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Pencil Drawings

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The next two photographs are Hard Pencil presets.

A BELATED HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of you mothers. Between church and the boys being here from Portland, there was zip computer time yesterday.

NIKON D700 1/1250 second F/5.0 ISO 400 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Hey Jack, I'm back :)

I'm usually not much a fan fan of filters, but in this case it really works. Guess you have to select the subject matter carefully. Well done.

10 May 2010 5:45am

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Would be so nice for a wedding card - very well done, John4Jack :-)

10 May 2010 6:52am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, yor just a foolin' us, Jack. You weren't busy with the boys,
you were just havin' too much fun drawin' with the pencils !! (teehee ;-)

10 May 2010 6:55am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

This is very beautiful, you are very talented!

10 May 2010 7:31am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful light and the evocation of when he learned to draw in the Faculty of Fine Arts. The hardest step ... the scientific study of plants. Freehand drawing ... drawings had to be perfect, real. The creativitat not allowed. Thank you for giving me this evocation friend! Muchos besos maestro Jack!

10 May 2010 7:59am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful effect on these blossoms. Interesting how the filter interprets the image. Fine centers and outlines work beautifully!

10 May 2010 9:50am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great effect !

10 May 2010 10:22am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

nice effect :)

10 May 2010 11:11am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Cool effect.

10 May 2010 1:04pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Jack, I'm impressed, it's lovely ....

10 May 2010 1:50pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Did you draw this? So impressive, Jack!

10 May 2010 2:22pm

@bluechameleon: It's all done with Topaz's Simplify plug-in.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Perfect processing, Jack... composition too.

10 May 2010 2:38pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

very good processing. A good example of the genre

10 May 2010 3:01pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

fun work Jack...nice pp direction...

10 May 2010 3:14pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a cool result from this preset, must play with it myself

10 May 2010 3:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a very nice effect.

10 May 2010 4:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

By the way, after seeing your work, I got the Topaz set and turned some of my tulips into watercolors. I then printed them as greeting cards. Turned out pretty well, I think.

10 May 2010 4:09pm

@Steve Rice: Outstanding; glad to hear it.

Irene from L C, France

Nice work, so delicate

10 May 2010 4:29pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

cool effect.

10 May 2010 4:52pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Very nice sketch. Turned out very well!

10 May 2010 5:51pm

tataray from france, France

Cool... très sympa cette compo.

10 May 2010 6:49pm

JD from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

cool pic, i love this type of striped down effect, gorgeous !!

10 May 2010 6:50pm

ℳarleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Beautiful delicate 'drawing'- good job!

10 May 2010 7:14pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very interesting , Jack:) I would never say it is a photograph , but a real drawing !

10 May 2010 7:51pm

@MARIANA: That's what I like most about it.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a nice record, this design!, Jack!

10 May 2010 8:20pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! This looks like a real pencil drawing! Superb processing.

10 May 2010 8:48pm

@✿ Anina ✿: Software magic :))

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very interesting effect, and in grayscale, rather than color. Will you be showing us the original tomorrow? Pretty please?

10 May 2010 10:04pm

@LauraS: Things have been posted way into the future (our trip down the Coast to the Bay Area).

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Gotta be honest.....not one of my "preferred plug-ins"......But different is what makes the world go round....That, and honesty, right??

10 May 2010 10:17pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

I was completely fooled at first...I thought you photographed a drawing!
Really well done!!

10 May 2010 10:41pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool processing. It's faster than drawing it the old fashioned way. ;-)

10 May 2010 11:00pm

@B. Thomas: Absolutely.

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Very interesting processing. Good job.

10 May 2010 11:30pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow you are so skilled with your processing, it absolutely looks like a drawing.

10 May 2010 11:34pm

@kiwisa: It was a piece of cake; the software did it all.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Jack, I love to color in color books, and this shot lends itself to that.

11 May 2010 3:54am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

This is something very different from you, Jack. I like it! It's fun to play, isn't it? =)

11 May 2010 3:57am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very artistic.

11 May 2010 1:19pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I'm tempted to want to color it. They should make coloring books this good.

11 May 2010 6:27pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Interesting.... I like it! :)

12 May 2010 7:57am