PhD hunt - part 2.
So midterms are officially over and grades are locked in. If I wasn't feeling discouraged before, I certainly am now. It's weird, the teachers at the school I'm at seem to pride themselves on tricking students rather than testing their ability to retain the knowledge they're trying to instill in us. Either way it's going to be a struggle to maintain my grades.
So I wanted to take this opportunity to upload sprites from my absolutely favorite game in the entire NES library. You can find it in the April fools section...
Sunday, February 28, 2016
PhD hunt - part 1.
Classes started off easy enough but as always they devolve into what essentially is a foreign language class. My notes become nothing more than a series of letters with both superscripts and subscripts, matrices, numbers and greek letters. I write down everything I see on the board but it does not seem to make a difference in learning the subject matter. Classes are happening and passing at a rapid pace. Homework is being submitted and graded... All-in-all sounds like normal engineering college classes. Hate every minute of them but you gotta do what you gotta do I guess. Hopefully won't have to take 2 next semester. Then I can focus more on crafting.
However, the show must go on. Mal has created fingerless crochet gloves for the winter season.
Monday, January 1, 2016
Happy New Year!
Hoping everyone had a safe and fun New Years. I'm back for today to post a video I recently finished. I'll just leave it here:
Monday, December 21, 2015
Just your neighborhood duct tape artist here wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I'm finishing up this year with 2 duct tape Pokemon that I have been working on for a while. Hope you guys enjoy them.
As I stated in a previous post, Mal and I are taking some time off to enjoy our baby and plan our wedding. We'll probably update sporadically so there won't be an update schedule for a while. We hope to come back bigger and better than before!
Monday, December 15, 2015
Another Crochet Creation.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Updating the crochet section with another Pokemon.
Monday, December 1, 2015
Updating the crochet section with another Pokemon.
Monday, November 23, 2015
So hard to believe that November is already coming to an end. This year has really flown by. I was originally going to wait until December to post this, but I feel like I should post it now. After I upload all of the December content, Mal and I will be taking a break from creating new content. We're just burnt out after the craft show overload, working full-time, going to school and taking care of our newborn. We'll be back though, these crafts are a passion of ours and we just need a break.
We may upload sporadically, however we are going to focus on giving the site another facelift, a version 3.1, and creating a better studio for taking pictures.
We will also continue uploading content to Tumblr and Instagram to catch the content up with Facebook and DeviantArt.
Updating the crochet section.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Updating the crochet section.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Another update for the Print section and a new Perler sprite for the Pokemon Gold/Silver page.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Another update for the Print section. This one features some of my previous works.
I'm also proud to announce that Mal and I brought in a healthy baby boy into the world on October 29.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Small update for this week in preparation for our baby. We'll update when we can.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Here's a big update for the Perler section. Mostly new Pokemon Perler sprites.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Here's an update to the 2D duct tape Batman section.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Here's an update to the 2D duct tape artwork section.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Phew. Back from the Baltimore Comic-con and boy am I tired. This will be our last convention for a while. They have been fun however I'm really looking forward to creating something unique. I will probably post our experience at these cons/shows next week.
I am also going to switch the upload date from Wednesday to Monday. That way I can stagger the updates on all of the other social media throughout the week as opposed to all in one day.
I noticed I haven't uploaded many Pokémon this year. Well here's a new one, a crocheted amigurumi one.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Gearing up for the Baltimore Comic-con. Here are 3 new prints that I created specifically for this convention.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Another craft fair has come and gone. Thanks for all of the memories Catonsville.
Here's another custom Smash trophy to add to the collection.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Almost forgot that today was Wednesday, thanks holiday Monday. Today we're revisiting Megaman 1 Perler Sprites.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
No themes this month. Just awesome uploads. This week is a print featuring Gon the dinosaur from Gon.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Sorry for the late update this week. It was Mal's birthday! So we took a few days away from the crafts.
The last Crochet Corner update for this month is Toothless! One of our favorites.
Wednesday, August 20, 2015
Here's the next update for the Crochet Corner.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Here's the next update for the Crochet Corner.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Having an unofficial theme month this month. We'll be featuring some of Mal's amigurumi/crochet works in the Crochet Corner.
Be sure to check back every week for something new!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Back to backlogging updates again...
