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dgjert
« on: March 17, 2006 09:57:50 AM »

I've been very interested in doing mosaics lately and I decided to try something a little bit more arty.  I took a photograph of dylan, pixalated it using a graphics program, reduced the colors and screwed around with it a bit and printed it out.  Then I tried to match various colors of commercially available vitreous glass tile to the colors in my picture, gridded out a piece of MDF and glued the tile on.  A fair amount of trial and error was involved, but I'm quite pleased with the final, grouted product.

The first photo is a little blurry, which enhances the optical illusion, and second is from across the room.




The last is from pretty close and clear.


I've been experimenting with this technique on other sorts of images and have gotten some interesting results.

Here is a very close up picture that shows the details of the tiles.  I really like that up close it has a crafty, home made feel, when from far away it has a somewhat photo realistic effect.
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006 10:01:03 AM »

That is awesome!  I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2006 11:06:31 AM »

Wow, this is really great work!  Love the result...
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006 10:06:48 AM »

woah now thats freaking amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2006 01:04:03 PM »

I love how it's so recognizable as Dylan! Usually when people do a mosaic of a person it's all "er...is that? ...maybe?...could it be?...yeah, who is it...?", but the colours and shades are so fantastic!
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2006 01:19:57 PM »

That rocks! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2006 08:16:30 AM »

THAT IS MY LOVE!!! Can I buy that?!?!?!?! GREAT JOB!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2006 08:45:45 AM »

THIS IS TERRIFIC!!!!

you did a great job & what more is that i LOVE BOB DYLAN!!!!!!

great job
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2006 04:41:16 PM »

That is really beautiful.  I wish it was hanging in my living room.
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2006 10:10:06 PM »

excellent work.
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