Tag: realism

  • Everything I Told You About Mosaic Art Is Wrong

    Sunset Mosaic Landscape by Apryl Howard.

    Artist Apryl Howard sent me some pictures of her recent Arizona Sunset Mosaic, and it is the exception to several “rules” I have recommended over the years. It is also a¬†great silhouette landscape that captures the color of light and is worth seeing merely for inspiration and ideas for your own artwork.

  • Creating Visual Interest In Mosaics

    Red Horse Mosaic

    Contrast is a good way to create visual interest in your mosaic, and when contrast comes in the form of highlights and shadows, it also creates verisimilitude (the appearance of being real). Highlights and shadows can be as simple as shading the edges of a figure and leaving the center lighter so that the figure […]

  • Photorealistic Mosaic Landscape

    Yosemite Mosaic landscape by Jim Price.

    Yosemite Mosaic Landscape Limitations of the Grid and Tile as Pixels Jim Price’s Yosemite Mosaic is an excellent example of how photorealistic mosaic art does NOT have to be rendered in a uniform grid of pixels. For an example of a gridded mosaic where tiles are used as pixel, look at the impressive black and white mosaic another […]

  • Black and White Photorealistic Mosaic Art

    Black and White Telescope Mosaic

    Stylized or Photorealistic? Mosaic is usually used to make stylized images, meaning images that are simplified in certain ways, and that is done because the constraints of working with tile that only comes in certain colors and can only be cut so small forces the artist to simplify the details. Think about how ancient Roman mosaic faces and […]