Monday, May 3, 2010

painting + computer = finished print

Remember last week I shared with you my day of painting? Well, I thought I would share a before and after of one of the paintings that has been scanned and manipulated.

I was inspired by tulips. If you think about all the phases of a tulips life, the bloom offers many different shapes. There is the tight closed shape to the half open bloom to the full bloom with the petals ready to fall off.
Original Painting
I scanned in the tulips and did some recoloring and some overlapping. The tulips were transformed into an imaginary flower by adding colored centers - I thought it would give the floral a fresh look and add some interest by adding a range of shapes.

Finished artwork.

I have removed the photo of the artwork as it has been purchased by a client.
This means it will eventually be printed on clothing.

What do you think? Can you tell this came from the tulip painting?

This print was created for Group Four Designs.
For more info click here.


Sára said...

I can totally tell the source, but I think your "after effects" were really inspired and made it into something altogether more special!:)

Diane Kappa said...

Thanks Sara!