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Mosahik Mk3 :: Salamander
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Published: April 26, 2006
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Background
Finally, a new instalment in the Mosahîk series! This one took ages to finish, 20+ hours and 320+ tiles. I wanted to do a mosaic with a central piece, and when I saw the small wooden salamander I have hanging on one of my walls, I knew that was it :) The salamander itself was done in about 5 hours with shading, the bulk of the time went into the sun and the rest of the pieces.

Technique
Drawn on 125gr Canson drawing paper with Faber castell crayons, with a piece of glass below the paper for maximum precision. As the salamander came first, I had to redraw parts of it that were worn off by the time I finished the rest of the drawing. Had to have it scanned in a photography shop as it's bigger than A4...
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Indigo-9| Digital Artist
It's pretty cool...
One more added to my favs. :P
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AeonOfTime|Professional Interface Designer
Wow, thanks. Getting favs for traditional art like this is pretty hard as the mainstream prefers digital images. I really apreciate it!
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AeonOfTime|Professional Interface Designer
Really amazing i'd like to have one of them in my garden !
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AeonOfTime|Professional Interface Designer
Ooops, wrong window :sheepish: :giggle:
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DragonTreasureArt|Professional Traditional Artist
That has turned out really nice :D I'd love to replicate that with real mosaic tiles, it would look awesome :D
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AeonOfTime|Professional Interface Designer
Yes, real tiles would be great - it would be quite a venture too, I guess - cutting all those tiles into the right shapes, or would you create the shapes with small rectangular ones?

Thanks for the comment :)
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DragonTreasureArt|Professional Traditional Artist
With small rectangukar ones I guess, it would be nearly impossible to cut those shapes without industrial machinery.
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AeonOfTime|Professional Interface Designer
Hmmmm... If I were to do that, I think I wouldn't try to cut them at all but make them myself and then assemble them... That would be a hell of a job, but I think it would be worth it :) Maybe when I'm retired :D
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Amazing. Such simplicity, but there's so much to it. Great job. Beauutiful colors and lighting :D
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Thanks :blushes: It's actually the first time I really put some effort into lighting by directing all shading in the correct direction from the light source . It was great fun doing it :D
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