Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Great Wave of Kanagawa

Name of Model: Great Wave of Kanagawa
Created by: Arthur Gugick
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10321180@N08/4006795186/
Arthur Gugick has posted another of his spectacular mosaics. We've seen mosaics that stretch the techniques of the style before, and this one is no different - we see round pieces that allow colors to show through from underneath, there's plenty of transparent and translucent colors used to blend colors and make things apper very fluid, and some clever layering to different heights helps to add to the sense of movement. While using all these tricks can be fairly parts-intensive, I'm continually surprised by how well new innovations in building "simple" mosaics prove themselves by bringing out more colors and details.

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