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SNK Fan Art Sheet by missy-tannenbaum SNK Fan Art Sheet by missy-tannenbaum
Hello! In a grand display of my inability to cut and paste things so that the edges are straight, I got a couple of adhesive craft mounting boards at Jo-Ann's and made this display of cross stitched and needlepointed fan art based on SNK games just to see what I could do with it. There are several crooked edges, but it's really sturdy, and I think it looks sort of nifty overall. Anyway, here is the info on every piece included!

The largest cross stitch here, in the upper left corner, is of Mai Shiranui, and was stitched on 11 count fabric from a sprite that I ripped and recolored from a Famicom pirate of Fatal Fury Special. Next to her, in the upper right corner, are two recolored sprites of Athena and Orochi Leona from the King of Fighters game boy games, stitched onto 14-count clear perforated plastic canvas. Under them, on the green Aida cloth, is a portrait of Ash Crimson stitched directly from the King of Fighters strategy guide, and he's sandwiched by another recolored game boy KOF sprite, this time featuring Mai and stitched on 10-count plastic canvas. The 11-count piece stuck next to her is of Mark of the Wolves' saucy B. Jenet, and was stitched from a custom sprite designed by Deviant Art's own :iconeimiisan:, who runs a really cool website called Utsukushii Hotaru [link] that I found it at. Last, but not least, is a custom design that I did of Cathy, from Top Hunter, stitched onto 18-count Aida cloth. The patterns for her and the larger Mai can both be found at my blog, Dork Stitch [link] if you want to stitch either of those.

It is also worth noting that the blank spaces here were filled by my origami star paper that I covered in faux 8-bit King of Fighters sprites, with the strips for Ash, Kula, and Shermie appearing here.
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chrislea Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
These are beautiful!~ <3
missy-tannenbaum Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I loved making all of the stuff on this sheet- it's fun to stitch fighting game characters.
Eimiisan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i'm just now seeing this. B. Jenet looks so cute cross stitched. this really makes me want to do some stitching of my own sprites. thanks so much for doing a sprite i made. :hug:
missy-tannenbaum Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, you're welcome, and thanks for letting me stitch it! Your sprites are excellent for stitching- the detail is really cool, but there's not so many colors that it becomes a headache to stitch in the slightest! ^^
topcho Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Nice! :D I love how you displayed them
missy-tannenbaum Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, and thanks for the favorite, too! ^^ It was sort of neat to do something different.
Goryu29 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Nice work Missy.
SuzuriHeinze Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome Mai Shiranui stitch! My favorite SNK girl will always be Nakoruru, though. I have Neo Geo Battle on PS2 and Nakoruru and Mai are my tag team. I think Athena is cute but my husband fights with her too well and always kicks my butt unless I play with 'Ruru (that's what my daughters call Nakoruru!)

I've been inspired by your stitching to try some of my own.
missy-tannenbaum Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, thank you! I think Cathy, from Top Hunter, is my favorite SNK girl, but she's pretty minor, so I don't know if that counts. ^^; Nakoruru and Mai is a really good tag team, though, especially if you can get a bit back from the opponent and start rushing them with the fans or that thing Nakoruru does where she shoots across the screen and does piles of damage. I usually use Kisarah and Shiki, though, since I like them and keep trying to will myself to play well as them. It's so cute that your daughters call Nakoruru 'Ruru, though! Do they play any games themselves? When I was little, I used to play Atari, but was so bad at it that I remember sitting for over an hour and trying to win the ET game. XD I did really like Mr. Do, though, and was bribed with 15 minutes of playtime on that and Demon Attack, on a school night, in order to learn to tie my shoes. (I'm pretty sure I was in kindergarten then, since we got the SNES when I was in 1st grade.)
SuzuriHeinze Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Anna is almost three, so she doesn't get to play a lot. She knows how to use a DSi and her favorite game on there is Dragon Quest Wars. She doesn't quite get the whole tactical aspect, but she just wants to move the slimes around.

My first memory is sitting on my dad's lap and him teaching me the buttons to play the first Zelda. When I was in first grade, my dad bought an SNES for our family with A Link to the Past. They were my favorite games growing up because of the memories attached to them.

Well they like calling Rimururu 'Ruru, too... I play a lot of KoF, too, but I like Billy then. I don't usually meet other ladies who play fighting games or even know what SNK is!
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