The theme for this week's Photo Friday Art was to get out of one's comfort zone and try a technique that you have been wanting to try for sometime.
I have a wide screen design Trust Pen Tablet and I seldom use it although I know that it would give me so many more opportunities if I did, so I decided to use it to do this week's art photo. I wanted to somehow use the tracing and sketching possibilities of the tablet to give a photo a painterly effect.
Here is the result. It reminds me of an old dark oil painting:
Here is the original cropped picture:
Here are the pieces of the picture that I traced and filled in using my pen tablet. The blue lines were on a separate transparent layer and once I had drawn them I used the smudge tool to make them softer:
I blended two layers of the drawn lily on top of the background layer and added a free texture by Shadowhouse Creations (man, I love his stuff!):
I used another of Jerry's textures to create these two alternatives:
Hmmm, not sure which one I like best.