Day 6: This is the half way point in the challenge of creating digitally manipulated derivatives from a single iPhone photo. For this variation, I combined rough pencil sketch effects and soft painterly strokes using Topaz Studio 2.
Part of the fun is to see how the filters and effects interact with different images, or even different parts of the same image. In this case, it is the rough sketchy effect that catches on the branches and needles, and it is the painterly strokes that provide a soft counterpoint for the background. No masking was done to achieve this dual effect.
The final part of the challenge will be to select four of the images that will work together for the fotoMuses "Potpourri" exhibit opening in February at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Will this one make the cut? Time will tell.