In addition to working on the mosaic planet table (which is still not completed!), I design and work on, a large mosaic for our church building, supervising and training a host of people as we go. The blog on this topic is New Life from Shards: the making of “The Feeding of the Five Thousand”. Here is where you’ll find pictures and stories about our progress.
Chase, the dog, will appear in two of the mosaic panels:
Even a blurry, on-the-move photo can be used for a drawing. In fact, it is easy to use in a drawing because all the unnecessary detail has already be removed by the blur.
Here is the drawing of Chase in the second panel. As you can see, he has not yet been colored in, but he is shyly peeking out from behind a girl’s legs.
Chase is the only figure in the crowd scene visually based on an actual individual. The rest are imaginary.
For your amusement, I do little drawings on my iPad from time to time, and post them on my Facebook page, Glencliff Mosaics. My whole purpose in these latest drawings has been to create a dynamic composition very quickly. Here is one now:
This is what happened this morning when I was working in the yard- the wrens and cardinals got tired of me and urged me to move on.