Hewn and Aged

Uploaded: December 15, 2017 | Entered: December 15, 2017 17:24:44


One of a series of humanized lion heads adorning a palazzo along the Grand Canal. Their once-smooth features have weathered into a wonderfully crackled surface, while the larger ashlar blocks of the wall were finished with a deliberately rough, chipped appearance from the start. B/W conversion with Nik Silver Efex.
PG101 Texture (Found, Not Applied) Theme


Michele Peterson level-classic December 15, 2017

Lots of great texture showing off with the black and white conversion! Interesting lion head to look at as well! #1700946

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe December 16, 2017

Great close-up #11665009

Mitch Spence level-classic December 16, 2017

What a character this is and expression. The viewer wants to know just what the lion is looking sideways at that's got him spooked. #11665030

Terry A. Stoa level-classic December 16, 2017

Nothing but texture - nice, Chris. #11665045

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic December 16, 2017

Beautiful weathered find! #11665063

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 16, 2017

Thanks so much folks! This fella's definitely got something catching his attention! #11665127

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 31, 2017

Love the textures surrounding this gargoyle. #11668080

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 01, 2018

Thank you! #11668519

Terry A. Stoa level-classic January 15, 2018

My favorite from your December 2017 entries. The textures and tones are very well done - and I really like the (camera right) eye that looking away while the other looks straight ahead. It makes me wonder what the sculptor was thinking! #11671039

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 16, 2018

Thanks, Terry! Yes, his eyes being slightly out of synch puzzled me too... #11671305

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