I took the subject for this brushwork from the original reference photo, a street scene that I shoot in Castel San Vincenzo, Italy. With the help of Autodesk Sketchbook I could achieve a subtle crossover between rough brush strokes and partially finer structures in order to reach the effect of a focal plane. It would naturally be totally unsuited for this purpose to use a photo filter, all the more as I apply a canvas texture in all parts of the painting. However it is admissible to use artificial light sources for the subtle accentuation of some specific areas.
Made with Autodesk Sketchbook and Corel PAintshop Pro.
Original size: 4480 x 3329 pixels
Canvas texture: Linen