Freaky Friday! A new style of art and questions for you

I realize I am probably best known for the cartoons and the freaky little pictures I draw, but earlier this week I tried my hand at something new in digital art. Tell me what you think…

Is it not gorgeous?! This image started out as a photo I took last summer during a visit to Toronto. This is the May pole in the Music Garden designed by Yo Yo Ma. I started playing with the image after reading a tutorial on converting photos to line art in this month’s edition of Photoshop Creative. I experimented a bit with the tutorial’s instructions and voila! The nice thing is, the final image is large enough for me to make prints.

I did a couple other images like it. You can view them over at Flickr if you’re interested. I’m going to go through my photos over the next couple of weeks and see what else I can come up with. I know I have some pictures of old farm equipment and machines that would make great steampunk images. Turn those into line art, combine them with colors like those in Alphonse Mucha’s poster art, and I think I might have some very lovely stuff on my hands.

But then I have to decide what to do with them. Would anybody be interested in seeing these images on posters? Blank books? T-shirts? Post cards? Jewelry? Let me know. I’m thinking of setting up an online store this summer to sell some artwork. If you know there’s something you’d be interested in buying, let me know and I’ll see what I can figure out.

About Cynical Woman

Cartoonist, Artist, Geek, Evil Crafter, Girl Scout Troop Leader and Writer. Also, a zombie. I haven't slept in I don't know how long.
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