Today I took a photograph, given to me of my Grandson being fascinated by a Whirligig. The photograph was black and white so I played around with it in Corel PSP Pro X3.
I used a painterly background I had previously made in Corel Painter Photo Essentials 4. I copied and pasted the photograph, as a New Layer and Mirrored the image. Then I used the property of Luminance at 100% opacity, which allowed the basic colors to show through.
I merged the layers and saved the large image opening in Painter Photo Essentials 4 and applied Modern Painting Auto-paint with jagged edges. I then applied the Pen and Ink Auto Painting. I saved the file and opened with Corel Painter 11.
There I used Watercolor brushes to paint in more colors to add to the mirrored image and to brighten up the whirligig. I appended the Flesh tone palette and used a color selected from that on the hands, face and legs.
Saving the file again I opened with Corel PSP Pro X3 where I added a 10 pixels border and used the Visible Watermark for the signature. I saved again and then resized in PSP for display.
Listening --- Seal --- Whirl