Sorry for the late update, been very lazy lately. I'm finishing up "print month" with a non-pokemon related print. This one features Kirby and Master Hand.
Finally saw the movie Pixels in theaters. Not sure why people are saying it's a bad movie. It's definitely a solid flick.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Bringing in another pokeprint.
Friday, July 17, 2015
What does a turtle do on it's birthday?
Anywho, today's upload is a Squirtle print. Also, check out the animal Perlers that Mal made.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Give a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a night. Give a man a Charmander, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Following last week's Pikaprint with a Charprint
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Man this year is just flying by. Hard to believe it's almost half over.
July is bringing in some new ideas. This month starts the beginning of our "prints" section. It isn't a traditional print you're thinking of, like always, it revolves around duct tape, perler beads and crochet.
We're starting off with some Pokémon themed prints.
Which reminds me, What is Pikachu's favourite treat?
Wednesday, June 23, 2015
What room has no doors, no walls, no floor and no ceiling?
On that note, here is another Super Mario themed mushroom. This time, it's duct tape.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Why was the mushroom invited to the party?
...Because he's a fungi!
On that note, here are some crochet mushrooms from Super Mario.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Hey everybody! Getting pretty good at these regular updates. This week we're uploading a new pack of Tissue boxes and this time they're related to DC comics.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Well... Awesome con came and went and I felt it best to describe our experience there like the old Mastercard commercials:
An artist table at Awesome Con: $250
Disorganization between Awesome Con staff and their hired helpers: An additional $250
Lack of security and staffers leading to stolen goods: $11
The experience that caused us never to go to DC or Awesome con again? Priceless...
I'm sure our experience was completely unique to everyone elses but boy did we have a rough weekend. I doubt we'll be making the trip to that convention again.
So back to our regularly scheduled content. We're starting off this month with a crochet and perler upload! Because I know you guys just didn't get enough of perlers last month :D.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Sorry for the small update. Still preparing for Awesome-con.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Finally! Uploaded on the normal day and on time. Hope I can keep this up.
Mal and I just did a craft show this past weekend that went pretty well and we're heading to Awesome-con next weekend! If you're going to be there stop by and say hello.
This week's update is another Marvel superhero sprite. This time it's Wolverine.
Wednesday, May 14, 2015
Day late and a dollar short but at least I'm not too late.
Mal and I have a few con and an craft show coming up so we've been a little busy. Over-booked is better than not being booked at all....Right?
Wednesday, May 1, 2015
So much for trying to keep to a schedule. I have all the best intentions but I keep getting thrown a curveball with work and school. Next week will be my last week so hopefully, HOPEFULLY, I can get the update schedule back to normal.
I'm concluding last month's update with Joker and Harley Perler sprites. I'm also uploading next week's creation, another ability artwork from Kirby super Star, Sleep!
Wednesday, April 24, 2015
I'm 2 for 2 with the late updates. Hopefully I can get things back on track next week. This week has just been busy with a paper for school.
This week brings us another crochet creation from Mal. A crochet Batman!
Wednesday, April 17, 2015
Sorry for the late update everybody. I am sad to bring you the news that our beloved pet Carrot passed away this weekend.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
It's a me. Jeremy! And I'm here with an update for my Super Mario section.
Welcome duct tape Blooper.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Really wanted to come up with an April Fools joke for this year but got sidetracked with life. Oh well, maybe next year.
Starting off this month with a perler sprite.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hay fever season is starting up so what better way to see it in than by uploading 3 new tissue boxes in one update! This week we have Marvel themed tissue boxes. Check em out down below.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Oh man has this been a hectic week. Not much to report this week so I'm just going to leave it at:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
We're starting off the month of March with an amigurumi doll from Mal. This was made back when we attended the VA Comic-con.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
We interrupt our normal schedule to bring you this update. A new section has been added! I've created a section that features theme months. Figured since I've had so many different theme months throughout the years that I would actually catalog them here.
I've only added the most recent theme month, Turtle month! Check out the special pictures when you get a chance.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We're finishing up Turtle month with the remaining turtle perler and the big bad guy of the series, Shredder.
