I photographed a beautiful Bougainvillea last week, eager to model for this sketching challenge.
This challenge asks you to (1) share a good photo that you took or edited last week, (2) run it through a photo app on your smartphone or mobile device and share with us the result. We’re back to the theme of Art effects this week – Sketch effects. JX from weliveinaflat
I started with my go-to app, Pixlr Express. I wasn’t satisfied with the sketch adjustment original, so I added the filter Ingrid and it brought out more ‘pencil’ detail of those pretty Bougainvillea blossoms.
I then tried Camera360, the app that JX mentioned in her wonderful post about sketching apps (a must read here).
Then off to Sketch Guru, an app I’ve used before.
And finally I used Paper Artist for a colored pencil rendering of the Bougainvillea. I see both colored pencil and watercolor pencil simulations in this.
Of the black and white pencil sketches, my pick for the challenge is the last one, the Sketch Guru. It’s style is like something I’d do if I could actually sketch. What about you? Do you have a favorite?
As always I welcome your comments on this or any other part of my blog. Please head on over to my co-host in this challenge, weliveinaflat and see the rest of our awesome Snappy H’appy crew: Melinda (1stWorldDog), Christy (Sassmuffins), CompletelyDisappear, Gretchen (Zeke’s Adventures), Meg (Little Dogs Laughed), Blogagaini and Mary (RoxyTheTravelingDog).
P.S. My favorite is the colored pencil one but I’m not sure that counts as part of the challenge. However, I love color, and Bougainvillea has loads of it! 😉