I like to match the "grain" or flow of the glass with the subject; in this case the fur of Wilber the bobcat. My reference is the graphic logo of TWC and a photograph of a real bobcat. The photo is for value reference - where are the lights & dark contrasts and middle values; where my hardest and softest edges are.
Also, for the cat I custom cut and fit each piece rather than cutting many pieces at once. More labor, but feels right and that is how my style has evolved for all animals I do in mosaic. The background will be a repeat pattern and will go much faster. Risa - first class studio pup!
|First Class Studio Dog - on the job|