I did that with a pumpkin once a long time ago. A portrait of my girlfriend at the time. I know what you’re talking about when you say less is more. It took a couple of tries with Photoshop until I got something I could work with. Also with a pumpkin the structure of the negative has to be connected, obviously, because the disconnected pieces can’t hang in thin air. It came out OK. The curved surface gave me trouble when I transferred the image. LOL it was slightly warped. Haha. Maybe I’ll try that again this year with my wife.

Losing fingers since 1969

Wow, these are really nice . Both are done with just the right amount of detail to accurately catch your likenesses without spoiling the aesthetics. A great looking couple!

I am so looking forward to hearing about your school experience Paul. I hope you do a blog or video or both on it.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Very interesting for sure. Very nice pictures in the end. I will have to do some more homework on this, looks very interesting.


These look great! And they are very expressive as well! I love that you will now have a record of all of your students! And, a tip- When you work with the Posterization filter in Photoshop, you can determine the number of levels that you want to achieve. That way, you might ad midtones (another veneer) to the portrait to make it even richer.

Amor Vincit Omnia

Both look great!

Randy - If I'm not on the computer than I'm out making sawdust.

Thanks all,

Cindy, I actually didn’t use posterize. I’m pretty new at the photoshop stuff. These are supposed to be simple two tones but for other projects I will explore what you are suggesting. I would be interested in any tips along that line that you would be willing to offer.

Mike, I will take lots of pictures of the classes.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

sounds like a great program Paul.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Beautiful work! Wish I lived on the Island so I could attend your classes!