MO Round 4: Heath Flor Vs. Ian Spacek . My Round 4 entry into the MOC Olympics. . Heath Flor vs Ian Spacek
Mosaics: We�re going to leave this one open a bit. We want you to �paint� an ORIGINAL piece of art using Lego. 2D only please.
You can find my worthy opponent's entry HERE
You can find the Moc Olympics homepage HERE
After trying to come up with a concept for days now, and then getting slammed with 2 reviews, dealing with 4 kids, and a job....I came up with this amazing design!
Here it is in all its glory:
I call it "Walk Like An Egyptian".
Obviously this was off to a bad start, so after a few days of mulling around on it I decided to try my hand at a free-hand mosaic. This lighthouse is purely from my mind, with no picture references, computer programs, or drawings. It didn't turn out too bad.
From there I decided it wasn't going too bad, so I went ahead and did a likeness of Lord Vampyre. This is more for my daughter Kairi who absolutely adores him, and probably will be hung up in her room.
Next I decided to try the ol' computer program trick on an existing photo. This is of my awesome Victorian Bulldog sleeping. He's sooooo cute! When he's sleeping that is. :P My wife really likes this one, and won't let me tear it down so it will go to her.
Here is the real photo.
Finally, Leda said I should just smash the Cathedral flat. I had already thought of doing that, but didn't feel very confident about it. After confirming with Chris it would be ok, I went for it. I'm really proud of this one, because it was almost entirely done by free-hand -- except for the bottom, where I needed the base to be exact. I used the tan to break up the white a bit, and distinguish the cathedral from the background.
You can find the build of Smolny Cathedral HERE
Well there ya go. I don't like mosaics, and I'll probably never do one again. That's what I say every time I get stuck with this category, so you see how much say I really have. LMAO Actually the kids really enjoyed waking up every morning to find a new Mosaic, and I have several requests from them and my wife to do others. We'll see.
Anywho, it was fun to test my skills and watch them improve with every build. Good luck to my competitor who is an excellent builder, and all around good guy. Cheers!