This style complements the contours of objects in an interesting way. I like it.
The only thing is that it takes away from the shock value of the slaughtered pigs. All the blood/gore is smoothed out and it looks quite tame. Maybe that's what you were going for, but as a vegan I would do the opposite.
Interesting. I see patterns in the crosshatching................I think I know how these were made. It's a variation of a Ps technique that I learned many years ago. I will see if I can find that old tutorial. I'm particularly fond of traditional P&E and I specialize in pointillism. They're hard work and brought me a premium when I sold them. Sadly, I have not done many in recent years.......too busy with other projects.
Great work though!!!!!! Keep it up and thanks for sharing!!
Thanks for interesting at my work. Took me a long time to discover the ways to do it myself, I wonder if there is any similarity to your technique. If you could please post a sample.
Perhaps we have 1 thing in common: this kind of work is so.o time consuming!
Well......I would have to create some new fill patterns based on hatching lines, but it's basically fill pattern layers (repeating patterns) at different angles (and types) using masked layers of the image in varying degrees of threshold changes. Here's an example I just made using curvy lines (because I already had the curvy patterns made!! LOL!). The original intent of the technique was made to simulate money engraving....
This is a derivation of a tutorial by "Blue Lightening TV" that I saw about 6 years ago. There are many engraving Ps actions available today to do the engraving/crosshatching effect that use gradients to adjust the effect. I've also seen techniques that used hatch brushes instead of fill patterns.
I like the style, but being so aggressive I think the image requires certain parameters to make it work well, looking at the images to me would be important that the image have highly exposed zones so the scratching effect doesn't become overwhelming, I think also that the image needs to have plenty of clean space so it doesn't turn too chaotic, strong light, etc
To me, the last example, the second girl on the bath matches those requirements and looks the best.
@ganyt In the first pic of the post #4 above, the contrast between light and dark is not very pronounced as it is in the second pic. Yet, you managed to select the darker shades and applied the thatch on them. I think you would have had to work harder on the first image. Nice work.