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Farm Shop sketch

I’ve gone even more artistic than usual today with this photograph of Forge Mill Farm shop converted into a ‘sketch’ using Fotosketcher.  Then I opened it with Windows Live photo galley and converted it to sepia!

Farm Shop sketch sepia

I think I like that better. This technique is suited to old buildings. The only thing giving this picture away is the advertising board for Walls Ice cream.

Building sketch

Simon James took this photo on Sunday in Cheltenham and there were posters around the building, they are hidden now and the only thing that gives it away as taken in recent times is the car.

Manor House sketch

This Manor House is seven or eight hundred years old and again it is suitable for this technique which makes the photograph suit the age of the building.

Forge Mill Farm

I took this photo as I left Forge Mill Farm and although I have turned it into a sketch, you can still read Forge Mill Farm on the sign at the end of the bridge. I like this picture even though it’s a little dark. It looks a little intriguing as you walk over that bridge to the farm and I think this picture captures that.

I did a similar blog to this one on A Zillion Ideas yesterday and so if you like these pictures. Why not pop over there and look at a few more? I did a before and after on a pub for that blog and I used Live gallery and Paint to edit to remove lamp posts, a satellite dish and other modern icons from the picture.

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14 responses

  1. Interesting process.
    Kinda classic.

    17, April 2012 at 12:04 pm

  2. Such a beautiful art.

    17, April 2012 at 12:53 pm

  3. Thanks for the comments. I think it lends itself to some photos but not others. Buildings especially seem to look good.

    I do a Neodigital Art blog every Tuesday.

    17, April 2012 at 2:33 pm

  4. Hey Mike, Thanks for revealing your secret! The effects of FotoSketcher are amazing, what a wonderful enhancement to your photos. I downloaded the software and can’t wait to use it.

    You’re right, these effects are especially good with buildings. But photos of buildings in the US might not have the same impact.

    I can’t wait to start playing with this software. Thanks, Mike!!!

    19, April 2012 at 12:25 am

  5. Hi Carolyn,

    Thanks, I find the sketches the best, but you can do oil paintings and other things. I tend to do a sketch and then open the picture with Live photo gallery or Paint and improve it even more. Even the eraser in Paint can remove some modern inconveniences!

    I think scenery in the US tends to be less interesting but many houses with those long porches and the churches are still interesting. I did one picture of a light railway and that’s modern but it looked good. Try those old auto mobiles too as a sketch.

    I shall struggle to do more pictures like these because even here there are only so many Victorian buildings. I have an idea to take more photos of the fire station though!

    19, April 2012 at 9:03 am

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