View larger image on my Flickr page.
Those that know me know I am a sucker for multitudes. Many of anything intrigues me more than single things ever could. So it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to find out that I took 2925 dice and formed them into a bitmap image of the Madonna. Thats the Madonna, and not just plain ol’ Madonna.
For those interested in the process, it is quite simple.
Step 1: Get drunk on martinis and buy a shit-load of dice from Amazon.
Step 2: Wait one week. Arrival!
Step 3: Think of an image you don’t mind spending several hours immortalizing.
Step 4: Size the image and make it 6-color grey scale.
Step 5: Select each of the colors, from darkest to brightest, and recolor the pixels to something more contrasty (I used ROY-G-BIV for mine).
Step 6: Depending on the size of the image, you will want to make a system for dealing with small sections at a time. I chose to do 5×5 squares.
Step 7: Make sure you keep track of which parts of the image you have done already because trying to go back in and find where you left off can be tricky.
Step 8: Photograph and post results on Flickr and blog so you can show dozens of strangers just how little you have to do on a Saturday night.
Step 9: Rest.