In a Round-about Sort of Way?
This is the rainy season in Washington. So a couple of weeks ago, we were in the car about to leave the parking lot of our hotel when the sun broke through the clouds and shone down on the rain drenched streets. I captured it on my phone and cropped it a bit and tweaked the saturation so I would be better able to pick out details.
I then utilized a program called Lunapic and applied an abstract filter to achieve a somewhat impressionistic, dreamy effect. Using primarily a palette knife to keep the process loose, I began to layout the scene.
And this is where it gets tricky. The goal is to retain the sketchy feeling while adding enough details to draw the viewer in for a closer look. This is a photo taken on day one of painting. I think I am well on the way here to making the image have a soft focus, rainy day effect.
And the finished product:
HOW TO: Colorize with Butterflies?
I recently started a collage made of punched out, magazine paper butterflies. This slideshow will document the progress each day, starting with a photo, an acrylic paint sketch, and ending with the final collage, in what I imagine to be about two weeks.