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Touhou Character 19 - Utsuho Reiuji by MagicPearls Touhou Character 19 - Utsuho Reiuji by MagicPearls
And so, another one is done! :D My nineteenth Touhou character completed is Utsuho Reiuji. 
When first looking at the sprite, I felt like doing this one would be a daunting task, mostly because of the cape and the seemingly difficult colors. I did however decide not to do the cape, and after looking at several pictures on Google, her clothes were mostly green instead of turquoise. Not much more to say, I think it looks pretty good!

The original sprite can be found on Spriters Resource. Here is a direct link:…
I couldn't find anyone else that had done this beadsprite, so all colors are based of the sprite and me.
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anyuuu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god, THIS is ADORABLE *___* 
I want the thing like this Q _ Q 
ThomasKostiuk54 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Looks great! thanks for the link! Im new to beading, so glad to find a website like that! 
MagicPearls Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D 
Yes, Spriters Resource is pretty awesome. They have a large database with all kind of game sprites, which are perfect for making beadsprites!
If you want to convert a picture into an image that you can "translate" to beads, either or are pretty useful sites/programs. :)
ThomasKostiuk54 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks again for useful links! I played with mypixelpal last night, tried to convert some of my older paintings to beads.
I also found where I can order perler , I have ordered from HAMA before, but few colours they have compared to perler.
Cool series you have made by the way! I will look more at Spriters Resource soon, see if I find something to bead, but I have limited colour palette so will see..
Good luck in finishing your series!
MagicPearls Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! 
Ah, yeah, it's a bit annoying how the different brands offer different versions of colors. I mainly use Hama and Photo Pearls/Nabbi, since they're pretty easy to get hold of where I live (Sweden). Perler however, I have to order from the UK, so it's a bit more expensive. But it's nice to hear that you're getting started! :D
I started with a pretty basic color palette anyway, but have worked my way from there. You'll notice quite a large difference in qualities from when using like 10-15 colors to 30-40, hehe. Personally, I feel more satisfaction when, for example, shades, are created by a few different gradations (like in this picture, with the white/grey on the torso as well as the green on her skirt). But, you have to start somewhere! :)
Thank you once again, and good luck to you too!
ThomasKostiuk54 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! By the way, do you have a link to the UK Perler store? I think I just found a site from US. And photoperler is here in Norway too, so those can I buy.. One more question... Should the beads be ironed with hot or medium temperature? just wonder, have used medium till now,,
MagicPearls Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I buy mine through Amazon, here's a link for a search result… . They're not cheap, but the one I've bought and used the most is definitely Dark Grey. Yeah, Photo Pearls/Nabbi seems to be the easiest one to get hold of. Unfortunately, Hama is somewhat more rarer now, atleast here in Sweden, which is really annoying since I use so much of their beads. Oh well.
I recommend a lower/medium temperature for a longer time. It will take a bit longer to iron, but I find that it hurts the pegboards less, as well as not damaging the beads. I think the best thing you can do is start a low temperature, if it takes way too long, just increase the temperature step-by-step, until you find a perfect spot. :)
Also, I recommend checking out the beadsprite reddit at, there are some quite handy links, tips and more on the right-hand side!
Valijka Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like it ! :)
MagicPearls Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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