Instead of adding color, take it away

My friend Barry will take an image, remove all color, and then create focus by coloring just an item in the shot:

See how the soccer player pops out of the image

See how the soccer player pops out of the image

I was playing with an image my wife took of me three years ago:

Me, grinning in the snow

Me, grinning in the snow

Which actually provides an almost good close-up:

grinraw

The raw face

While everything else looks vibrant, the face is too pale.

So I did the opposite of what Barry would do:

A black and white face

A black and white face

I also added some color? Perhaps, but the biggest filtering was to Oilify it:

The face has been run through the oilify filter

The face has been run through the oilify filter

And finally, I got started down this path because of this tutorial: Create a statue effect using Gimp (nsfw). Trying to apply that to a ‘clothed’ figure does not seem to work:

Statue effect, can you tell?

Statue effect, can you tell?

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