I’ve been fascinated by making paintings from my photos by manipulating them on the computer. I’ve also been shy about calling these pieces art because well, it seems like cheating compared to what an actual painter does crete their artwork. I was talking to a client that is primarily a painter and we talked about this and she said, that I made the decisions and I made the art and so I should own it that way. So now, I do make art from my photography!
I’ve played with a lot of programs that create art from photography and recently found a new one that I think is pretty awesome. It’s called TangledFX and as of now it is only available on iOS devices. There is a petition online asking for a port to the Mac, but so far the author seems reluctant to make the switch.
It is very straight forward with a lot of customization to their presets. I prefer to work with it on the iPad, but that is mostly because the screen is easier to see what you are doing to your images. There is also one extra preset on the iPad version…
These all look better at full size so by all means go full screen…
Bainbridge Island Sunrise
Delft in Blue
Out of the Woods – Black Wolf
On the Hunt – Coyote
Showy Milkweed at sunrise
On the Wire – Western Kingbird
Glowing – Pacific Sea Nettele
Keukenhof Gardens – Tulips
Paintings from Photography
I’ve made a lot of digital art from my photography over the years and you can see my portfolio online. From there you can order prints or cards or even license images for your personal or business use. You’ll fine the portfolio by clicking…HERE.
You can buy the app in the iTunes store…HERE.
You can see what other people are Tangling with TangleFX’s Flickr page…HERE.
Digital Art Photography Workshops
On a rather irregular schedule I teach digital art workshops in the Portland area. You can look on Wildlife Workshops to see if something is available. If you don’t see anything email me and we can try to work something out. Email Jeff.