Guided by the Wind
The emanation of pixels theme from week 36 was stuck in my head as I moved into week 37. I discovered so many cool filters and effects, that one week was not enough. I initially started with the goal of keeping the wind filter as the major focus. One thing led to another and I discovered a mesh brush (think a square with open square grid, something to the effect of plastic canvas) that pulled me back to pixel shapes.
Each edit incorporates the wind filter as an opener. This filter has a hard time showing up on the raw image because of its inherent complexity. I had to apply the filter a minimum of 6 times before I was satisfied with the intensity of the results. I usually applied it more than that, and would sometimes change wind directions half way for added effect.
I then made a new transparent layer where I would brush on the mesh in plain white. I say brushing, but it was more like dabbing since I wanted to keep the square shape crisp. I started to construct little skyscrapers with the squares and decided to rotate the canvas 90 degrees to get that building effect from the raw image. On some of the edits I used a saturation blend mode on the mesh layer to integrate the mesh into the raw. From there I made adjustments to color, eventually incorporating the tile filter again on the last two edits.
That concludes week 37. I didn't end up where I initially started, and that's what makes this journey so thrilling. What do you think of this week's edits? I could share what I see, but I'd rather hear what you see without tainting your perspective with my own. Anything you like or dislike? Have a favorite? Leave your thoughts in the comments. Thanks for your support!