I planned on creating a new section dedicated to my theme motnhs but I'm having trouble prioritizing things lately. Between crafting, updating the site and having a social life (those video games aren't going to beat themselves) I have been a little flustered. I hope to have a little time this weekend to work on the new section.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sorry for the delay folks! Been insanely busy this week.
This week's upload includes some new tissue boxes and a new perler sprite!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Today's uploads feature 4 crochet Ninja Turtles and another Ninja Turtle Perler bead sprite.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
COWABUNGA! Welcome to turtle month! Anyone out there a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I am. That's why I'm dedicating this entire month to Ninja Turtle related crafts. Expect an update to every section this month.
Also, I've begun going back to college. I decided I had too much free time and wanted to put an end to it. That being said, I've been a little more spacey on the crafts lately and especially the website. I might change the update schedule in the near future.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Phew. MAGfest has come and gone and I have to say, What a rush. 4 days nonstop was pretty awesome. I'm still recovering from the weekend. Met a lot of great people. Made some new friends and saw some old ones. Hopefully we can go back next year. I'll upload the pictures soon.
I'm introducing a new section under the duct tape gallery. It's related to Super Smash Brothers trophies. Today's upload is a blast from the past (both subject-wise and content-wise) as I reuse my old duct tape Pac-Man for a new project.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sorry everyone, just a short update this week. Gearing up for MAGfest this weekend and I'm way behind.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Following up on last week's upload with a couples of new wallets. Pokewallets.
That's right, Pokewallets wave 2 are finally out. Click down below to see the new faces.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
*Whew* This week is sure flying by. 2015 is off to a great start. I hope everyone had a safe New Years.
We're starting off the new year with an update to my duct tape video game section.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Happy New Year!
I can't believe it, but I forgot to upload my Christmas post last week. No worries, I've included it with this update.
Also, I've completed my 12th Pokemon of the year. I'm going to let the post itself go in to detail and I'll leave it as A wild Jynx appears!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Merry Christmas everybody!
This week kind of snuck up on me. Meant to update the site earlier.
Anyway, here is one of the new Perler sprites I made after I moved.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A wild Exeggcute appears! In Perler Form.
Here is one of the new Perler sprites I made for the Virginia Comic-con.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Dragon! Dragon! Rock the Dragon! Red Crochet Dragon!
Here's another update for the Crochet Corner. We're filling up this section nicely.
Speaking of Crochet Creations, Mal and I have a uploaded a number of items to our Etsy shop, just in time for the Christmas holiday. There are quite a few items there that are not current featured on the site. Get an early glimpse at what there is to expect in the near future.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Tis the season. I can't believe that it's already December. It seems like it was just yesterday that 2014 was just beginning.
This week I'm throwing in a Pokemon related craft: The Masterball.
Gotta Catch em All!!!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Back on schedule!
Mal and I are back from the wonderful Va Comic-con in Richmond VA. We would like to thank everyone that came by our booth to check out out art. We greatly appreciate the kind words and support. We are looking forward to our next convention.
A wild Jigglypuff appears!!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2014
God I'm lazy. Sorry for the delay this week. My work life got in the way of me uploading this week's submission.
With this submission, I'm reliving one of the frustrating things I experienced in the 90's: Stereograms. I could never figure out how to see these things. I felt like Mr.Pitt from Seinfeld every time I tried to see the image.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
I noticed that my Upload folder had quite a few misfit pictures of little Perler figures. I figured I would just have a mass uploading today to knock a few of them out of my folder. Plus it lets me add two new pages to my Perler section, Binding of Isaac and Invader Zim. Now I'll feel more inclined to add more to those pages. I also added a picture of me from Otakon 2013!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2014
Kicking November off with a new wallet design. this one took me back to my wallet creating roots.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Happy Halloween everyone!
We're wrapping up Ghost Month with the ghost type Pokemon, Rotom!
I had forgotten that I already made all of the ghost types from the Kanto region so I needed to venture to the other games for a suitable creation. I think Rotom is just fine.
I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween.
A wild Rotom appears!!!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Here is a crocheted ghost created by Mal.
Sorry for the lack of detail in these updates. Mal and I are gearing up for a Comic-con in Virginia in a month. We've been working hard to prepare for it.
