Daedalus Warning Picture

This is an old image that Deskridge's Grizzly vs. Saber-Tooth [link] inspired me to re-post.

I think I initially posted this image on my now defunct Rendo account -- 4 to 5 years ago. I still like it. It reminds me of some of the old mythology books that I had when I was a kid.

The question I had when I was looking at Deskridge's image (and remembering my own) was about when you should use posterize/stamp or the other effects in GIMP, Corel, Photoshop, or other program... i.e. when does it add something to the picture or when doesn't it?

Personally, there are quite a few images that have come to mind, in which I initially thought of as block prints or drawings. Occasionally, I end up using a 3d program to create them and then later doing some light postwork to make them more poster/print like. I've had limited success with it, very hit or miss. But, I think my expectations are somewhat skewed since I've been doing actual wood and lino printing lately. This being another case of what is in my head not always translating into reality.

Anyway... your thoughts are welcome. On this topic, image, or musings about postwork with your program of choice.

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