Turn your Photographs into Line Art

Like it or not, most of us haven't taken the time to learn to draw. Washing dishes, scrubbing floors, chasing kids, and making a living can crowd that out. If you're anything like me, you've tried to use photographs to make portraits or other artwork in one way or another, whether it's with an opaque projector and a pencil in a darkened room up against the wall like we did in high school in the dark ages, or with a tablet and a monitor in the modern age. Frankly, most art programs just, well, look like you let the computer do it, and it's not so pretty, unless you really invest some time messing with it. Every once in awhile, though, you find a really good tutorial that has a method that really works and that someone was kind enough to share. I found one of those this morning while listening to Amy Winehouse radio on Pandora and wandering around Pinterest looking for DIY project ideas I'll probably never finish. You'll find it here at Digital Image Magazine, which is 'on hiatus' but has over 180 articles to inspire you. I have to say this technique is not one I would have ever thought of by myself because some of the settings are pretty counter-intuitive, as the author of the article also says. The author also freely admits that he didn't make it up either, he's just sharing what he found 'on the intertubes'. 🙂 So I'll add to the sharing that is the wonder of the internet. Enjoy... and if you create something really cool, come back and share it. 🙂 This is what I ended up with.Very nice method, good results! Zeus line drawing   Cheryl