Wednesday, July 15, 2009







Well, the Art du Jour really went in a different direction today.  I love to read my zines and I was reading in the current of Cloth paper Scissors issue that is a great article called Photo, Paint, Stitch by Kelli Nina Perkins. I love this process of taking a still life picture and sketching the outline and adding your own paint colors. Love that book she made too.  So Mattie Lou muse and I decided to try it so I took a picture of a still life I threw together then used Photoshop to turn it into a line drawing then painted it in watercolor---twice. It was fun.  Really fun. Surprisingly...fun! But I just realized by looking at the pic again that one pear was green--oh well, artistic license as Kelli says to do in the article.

If any one is interested in how to do turn photos into a line drawing in Photoshop let me know and I will post it.

10 comments:

Sue Krei said...

Thanks Martha! I love your little paintings today! I've got that issue of CPS and hadn't even read it yet. Had company and forgot about it til now!! I am reading this article as we speak....er....type!!!!
I will have to try this, for sure!!! Maybe I can put all my painting lessons with Traditions to use here!!! Have a loverly day!!

lori vliegen said...

i can't wait to read this article....i would never have known that this watercolor began life as a photograph! this is definitely on my "must do" list! and i might just ask you to show me how to do the line drawing in photoshop thing.....xoxo

:)

Phyllis said...

Your still life of fruit is lovely. What a great idea! Please do post the tips on how to convert a photo to a line drawing. Photoshop is such a mystery!

Gina Lee Kim said...

I heart Cloth Paper Scissors! And I loved Kelli's article with her 3 pear still-life! I've always wanted to buy her "Stitch Imagery Workshop" from Quiltingarts, which you can preview here. I just want to know how she used a bleach pen!

p.s. I too would love a posting about creating line drawings in photoshop! Thank you so much Martha!

Gina Lee Kim said...

Oops. Trigger finger. I forgot to say how *Beautiful* your work Art du Jour came out!

julie king said...

so well-done!! i'd love to know how to do the line drawing as well.

NatashaMay said...

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing Martha. :)

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Yes, oh yes! Would love a lesson on photoshop line drawing.

Kelly said...

those are beautiful! what a neat idea. i'll definitely have to try that.

I so enjoyed seeing your studio earlier this week. What a treat! Thanks so much for sharing it with me. Angie loved her gift!

Pingela said...

I love your painting! What a cool idea to make a photo into a line drawing and then paint it. I would be interested in knowing how to do that.

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