Wednesday, February 03, 2010

More than one way to skin a cat

Last month I posted about restoration work on a portrait of opera singer Jenny Lind.  Today I came across another graphic artist's approach to restoring her portrait.  It's an interesting peek at how different two approaches can be.  Robert C. McLaughlin's restoration is a composite of two different photographs including the one from the Library of Congress that I've been using.

He specifically avoids using the healing brush and works toward a much more artistic effect.  The result looks more like a pencil sketch than a photograph.

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