Before I was a photographer I was a digital artist. I used to do these sorts of things all the time, only using portraiture instead of buildings or landscapes. Here's one I did for my baby C a few years ago.
This is how it started out
So as I was waiting for paint to dry I was reading my blog roll. I came across this post by Faded Prairie showing the fantastic art of Distressed Jewell. It reminded me of my old art days, it also reminded me of this photo I had of an old church. So I had to give it a try.
Distressed Jewell offers a whole slew of textures to purchase on her website, and some free ones through her Flicker account. I however already have a whole library of textures so i used what I had on hand. Jewell's textures are fantastic though and I will be adding them to my collection in the future, but not right now. If I add them right now I'll spend all day playing in photoshop and I won't ever get back to painting!
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