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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #50 on: November 08, 2011, 02:04:05 am
aahhhh!  :'( :'( :'( :'(

I wish they could do the tiling for less money!.

A solution could be, tell them is that you can tell the EXACT amount of each color. Other than that, i think a reticle would help them to understand how easy it could be.
Another could be give a number to each color (as we have it in here) and them the reticle just have NUMBERS instead of numbers (that could be easier for them).

Anyway, im really interesting in this project, please tell us if you have any update.

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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #51 on: November 08, 2011, 07:33:53 am
Well ui, it's not the difficulty, it's the time it takes to do it. Time is money.

Normally with tiles this small you would install them in large groups/sheets where numerous small tiles are pre-spaced because they're connected with sticky lath. But with a mosaic, every single tile is separate so they have to use spacers on every one. Takes a ton of time. Most tile guys would hate doing it.

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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #52 on: November 08, 2011, 11:41:11 pm
Could you ask what they would think of using strips instead of individual tiles?

I think that for instance it would look pretty good to have the wall-width covered with a simple gradient and 1 focal piece.

Then you would have mostly large tiles, a couple of strips in the (vertical) middle to fade between colors, and then some detail in the middle of the wall. Imma whip you up something in a bit.

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Top is the endresult
Middle shows which parts can be made with whole sheets (dark colors) and which consist of small strips (light colors)
Lowest one shows which tile sheets need to be cut (in red) regardless of what's on the image, because of the 'canvas' size: 85x47 is not nicely divisible by 4.

Maybe if you show them this they're willing to do this technique wallwide, and only a "unique" piece of 6 sheets wide somewhere in the room. Or 2 columns of 3 sheets or 3 of 2 wide. This could give us the chance to make a nice simple pattern/background for most of the room, with some detailed parts. This way we'll get a bit nicer spread of detail, and it doesn't look as much like it's to save time.
Imma make another mockup.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2011, 12:43:30 am by snader »

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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #53 on: November 09, 2011, 06:01:27 am
Ok I have chosen the three pictures to use.

It was very hard to select three based on color combinations and partially how easy i think it will be to place.

Bathroom 1 Wall B (we changed the size of the wall so it isn't long anymore)
- 3 Mountains by Mathias


Bathroom 4 Wall O
- 2 Dinosaurs by Cyangmou

Now i'm having a hard time counting the total tile estimates per colour and have to go to work :P

Bathroom 3 Wall M
- Penguin by Celein (cropped width to fit)

« Last Edit: November 09, 2011, 06:03:17 am by Bloodfart »

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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #54 on: November 09, 2011, 07:20:34 am
Ok. But, I need to revise mine a bit. All that brown in the bottom half needs to go. Will revise soonly!

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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #55 on: November 09, 2011, 08:26:55 am
Ok. But, I need to revise mine a bit. All that brown in the bottom half needs to go. Will revise soonly!

Woah no! Im actually using the brown.

The rest of the bathroom wall tiling will be brown to that same height, then blue paint the rest of the way.

My wife wanted to cut costs by not tiling all the way up the walls and this fits nicely.

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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #56 on: November 09, 2011, 08:58:52 am
Hehe oh I see. Didn't know that. Alrighty, well that works then.

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The rest of the bathroom wall tiling will be brown to that same height . . .

How many tiles high is the brown tile on the bottom?


You said Bathroom 1, Wall B has changed. What is it's dims now?

Will the other 2 custom tile areas need to be simplified in the bottom half?





Current final art:    (notice I cropped the penguin art to fit the wall length)


--PROJECT GUIDE--




Penguin tile test just for fun: (disregard the mirror haha!)



But notice the base trim tile (bottom-most row of tile). It will have to be considered for all custom areas.



Any pics taken yet?

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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #57 on: November 09, 2011, 10:39:37 am
(looking at the penguin mockup) This is the most important it's ever been: avoid single pixel noise and make certain the pixel clusters you use are as beautiful as they can. Let's teach these kids good practices from early on!

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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #58 on: November 09, 2011, 01:15:37 pm
lol that mockup is awesome.

it will help my wife see what i see in my head.

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Re: You Can Design a Kindergarten's Bathroom Pixel Art™

Reply #59 on: November 09, 2011, 01:17:10 pm
(looking at the penguin mockup) This is the most important it's ever been: avoid single pixel noise and make certain the pixel clusters you use are as beautiful as they can. Let's teach these kids good practices from early on!

Haha, Helm! Yeah!