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Absolut Solid

This is the art piece that Black Thread will be submitting to the auction at AnimeFEST this year! It'll be a first for me, so I'm hoping everything goes well :meow:

This is Snake from the Metal Gear series, in all his raspy voiced glory.

This was around 15 hours (possibly more since the ironing was spread out over a week) and exactly 16,100 beads. Very much a collaborative effort between my honey and I. Lots of curse words were said, many beads were lost on the floor, and I'm pretty sure I went cross-eyed for a couple of minutes... but we finally have a completed piece!
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Kurokun1293's avatar
I was going to start small.

But my better judgement is being overridden by the awesome visage of Solid Snake.
Bgoodfinger's avatar
...soft clap. *Nod*
ThermoSprite's avatar
Very awesome, you've done some amazing work
apertureashley's avatar
thanks! it was a bit of a beast to finish up but i still enjoy looking at it to this day XD
ThermoSprite's avatar
I would to. Now this may be a stupid question, but did you iron that whole thing? I'd imagine if you did it would've been extremely difficult to to get it all even.
apertureashley's avatar
it was ironed in smaller sections, which were then ironed together. we spaced it out over several days, so that each newly ironed section could cool down and sit under a heavy stack of books that was placed on the seam :)
Ryuichi90's avatar
AHHHH I WANT TO MAKE THIS >.< but not enough beads, space and peg boards >.< your so awesome.
Werbenjagermanjensen's avatar
How'd you iron this so well?
apertureashley's avatar
instead of doing it in all one piece, we broke it up into 4 sections. each section was ironed, and then ironed together into one big piece after that. tackling it that way made it much easier to get done, but it was still a bit of a headache ^-^
Werbenjagermanjensen's avatar
But it's so evenly ironed though!
Individua's avatar
I love it,you know it! :heart:

Are those medium or huge beads? And I suppose you ironed it when it was all complete in the pegboards,right? I'm scared of ironing something so big :/ How did you do that?
apertureashley's avatar
kind of a late response, sorry!

the size is the medium, i guess? whatever the "normal" size is that you see at hobby lobby/walmart.

it was ironed in sections, and then the sections were ironed together :)
KimMazyck's avatar
impressive work!
apertureashley's avatar
thanks so much! it definitely took some concentration and patience ^_^;
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Grave24's avatar
i saw that at afest and it was my favorite =)
apertureashley's avatar
thank you! a lot of people couldn't make out wtf it was XD it's currently hanging over our bed at home haha
frootypatutee's avatar
that's incredible!
apertureashley's avatar
thanks! it was a lot of work hehe
Taylor-Ausbrooks's avatar
AUGH. My brain just short circuited.
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