Wednesday, April 17, 2013

We Were In This Bar In Spain


We were in this bar in Spain (I have always wanted to start a blog post like that) when a chap came up to us wanting to know if we would like a digital pet portrait. He would produce such pictures with "real computer paint brushes" (which seemed like a contradiction in terms to me) and would guarantee to capture the true personality of our pet (which seemed rather scary to me). The GLW was quite keen but I had a couple of problems with his pitch : Amy wasn't with us - she was staying at a Country House Hotel (AKA Kennels) back in Yorkshire - and he intended to charge us good money for his artistic endeavours. "Don't waste your money", I said to the GLW as I ordered another bottle of wine, "I'll do you one with Photoshop when we get home". And here we are, that is our Amy, that is. Look at this oh artist-brother of mine, and quake with fear.

11 comments:

  1. Alan, I suggest you put your new-found artistry to work, in and around the bars of Yorkshire and beyond. A fortune awaits!

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  2. I can see you walking up to patrons in bars and asking if they want a digital pet portrait. Maybe work for beer.

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  3. Is this a "man walks into a bar" story, or a "shaggy dog" tale? And what did Amy say to your artistic effort?

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  4. Oh, wow. very cool. Great opening line and your artistry comes shining through. Amy is beautiful in points of bluish-gray. Pointillism?

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  5. It looks really great. I am sure the guy would have used photoshop also and you already owned the app. I am surprised the guy didn't charge you for him giving you the idea. Amy looks like a classic piece of art.

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  6. Hey, you saved money and learned a thing or two on print shop.

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  7. Why, yes, he should quake...that is just wonderful! I'm impressed! Well, I'm always impressed with you Alan, but now even more so! haha :)

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  8. A rather captivating rendition of art Allan!!

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  9. Excellent, who needs those charlatans taking advantage of us when we're in a happy little alcoholic haze on holiday missing our pets? (Unless of course you intend to chart that course yourself, in which case, noble profession)
    Very textural, the carpet, the fur, the..... wood chip?

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  10. I expect to see you soon around the Pubs of Hebden Bridge with a camera in one hand & (quickly thinks of something Spanish...)a Paella(?) in the other!¡Hurra!!!!!

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  11. I thought your opening sentence was the start of an undiscovered Hemingway novel...

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