A photo of a drawing of a photo…

I’m interested in the combination of drawing and photography at the moment.  With the images above, I’ve used two of my photos (from my camera phone actually) as the basis for a charcoal sketch.  The original photos are at the top.

Next, I digitally photographed them, experimenting with depth of field and angles.  For the last stage, I changed them around in photoshop.  One of my favourite tools is the Blur tool.  After blurring the charcoal shadows in real life on the paper, I blurred them even further on the computer.  I’m hoping to get a strong, abstract, graphic image that has a sense of the architectural.

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3 Responses to “A photo of a drawing of a photo…”


  1. 1 petrahjortsberg August 4, 2011 at 07:01

    i like it! and the paper you have been drawing on…. ground plans?

    • 2 Katie August 4, 2011 at 17:40

      Well spotted Petra! They are plans from the Irish Architectural firm De Blacam and Meagher.
      As part of their exhibit in Venice, the audience were invited to take away the plans. They also did a version of it in Cork
      in the Glucksman.

  2. 3 Amy August 5, 2011 at 13:52

    I love that you’re drawing! My favourite is the top one. And the paper too:-)


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