How To: Pixelated Painting

How To: Pixelated Painting

Heather Blaha
Sep 2, 2009

There are so many great details worth revisiting in Kevin and Dop's Playful Uptown Loft, but we (and several readers) are quite smitten with the pixilated Abe painting...

In case you missed it in the comments, Kevin offers up how he created this modern take on a historic figure. He says:

The Lincoln portrait was done by pixelating a photo and boiling it down to 9 shades of gray (both done in Photoshop). I built the canvas, gridded it off in 2 inch squares, and mixed the different shades of paint. At that point it basically became a paint by number.

Brilliant, we think.

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