Thursday, December 8, 2011

Instant Bird Art

65 mph winds today but not as bad as Scotland with a rumoured 100mph. I found myself fooling around with FotoSketcher, a free software program that converts photographs to artwork. Some of the results are below.

It’s worth a try if your skill with pen and ink or a brush is as bad as mine.

Swallow

FotoSketch Swallow

Wheatear

FotoSketch Wheatear

You can add a picture frame, alter the paper texture, or do black & white.

Cuckoo

FotoSketch Cuckoo

Kingfisher

FotoSketch Kingfisher


Looks like the wind may drop slightly tomorrow.

13 comments:

grammie g said...

Hey Phil...nothing is free ...don't you know that by now ; }
So while the winds at play Phil is fooling around Huh!!
That is pretty cool stuff very convincing...I wonder how many people have been fooled thinking they had a free hand drawing????? Or should I say how many peoples cover could be blown lol!
Hope your wind dies down...it is blowing a good clip here to and yesterday an last night it poured rain like it never rained before...at least I didn't have to shovel it!!

Your slacking off buddy
Grace

Mary Howell Cromer said...

That is some high winds for you all over across the great pond...stay safe~
Wow, what great fun you had with this new application, and the results are outstanding...hmmm I want to give that a try to sometime.
They are all very good, yet the Kingfisher...he really looks swell, that is really incredible~

Russell said...

Very nice artwork, Phil. I wasted too much time when I was younger learning to draw. I'm so sick of winter already, I hope new software comes out soon that will go out birding for me. Probably do a better job too.

Denise said...

Amazing what you can do on the computer these days. Your photos are great and your creations with them are works of art, both fit for a frame and a place on the wall.

Stu said...

Those look pretty good, I'll check the software out (hope it isn't Windows only).......

Donna said...

Very nicely done. Your photos to begin with are wonderful too - I think that must make a huge difference.

Carletta said...

Wonderful shots of the birds!
I like the kingfisher sketch the most. I think it's the most realistic 'drawing'.
My husband just bought me a program that does this but I haven't played with it much. Fun concept.

EG Wow said...

I very much like your photo sketches!

Martha in PA said...

Very cool! I love being able to be artistic with my photos, I am totally unartistic with pen or brush!

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VioletSky said...

I trust these birds found a safe place to hide from the wind.
Very nice experimenting.

Pat said...

Nice results! You have some great original shots to start with.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous birds!

Please come see my critter shots. Have a good weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, I hope everyone and the birds were safe from the high winds. Cool art work. Have a wonderful weekend!

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