Same Picture with Four Different Looks

I thought it would be fun to share different styles of digitally altering a single photograph. I’m starting with the original photographic capture. The setting is an outdoor “kitchen” in Los Angeles. (I call it a kitchen as it has different grills and ovens for a variety of barbeque experiences which are not included in this photo). So starting with the print below….

Original Photograph

I cropped it eliminating unnecessary aspects to keep it focused on the table, fireplace and wood door. I then took the cropped picture and started playing with different digital techniques. After trying numerous looks, I settled on the four following prints to keep in my gallery.

The Fireplace, Table and Door

I’ll start with this colored sketching presentation. This technique re-creates the look of an art print that was sketched by hand, using colored pencils.

The Garden Kitchen Sketched

From there, I pulled all colors and created the same sketched picture in a black and white format.

Patio Dining

With this presentation, I used a fauvism technique of oil painting. Fauvism creates somewhat abstract shapes, bold brush strokes and surreal colors creating this look.

Garden Table

In this final print, I used a gothic style of oil painting using earthen colors creating that old world look and feel.

All four created totally different looks and some will appeal to your eye and others not so much as we all have different tastes and preferences in art. I just wanted to share how I go about taking one photo and create various digital versions to end up with the final look or looks of any one photographic capture!

Thoughts? As I have said before, everyone reacts to visual art techniques and looks differently, so I am not in the least offended by opinions. 

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27 thoughts on “Same Picture with Four Different Looks

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback!! I usually narrow it down to just a couple, but this one had me personally stumped with the resulting four. Have a great rest of the week and thanks for stopping by!

  1. D. Wallace Peach

    It’s amazing how different the four images look with the different techniques. I think the last is my favorite with those dark, rich colors, but all four are beautiful. Thanks for the fun, Kirt.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback! Much appreciated!! I thought it would be interesting to see the before and after with digital art and this capture as you can see had four results I kept. I usually only keep a couple. Have a great week!

  2. Dan Antion

    Normally, I am equally impressed with all of them, or at least I have a hard time picking a favorite. While I do like all of these, Kirt, the second one from the top really jumps out at me.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for sharing your reaction to them. I had fun creating all of them and am always amazed how different they can look depending on what style I use with the digital aspect! Again, thanks for the feedback!!


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