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Some progress on Mr. Sea

Posted by loribee2 (My Page) on
Sat, May 14, 11 at 22:00

Okay, so these fins are HARD to mosaic. I tried a couple things before deciding to define the edge then let it dry good before I try adding the sides.

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As I mentioned before, I redid the eyes and nose three times before settling on this:

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boy, the face really defines the mood of the whole character, I discovered. But this is what I wanted. The others ranged from goofy to strange, lol.

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This section of white on the side is supposed to be the splash when he comes out of the water. I was going to put a few of them around him and I've got NO IDEA whether the concept is going to work or not. This is the kind of seat-of-my-pants side of mosaic that I hate (I prefer knowing whether or not something is good before I do it LOL), but what can you do? Sometimes, you've got to just run with something and if it ends up sucking, live and learn!

3D mosaic is definitely a challenge, but I'm having a lot of fun watching him come to life.


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Update: Well, my little white splash is gone. Hubby and son came home and agreed that it would look better without it. So I scraped it off quick before the thinset hardened!


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Loribee, that is SO COOL!!!! Thank you for posting your progress pics. I'm in awe of your talent to create the form in the first place. I love the copper flames coming out of his nose. And your glasswork is amazing. I like how you keep the tessarae close together so that when the piece is finished, the grout will enhance the piece, not overwhelm it. Beautiful!


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I love Mr Sea!


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Ditto the above. You're going great guns already. Love what you've done w/the spine and face too. The whole creation is truly magnificient, and I love it's base. To think - you made everything from scratch - must be sooooooo satisfying. This w/be a spectacular piece when finished.


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Thanks ladies! I am having a lot of fun with him.


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Yes that is so looking great!!!


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Now it's back to work for me until next weekend. :-(

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That's just going to be fabulous! Makes me want to try something, but I think I'd be sorely disappointed in comparison. I love that you have a window at your workspace too. A definite plus.


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Absolutely lovely. What a handsome guy he's gonna be. Love seeing all the steps as you progress.


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Thanks! I do love my workshop. It looks out onto my veggie garden and is my favorite "room in the house". LOL


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Looking great.


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I'M SPEECHLESS!!! He is gonna be PERFECT!!! Love those nuggets and the colors!!


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OMGoodness he is looking so fantastic! I also have workshop envy :)


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He's terrrific. Great color choices. Interesting to know about doing the edges first. Love the face.
Kathy


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He is looking so good, wow!


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Wow..can't wait to see him finished. He's going to be awesome!


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