, the great plastimancer got to work, creating ontold beauty out of the lava from Mt. Vargauna, "sacred perler beads" from the Michaels down the street, and a rather reliable video game sprite database. Those works of orgasmic pulchritude, lost to the sands of time, have now been recovered, and are available for sale at good sir Pendelton's Etsy store (with shipping included). So, come all ye seeking the true beauty of the old land, and obtain the true works of plastimancer Pendelton21 (or, just go buy them because Pendelton is poor as shit and needs cash)!"

Craineum (aka BabaGEEK)
"I have been a father for three years and a geek my whole life. My geekiness is being passed to my kids without any thought or effort from me. I have been creating items and activities for my kids since they were born. I started to think that maybe others might want some of these things for raising their own kids, thus was born BabaGEEK. BabaGEEK Creations will be bringing you items for you and your growing geek family. Whether its a t-shirt that express's your inner geek, or a baby mobile that will get your young 'uns heading in the right direction early, or custom costumes for your families favorite cosplay events, BabaGEEK has the goods you desire."

Rio McCarthy
"My name is Rio and I've been crafting for as long as I could hold a pencil, which coincidentally is about as long as I've been playing video games as well. I like to do almost any and all crafts, especially drawing, sewing and painting. I'm most well known for making character hats, but that's not all you'll find in my store, so be sure to check back for future surprises. I'm all about the cute, so you never know what you might find in store for you at Rio's Renditions!"

Welkstar
"Adam Welker is Welkstar's handsome, mild-mannered alter-ego. Best known 'round these parts for his work on the RetroforceGO! t-shirt and arcade cab, he is an art school monkey with aspirations of one day becoming a famous cartoonist/animator/designer/pimp. But for now, he'll just settle for being decent at playing video games. (He's kind of lazy like that...) Adam specializes in pixel-perfect-paintings, custom character commissions, super sweet shirts, and all things retro. Join him in the games-as-art (or was that "art-as-games"?) crusade! Visit his Etsy store, "Welkstar's Wares," he'll create a special work of art that will look perfect in your game room, living room, rec room, bathroom, or creepy-ass dungeon lair. BADICAL!"

Taticakes
"epicWorks Creations started out in a small kitchen with big ambition. Originally known as epic SugarWorks, it consisted of a couple of friends who liked to bake cakes for friendís birthdays. Gradually, as epic SugarWorks incorporated unique handmade lollipops with video game and anime themes, we began selling our Ďedible artí at anime and video game conventions. Now we have incorporated charms and jewelry into the mix, giving birth to epic CharmWorks, and bridging the two through epicWorks Creations!"

Faith
"I started creating bead sprite art back in May 2007 when I came across another artistís work named Foglera on Flickr. It was then that I got the itch to combine my love of art with my love of videogames. I open my Etsy Store, Pixelated Creations, a couple of months later and I havenít stopped created my bead art since. I always try to put a little bit of everything in my store for videogame fans, but if you donít see what you want for sale, remember that you can email me at [email protected] for a custom request."

Shadowsinthenyte
"My Grandmother taught me to crochet when I was eight or so. I dropped it, and didnít pick it back up until I was 22 and my husband needed a scarf to keep him warm at his outdoor job. Once Iíd relearned, I didnít want to loose it again, so I started making odds and ends including a hat that looked like a Moogle. When I decided to switch careers, my husband recommended making and selling hats on Etsy to keep me in gas money while I went back to school. We came up with a few designs and the floodgates just let loose; for every design Iíve made Iíve got three more that I think would look sweet. The longer I do it the more I learn about crocheting, materials, business, and people and I really feel Iíve grown as an artist because of that. Even if no one is buying, I donít think I could stop. Iíve just got to see how the next design will turn out."

spaztam
"Well im 22 years old, i have a son that was born september 11 09, ive been sculpting with polymer clays since i was about 12-13. i started off making rather undetailed girls/fairys, and baby dragons... and over time i grew to do more and more detaile. I do custom orders, id say im fair priced. I grew up in southern new hampshire (USA) when i was 18 my mother moved to Alabama.. and i went with her, i moved back and forth a few times, but ive been in alabama now since feb 1st 2008, i met my husband over the internet.. like the uber dork i am harhar. and like i said, i now have my son. love getting new ideas for things to make, so feel free to drop me a line!"

StitchPlease
"blah blah blah StitchPlease blah blah cross stitch blah blah love anime blah loves RPGs blah blah blah boobs blah blah pretty cool blah blah blah internet"