Saturday, January 24, 2009
I have been studying some of the images posted over at Flickr that have been beautifully photoshopped, so I decided - since someone gave me a wacom tablet and photoshop elements a couple years, or so, ago, - that I should try to learn how to use it.
The image on top is the original apple basket that I drew from a reference photo I took last summer. The b/w image provides a nice set of values that allows the light hitting the apples to almost jump off the page. I think if the background were darkened it would work even better.
The bottom image shows a bit more refinement of technique on the apples and the shadows behind them. I think I like this one best; still there is plenty of room for improvement.
The black and white drawing has drawn a more comments (here and over in Flickr in earlier postings). I agree, the black and white is a more appealing image that the photoshopped one.
What do you think?