Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #71: Pokemon Cross-Stitch, Final Fantasy VII Art, Mega Man Diorama

Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #71: Pokemon Cross-Stitch, Final Fantasy VII Art, Mega Man Diorama

[Welcome again to Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear! This is a weekly feature wherein I shine the spotlight on three of the best custom-made, video game-inspired projects I’ve come across this week. Whatever the game and whether it’s art, crafts, toys, cosplay, animations or anything creative, if it’s awesome enough I’ll share with you wonderful readers!]

Pokemon Cross-Stitch

While it’s usually the original 151 that get talked about the most, for many fans, Generation 2 of Pokemon is just as nostalgic and adored. Sprite Stitch forum user icedragonj crafted this huge and insanely detailed cross-stitch of every collectible beast from Gold/Silver.

Using the original sprites, the Pokemon are huddled together in a crowd, as though to form one huge wall of pain that you don’t want to mess with. The lovable starters sit happily at the bottom, while the legendary Pokemon float proudly at the top. The time and dedication that went into this looks like it must have been more arduous than actually catching all those elemental critters. I think it’d be fair to give this stitcher the honour of “Pokemon Master”.

Final Fantasy VII Art

There isn’t one location from Final Fantasy VII that wasn’t a joy to traverse through and remains memorable to this day. Even in their aged, polygonal form, I still wish I could visit some of game’s towns; and artist Flavio Bolla escalates that desire significantly with his artwork on the town of Kalm.

Although Cloud and co.’s visit to Kalm was a brief one, it was the first town the group arrived at after the game-changing event of leaving Midgar. It was also where Cloud shared a long flashback that presented a key plot point. The art shows the place in a night setting, with gorgeous fluorescent lights illuminating the beautiful backdrop and the homely buildings.

Mega Man Diorama

It’s a shame that Mega Man 3 doesn’t get nearly as much recognition as its beloved predecessor, considering it is arguably on par in terms of predecessor. At least Craftster user Patraw is helping to rectify this with an awesome paper diorama based on the Snake Man stage.

The scene is taken from the Game Boy version of the game, making for a truly retro black-and-white look. The diorama can fit in the palm of your hand, and yet the detail packed into this small tribute is astounding. Everything from the completely accurate sprites, the trees and the addition of the game’s HUD makes this brilliant. Check it out from all angles in the GIF below!

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #70 E3 2014 Edition: Bayonetta Comic, Parental Pokemon, Zelda U Art. You can find all our back articles here.

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About the Author

avatar An aspiring writer from England. Reece was born with a controller in his hands. From the age of 4 he had his filthy mitts on a Game Boy, PSOne and Sega Mega Drive (Genesis to you Americans!),. Open to any system and genre, he remains completely unbiased as a proud owner of a Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3 and 3DS.