Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sprite Patterns December Day 17: An Overboard Captain America 2 Pattern

Note: This post contains spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If you care about this movie and have not seen it or are somehow magical enough to have avoided spoilers on the stuff I am going to talk about, then I'm not sure that I understand how you live your live. Still, you've been warned.

So, last night, I said that I was going to continue with the Macross Plus sprite pattern set, so if you were really looking forward to that, I apologize. I finished all my papers for the semester, though, so I wanted to post something fancy and cool! I've been trying to do some bigger patterns using the sprite pattern template, like this totally cool Robotech thing I made last spring (it's under the Grand Budapest Hotel thing), and my group pattern of the cast of the Idolm@ster, so that is what I'm inflicting on you guys now!

At the start of this semester, I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier for a second time because the school was showing it outside for free with bonus free food, and, seeing as it was a cool movie, I wanted to watch it again. It wasn't long after that when I started talking to more than one reader of this blog about making some sprite patterns for the movie.

When I say "some sprite patterns," I mean everyone just wanted Bucky. I still haven't done that because I kind of suck at requests right now, but I'll make a chart and post him sometime this weekend.

What I actually did, however, is think, "Ah, that movie was so cool! I want to do a big pattern from it! Ooooh, I don't remember if this actually happened in Phantasy Star or not, but it seems like the kind of game where computers are always screwing things up, so what if I did a pattern that LOOKED like it was from a Phantasy Star game with the little people and everything, but instead was Steve and Natasha in the Hydra bunker when the computers turn on and it's Dr. Zola going, 'You guys are Hydra, and I'm gonna kill you now!' and Captain America is all like, 'Well, this is a bad development that challenges my patriotic worldview.' Yeah, that seems like something that could happen in an old RPG."

So, I made that pattern, at 50 by 40 pixels, and just didn't post it until now. I'm really happy with this pattern and think that it could be fun to stitch, so I pretty much just didn't post it because I'm lazy. It's up now, though, so I hope you guys like it! I would recommend following at least some of the floss color chart in this case, because of all the different shades of gray, The rest of it is pretty basic colors, though, so a lot of it can still be done with scraps from other projects. Enjoy my clunky pixel art of a really old computer!

With that posted, I'm done for today, but tomorrow I'll probably have either Macross Plus or Fire Emblem stuff to post. Until then, have a good night and a good start to tomorrow!

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