Annie Drew Paints One Pixel at a Time Using a Matchstick

By: boom chicky boom - Published: Nov 25, 2009 • References: telegraph & zandavisitor
What started out as a piece of wildlife art in mosaic tiles, morphed into a new painting technique that self-taught artist Annie Drew calls pixelation painting. The technique took over a year for her to perfect, which when applied resembles a pixelated photograph. 

To achieve this unique effect, Annie Drew painted about 70,000 dots in 40 colors with a hardwood stick just a bit bigger than a matchstick. The painting of the giant gorilla, which she entitled 'Silverback,' took about 2 weeks to complete.

After all that work, Annie Drew graciously donated the one meter square painting to raise funds for wildlife charity Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in the UK. Stats for Pixelated Paintings Trending: Older & Mild
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