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I’m not so good at art, so I decided to use my 4 year old son, 2 year old daughter, and 1 year old daughter’s art to make my creation for the Galaxy Nexus challenge.  Here’s an image to the art (full size):

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Process:

My original idea was just to take one of Caris’ drawings, and then make a photo mosaic using their pictures of my kids from the past 4 years.  However, it seemed a little too simple while creating, so I needed to add Caleb & Chloe to the mix as well.

Caris

I first had Caris draw an Android figure.  It was quite beautiful.

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Here’s the picture I used for the final art.

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Caleb

We decided to make cookies for our last Music Together class.  Here’s Caleb and Caris mixing the cookie dough.

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I used some of the extra cookie dough to make this Android figure.

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Chloe

I figure Chloe couldn’t draw anything that resembled an Android figure, so I just gave her a green crayon and hoped she would draw some grass.  Mission accomplished.

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Of course she was a little hungry too.

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Here’s what Chloe came up with.

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Putting it all together

I wanted to take the characters and grass and put them on another canvas, so I had to crop out the Android figures and grass using gimp.

2011-11-17_09-48-02_HDR => Caris Android

IMG_20111119_104257 => Caleb Android

2011-11-19_11-13-03_HDR => chloe

Now I just need to put them all together.

I added the ground, the sky, the sun and some clouds.  And voila.

Picture

Honestly, I could have been done here, but my original idea was to create a photo mosaic of my kids art.  Since Caleb was born over 4 years ago, I’ve taken over 15,000 pictures.  That should be enough images to make a nice mosaic.

Using metapixel, I converted all my pictures into 64×64 images.

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Then using our art we created above as the source, I created the photo mosaic (full size image/warning: 80megs.  You can even seen my children!).

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Not quite satisfied with everything, why don’t I go back to the beginning and insert this image back into the board where Caris originally started.

Here’s the board with non-mosaic board.

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And here’s the final image.

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