Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated October 2018)

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Natalya » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:52 pm

I've complained in the past about blue not rendering well on computers, and that's what's happening here. IRL the sky contrasts with the hair a bit more. There is also a texture to the background glass. Rei and her plugsuit and her hair are all super smooth, but the sky is rippled and wavy, and the mountains and green have texture as well. I was very worried about what you've described but take it from me that in person there is a bigger difference than can be seen here.

IMO the biggest problem is the grout isn't quite dark enough. I wish it was closer to black.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Tzan » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:23 pm

I can see that the blue sky tone is between the light and dark blue of the hair.
But thats the reason I think it doesn't contrast enough.

If you like it this way, thats cool, please don't mind me :D

Maybe look into adding a coloring to the grout.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Keldoclock » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:44 am

When I fill holes in woodworking, I use small chips of semiprecious stones. Perhaps onyx would work?
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Natalya » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:13 am

Tzan wrote:I can see that the blue sky tone is between the light and dark blue of the hair.
But thats the reason I think it doesn't contrast enough.

If you like it this way, thats cool, please don't mind me :D

Maybe look into adding a coloring to the grout.
Black acrylic paint? Art supply places sometimes have a powdered pigments.
The sky has purple and teal hues mixed in that can't be seen on a computer screen.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Blitzen » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:01 pm

This piece looks great.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Natalya » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:51 pm

Thanks Blitzen
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by aoffan23 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:19 pm

I agree with the previous statements, this one is definitely your best so far. Anime-inspired art doesn't typically do anything for me, but something about the style you're using really makes it pop.

I'm not sold on the background, but if you say it looks better IRL then I don't see a problem.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Silverdream » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:24 pm

Rei may be worst girl, but you've done a solid job.

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Zupponn » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:39 am

The newest one looks really well done.

I do agree with Tzan though. My first thought for a background was a night setting. It looks good this way too though.

The abstract one is nice and simple, which just works for a mosaic. I like it a lot.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by CaptainZebra » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:21 am

Natalya wrote:Image

Basically finished, but I think I'll put an aluminum frame around it.
I went and watched Neon Genesis Evangelion... And the first 2 rebuild films... and I'm getting my hands on end of evangelion and rebuild 3.0.
This mosaic seems even better now
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Vami IV » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:19 pm

Don't watch EoE unless you want MEGA BRAIN FUCKERY, and you can find all three rebuild films online for free.

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Kommander Ken » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:41 am

Holy shit I can't believe I missed this. That's a beautiful piece.

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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic

Post by RagingKrikkit » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:30 am

Silverdream wrote:Oh, I was talking about his outfit. It looks pink to me.
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by CaptainZebra » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:04 am

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Already seen 2 rebuild films and I'm watching EOE anyway... Oh and I know that you can get them free(What I've been doing)
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Re: Oh Look, Natalya Made a Mosaic (Updated November 2015)

Post by Natalya » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:24 am

Thanks Ken and Zebra.

I'm not done with her yet. I'm going to install an aluminum frame around the edge. Speaking of frames:


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This one is about 10" wide including the frame.
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