So, unlike my last 2' x 5' monstrosity, I decided to do a decidedly smaller mosaic as I explore this medium. This project is only 1' x 1'. I figure that if I do some smaller projects, I can explore some different techniques and textures without being committed to a month's worth of effort.
Step 1 starts with a doodle. I do lots of doodles before something speaks to me.
Step 2 is a grid drawing that refines the colors and overlays the drawing on a grid
Step 3 is to build the mosaic backing. I'm not doing anything too fancy. 1' x 1' piece of 1/4 inch plywood. 2" x 2" lumber with a slot down the middle and then cut to 45 degree angles. and the whole thing glued and sanded. I usually make a few of these frames at a time.
Step 4 is to trace the drawing onto the backing board.
Step 5 is to start gluing on the tiles. This piece had a lot more cut pieces than my last project.
And there you have the "Moon Tree"
Check out some of my other mosaic art pieces in my Gallery.