As mentioned in my yesterday’s post, the ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ kicks off officially with this post. We, my friend Dale, of Diary Of An Internet Nobody fame, and I will be attempting to make this a Monday thing.
UPDATE: To make the light-speed hop over to Dale’s blog to see what he created, here’s a link
I chose for this first post a simple parrot photo from my archives to present my challenge, which is as follows:
I like the notion of transforming my original photography into a variety of different images. One such transformation is what I call a ‘painted graphic’. With this technique I look only to give the original photo the look and feel of a painted work.
Here then is the first image, one you might have seen already on this blog. I do need to say that before I uploaded this shot, I did ‘flatten out’ the colors; gave them less saturation and a little more contrast to darken the image slightly.
As a finished piece, I offer the image below. What I did here is part filtering; dropping a layer of muted color, another of light paint strokes, and another to give the overall color of the work a look of an old photo, aged and yellowed with time.
The challenge? No need trying to create the exact same image or utilize the layering/ filtering I’ve used. You can use any and all methods of photo manipulation. in your personal arsenals. This challenge is, at its heart, about your interpretation of a ‘painted graphic’.
I also realize there are plenty artists not comfortable laying their methods of creation on the table. Wholly understandable. I think this challenge should be about what an artist wants to share.
So, there you have it. The first official ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’, open to any and all. I and my buddy Dale look forward to seeing what happens!
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