Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Altering a Black and White
This is my brother Buddy when he was about 4 yrs old. In the Artistic Techniques group this was the MAT (monthly art technique). To take a black and white photo and colorize it. I have done this before using a transparency but this particular photo would not work for that technique.
Really all I did was make a copy on glossy paper, and use watercolor and arcylic paints to color, the blush in his cheeks are chalks, then I sprayed with krylon. After that I highlighted in white with a gel pen.
This is one of my favorite photos of my big brother, I wasn't even a glimmer in my Daddys eye when this was taken. My brother is gone now, I treasure everything that was "Bud" or "Buddy" another obsessive compulsive thing. I still find it disturbing that he was actually holding a cigarette at such a young age and Mom and Dad thought it was alright. How times have changed!