Friday, April 29, 2011

Drawing from a Photo: Azaleas and Dogwood at Biltmore



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

I never had much artistic ability, although I have always admired people who could play a musical instrument or create beautiful art. So I became very intrigued when I learned how to create a line drawing from a photograph.

The azaleas and dogwood at Biltmore Estate were absolutely gorgeous when we visited on April 14. I thought the scene above would make a pretty good drawing. What do you think?



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

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Betsy and I enjoyed our last blogging break so much that we are taking another. Hopefully we'll be back about May 9.

30 comments:

rainfield61 said...

But I like the original picture.

EG Wow said...

The drawing is nice but I love the colour in the original. The reds are gorgeous!

imac said...

Very neat George, I like feeling it gives.

Enjoy your break.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so artistic George.
Enjoy your break!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

how interesting and nice!

enjoy your break!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my all the beautiful flowers are blooming already. Here only the daylilies and some other small flowers I've seen blooming but looking forward to see more. Great shot!

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Ginny said...

This one really turned out interesting, but I like the other drawing you made better. You're getting quite good at this!!

Fred Alton said...

I love the way these things turn out!

Sey said...

Wish I could learn to do the same thing too. Enjoy your break!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The original is so vivid,but I do like the drawing as well.

Happyone : ) said...

Enjoy your break. : )

Leovi said...

George your picture is beautiful, do not waste your time with Photoshop and Grant us more wonders like this. A greeting.

Sandra said...

beautiful, enjoy your beach trip

Janie said...

Both images are beautiful, George. I like the bright color in the first, and the more subtle pastel in the "drawing" creation.
Hope you and Betsy have a great trip!

Scott said...

Love those vibrant colors.

Regina said...

Beautiful and creative.
Happy weekend.

Ben said...

Very delicate and pastel-like. I remember touring Biltmore years ago. What an amazing "house"!
Have a great break and see ya later in May!

Mildred said...

Looks like a lot of fun to try different applications with the pictures.

Elettra said...

Very beautiful vibrant colors of these azaleas !!!!!!!!

Life Ramblings said...

such beautiful colours of nature. have fun with Betsy.

Maria said...

I like the drawing even more. We can see the vivid colors on the drawing too....Imagination! Enjoy your break, George

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Lynda said...

You have fun playing with that drawing program. It's neat you have the knowledge and time to work with it. Productive hobbies are fun hobbies. That drawing could make a beautiful watermark on stationery, too.

teca said...

The photography is beautiful!
I'm beginning to think you're having fun with the designs! :))
It was a beauty!

Warm hug, sir.

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Encantador blog el tuyo, un pplacer haberme pasado por tu espacio.

Feliz domingo.

Saludos y un abrazo.

Magia da Inês said...

♫° ·.Amiga!
✿♥
Muito lindo... uma explosão de cores... muito alegre.

Um linda semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil°º♫
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º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.

A Lady's Life said...

I love the first picture. The second would be hard to draw because of all the small flowers.

Indrani said...

Beautiful work George.

Craver Vii said...

Enjoy your time away, Sir.

I hope that, just for the fun of it, you pick up a pencil and try a doodle now and then. It's incredible, isn't it... how some people find it so easy to transform the world around them to an aesthetic 2-dimensional representation?

Rajesh said...

Wow! you have drawn it beautifully.

Elettra said...

I hope that you and Betsy are well, I heard the news that the Mississippi floods, flooding many homes!