Do you remember playing with these things as a kid? During my last visit to see the parents, I found a dusty box of beads leftover from childhood. You basically place a bunch of colorful beads on a pegboard, cover the design with an ironing sheet, melt them together with an iron, and wa-lah! a plastic piece of art is born.
Well, apparently there is a growing community of beaders who have rediscovered this artform as adults and decided that perler beads are the perfect medium for making pixel art. Rather than jump on the typical Mario or Zelda bandwagon, K chose to tackle the Metroid series first.
Figure 2. Samus in her Varia suit from Super Metroid (SNES)
Not bad, huh? K's got some crazy huge ones that are still works in progress, so I'll post them as they come. ^_^