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Jim Morrison and Gustav Mahler
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Morrison is 22.6"x22.6" (72x72 studs). Mahler is 21"x24" (66x76 studs). The composite picture is spliced together because I do not have enough parts to have both built at the same time.







This time around, I am baffled regarding how gears and universal joints could have possibly helped. I look to Nick Barrett for enlightenment. (What? Morrison's nipples? Mahler's necktie? Give a hint.)





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Tom Simon
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Andrew AKA Hump-Free
  February 19, 2011
It's Been A While Since I Seen a Lego Mosaic, Nice Job, Hopefully You Decide To Change You Mind, And Make More. Oh, I Added Something To My Urocyon, I Thought You Would Like To Check It Out, http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/251457
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  January 10, 2011
You've got some great skills here, even if you did say it was a nightmare for you. I am a little sad to hear that you won't be doing this again, because these came out great.
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  November 16, 2010
Very well done. Some of the best portraits I've seen in Lego.
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  November 13, 2010
Quoting Lee Hardwick Do you use a program for this or plan or just go at it?
The irony of this project, and the reason it turned so painful for me, is that I had intended to computer generate it, but had to take over by hand. Granted, I wrote the code myself in a couple of hours. The generated images were recognizable, but not appealing. Doing it by hand became a several week nightmare for me precisely because I'm not an artist. As I said below, now that I know how hard it is (never mind using color), I will not be doing this again.
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  November 13, 2010
Very nice. Do you use a program for this or plan or just go at it? I find that these types of pictures (when viewed close mean nothing and from far away look amazing) have to be done by someone with great artistic abilities.
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  November 5, 2010
Quoting Mister Bones I have no doubt that Mahler is rolling in his grave at being in the same pic with the so-called poet.
True enough, but Mahler would roll in his grave at being in the same pic with anyone. Not that he didn't earn it ...
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  November 3, 2010
In fact, I do NOT like mosaics. LOL Actually, I did look at this and read the comments, not sure why there is no comment from me...something about short-term memory...what were we talking about? Anyway, great mosaics of Eddie Vedder and Hugh Laurie. What's that? Jim Morrison and who? Never heard of 'em. LMAO Man, I crack me up! Seriously, awesome work, something I'm in no hurry to try myself.~H
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  November 3, 2010
OK, most excellent work here. Great way to do B&W. I have no doubt that Mahler is rolling in his grave at being in the same pic with the so-called poet. I think Dennis Leary summed up Morrison best when he said: "I drunk...I'm nobody, I'm drunk...I'm Famous, I'm drunk...I'm F'in dead." However, that does not take away from this great creation of yours. Cheers.
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  November 3, 2010
Alas for the Doors, what else could they have done if Morrison didn't up and die? Excellent mosaics, and I feel that you did well to choose black and white, because I notice how you used both light and dark gray and blay to give yourself even more shading options.
  November 2, 2010
Your mother-in-law does sound like my kind of woman. Just lie to me and tell me she likes tequila and body shots. Lee.
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  October 31, 2010
Thanks Marge. It was very sweet of you to make an account to let me know. And if I do another mosaic, it will be the Mick Jagger you are lusting after. If you want to send me a comment, Marge, first you have to click on the preview button, and then also the continue button on the next page that comes up. Sometimes it's a little slow getting to the next page. (My mother in law, everyone, she likes Jim, but not as much as Mick, and she's only ever made out with Willie Nelson).
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  October 27, 2010
After I show my wife your "Morrison" you'll have earned her respect. Now, ask anyone here that knows my wife and a Lego geek earning her respect is... well... near impossible. Awesome work man! ~ Chris.
  October 26, 2010
I have not thought about doing a mosaic myself, but you have done an exellent job here well done.
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  October 25, 2010
Cool!
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  October 24, 2010
Quoting Mark Kelso I love seeing others do them, particularly when done with this degree of skill. So when do you tackle that life sized remake of the Sistine Chapel?
Thanks, Mark. I'll definitely trust your eye that these came off well. It was a constant struggle to avoid "hot spots" (if I understand the term correctly) while trying to get brightness variation. I started to suspect after a while that these need to be much bigger to get more resolution to work with.
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  October 24, 2010
Oustanding work, Tom! I don't enjoy doing mosaics myself, but I love seeing others do them, particularly when done with this degree of skill. So when do you tackle that life sized remake of the Sistine Chapel?
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  October 23, 2010
Quoting Minifig Maniac This is a Sean Kenney kind of MOC! When I saw the thumbnail, I though "Sean Kenney's work." You are a god among men! A god among men, I say!
Dude, I am taking a risk answering you. There is no reason for you to post another comment here (particularly about your sister). I am flattered, and appreciate the kind comment, of course, but the difference in artistic skill between myself and Sean Kenney is a gaping chasm.
  October 23, 2010
This is a Sean Kenney kind of MOC! When I saw the thumbnail, I though "Sean Kenney's work." You are a god among men! A god among men, I say!
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  October 23, 2010
Quoting Nick Barrett As for gears, well I suppose you could make Jim Morrison's eyes move but that would just be creepy ;-)
Hey now. Halloween is coming up ...
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  October 23, 2010
=O
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  October 23, 2010
BRILLIANT work!
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  October 23, 2010
Great. As for gears, well I suppose you could make Jim Morrison's eyes move but that would just be creepy ;-)
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  October 23, 2010
Quoting Matt Hanson I don't know who Nick is.
Nick is alive, and well, and living on MOCpages. He is a technic god, and one of my heroes. You need your MOC to spin, gear down, absorb shocks, switch into reverse, see Nick.
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  October 23, 2010
Thanks all. Don't mistake me for an artist, though. This was by far my most painful MOC (sadly I got to the point where I was not enjoying it, but felt locked in). I am not keen to try another mosaic, and also feel relieved that at least I had the a-priori sense not to try anything in color. Certainly made me appreciate the skill of Sean and the other artists, profesional or otherwise.
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  October 23, 2010
Quoting Earulas S. :( RIP Jim Morrison.
And Gustav Mahler, who had a considerably more tragic life and death.
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  October 23, 2010
:( RIP Jim Morrison. Great job! :)
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  October 23, 2010
waw! Mosaics...something I've never tried my hand on. Wouldn't know how to start something like it. Excellent work, Tom!
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  October 23, 2010
Wow, impressive! I like the non-colour approach, it amplifies the shading. I know Jim but I don't know who Nick is. But, wheather I know them or not, great work of art!
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  October 23, 2010
Great work!
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  October 23, 2010
Remarkable. Is there anything you can't do?!
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  October 23, 2010
Very nice mosaics.
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  October 23, 2010
wow, i've always to try a mosaic but i don't think it would turn out this good. great work!
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  October 23, 2010
I haven't had the stones to attempt a mosaic as of yet; but you sir just went ahead and nailed not one, but two brilliant mosaics in one go. Lovely job. Lee.
 
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