Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Manga Style Mosaic - Fierce Despite the Tears.

'Fierce Despite the Tears'
10 1/4" x 12 1/2"
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I recently completed this stained glass mosaic of an elf in collaboration with my 14 year old daughter. It is based on one of her original drawings done in the manga style.

<= Her drawing. (This is done in pen by the way.)

To convert for mosaicing, with the aide of tracing paper and a copy machine, we added lines while trying to keep the original spirit.

We also tweaked the background with the addition of falling sakura petals in pale pink.

Although the original was done in just purple pen, she had a definite vision for a full color version and all glass choices, as well as grout color choices, were hers.

We are both pleased with the resulting mosaic and I'll be keeping an eye on her drawings for possible collaborations in the future.

This mosaic is in my own collection, but I have other mosaic art available:

I create original design silver jewelry too:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a powerful statement! This is terrific.