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….
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.
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.
From there, I pulled all colors and created the same sketched picture in a black and white format.
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.
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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This was so cool. Thank you for sharing,
My pleasure….thank you for stopping by!!
I like them all Kirt. My favorite is the first one, then maybe the B&W.
Thanks Brad….I wasn’t sure about the B&W until I did it and obviously kept it! The looks are so different for sure!!
These all turned out well. I like the last two the best as they look warm and sunny.
Thanks Darlene. From my perspective I usually try to narrow it down to just a couple, but I just couldn’t with this one. Each look is totally different.
All good. Hmm. I’d eliminate #2 and 3. Can’t decide between 1, 4, and 5.
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!
They’re all lovely – my favourite is the last one with its rich earthy colours!
Thanks Diane….I have a soft spot for the “old world gothic look”. I appreciate the feedback and for stopping by!!
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.
My pleasure. It had dawned on me I rarely share the original capture before I work my digital art on it, so thought it would be entertaining. Before and After!!
That was great. It was really fun to see where you started and ended up. 🙂
The last one. But they are all wonederful.
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!
It’s amazing how different they can look…and feel!! Great work, Kirt 😊 Hope all is well in your world!
Thanks Lorrie for stopping by and for the feedback…..much appreciated!! I had fun with these and appreciate your feedback!! Hope all is well with you!!
Thanks, Kirt 😊 All good here…living the good life 😉
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.
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!!
Honestly, I love them all
Thank you very much….appreciate your input!! Have a great week!
Very interesting effects! Photography is a great medium.
I have fun with it and enjoy seeing what I can create from my photography!!
It is interesting to see how the mood changes with every version.
Thanks for stopping by and for your feedback. I agree….each technique creates its own look and mood!! Have a great week!!