One Four Challenge – Wk 4 – December 22, 2014

This is the fourth entry to the One Four Challenge and I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with the photograph.  Last week many people decided to try to render their photo into a drawing or painting, and I thought that might be a good idea so I downloaded the program that so many were talking about:  FotoSketcher … both in the portable form as well in the installation form … gave it a whirl.

First of all I cropped the photograph and then I tried the various filters .. I did like the pencil sketch pretty much, but I wanted a painting … so I saved it then ran the saved copy through the app again … this was the result:


art trial_2r_small

I then saved this … went to Pixlr and PicMonkey to do the finishing touches … a little antiquing  and then a picture frame and of course the signing of the photograph.  This is the last effort:

Wk 4

Wk 4

at the gallery
impressions of decadence
an old boat

© G.s.k. ‘14


This post is linked to One Four Challenge – At Captivate Me

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26 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – Wk 4 – December 22, 2014

    • Probably right … this being practice in editing one tends to try some pretty weird stuff … but in any case each one has it’s merits as illustrations go .. and that’s basically why I take photos and edit them … besides having fun of course. Thanks for your feedback!

    • Thanks Raewyn, it’s fun to play with photos … I’m hoping to learn how to use Photoshop this year and Santa, it seems will be bring me an electronic drawing board.

  1. Oh very nice! It has a wonderful painterly feel — I really like it!
    Would be neat to see the sepia tones with this week’s texture — but still — week four gets my vote! 🙂

    • Thanks … it was a nice experience … perhaps the sepia tones would have worked too … I’ll have to give that a whirl … Thanks for voting and the feedback.

      • Quite welcome! It’s a challenging photo with which to work. 🙂

        Plus it inspired a prompt at MLMM — so I’d call it a win all around!

        Hope you are doing well today 😀

      • Yes it did … and will inspire another prompt somewhere else in January … I’m doing fine but very busy and have little time to sit down at the computer. But I’m supposing everyone else is in the same boat and won’t notice that I’m just barely putting up a couple of haiku a morning. :-/

      • I’ve noticed the volume of posts is way down — way, way down.

        BUT — on the bright side – your choka inspired a photo (tacked to the end) that will be part of the next One/Four in January (or February).

        Don’t get too stressed, okay?

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