A PixelatedPop Project: What A Maneuver!

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It was only a matter of time until I concocted a wrestling themed project.  It just so happened that I recently picked up on perler bead projects (or melty beads, to the layperson).   I could've started out with the traditional perler bead projects: cutesy stuff like 8-bit mario sprites and Space Invader key chains.  Those have been done to death and, frankly, I needed a bigger challenge.  I was struck with a little inspiration after watching some old school wrestling on Netflix.  The end result turned out to be the biggest shadowbox I've produced yet!  (Yes, I know I'm obsessed with shadowboxes.  I think they look nice.)

I knew almost instantly the image I wanted to capture.  The image had to be of one of the most devastating, yet underrated holds in all of professional wrestling history: the DDT.

As Vince McMahon would say, "What a maneuver!!?!?!!"

When my wife first saw this, she said, "Is that you with a mustache?"  While my hair does flow beautifully, I will never be able to grow a 'stache the magnitude of Jake Roberts'.  As you can see, the Big Bossman is the unfortunate recipient of an almost piledriver-like DDT.  This hold surely would've ended Bossman's career in a Droz-like fashion.

"I spy with my little eye..."

If you look there in the background, you can see the Titantron screen showing the DDT from a wider camera angle.  This particular piece took me several weeks to complete, but I'm proud of how it turned out.  Making pictures from perler beads may seem like a girly activity, but as you can see, some very manly accomplishments can be achieved through these beads.

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