I was eager to try another version of my picture through the Rasterbator since I wanted something larger than my first one, so last night I went back to work. I changed the width from five sheets of paper to eight, and the dot size from 15 mm to 50 mm. Here are the new dot sizes next to the old dot sizes:
It came to 40 pages. Thinking of my poor ink catridge I phoned Kinko’s to see how much it would cost to have it printed there – 89 cents per page for a total near $35. More than I wanted to spend, but still not a bad price for some really big artwork, especially if you don’t have a robust printer. I snapped a new color cartridge into my printer, set the print quality to Draft and had at it.
I really like the result (compare to the first one):
But this is interesting, it’s easier to make out my face in that photograph there than when you are actually stand at that spot and look up at the picture. You can only really turn this into an image of two faces if you stand in the far corner of the dining room and squint. It wasn’t entirely successful, if I had the energy I would change it again so that it was the same width but using a 35 mm dot size. I do think it’s neat that I managed to make a picture so large that you cannot actually view it while standing in the house, or something like that.
Here is a detail of a few pages hung up: