I finally finished my tribute to Ape Lad's Spock illustration for the BoingBoing TV intro. I had to downsample the original image to make the finished
piece a reasonable
size. I used Ikea Pyssla beads (often called perler beads) for the pixels, so I couldn't match the colors exactly, but I still managed those rosy cheeks! Must be the human half coming out ;o) You just put the beads on a pegged workboard and then melt them all together with an iron.
Thanks for the inspiration, Ape Lad!