Ebook On Drawing Pencil Portraits
Colored Pencil Colored Pencil Cover Colored Pencil Cover Colored Pencil This picture was created using the Grainy Colored Pencils variant. The outlines of the statues were traced with a narrow brush at a low opacity then a larger brush size filled in the shapes. A medium brush integrated the two brush sizes.
When my aunt was a child, she liked to draw on photos, especially those that included pictures of my mom. Consequently, we have a lot of old pictures with crayon and pencil strokes on them, and many of those strokes run through people's faces and parts of the picture that you couldn't crop away without losing the charm of the image. Other photos in our family's collection are torn or ripped, bear deep scratches, and generally look tattered. I've salvaged many battered photos by using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements to replace the missing content. Various tools in these applications enable you to take content from another spot in the photo and use that content to rebuild what's missing. For example, in the photo shown in Figure 4-13, rough handling resulted in a tear, and an unfortunate fold cost this photo its corner. Figure 4-14 shows the image after I repaired it.
Editing digital images involves using graphic-interface software. This type of software is much easier to learn than text-based software. There are two essential elements of graphic-interface software MOUSE and a BIT-MAPPED DISPLAY. The mouse is a small hand-held device that must be connected by a cable to a computer. When you manipulate the mouse on a desktop, it causes the cursor to move on the screen of the computer monitor. This method allows you to move files, run programs, draw lines, and execute commands. You can accomplish this by moving the mouse to the appropriate location and clicking a button. A bit-mapped display is composed
I think you will agree that each stage in the creation of this abstract stands on its own. In fact, I am thinking about exhibiting all four of these images as a group the next time I have a show. The idea here is just to show that the more abstract the subject, the more possibilities image processing offers for making them even more abstract. Here the Photoshop Filter Gallery was used to sequentially apply three different artistic effects Colored Pencil, Dry Brush, and Paint Daubs.
The common-sense belief that photographs are direct registers of the things they represent, this chapter suggests, above all, that photographs are pictures. At least among specialists concerned with photography, this perspective has come to seem uncontentious, even self-evident. These days, most people professionally engaged in photography tend to assume that photographs possess no more inherent evidential worth than pencil drawings. Our culture has, though, tended to naturalize this kind of image. In the process, viewers are liable to fall prey to some powerful ideological effects. In this chapter, I am going to try to denaturalize photography, but I think this is a starting point, and not the conclusion, for an adequate account of photography.
Native to Cleveland, born in 1958, a union electrician by trade, I have one brother, two sisters, two daughters (both in college), and a son who shares my love for photography. My first interest in photography started early on at age 16 with black and white photography and darkroom processing. An avid enthusiast in nature, horses, Indian lore, jewelry (silversmithing), pencil drawing using various media, metal fabrication, and outdoor adventures.
First give your complete normal processing (developer, stop bath, two fixers, hypo clearing, toning, etc. to several unexposed sheets. Before loading them into the washer, label each sheet on the back in soft pencil with the time at which it is to be removed and tested. Try using 10-minute intervals beginning with 30 minutes, if hypo-clearing has been used. Keep one sheet marked as a reference, which is washed but not tested, to compare with the stains generated by the test. Record the wash temperature if it is allowed to drop below 65 F, the washing process will be significantly slowed down.
Some filters offer the option to subsequently color your image, give it a vintage feel, and make it look like a pencil drawing or convert it into a grayscale photocopy. You can also find a wonderful filter called Pencil drawing from photo that alters a picture (both black-and-white and color), as the name implies, into a pencil drawing. But note that this script-fu works only on images in RGB mode. You can find it on the website GIMP Plug-ins Registry (http registry.gimp. org node 11108) or on this book's DVD under Script-Fus. When installed, the Pencil drawing from photo and Quick sketch script-fus create new entries in the menu of the image window. The Pencil Drawing From Photo script-fu dialog with its basic settings and the outcome of applying it. The Pencil Drawing From Photo script-fu dialog with its basic settings and the outcome of applying it.
An example of how image detail can be preserved is shown when you compare the original photo in Figure 20-28A with the colored pencil effect shown in Figure 20-28B. Figure 20-28 (A) Here is the original digital photo of my friend and technical editor, Jim Patterson. (B) Applying a colored pencil effect from Virtual Painter gives it just enough of a painterly effect without losing detail. Figure 20-28 (A) Here is the original digital photo of my friend and technical editor, Jim Patterson. (B) Applying a colored pencil effect from Virtual Painter gives it just enough of a painterly effect without losing detail.
Artists perfect their drawing skills so that perspective looks natural in their work. They learn that lines need to be drawn so that they converge at an appropriate vanishing point. The photographer has no such problems, as the lens handles linear perspective automatically and with unfailing accuracy. However, by altering viewpoint and focal length, the photographer can make the effect of the vanishing point appear more dramatic within a picture.
As a rule, I'm not fond of special effects, because they detract too much from the subject of the picture. But effects can be helpful for rescuing a problem image. If you have a slightly blurry or noisy photo, for example, applying a filter that produces the look of a watercolor painting or pencil sketch can hide the defect.
A practical way to format the focusing screen (assuming the published image shape is to be rectangular) is outlined below. First, trace the image area of the focusing screen onto tracing paper, and cut it out so you end up with a tracing-paper replica of the focusing screen. Second, draw up the precise dimensions that the image will appear in the publication, on a separate piece of paper. Third, draw a straight diagonal line from the bottom-left corner to the top-right corner, as shown in Figure 8.16. Fourth, place the tracing-paper replica of the focusing screen in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet of paper, and trace the diagonal onto it. The point at which the diagonal comes off the edge of the tracing paper is the point at which you must draw a line at right angles to that edge. This will give you the scaled down proportions of the publication format. Fifth, cut this new format out of the tracing paper, and centre it over the focusing screen. With a chinagraph crayon draw...
