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skater43 stitches Zelda games

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And we've finished. Just dropped it off at The Artery, so the project is in their hands now. Had a couple minor delays the past week+ due to my work schedule, but we otherwise finished right about when I expected. Only had to shift/adjust a couple of the Essences to get the circles to fit together and remain symmetrical and even and all that, so that was nice. Always easier when you can just follow a pattern rather than having to adjust and think on the fly. But that was part of the reason I chose this combo design: it required minimal adjusting. And I like that it connects the two patterns as the games are connected, but they are still distinct and separate like the games are two separate games. But this was a fun little project to work on.

And, of course, this means turning our attention to our next project. Actually had two in mind as possibles: Minish Cap and Twilight Princess. Both are going to be much more elaborate than any of my previous works, though not bigger. The Minish Cap pattern in fact requires 130 colors or something like that. Beautifully done, but going to be a challenge. Twilight Princess wasn't quite as involved, but still 40 colors or something (Link's Awakening and Majora's Mask were prolly the projects I've done requiring the most colors and I don't know that either used more than 15 or 20). However, in light of recent circumstances, I've decided to hold off on those for now and work on a more personal project. Still Zelda related, but this is a little extra, rather than just a representation of a game in the series. Basing it off a screenshot of the original Legend of Zelda, so step one is playing through the game to get to where I need to take the picture (do still have my original NES cart, but we'll do this on the computer like I did for my Super Mario Bros. picture last year so we more easily take screenshots and manipulate things). From there, I'll need to figure out how I can show the important stuff, without having to stitch the entire screen. 256x224 is a lot to stitch, even if most of it is black background/doesn't need to be stitched, so I'd rather cut the picture down if I can. Certainly the height can be, but the width maybe not. So the next few days/couple of weeks/whatever, we'll be working on coming up with this pattern/design. Then we'll see about starting to stitch it.

I am also just about done playing through Spirit Tracks. Got 3 or 4 things I want to see if I can track down/find before beating the game. So the next few days/couple of weeks, we'll be adding that game to our list of Zelda games to stitch. But that should be it. Not planning on getting a Wii or Switch or 3DS anytime soon, so don't have plans for playing/beating any other Zelda games I haven't beaten before.
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It looks gorgeous!!!! Have fun with the other projects!!!
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Thank you. :) I like how this came out and how I was able to blend the two patterns.

Next project is officially underway. Haven't stitched much yet, but have my pattern figured out and colors in hand. Think I'm going to keep the pattern a surprise, but I will still send along the occasional WIP pic. So you guys can speculate what the picture will be, it's significance and so on. I'd hoped to cut it down from a full screenshot and was only partially successful. To show all I wanted to, I had to keep the width, which at 256 pixels/stitches, is pretty long. But the height I was able to cut almost in half, so that will save us time. Still looking at a few months, but not as long as SMB or AoL were.

And while working on developing that pattern, I came up with a great idea for a SGDQ 2021 prize. That came together fairly quickly, so we've got that pattern all set as well (I'll share that pattern, but will wait until we start working on it). Haven't gone through and picked colors for it yet, but we've got some time. Figure I can start it March or April and have plenty of time to get it stitched and framed. So we'll work on our mystery project until then, pause for a couple months to do our SGDQ prize, then back to mystery. And that should take us through most of the summer or so. After that, we'll get back to our last five Zelda games. Yes, up to five now as I finished off Spirit Tracks this morning, making 14 games in the series I've beaten now.

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Ooooh...a mystery! Can't wait!

And congrats on finishing Spirit Tracks!
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