I also want to take this opportunity to say that we got accepted to the dealers room at MAGfest! So if you're going to MAGfest come and say hi.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Here are a couple of sprites from one of favorite games, Terraria.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wakka wakka wakka...
Here come the 2D Pacman ghosts.
This week is a busy week for me so the text portion of the update is lacking. I'll backlog everything once everything slows down.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo.... Welcome to Ghost month!
This year's theme will center around Creations related to ghosts, whether they be from movie, pop art or video games.
Hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday, September 24 2014
Holy crap! Is it really the end of September? Where did the summer go?
My plans for this month's Pokemon got switched around a bit. Instead of stalling for time on one I was working on I made a new one!
A wild Magnemite appears!!!
I have also updated my Dratini page
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Welcome to DuctileCreations version 3.0! We're back and better than ever.
Be sure to check out my new comment feature. Every individual Creation's page has a comment section. Feel free to leave one.
Also, I am proud to introduce a new section, the Crochet Corner! This section showcases all of the amigurumi crochet art that my girlfriend, Mal, made.
I'm also happy to say that the entire site got a makeover. I'm currently going back through the pages and expanding certain pictures so you can see all of the details.
Click on the pictures under "Newest Creations" to navigate to the new pages.
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I also wanted to let everyone know that they can expect to see a new duct tape costume in the next year or so. I'm hoping it will blow you away.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
A wild Dratini appears!!!
Annnnd we're back to uploading a Pokemon a month. Hope everyone enjoys this one, he's one of my favorites.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Introducing duct tape mini-blocks!
I've been gearing up for a few local craft fairs and since my original Lucky Block from Super Mario was a big hit at the last craft fair I attended I figured I would make more but scale down the size.
Speaking of craft shows, Mal and I will have a booth set up at the VA comicon this November. So if you're in the area and at the convention come by and say hello!
Thought I would try my hand at another duct tape Megaman pixel art.
On a side note, Mal and I attended Otakon this past weekend. Well just Saturday at least. It was fun to indulge in the Otaku life even if it was just for a day. We saw some cool costumes but unfortunately didn't get many pictures. I'll post the photos we did take down below.
We saw some cool Sonic the Hedgehog cosplayers and an awesome Bray Wyatt cosplay. Also saw a couple dressed as George and Jane Jetson but I didn't get a picture.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
This week's update includes another Perler sprite from one of my favorite video game series.
I really hope to get back in to bead spriting when I get a better crafting set-up. Expect a lot of Perler updates late 2014 and next year.
July 2014 - Tetris Month
Welcome to Tetris month! This entire month is dedicated to the video game that has more remakes than Pokémon. I will upload a one type of block every week plus one surprise upload at the end.
Also, my Etsy shop now includes crocheted items! Keep checking back periodically for updates.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A wild Dugtrio appears!!!
Phew...this makes two Pokémon in one month.
Looking forward to taking a break from making these next month. Next month is dedicated to a video game near and dear to my heart. Tune in next week to see what the theme month will be!
On a side note, E3 brought up some cool Nintendo that I'm excited about. Mostly the Amiibos and Smash Bros. Mal and I have been getting in to the Skylander series so Amiibos seem right up our alley. Can't wait for them to come out. Also super excited for Mii fighters and Pac-man on Smash bros. They seem like good additions to me. Hoping to see more third party involvement with this game.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Skipping some of the other Megaman games to bring you some Megaman 10 sprites.
I attempted to make a 3rd boss as well, sheepman, but it fell apart.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Just when you thought I was going to take a break from the Pokémon updates, I upload a Perler Charmander and Charizard sprite.
I haven't been making too many Perler Beads this year. The boards that I have been using for a while are starting to warp and I don't have the space in my current house to make anything larger than one board.
I'm looking to get a work bench to make bigger projects on in the future but it doesn't look like I'll get one until later this year.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
...Huh? (A wild Venomoth appears!!!). Another Pokémon for the collection and the last Pokémon from the Veno-bug tier.
DuctileCreations will have a spot set up at Southern MD's monthly Maker's Market this Saturday at AnnMarie Sculpture gardens. If you're in the area come and looking for something to do, come in and say hi. Admission is free so why not check it out.
Also, there are some new uploads in my shop section. I've uploaded my Pokewallets, Question-Mark tissue box and Sly Cane.