Tuesday, 19 August 2008

A bit of an Arty Challenge

During various crafty discussions, the idea of turning other images into tiles popped up and Misty/Hells mentioned she'd like one of her daughters first 'proper' drawings on a tile. The original photo is on her blog here :- http://hells-littlegeckos.blogspot.com/

So, with a bit of fiddling, I photo-shopped the image and enhanced the lines a little to get this image:

Then it was a question of cropping this and doing more Photo Shop trickery to try and turn it into an image that would look good on a tile.

I turned it into a simple black & white line drawing, shrunk it right down and then added blended chalks in pinky/purple to give it a bit of a coloured background.

Here's how it ended up (although it still needs another coat of glaze and a hanging bail).
The photo is not brilliant as it's so hard to see pale colours as the glaze is so reflective - it does look better in real life, I promise!


Hells said...

Well I for one love it (but you know that anyway!!)

KittyKat said...

I love that, it's gorgeous. And an inspired idea for a drawing!!

Alison said...

That is really nice.