Friday, May 13, 2011

Drawing from a Photo: Ocean Isle Beach



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

I'm still experimenting with the conversion of photographs into line drawings. Most of the time I prefer the photo, but I do find the drawings interesting. I guess that goes back to my complete lack of drawing talent.

The picture above is the view from our room at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina last week. I think the drawing below rather neat.



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

29 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

Hi George,
looks like blogger is up again.
Both of these are wonderful for unique reasons. Thanks for playing with this so that we can see it.

Sandra said...

happy happpy to see you on blogger, i was about to join you on wordpress when blogger came back

Ginny said...

You know George, each time you do this, it is so different. At times I like the photo better. But this time I like the drawing WAY better!!! It has the feel of long ago, maybe the 1800's, or maybe just timeless. It makes it a whole different thing. I have been really enjoying your pictures with a drawing.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I too like this drawing.I noticed things on the drawing,I had not seen on the photo.

Anna said...

George, the conversion is well done. But I do to like the photos better.
Computers will always be computers.
Anna :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is SOOOOO cool!
Have a great weekend George!

A Lady's Life said...

I like this one . You get to see the lines that go dark. Its very pretty.
:)

Fred Alton said...

I like the drawing - but prefer the photo. What a great shot!

EG Wow said...

I think the drawing really works here, George. Perfect!

Mildred said...

Like Ginny, this time I like the drawing better. I just love the gazebo roof detail.
Hope you and Betsy enjoy the weekend.

Lynda said...

That is one of the best drawings thus far. My daughter took a couple of art classes in school. They had them copy pictures fairly accurately by using graph paper. In other words, they would put grid lines on a picture and then paint one square at a time - - easier to break it down that way. I framed her first one,

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Awesome drawing but the picture really brings it to life !
What a special place you were able to enjoy.
~Jo

Ann Nichols said...

Great photo and drawing!They both bring us to the same place but inspire different feelings!
Ann

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

George!
I viewed the line drawing in the "Enlarged" mode, looks really nice !
Not sure why you are not satisfied with it. Very nice!
But I sure like to know what tool you use to do the conversion.
Have a nice weekend.

Ann said...

You mean, you make drawings from photos? You have done a great job.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

looks lovely!
love it!

happy weekend!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

awesome header, too!!

Small City Scenes said...

Very cool, George.
MB

KleinsteMotte said...

I find that so stunning.

imac said...

Artistic George.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the first image (of course), and I really like the line art. I am thinking of my daughter and her interest in drawing. This feature would help he see the lines in nature. Neat stuff.

Maria said...

from all your wonderful posts your drawings are my fav! Happy Sunday, George!

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rainfield61 said...

Forever trying and forever enjoying life.

Life Ramblings said...

the drawing is interesting but just like you, i prefer the photo.

Leovi said...

Excellent work. He has been a nice picture of this wonderful picture.

Hilda said...

Photo or drawing, it's a lovely place!

Sharodindu said...

lovely shot & caption :)
liked both the version equally... thanks!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

A great photo and I love that drawing!!!

Janie said...

It's fascinating to see what your photo conversion can do. The drawing conversion really looks like a drawing.