Once in awhile I get the urge to explore, and further advance my artistic side as well as push the techniques I utilize to create my artistic visions. The following images are three examples of recent creations in which I started with what I viewed as a fairly strong image by itself, added a variety of textures, modified some colors selectively, and finally came to the end result of my work.
I have found that for myself, certain images lend themselves to adding an artistic approach over others. Often times I will go back through my archives and select images that I may have graded as “seconds” in my catalog and find that they would make fantastic choices for artistic enhancement.
I challenge you to go through your photographs and find some images that would look even more amazing with a bit of texture added. Try and visualize the end result and you might come up with this years holiday card! Push yourself! Learn a new technique or two. Break the rules, think outside the box, and CREATE a work of ART!
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