My parents' thirtieth anniversary for their first date was last Tuesday, so I thought I would surprise them with this creation as a belated gift! When I saw this category last year, I knew that (if I was a contestant) I would have built another mosaic like the one that I did for Sean and Steph Mayo. Seeing this category again this year, and the fact that I have had this idea for a long time, gave me some motivation to get it done.
As you can see, the creation only employs two colors, black and transparent clear, despite the fact that the mosaic uses a total of 10 different shades of grey.
Definitely the largest challenges with these mosaics is the photography. I absolutely butchered any semblance to the real life image, but I think I can show you how volatile it can be. The transparent plates sometimes catch an edge of light, and can portray their subjects a bit better than at other angles. Its quite interesting, but notice the difference in the lighting in the following pictures.
Anyhow, hope y'all enjoy it! Thanks for the support.
SOLI DEO GLORIA!
This picture shows the "catching the edge that I was talking about. The transparent plates are much fuller have a more desired light spectrum.
PS Thank you judges! Having been in your shoes last year, I know the sacrifice that you guys are making for the community. It is truly a gift.
Blake my friend... WHAT are we going to do with you?! 2 colours to make 10 shades? I couldn't care less about what picture you chose, it was always going to be a 5. What a great way to honour your parents :)
First off, the fact that you've managed to whip this up in just a few days is simply mind blowing. Secondly, what a beautiful thing to do for your parents! :) Also, cool effect with the black boarder bleeding into the picture. I won't be surprised if this pulls out a straight line of fives.
As usual, you never fail to impress. The level of detailing and skill with which you execute such a difficult endeavor is inspiring. Mosaics are amongst the hardest of subjects to pull off well in Lego, and you do it with flying colors (admittedly, only two ;D)