Astounding New LEGO Artist You Must Follow
His name is Mike Doyle, and he’s about to rock your face off with nothing but plastic bricks.
I don’t have much in the way of background on Doyle, but I must assume that he has a background in art or photography, as his eye is finely-tuned to amazing levels of detail. On his new blog, his first post explains how he recently visited Legoland California with his son and nephews, and got bitten by the LEGO bug. After exploring online and finding a bustling community of AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO), he decided it was time to take the plunge himself.
His first work is what you see above. He calls it simply, “Two Story with Basement,” and it’s a depiction of a dilapidated house that’s indicative of what I think we can expect of him. Click the image for high-res version — it’s worth it. Favorite detail: the melting snow on the roof. His ability to create texture using nothing but standard-size LEGO bricks is genius.
Doyle explains that all of his work will strive for “high realism,” and as such will likely leave out the primary-colored brick hues LEGO is known for, using instead mostly black and white. From the care and attention that he puts into both his written muses on LEGO art and the incredible eye he has for the aforementioned “high realism,” it’s obvious that he’s taking this very seriously, and has a lot of cool work planned.
My browser is bookmarked and eagerly waiting for more.