Yesterday I showed you my false starts, forward progress, and completion of one piece I did for the new Dell Children’s Medical Center wall. Now, I shall show you the same on my next piece.
The mosaic of the girl and a dog is 12″ x 12″. The boy and dog is only 6″ x 6″. Same parameters apply- yellows, blues, and/or greens as the main color, with a black border. Because this tile is so small, I worked extra-hard to simplify the forms and make them high-contrast to make sense at a long viewing distance in the outdoors.
In the middle of the photo sequence, you can see how I was making the dog’s face and head somewhat spotted. I decided this was going to be too much detail for such a small area, so I photographed what I had done and imported it into the ArtStudio app on my iPad. Using this tool, I could draw various scenarios of dog-completion and figure out which one made the most sense. I opted for extremely simple pattern, but then owned the problem of how to show the dog’s dimensionality with very little information. You be the judge of how well this worked out.