Designing League of Legends Perler Beadsprites: Lulu and Pix

2/03/2017 House of Geekiness 0 Comments

This is one League of Legends Perler beadsprite design my daughter has been really excited about: Lulu and Pix!
When I start creating a new perler beadsprite design, I always start with two things: a picture I want to base the perler beadsprite off of, but also I like search through my previous designs to see if I can use elements I've already created (no sense in doing more work than needed).
The face of most of perler beadsprites have the same basic design (eyes, no nose or mouth etc) and shape, so I try to find a face and hair (if possible) from one of my previous perler beadsprites that are similar to what I'll want this one to look like.
For League of Legend's Lulu, I want to start with that same basic face and use long hair that sticks out in the front of her hat. Ariel in Pink Dress (watch a timelapse video of Ariel in her pink dress being made), from my Disney Princess Inspired Perler Beadsprites designs.
But Ariel hair wasn't quite right since Lulu's bangs aren't so rounded and they also come down a bit between the eyes:
I added a bit of color to see better. (I started with lavendar colored perler beads for Lulu's skin but the contrast between the hair and face weren't very clear so I changed the skin-tone to see better while I create the Perler bead design.) The bangs weren't quite what we want for Lulu, so I needed to tweak my perler design a bit:
 Next, it was time to start on Lulu's hat, which has a gold outline. I also rearranged her hair to flow around the hat. I wanted to give Lulu's beadsprite enough detail but still keep her small enough, but that's the challenge.
And of course you can't have Lulu without a hat, so I wanted to check if my Santa Gragas's hat shape would be a good place to start, especially since it curves.
Lulu's hat was a bit of a problem. I needed to give Lulu's hat it's curl but it was just too big. 
Once I decided on a hat design for Lulu, it was time to add her adorable ears.
For Lulu's ears, I went back to another of my League of Legend perler beadsprite designs: Classic Teemo. His ears were just right for Lulu!
Once I had Lulu's ears ready, I added a black outline, as I do with all my beadsprites (it gives them a more solid look).
 I used a similar body design as Teemo for Lulu, then added colors to fit Lulu's clothes. The gold beads I'd been using looked really washed out, especially after I added Lulu's lavender skin color, so I switched to Cheddar.
For my League of Legends Lulu beadsprite design, I wanted to include her staff, so I started by trying to incorporate the staff design I used in my DC Green Lantern perler beadsprite collection.
Finally, I we needed Lulu's little friend, Pix.
 The final design ironed: League of Legends inspired Lulu with Pix
Check out my other League of Legends inspired Perler beadsprite designs
 League of Legends inspired Teemo collection: Easter Bunny Teemo, Teemo classic skin, Panda Teemo, Astronaut Teemo perler beadsprite
 League of legends Holiday Skin inspired: Santa Gragas, Lissandra, Silent Night Sona, and Ezreal
League of Legends inspired Sona
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