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):
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.
I first had Caris draw an Android figure. It was quite beautiful.
Here’s the picture I used for the final art.
We decided to make cookies for our last Music Together class. Here’s Caleb and Caris mixing the cookie dough.
I used some of the extra cookie dough to make this Android figure.
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.
Of course she was a little hungry too.
Here’s what Chloe came up with.
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.
Now I just need to put them all together.
I added the ground, the sky, the sun and some clouds. And voila.
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.
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!).
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.
And here’s the final image.