Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The Watercolorist - Mary Poppins
Let's get an abstracted image using "The Cartoonist".
Let's run "The Watercolorist" and see what we get.
Yeah, it 's quite clear that when you use a quantize abstracted image for portraits, the effect can be quite harsh and not very pleasing. Let's see if we can soften the painting by combining it with a watercolor rendering where the input image is not the abstracted image after quantize but the abstracted image after oabf2 ("abstracted_image_after_oabf2.png").
Let's run "The Watercolorist" and see what we get now.
You don't get the edge darkening between shades this time and this rendering doesn't look half bad on its own, to be honest. What I am going to do is load up the 2 paintings as layers and put the 1st painting on top of the other, add an alpha channel to the 1st painting, use the eraser tool on that 1st painting in areas where I think the transitions between colors should be smoother and simulate wet-on-wet watercoloring.