You probably know about my crazy love for making insanely detailed kaleidoscope art. This one through, is insane even by my standards. There were several times that it locked up my Mac for over 20 minutes. I got up, grabbed a cup of coffee, ate a string cheese, got the mail, unloaded the dishwasher, cleaned up a bunch of random toys, checked my email on my phone a millions times, poured another cup on coffee (as you can see, I live a really exciting life), and it was STILL locked up in the rainbow pinwheel of death. Illustrator flat out refused to render it in color because it used too much memory. The JPG file for my printer is 25MB! The Photoshop file is 137.2MB!
Am I boring you yet? I just realized that this is probably boring to pretty much everyone but me. The point is, it’s a BIG file. Why so much detail? Because I want the finished product to be a BIG print. Right now I’m offering a version that’s 10″ wide x 20″ across in my shop, but if anyone is interested I can have it printed even larger.
Just for fun, here are some detail shots.