Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Stephen Colbert Mosaic

Name of Model: Stephen Colbert Mosaic
Created by: laura m.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nofactzone/531758769/ and http://www.nofactzone.net/?p=1641
This is a beautiful studs-up mosaic that depicts comedian Stephen Colbert, who you may know from his stand-up work and his work on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. There's some great stuff going on in this mosaic - note the red, white, and blue color scheme that symbolizes Colbert's character's extreme American patriotism, and take a close look at his hair and ear to see where bricks are sticking out to add more dimension to the picture. There's also some nice work with plates in there for a bit of a high-res effect in some spots, but hey, you've seen that sort of thing before. I don't know if any computer software was used to simplify this one, but in any case, this is impressive.

UPDATE: The creator of this mosaic has stopped by to tell us a bit more about how this was done.

1 comment:

lachme said...

no, i didn't use a computer. i start with a photograph, graph it, then hand-sketch the figure in pencil on a 4'x4' sheet of pressed board. then i usually start in the middle of the figure, at the eyes. i choose the color values as i go. i use rubber cement to initially adhere the bricks to the sketch-board, but i do not glue any of the bricks together; my pieces (with one exception) are held together by the frame, and any one of them can be popped out of the frame and easily disassembled.
you can see more of my lego mosaics at www.myspace.com/lachme-- (in all modesty, i think my einstein is the best so far.) --laura m.