Digital Watercolours

Electronic devices and water don’t have a good history of playing well together. That’s why companies like LifeProof exist. However, using computers to turn my photos into digital watercolours has proved to be lots of fun! Not only does it sidestep the telling off I’d get for making a mess with real paint, it also means I can keep going back and tweaking the final image until I’m happy. Just try pressing CMD+Z when painting for real!

I know perfectionists will complain that using computers to ‘paint’ isn’t the same thing as really painting. And I’d agree. Of course it’s not really painting, but it is a great way to explore my existing photos at a level I’ve never looked at them previously. I’ve never really looked at the tonal changes in small areas of my photos so closely before, preferring to stand back and admire the photo as a whole.

So without further delay, here are my first four attempts as digital watercolours, I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them…

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