Frescoes

Over the past few year I have looked at frescoes as one of the most beautiful forms of antique art.  Take a look at this link here to see what I mean, and to gain some historical knowledge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresco.  For this week I also thought about creating low poly art, which I have already done, and stained glass mosaics, but, sadly, this has become almost cliché.  Thus, after considering my options, I decided to try creating a fresco, albeit with no religious significance.

I also decided that I would take a look at photographs I had taken when I was younger and turn them into something more.

For this I got a wall texture from: http://agf81.deviantart.com/art/Wall-Texture-20-207784475.

I used this photo that I took when I lived it Minturn, Colorado at Meadow Mountain.

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Mostly I will leave these screenshots uncaptioned, and rather now I will explain my blending choice of darken only.  Some of the other blending modes gave the closer appearance of the photograph to actually having been painted on the wall, but the appearance that darken only gave was one which seemed affected by the elements, as many frescoes are today, especially ones vandalized, such as Rustaveli’s fresco in Israel, though being a Georgian fresco.

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Fresco

Although this has no true significance, it hearkens back to bygone days of living in Eagle County and is quite a cool effect.

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