Picturing the Opera House from beneath Sydney Harbour Bridge

Posted by barbara on May 16, 2015

Opera_House_graphic_landscape.jpg

This is a 'slice' of a portrait format graphic of Sydney Opera House which I completed in the early '90s as a water colour pencil graphic before scanning it and reworking it in Photoshop.

Let's see how Photoshop filters convert it into a much more attractive renditon by darkening and accentuating the values, as top artists instinctively do.

 

Opera_House_graphic_Fresco.jpg

Here's what Photoshop's Fresco filter looks like and what a difference! It's so much more evocative and visually 'meaningful'.

 

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This is how the graphic looks if you 'wrangle' it through the Photshop Filter - Sponge. 

 

Opera_House_graphic_Water_Colour.jpg

Frankly I can't go past the Watercolour filter version above if I have my druthers!

 

Opera-House-graphic-Sprayed-Strokes.gif

And this is what you get if you apply the Sprayed Strokes Photoshop filter. Hmmm. Not sure about this one but viva la diversity.

 

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