As per usual, create several hundred random shapes in PowerPoint. Not at the very beginning, I might add, but add them as time progresses. These are all the shapes I used after de-constructing the finished image.
Only go so far with the shapes. Stop once the image is looking something like. It’s still a creation, not a photograph!
I then tried using different filters and effects in Photoshop Elements.
The above effect was achieved using the Cutout filter.
The next effect is the Poster Edges filter. It provides quite a static look…
Next to try was the Sponge filter. I like how this makes it look more like a painting.
Even better than the Watercolour filter, in fact!
And finally, I tried the Crystallize Pixelate effect, just for fun.
I saved the image, and then dragged it into the Google image search. I was pleased with the results it brought back. Best Result, Google advised, was ‘Animal’. In the similar images, there was a photo of a wolf, but I think that would have had more to do with the colouring rather than the image itself. Well, I can dream. Animal is good enough for me!