Thursday, April 24, 2008

For the Birds Masterpiece Collection - "Bridge over a Duck in a Pool of Water Lilies"

Here's my latest monstrosity: "Bridge over a Duck in a Pool of Water Lilies", ripped off from Claude Monet's "Bridge over a Pool of Water Lilies".

Drawing the characters wasn't hard...coloring them wasn't hard... putting them behind the fence wasn't hard... but making them fit with the style of the painting was the biggest pain in the ass I've ever encountered! The painting was originally painted with oils, which Photoshop luckily has a filter for. What they don't have is a filter that filters photos/drawings in an Impressionistic style.

What I did do was put the oil filter on, sharpened the characters & then lightly blurred over them (possibly a bit too much). In the end, the only solution I could devise was to blur the painting itself a bit.

Either way, what's done is done & now I'm off to completely ruin another work of art.


~Em said...

i love this one!

Ciggy Buttdust (David Bowie in cigarette form) said...

Despite what you say about it, I still think it fits. Awesome work. I hope to see more soon.