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Monday, February 20, 2012

Line Art Mosaics

Back in September, Mark Anderson (andertoons) posted a very intriguing Catwoman line art mosaic.  Most of the mosaic is made up of a plain white background, on which he "drew" lines to make the face:

A close-up of the upper lip shows a few of the techniques he used to make the lines:

You can see that he used the lack of tubing on the undersides of the 1x2 tiles to slide them different distances to create the slight angling of the lines.  He also used hinged plates to angle lines in different directions. 

Mark recently completed a second line art mosaic, this time of Charlie Brown. 

I really like the striking images that can be made with this technique.  I might have to try it out sometime myself.

EDIT:  Mark let me know that he just finished his own blog write-up on the process of making these mosaics.  You can find that link here.  Thanks for sharing, Mark! 


  1. Thanks so much, and I'm glad you like the technique! BTW I'm digging through your blog now wondering how I've missed it (and stealing all sorts of good ideas)!

  2. You're welcome! And I'm glad you like the blog. ;-D