One Four Challenge – May – Week One & Two…

My apologies for being away so long.  I needed some down time, some off-line time.  Being an introvert, even being “on” online drains me.  I needed some away from the internet time to recharge.

Since I took nearly a week off, I missed week 1 of the One Four Challenge.  So I thought I’d do weeks 1 & 2 together.

I was flipping through the book, The Artist’s Guide to GIMP and came across another way to make photos look like drawings.  I really don’t know what my fascination with this is, but it’s where my creativity is taking me right now, so I’m going with it.

As I mentioned last month in the April Review, I tend to have a couple of ideas in mind and then try to find a photo to play around with.  This month I did something slightly different.  I didn’t want another Hot Air Balloon Month, so I continued to play with my image until I had 10 versions of it.  They are similar and different enough that I think I can reveal them as four images for the month.

I was really moved by the little baby hummingbird that I found on the sidewalk and held in my hands.  So I started playing around with that image and now I have 10 more versions of it.

For week 1, I thought I’d reveal the image that was the base for the further versions…


For week 2, I thought I’d reveal the image that spawned other images because it was a mistake that went well…


I’ll write and publish the tutorial for these two images tomorrow Tuesday.  Until then, kind thoughts and comments are welcome.

Until next time…

I have joined a month-long photo post-processing challenge called One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn at Captivate Me. “This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.” Every Monday Robyn posts a new version of her photo and challenges us to do the same each week.

12 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – May – Week One & Two…

  1. Nic, apologies for my late reply. I did read your post and thought I had commented. Made it 😃
    I love that you take time out – I do the same thing. Hope you’re feeling refreshed.
    Loved your dear little visitor and Enjoyed seeing 2 of your 10! Its good that your creativity has direction. Will enjoy watching you creating 😃

  2. It is nice to take a break every time you feel like you need it. I like to convert images into drawings/painting, too. That happened when I accidentally stumbled upon FotoSketcher. I think your bird looks lovely in both versions and I love the rescue story.

    • Thanks, Lore! 😀 I’m really drawn (haha no pun intended) to photos converted to drawings right now. I’m so glad you like them both. 🙂

    • Thanks, Chris! I took the hummingbird to a nearby bird sanctuary/vet for a hummingbird rescue to come and collect the little bird. It (she?) had most of its feathers and tried to flutter several times so I don’t think it was injured. I was told by several people at the vet (including some customers) that the hummingbird rescue lady had great skills at caring for hummingbirds. I felt like I was leaving it in good hands.

  3. I think playing with the hummingbird picture is a great choice. It’s an interesting photo, has lots of opportunities, and it’s just fun to see.


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