Here is a portfolio of paintings created from digital photos. Essentially, I smudge the pixels around with Wacom tablet. I use either Photoshop or Painter to turn these photos into paintings. I hand paint each stroke, deciding what stays or gets covered. Sometimes I keep true to the detail and other times I obscure what was originally there. It all started for me when I wanted to blow up a low resolution photo, but hated the computerized look. Hand painting it really brought the piece together.