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Here’s my final drawing, transported into another world for her to enjoy! Thank you everyone for so much fun and enjoyment, especially thanks to DeeZ for allowing me to translate her little girl into another version through referencing her beautiful photograph!

seaside holiday
by Karin Taylor

My poem memories from childhood seems to go with this image

Here’s the original reference photograph I used by DeeZ:

∗See Ya…∗
by DeeZ

Here’s the drawing before final touches were made in Photoshop CS4

I’ve drawn and painted the little girl on my iPad using the Procreate app and have ‘transported’ her into Photoshop CS4 where, with a little manipulation, I was able to add her to my Bay of Dreams photograph, creating the illusion of a seaside holiday. I hope you like my version of DeeZ’s beautiful photograph. Thank you so much for looking!

Here is my journal which shows the work progressing from a simple drawn outline, to the fully painted girl.

Here’s my work as it progressed from the initial drawing:

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  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 2 years ago

    Oh Karin, it is beautiful…I love it so much! Fantastic work!

  • Thank you so much DeeZ for allowing me to use your gorgeous photograph, it wasn’t til right at the end, I thought that I’d like to take her for a run with the seagulls on the beach lol….I hope she doesn’t mind! :) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 2 years ago

    Absolutely lovely Karen and the setting is really apropos….

  • thank you so much Janis, I’m soo happy you like it, and terribly sad to hear of Sean’s passing :( x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 2 years ago


  • thank you so much Leslie! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mel
    Mel Brackstone...about 2 years ago

    Beautiful result, Karin!!!

  • thank you so much Mel!! …it was such a great experience :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Hope you’re enjoying the works in progress! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • linaji
    linajiabout 2 years ago

    Perfection and the interpretation pure delight

  • thank you so much dear Lina! so happy you like the finished result! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaabout 2 years ago

    Very cute Karin! It has a real vintage feel to it. Love how you added her reflection in the wet sand :)

  • thanks soo much Dianne, I’m so glad you like it, and the reflection, I noticed the seagulls had one, so I thought maybe she should too :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    How wonderful it would be to be a child again… And love the matching colours of the girl and the scene – her hair and boots with the sand, her shirt with the birds, and her pants with the water; wondefully done Karin!

  • It would be nice to feel so carefree again wouldn’t it, so glad you like it Mui-Ling…I changed the values a bit to try and make her look like she belonged in that particular scene and lighting etc, I had to tone down the colours a fair bit and create highlights, I also reversed/flipped the photograh, as it seems she looks better running into it from the left :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • thank you so much Mui-Ling! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mel
    Mel Brackstone...about 2 years ago

    I am indeed, seeing how everyone is working has been eye-opening for me! I remember remarking on your works long ago, when you shared both the pencil sketch and then the final product, how much it taught me! Well these workshops are doing the same!

  • That’s great Mel…I’ve been having a similar awakening in regard to photography lately! There is so much more to it, and photographers are every bit as much creators as artists who draw and paint, musicians, sculptors etc….the processes and inspiration, need for observation, energy, etc…are very similar…..and skill grows with experience :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mel
    Mel Brackstone...about 2 years ago

    You’re dead right there, only lots of practise will get you consistent results! I’ve been inspired enough to do a sketch of one of Degas’ images from the exhibition….with procreate. It was fun, but boy do I have a lot to learn about those tools!

  • really Mel, I’m so thrilled that you did a sketch, can I see it somewhere? You will get there, just keep practising that’s all it is, I remember that it was a big challenge for m e learning photoshop initially (and the graphic tablet was also a challenge) and now photography, but I do find Procreate easier and more intuitive to use that PS or anything else I’ve so far used ;) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • ….ps….let me know if you need any help with Procreate :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mel
    Mel Brackstone...about 2 years ago

    I guess I need to just save the canvas and send to email, yes? And thanks, I’ll give you a call if I lose it completely….figure it’s best for me to keep fiddling, and check out the online tutorials as I go. :)

  • yes, it’s really easy, send to if you are ok with that Mel…. xo

    – © Karin Taylor

  • …oh and yes, just keep fiddling….each time you hit a hitch, see if you can figure it out, that’s where the growth is….and you should be soo proud of yourself, gosh I am really proud of you and also of Adriana…you guys amaze me! x

    – © Karin Taylor

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