hand drawn and digitally manipulated artwork

Starting with a hand-drawn image

A new piece, hand-drawn and digitally manipulated…both old-school and new-fangled.

This is where I started…a Zentangle-style drawing from last year. (I’m trying to mine my own materials as a starting point more often. Anything to avoid the scary blank page!)

Zentangle-style drawing, created with color markers instead of black ink
Zentangle-style drawing, created with color markers instead of black ink

After selecting a square section of the scan, I pasted it several times into Photoshop, flipping the image across from itself to create symmetry. After I had a larger symmetrical image, I “cut out” some shapes and placed another version of the image behind (the cut-outs are layer masks in the top layer below):

 

The image that is underneath the openings is still on its own layer, so I decided it wanted some contrasting color. I manipulated the top and bottom layers separately to bring the colors up, cropped it tight, and called it finished!

hand drawn and digitally manipulated artwork
hand drawn and digitally manipulated artwork

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