OK - Don't panic I say to myself. Just start sketching and something will start to look good. Not there yet, but I start to see something in my sketches......
|My Initial Sketch|
And this is the image that starts coming through.
|My Refined Sketch|
And then I added a little color.
|Color Grid Drawing|
And in keeping with my process, I transferred the grid drawing to my already prepared mosaic frame. Now I just need to invent a new method to add the facial details. Doing this with glass tile only is not going to work. Wish me luck.
|Drawing on Frame|
|Middle of Gluing|
Now it is time to apply the grout. For this project I am using my secret recipe for light gray grout. One part black grout and two parts white grout.
And at last the angel is finished. I don't expect to be getting any more commissions in the near future for angels so please enjoy this one. (Click on photo for a larger view)
Check out some of my other mosaic art pieces in my Gallery.
Tiles used in this project
Hair - Yellow
Skin -Ice Pink (Opus Mosaics)
Gown - China White (Opus Mosaics)
Wings - Sky Blue (Opus Mosaics)
Purple - Fig (Mosaic Mercantile)
Blue - Deep Blue (Opus Mosaics)
Random Angle Facts
There is nothing in the bible that says angels have wings. I'm going to stick with my pop culture image though because there is also nothing in the bible that says that angels don't have wings.