This is my sixth and final compound picture of my mega mini bead project of the season 1 poster. shugotheripper.deviantart.com/…
Mini beads are from Hama www.hama.dk/welcome-to-a-color… and is about 2,5mm in diameter, half the size of a regular bead.
This final picture contains 308 squares of 56^2 beads equal 965’888 beads.
Its is 1,92 meters high and 3,01 meters wide.
The hight/wide ratio is as you can properly see very close to φ, the golden mean that is (√5+1)/2
I started the project on the 3rd of November 2012 and have finished today on the 24th of Marts 2014, meaning that it have taken me 1 and a half year to make. The mosaic constitutes a half years of full time work, but I have for natural reasons not worked full time on it. Each square takes between 1 and 4 hours to make dependent on its complexity.
In monetary terms I have spend an amount that is approximately equal to 1000 USD on materials.
However this is NOT a world record. At the time I started the project it would have been in the number of beads, but before I could finish it even that had been beat. And it was never going to be recognized anyway as Guinness measure their mosaics in absolute dimensions rather then in complexity. I have however completed this project entirely on my own.
Also note that some of the bead colours are distorted due to the scanning, the most obvious example is Pinkie's and Spitfire's hair as well as the logo, just so you know that her hair is not actually the wrong colour it only looks like that here, due to the scanning process.
I have taken a new photo of the mosaic with the sun in the background so you can see how it looks in naturel light.
Seen in Equestria Daily the 30th of Marts 2014
By the way! Did you know this was featured on Hama's site? (That's how I discovered it!)
They typed your username wrong in the link, but I sent them an email already.
And this is not a poster, it is a bead mosaic OF a poster, try pressing the green download bottom to view it in HD and follow the link to the picture I took of the mosaic on my parents lawn.
Its called a flow, the hard part is not continuing, it is starting.
I have been though major one reconstruction surgery in my elbow.
So I don't know.
Hope you get better!
Did you reduce the colour palette of the image to match the available Hama bead colours, then calculate the frequency of each colour to order them in bulk, or just buy a load of most colours and use whichever one most closely matched the poster? Either way, this is an amazing feat of skill and dedication! Well done!
I remember when I started. September 3th 2012, dear M11. These big eyes, I just wanted to see this one piece. Then then I wanted to see her mouth, making M12, then the back of her head and cutiemark, making L11 and L12, and then with half of Twilights face I wanted to see the other half too.
It spreed from there in a similar fashion, I just wanted to see how the next square added would look like. I didn't have my eyes at the end goal, because I couldn't see that anyway, I just wanted to make one more square.
It took a long while before I reached the point where I thought that I could actually finish it. After completing my master I became possessed and used every waking hour making 2 sometimes 3 or even 4 squares a day. But after finishing Celestia, I had worn myself out. I needed a break and didn't make anything for the next three months. Hypnotoad helped me get back in the game, and after Luna, all that was missing was the centersky and the borders. I remember empting the the entire city for green 16, and a time earlier where I ran out of blue 46 while my bike was on and got completly desperate to get more, so I wasted 3 hours on a bus, in a wasted attempt to get more.
I felt a loss when I finally put my initials at the last square A14, and the project was finished, what was I too do now?
So no, planning was not part of the process, but making it was filled with so much joy. I am still looking for the perfect motive for my next one, because I really want to make another.
As for the time and dedication, that I fully understand. I spent the best part of 2 years working on a suit of Halo armour while I was away from uni, and it must have consumed over 300 hours in total. I began just experimenting with the concept of papercraft, then decided to make a complete helmet that could be used on its own for fancy dress. By the time I fibreglassed it I realised it was a fairly easy process, and started making other small parts like the hands and forearm armour, and by that point I knew it wouldn't be that much of a stretch to make the full suit. The only planning needed for that other than buying materials was to re-size all the parts to match my height.
Now 3000 is not something I consider big, I use mini hama beads which are 2,5mm in diameter, and each square is 56 x 56 beads equal 3136 beads
2) why would the most hated scrappy like charecter in g4 make an appearance if they ever manage to selvage this disaster to restart a new show in 20 years?