Change a Photo to a Colored Pencil Drawing 112 Colored Pencil Filter This is a lovely fine art filter. Print the image on matte grey or off white paper for a spectacular print.The step-by-step procedure to employ this effect can be found in Change a Photo to a Colored Pencil Drawing in Chapter 10.
At this point, I was becoming quite happy with the end result. However, I thought the image might be look even better if I outlined the edges of all the leaves. Ordinarily, I outline edges with the Find Edges command. Then, because it produces what appears to be a color drawing, I use the Threshold command to convert the result to a black line drawing. This time, though, I became intrigued by the idea of combining the color line drawing with the result of the Replace Color command, so I just paged through the layer modes for the Find Edges layer until I came to the Screen mode. You see the result on the opposite page.
While the judgement of later photographers on the 19th-century art-photography would be harsh indeed, in reality the break with the predominant sensibility probably began as a tendency within Pictorialism. The trend known as 'second-wave' Pictorialism -associated with Steiglitz and Alvin Langdon Coburn - forsook arty-printing techniques and abandoned literary mythic subjects for an increased focus on modern life and the metropolis. Some of the most astute recognized that what counted as art had changed among connoisseurs and artists the aesthetic of Whistler gave way to the new painting associated with Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and the Italian Futurist group. In the final issue of Camera Work, which appeared in 1917, Stieglitz showcased the work of Paul Strand, which has frequently been seen as marking a shift in photographic paradigms. Strand's pictures exemplify what came to be called photographic 'modernism' his artworks were not predicated on existing approaches to art....
Suffice for the initial test print, provided that you position it carefully to include important high and low values. We then expose successive portions of the paper at specific time intervals to bracket the anticipated correct exposure. Be sure to note the exposure sequence and other details in soft pencil on the back of the test print my notations include enlarger height, lens focal length and aperture, see page 95 paper brand and grade, developer and dilution, developing factor,
One of Weston's favorite photographs was Nude 1936 (Photo 2). The model (his wife Charis) was positioned just to the left of center. The light falling on her was very bright. When she ducked her head to rest, Weston told her to hold that pose. Her face is not seen, just the top of her tilted head, with the hair clearly parted and at an angle. Following the contour of the right side of her left arm, one discovers that it continues as it coincides with the parted hairline. Other continuing contour lines can be easily seen in this line drawing of the photograph. The photograph can be seen on the Internet. create line tracings of some well-known photographs and some of your own, to study their structure and composition.
Having a workflow for your photography is important because a good system effectively manages the entire photographic process all the way to image retrieval years later. An ineffective workflow, on the other hand, can create enough short- and long-term problems to make you consider putting away your camera and taking up a sketch pad and colored pencils.
There's no limit to the kinds of effects you can achieve with filters, though beware Many of them are somewhat cliched. Use your judgment when applying them. (Check out Color Insert.) Here you can see the original strawberries, as well as what they look like with Brush Stroke, Stained Glass, and Colored Pencil filters applied. In Paint Shop Pro, you can find all of these effects and many others in the Effects menu.
This plug-in offers hundreds of ways of transforming great photos into great art by using media, such as colored pencil, comics, pastel, pen and ink, oil painting, and many more. And if you don't have a great photo that needs transforming, it can do its stuff on mediocre images, like mine (see Figure 11-22).
Use the Charcoal filter (FilterOSketchOCharcoal) to create streaked lines, just like you get when drawing with a charcoal pencil. Photoshop posterizes major edges with bold edges, turning darker shadows into highlights. Start with a heavily shadowed image, apply the Charcoal filter, and then lighten. See the results in Figure 15-9.
The Sharp Charcoal Pencil seems to work almost like an airbrush in the way it lays down clumps of clone image. The Soft Charcoal Pencil also does this but to a much lesser extent. Charcoal Pencil 3 Charcoal Pencil 5 Charcoal Pencil 7 Dull Charcoal Pencil 3 Dull Charcoal Pencil 5 Dull Charcoal Pencil 7 I Gritty Charcoal Hard Charcoal Pencil 3 Hard Charcoal Pencil 5 Hard Charcoal Pencil 7 I Hard Charcoal Stick 10 I Hard Charcoal Stick 20 I Hard Charcoal Stick 30 Sharp Charcoal Pencil 3 Sharp Charcoal Pencil 5 Sharp Charcoal Pencil 7 Soft Charcoal Pencil 5 Soft Charcoal Pencil 7 Soft vino Charcoal 10 The Sharp Charcoal Pencil was used to create this picture. A large brush size was used for the early stages and then various smaller sizes to bring in more detail.
To begin a self-portrait, develop a concept or idea that will lead you through the process. A tried-and-true method of reacquainting yourself with yourself is to sit down in front of a mirror, alone, without any outside distractions and, with pencil and paper, make a series of contour drawings. Anyone can do a contour drawing look into a mirror and draw what you see and feel without looking at the paper until you are finished. Based on what you learn from your contour drawings, formulate the direction of your self-portrait. Your images should express a sense of self-awareness and reveal something that is important for others to know about you and your attitude about life. While it is true that well-learned techniques help us to clarify our voice, it is our ideas that create powerful images.
Drawing tools (see Figure 29.6) Designed to allow the user to draw lines or areas of color onto the screen, these tools are mostly used by the digital photographer to add to existing images. Those readers who are more artistically gifted will be able to use this group to generate masterpieces in their own right from blank screens.
Quickly start by choosing from hundreds of new styles and ten natural media, such as oil paint, watercolor, and pencil sketch. Then customize anything from brush size to paint thickness to make your signature look. Snap Art's wide range of control lets you make your work completely unique.
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