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bennaka1010
« on: April 11, 2010 01:27:54 PM »

Hey Craftsters-
Just thought I would share my latest painting..it's a painting of a photograph that was taken of my nephew and sister-in-law. I painted a pixelated version of the photo. There were 5,040 squares that I painted using 15 different shades. It is an acrylic painting on canvas! Enjoy!








This is the original picture I went off of..



Comments are welcomed! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010 02:16:11 PM »

Cute idea, I really like that!
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010 03:36:37 PM »

That's amazing and beautiful! I LOVE it. What a great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010 08:09:12 AM »

wow! This is really powerful!  You must have a lot of patience!
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010 08:13:56 AM »

This is so cool! Really well done, i love it
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rfinn17
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010 01:49:23 PM »

This is absolutely awesome! I am trying to do a pixelated painting for my friend for Christmas but I don't even know how to do it. Do you have any advice or tips? Thank you!

       Becky
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010 05:50:13 PM »

The easiest way that I have found to do it is to upload the picture to diyart.com. It will print out a small grid for you based on the picture you upload. I usually try to switch the picture to black and white or sepia before I upload it, since it will let you preview what your pixelated picture will look like. After that, I draw a grid onto a canvas. The grid that diyart.com prints out is 80 squares x 60 squares. So if you want to do a large canvas 30"x40" is easiest to draw out the grid since it would be 1/2" squares. However, if you want to do a smaller canvas, you just have to do the math and draw the canvas by figuring out how large the squares need to be. So after making the canvas, I look at the grid I printed and write in the numbers on the canvas using a pencil...this step takes the longest. It is very time consuming, but very well worth it. If not, you could write the numbers in for a couple of lines, and paint them before moving onto the next. Once you get everything numbered, you start painting in the squares. 1 is the very lightest (white), and 15 would be the darkest (dark brown or black). I have found it easiest to paint in all the 1's first, then the 2's, etc. It is a very lengthy process, but it turns out so great once you get it all done! Good luck! Post a picture when you get it all done! I'm actually about to start another one for a Christmas gift. If you have any troubles let me know and I can try to help!
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2010 10:22:16 PM »

The easiest way that I have found to do it is to upload the picture to diyart.com. It will print out a small grid for you based on the picture you upload. I usually try to switch the picture to black and white or sepia before I upload it, since it will let you preview what your pixelated picture will look like. After that, I draw a grid onto a canvas. The grid that diyart.com prints out is 80 squares x 60 squares. So if you want to do a large canvas 30"x40" is easiest to draw out the grid since it would be 1/2" squares. However, if you want to do a smaller canvas, you just have to do the math and draw the canvas by figuring out how large the squares need to be. So after making the canvas, I look at the grid I printed and write in the numbers on the canvas using a pencil...this step takes the longest. It is very time consuming, but very well worth it. If not, you could write the numbers in for a couple of lines, and paint them before moving onto the next. Once you get everything numbered, you start painting in the squares. 1 is the very lightest (white), and 15 would be the darkest (dark brown or black). I have found it easiest to paint in all the 1's first, then the 2's, etc. It is a very lengthy process, but it turns out so great once you get it all done! Good luck! Post a picture when you get it all done! I'm actually about to start another one for a Christmas gift. If you have any troubles let me know and I can try to help!

thank you Smiley  i was curious myself as to exactly how this was done.
its a very beautiful portrait!
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