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Paper Mosaic Octopus by Chronoperates Paper Mosaic Octopus by Chronoperates
For a new line at work, experimenting with a style similar to some band posters I saw for the Black Keys etc that looked that bits of paper made into a mosaic. These are pretty time consuming but fairly fun.

Copyright Lantern Press.
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AnitaBurnevik Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is just mind blowing. What a dream for the bottom of a pool. On the second thought maybe people would be hesitant to get in. LOL. Just LOVE LOVE LOVE your work.
There are a bunch of these for sale all over etsy as phone cases, etc. Given your note says "copyright Lantern Press" I wanted to make sure you were aware of this...
Chronoperates Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, we've been seeing a big uptick in that happening. Unfortunately it looks like the image was used by a manufacturer in China who has mass produced these and they sell them on all sorts of stores on Etsy, Amazon and eBay. There isn't really a whole lot you can do because as soon as you get one of the stores shut down they open up a new one and just get right back to it.  It isn't worth the time any more to try to track down every shop they have open unfortunately. :/  It used to be much smaller operations would snag the stuff we do but when it gets that big it's hard to do much.  Thanks for the heads up though, I appreciate it when people let me know!
Wow, I have a magnet with this design on it from the Seattle Aquarium and I love it! It's so cool to stumble across the original artist. Lovely work. Clap 
lallydai Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your colors are fantastic as are the dynamics. Beautiful!
Jessica-Lorraine-Z Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful :D
So how much would you sell it for? It's great!
I am very drawn to this mosaic style and want to try some myself. I've never done much experimenting with mosaics of any kind, but the fact that this one is made of paper has inspired me. Would you share with me some tips on how to start this, as in, what kind of paper or glue or ? I'm mesmerized and completely new to it all. Thanks!
Chronoperates Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's actually made with Photoshop and not of paper at all, it's all digital. You can use the polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop to create all the little tiles going corner to corner and then use the fill bucket to color them in. There may be similar functions in some free graphics programs like Gimp, though I haven't touched it in a while to know what it has.
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