I still remember how jealous I was of John Romero when he bought a really impressing “icon of sin” sculpture last Christmas (Romero paid $6,000 for that sculpture). Well, I have found another Doom art piece which I would love to own. And that´s 8bitFashion´s (Emil Erlandsson) Doom title screen pearl painting (as seen in the picture down below), because it´s the most awesome Doom pearl painting that I have ever seen. There is just one tiny problem, the painting has quite a lot of bidders in Sweden (via Tradera´s homepage. It’s like the Swedish version of Ebay of sorts).
So i´m quite sure that the Doom pearl painting is going to land on at least $800 before the action ends (which would be on the 30th of August). As the action is already above the +$100 mark. Anyhow, I just wanted to get the word out about this, as I know that there is a lot of Doom fans (like me) out there. I just hope that the winner will take great care of this awesome Doom art piece. Nevertheless, happy bidding folks!
(The text has been translated from Swedish to English via Google Translate).
“I started adding beads as retro games during the early 2000s, and had in mind the vision to someday make a great title screen the beads. It was a massive project that I initiated and completed by the end of 2008. I chose Dooms title screen motives because it is one of my absolute favorite games of all time. It took me months to complete.
I have painted a new Doom-board to myself, so why was this pearl-bit creation of a duplicate. Instead of this painting will gather dust in the attic I release now out in the open, in the hope that it will find a home to someone who is equally enthusiastic Doom like me. I bid on the freight, so the buyer only pays the bid, nothing more.
It is very possible that this was the world’s largest beadsprite few years, given that this article points out that a Zelda-painting from 2012, received the award with 57,344 pearls. Link to article: http://bit.ly/1hFKjLI
This painting contains 56,832 beads total. However, I never heard of me into the Guinness Book of World Records, so I can not say for sure that this beadsprite was the largest.
That way, there is a YouTube clip on the board here:
The board 72 is supplied ii individual parts, most of which consists of 841 beads each. They are thus solve and it is up to the purchaser to mount them on a suitable background (bits are numbered, so it is easy to know how they should be positioned in relation to each other). I had them, for example, mounted on a large black painted wooden board (apparently in the youtube clip).
The pearl painting measures approximately 125 x 110 cm when mounted, then will of course any frame.
As seen in the first picture does not fit the pieces together perfectly, they are a bit uneven in size and therefore it is inevitable that there will be some småglipor here and there. It can also be a bit uneven outer edges (it is visible on the right of the first picture). One can either do as I did and mount them on a black background so that you do not think about it, or if you feel handy, you can surely cut them into perfect squares.
The pieces have a little glue residue left on the back after they were removed from the last picture frame, nothing is visible from the front, however. Furthermore 2-4 of bits lost some of their pearls, which either ignored (it is only visible if you stand right next to the board and look closely, because it is very few gems that come loose, and as I said, only from a few of the 72 parts), or adding their own black beads eg Has posted pictures that exemplify how some of the more unusual pieces look like, most of the pieces, however, is in really good condition. My point is that this is a lovingly hembygge with some flaws here and there, so do not expect absolute perfection whether you are buying.
Just send a message if you have any questions!” – 8bitFashion
Robin “V-Act” Ek
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