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Paper Mosaic Octopus by AlixBranwyn Paper Mosaic Octopus by AlixBranwyn
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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JIGdaArtist6UN5 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Lurel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just got a postcard from a friend up in the Pacific Northwest with this image! Very nice! :D
rerumfontis Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is brilliant!
onlygoodart Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
i love everything about this peace
AnitaBurnevik Featured By Owner 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.
psycholagny Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
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...
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner 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!
pip-doudelle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your colors are fantastic as are the dynamics. Beautiful!
Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful :D
Fuzzer58 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
So how much would you sell it for? It's great!
bristolowl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Yes! YES!!!
cradanbe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
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!
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner 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.
cradanbe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Thank you,I appreciate your response.
This may open a new door to me as I have been curious about art in the digital media, (having only ever done pencil, paper, watercolor and such).
sacred-kustoms Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Looks like stain glass, really cool work.
HeathurHavoc Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
itschiapet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Gorgeous : )
CrystalDesignedArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks ithe fact it is paper and not glass. Now I dare you to do one in glass : )
Evaschia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ailrun Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Awesome!! It would look great on glass!
Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! It almost looks like stained glass. I'd like to try paper mosaic now.
Jbrown1128 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Any possibilities of purchasing this?
SYoshiko Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
love the mosaic
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
this is amazing! nice work love the color and movement
Afountain Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautious artwork who ever you are. Is this really a paper mosaic or is it digital artwork? Would love to know. Either way it's fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
drpestilence Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
That is one of the most beautiful representations of an octopus I've ever seen, great work.
Korberos Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I think if you took the color out and sold it through DeviantArt as a colorable poster, people would be pretty stoked about it. I know I would.
ScarlettHarlott Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
debrosi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
x-ladylex-o Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Love it!
Insentia Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of the Greek Island mosaics. Beautiful work!
theyellowcoyote Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Woah... unbelievable!! I love it :D
TellingScriptedLies Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I would hang this up in my room and stare at it for the rest of my life.
choppre Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! love the intricacy
LisaBueno Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautiful, so enchanting! i adore this mosaic style, it makes for an incredible effect!
nonphotoblue Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous.
MotorTomten Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Oh, this would be rad to have as a mosaic in your bathroom
Yoshi-Yosh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is eyegasmic.
I can't even describe it...I mean, the texture looks just like an actual octopus.
Beautiful work~
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