I can’t go through the whole workflow again – I know I’ve attempted it in different posts – but I thought that for those of you who question whether the image you are looking at “is real” this would show you what it looks like straight from the camera, and what it looks like when I’m finished with it and you can decide whether it’s real or not.
You might want to start by reading the G+ comments: The google plus post and writing a brief summary of user reaction.
So what you can readily see is that the first image is simply a sketch, or a blueprint for the final image. Coloring could have been done a million different ways. In that way, it’s more like a painting than a photograph.