A friend just texted me, “I know you are probably at your clay table – what are you working on?” So I thought I would share..
First, here is a little Zentangle I drew that I transferred to Souffle and Premo and baked on the hollow dome. I think that the little ones will become a bracelet eventually this weekend. While those were baking, I took a moment to admire my new painting station in my newly cleaned workroom. As you can see, I’m not fancy at ALL…
Then since I was in transfer mode, I thought I would try out the transfers I just created for my classes in Santa Fe next weekend. (I”m teaching Thursday/Friday July 17/18 in Santa Fe if you are in the area!) Anyway, this is a photo that I converted to a line drawing, transferred to the clay and then colored with alcohol pens. I’m not good with the pens, but I have fun!
- Change mode to B/W
- Duplicate layer (drag layer down to icon second from right at bottom right of Photoshop window)
- Invert the dup layer (image>adjustment<invert) Then change the layers blending mode to color dodge (this is in the layer palette right under where it says layers)
- Run a gaussian blur (filter>blur>gaussian) and you’ll see pencil sketch emerge, adjust blur for image
- You can also adjust the strength of the lines using Levels (Ctrl+L or Cmd+L). Adjust the left hand carot (triangle) to the right to make the blacks stronger
- You can add color back in by using the history brush
Here is another example of a photo I took in Spain converted using this method: