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National Creativity Day: Art and Geek Craft Ideas

National Creativity Day: Art and Geek Craft Ideas

Gaming holds so many special memories! From that first Pokémon catch to slaying the final boss in a Legend of Zelda adventure – we love to celebrate these moments through art and geek craft.  It’s National Creativity Day today, and the world is celebrating you! Whether you’re a writer, artist, photographer, blogger, musician or YouTuber/Streamer, today is about embracing creativity. With there being so many incredible gaming worlds out there, how about some inspiration for a little gaming creativity? Here are a few art and geek craft ideas to celebrate your fandom!

Miniature Worlds in Gaming Toy Photography

The worlds we explore in our favourite games are magical, unique and ever compelling! What if these majestic set-pieces were recreated in reality? A growing addition to the list of art and geek craft ideas has to be toy photography. From the teeniest of props to custom crafts to really make these pieces feel truly alive. It’s something that takes a lot of patience, but the end results are magnificent tributes to these games we all love. Why not give it a go? Here are a few examples of stunning toy snaps to add a little playfulness to your art and geek craft ideas:

Photographer @captaindangerous always weaves majestic, incredibly detailed set-pieces, and this Zelda: Breath of the Wild shot is absolute FIRE:

 

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Take a trip through one incredibly lush forest! @curiousherring is the master of incredible toy shots, like this wonderful Lapras snap:

 

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Chomp, chomp! Deep colours and stunning compositions, absolutely loving the @retropumpkingames aesthetic in this shot:

 

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Nature-themed toy shots? A lover of the great outdoors, @hylianstallord creates some awesome scenes – like this sweet Mewtwo pic:

 

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Master the geek craft Gaming Console Mods

Dig up those old consoles from the loft. Raid that attic for those long-lost Game Boy! How about some console customisation? It’s one of the newer art and geek craft ideas and we’ve seen some incredible mods in recent years. From backlights to painted handhelds, the sheer dedication is something truly special. Why not give it a go with a spare controller or two?

Reworking classic GameBoy consoles and controllers, @inkedqueencustoms is absolutely killing it in the mod scene:

 

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Bringing new life to old consoles, @the_dmgenius is a modding genius! The colours on this Mario-themed SNES are awesome:

 

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Bursting with colour and soaked in delicious retro vibes, loving these sweet mods from @mizucatofficial – like this awesome Mega Drive cut:

 

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Add Pixel Inspired Bead Art to your art and geek craft ideas

Geeky bead art brings a little depth to those classic pixel sprites with some truly impressive pieces. It’s one of the art and geek craft ideas we’ve tried before, and it takes lot of perseverance! From huge Pokémon bead art to classic gaming items, creating these pieces can be so rewarding. Once all the beads are in place, give the artwork a good bit of heat to bring it all together! From coasters to fridge magnets, framed art to installations – pixel bead art is great fun!

Combining classic sprites with awesome framed scenes, we love the pieces brewed up by @caveofpixels – This Zelda piece is simply, heroic!

 

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Toon Link, attack! Loving the fine bead art and creations put together by @verasartsystuffs – like this awesome Link piece (original sprite by abysswolf):

 

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Game Collection Photography

From those old boxes to limited edition books, proud shelves are home to much loved games & merch! The community on Instagram and Twitter are home to some incredible snaps. Shelfies, stacks, flatlays – the art and geek craft ideas are endless!  It’s the perfect opportunity to dabble in some quirky, new and exciting photographic ideas! Just where to start? Perhaps a shot of your favourite games or controllers, a cheeky shelf shot, or even taking part in a themed challenge on Instagram?

@eidrianhideki is an absolute genius when it comes to taking snaps of his awesome game collection – like this Switch arrangement:

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Stack. It. Up! Love @lukelikesgames‘ community spirit and creative ideas, including this awesome challenge – #ahandfulofgames:

 

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Striking colours, awesome layouts – love the Nintendo snaps from @harik87 – including this Zelda: Ocarina of Time snap:

 

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Look at these sweet shelves! Absolutely adore the stunning collection that @nintenbros64 showcases:

 

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Art and geek craft ideas: Classic gaming chiptunes

Remember toe-tapping to those classic songs on the Mega Drive and SNES? Those were the days, eh? The retro music scene truly lives on with hardware limitations truly sparking some ingenious songs and covers! Beep, boop, beep! Why not delve into some chip-tune compositions?

One of the finest chiptune artists has to be @josephtomkins – with this sweet cover of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 

 

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Weaving Words into Gaming Poetry

Words can truly make a powerful statement – a connection to your feelings, your history. Poetry inspired by classic games and woven through nostalgia really tugs at the feels! Why not put pen to paper and craft worlds through words?

Putting words to fandom can stem from song writing to poetry – and @b.ar.d has created some stunning, interactive poetry – including this Smashing piece:

 

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What art and geek craft ideas are you working on at the moment? Let us know your crafts with a comment!

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About Jorge

TeeChu's founder and resident artist, a big Sonic the Hedgehog and Legend of Zelda fan. Born and raised on hot-dogs and forest adventures!

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