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Pasture Rose pencil Sketch by Pat Centeno

November 2020 - Pasture Rose pencil Sketch

November 2020 - Pat Centeno

Original 1

November 2020 - Pat Centeno

Original 2

About the Image(s)


Here we are into November and instead of tapering off as the leaves turn & fall, some of my garden sprang back to life, namely the irises & these roses.

After cropping in Photoshop Express, I raised the Vibrance slider 1/3, added slight vignette. Opened Snapseed tools: Glamour Glow, Drama Dark2. Then Resize It. Lastly, I tried out a bunch of mirror, kaleidoscope, and fractals apps I was trying out, but couldn’t get past the Facebook signin page, since I no longer want to use FB. Finally, I was able to get an effect I like with an app called Pencil Sketch. While it, too, seems to have some connection to FB, it did let me close that page so I could try it.

Shooting info: iPhone X, f/1.8, 1/125 sec, 4mm ISO20

10 comments posted

Marilyn Kinyon   Marilyn Kinyon
This is an interesting take on the picture which to me actually looks textured like it is printed on cloth. the only thing I am not fond of is the squared-off aspect of some elements. It looks like pixelation may have occurred. That being said I can totally see this as a successful printed design on a rough fabric. Congrats, you succeeded at something I don't think you were really trying for!   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:08:57
Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I think I understand about what you mean about the square elements. I was more happy with the new texture the app introduced, but I preferred the color I got in my first iteration (Original 1). After I got the texture, I could not seem to make it less hot-magenta. This is one of those things that could have been simple in Photoshop, but I just decided to persevere with this new look.   Posted: 11/19/2020 19:33:05

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
I think Marilyn is right; this would make lovely fabric. I do not use FB; is this where you find all the different apps that you use? I'm thinking about getting on FB.   Posted: 11/12/2020 16:21:36
Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Ruth, I used to use Facebook but I dropped it over 2 years ago, so I'm not recommending their apps. In fact, after downloading them and finding I had to sign in to Facebook, I deleted them. I found the apps in the Apple App store and didn't realize they were that tied into FB.   Posted: 11/19/2020 19:35:37

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
I just LOVE the softness and richness of Original 1! I wonder what it would look like if placed back on top of the main one then reduce the opacity just a bit, of the flower itself?   Posted: 11/12/2020 19:33:02
Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I'm with you on this point, but the problem is: I didn't know how to accomplish that with the iPhone apps I used. Someday, I'll play with it on the computer, but I am "forcing" myself to try more things on the phone.   Posted: 11/19/2020 19:37:48

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
You have done an amazing job by transforming a regular flower to an interesting one! The image now has a new look, new textured background, and new color. I'd prefer to crop the top part equally to the bottom area to make the image more balanced.   Posted: 11/13/2020 09:45:56
Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Thanks. Interesting idea about the cropping, Kieu-Hanh.   Posted: 11/19/2020 19:38:31

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
I agree that this would be wonderful as a fabric print - very rich and colorful in a way the original image cannot achieve on its own. I salute your perseverance in fighting your way past the attempts to induct you into a place you don't wish to go to find the effect you were looking for. Good job! d:¬{D   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:26:43
Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
As you expressed in the past, some things are more difficult to achieve on your iPad, or in my case, little iPhone screen which makes my fingers feel too big. Thanks for the compliment. (Maybe PSA should start a line of creative fabrics because I see plenty of images that would be wonderful to wear on a blouse, dress or shirt. Ha.)   Posted: 11/19/2020 19:42:18


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