Waterlogue app, have you tried it?

The Waterlogue app is the rage right now, have you tried it?  I have and I must say, it is addicting. Makes you want to take pictures all day long and run it through the app just to see the transformation.  {trust me, I’ve done it more than I want to admit}  The first one I did was of Carter at the playground

Watercolor It hooked me in right away.  So I just started taking pictures all over my house.

Here are a couple I took in my office

Watercolor of a chandelier and mirror

Painted in Waterlogue
Watercolor of a chandelier

I loved this one so much I  printed it out on watercolor paper and framed it

Watercolor chandelier framed

I tried to print them at Kinkos on water color paper, but they couldn’t do it.  I have a Xerox laser printer at home, so I just ran the watercolor paper through manual feed.  Funny how Kinkos can’t do it with all their fancy machines, but I can from my printer at home.  They said the paper was too thick and wouldn’t feed through their machines.

I love this one of our dining room

Painted in Waterlogue

and this one of a rose in my garden

Painted in Waterlogue

Addicting I tell ya!  I even took a picture of the pattern on a dress I was wearing thats how addicting it is

watercolor of a dress pattern

I seriously want to print them all out and hang them on a wall.  But a blogging friend of mine, who is an amazing artist said this to me

“Though I adore looking at these {waterlogue pictures} all over the place, it is a little disheartening to see how quickly an artist’s work can be replaced by a computer. I guess that will either increase the value of our work or make it negligible”

Hmmm interesting point.  But most artist sell prints of their work, isn’t that the same as printing a waterlogue picture?  It’s an original work of the person who took the picture, even though they may not of hand painted it, it is still their creativity.  I wish I could paint a picture of my office like waterlogue did, but I can’t.  I can only take a picture of the beauty I see, and with the assistance of the app, I get a beautiful picture of what I wish I could paint.  What do you think?  Is this new app devaluating the works of a real artist?

For me, it has motivated me to learn how to paint in watercolor, something I’ve always wanted to try.  So I signed up for an adult watercolor class, I am nervous and excited at the same time.  At least if I fail as a watercolor artist, I know that I can always count on Waterlogue to get the look.  Wish me luck!

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Comments

  1. Yup it’s addicting for sure!

  2. Oh my gosh, I am just as addicted! I can’t stop :D
    I have framed a few of mine as well! I don’t think it could ever replace an original painting, but for me, on my very limited budget it is a fun tool to play with for sure!

  3. Love the pics! I would have framed the chandelier as well. In regards to you your artist friend not many people can afford to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to commission an artitist to do water color prints. I also agree that artists sell their prints (not originals) in the interest of making money becuase they know the originals aren’t within everyone’s reach. That is no different than you making your own with an app. Sounds like your friend needs to focus more on her talent and her business.

  4. Your pictures look great Stephanie! I’m so excited for you that you signed up for the class. :)

    I want to se pics of YOUR artwork.

    gail

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