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Absolut Solid by apertureashley Absolut Solid by apertureashley
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 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I was going to start small.

But my better judgement is being overridden by the awesome visage of Solid Snake.
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Bgoodfinger Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...soft clap. *Nod*
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ThermoSprite Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Very awesome, you've done some amazing work
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apertureashley Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! it was a bit of a beast to finish up but i still enjoy looking at it to this day XD
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ThermoSprite Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
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.
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apertureashley Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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 :)
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Ryuichi90 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AHHHH I WANT TO MAKE THIS >.< but not enough beads, space and peg boards >.< your so awesome.
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How'd you iron this so well?
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apertureashley Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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 ^-^
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Werbenjagermanjensen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
But it's so evenly ironed though!
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