Fun, Funky Friday Photos

Line art from photo,

‘Something different’ for the Friday photos today. A morning play turning paintings into digital designs and photographs into line art drawings. Fun. Funky. Different.

funky photos in purple,
Once, Watercolors


Funky Neon Digital Art

This digital photo image was originally, a bright orange watercolor floral painting, seen in the post Inspiration – How It Starts.    



Processes of Change and Evolution

I wanted to change the color scheme back and front for a fun and funky look; emphasize the negative spaces; and then try to showcase the 3 Directional Lines.


First I altered the background, creating a solid dense black, in order to accent the floral shapes more dramatically.

Then I went in went a bucket tool…..  I was crying for my Real Brushes!  and flood fill, various areas.  In several differing colors and tones.

I tried some pencil outlines, and other features but they were pretty horrid.  So I left it.

As far as the directional shapes, there are plenty of verticals, diagonals, with a couple of short horizontals.


Another Painting Evolves

pastel watercolor digital painting, fun funky art,
Pastel Watercolor

This Used to be a watercolor and pastel floral painting which was then converted to a photograph.

Using Layers of smudge, flood fill, and then pencil line drawings over the top finished the practice piece.


I wondered if I could use that pencil tool at all. Using my mouse to direct it and move it, is …. challenging.

But fun.  And I like the funky  60’s  look on this. I may do another one and take more time to structure the flowers differently, but still using this painting background.



Photograph Into Line Drawing Art 

Line art from photo,
Line Art

This is interesting as it began as a photograph, then became other.  I don’t really classify it as a painting, nor line drawing actually. As its neither.

But still, it is different.  For me.

I can’t remember all the filters, steps, processes this one went through. All the functions are ‘Greek’ terms new to me, so they are difficult to remember the 10+ I think I used!





I can see some of the advantages that working more with this program could give me, in time.  With diligent practice.

I’ve always worked pretty much ‘old school’ using real paper, brushes, pastels, paints.  This, is very Different.


I’ve been inspired by several ladies who are quite skilled and masterful using their Photoshop/editing programs creating art.  Sharon Mann is really great;  Jodi, Eva and Cynthia  also do wonders with their programs as well.

They’re experienced with the ins and outs and do such marvellous work, I couldn’t resist the fun of giving it a go.  I realize of course, I’ll need to practice – practice – practice!




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28 thoughts on “Fun, Funky Friday Photos

  1. Wow! Love the line drawing and the pink flowers. So love your work. 🙂 Cheers, Majella

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  2. Ah, wonderful experiments. I like how you used the tools but kept your “Debi style”. What’s fun about the digital are the ideas will come to transfer to your paint and brushes. Thanks for mentioning my blog Debi, very nice!

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  3. This is so awesome. I have photoshop, but do not know how to use. I really want to learn. Seems it is so powerful and has so many possibilities – oh if only there were 24 more hours in each day! Maybe Sharon could give us all classes! A retreat would be so fun – oh I wish we didn’t all live so far apart! But maybe – just maybe – one day – we can all get together and play art!!! ❤

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    1. a retreat… lovely. so what do you use to do your photos? what about your image frames
      and the matts on your images? is there an filter app that does that? is it in Iphoto? Picaso? How do you do it. hmmm…

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  4. great ideas, Debi, I like all the three, but the last one best, have a nice weekend, just sent you an email under another address to see if it comes through now. Cheers Mitza

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  5. Love your take on digital painting Debi, you made me smile when you mentioned how challenging was to handle the mouse and you cried for your brushes 🙂
    I can tell you, one of the reasons why my shoes are always, always (my fashion designs as well on my other site) made by hand drawing, it’s simply because of that challenge, it just not working especially if you have a lot of details to work into a design. Nothing handles a pencil better then a hand, in your case brushes instead of pencil. It perfectly works for me to combine the hand and digital after that. Love all three, the water, the pastel and the line art, all different and beautiful!
    You know all the needed basics to compose a great piece and having some fun, trying new things is an excellent challenge to take upon. I really enjoyed this post, and wonder if you will do some more of it!
    Have a most wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Eva! I’m really Glad that you liked Funky Friday! I felt it was most likely going to be a hit or miss – as I’m out of my ‘zone’ with this. I’ll do more, not sure if I will SHOW, more. smiling…

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    1. it is entertaining Andrew. Though, I feel quite ‘clumsy’ with it.
      I’m looking forward to seeing the results of the comments of that post vs. my regular Watercolor painting posts to see which fares better!

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      1. Andrew, thank you! I also suspect they will as well.
        I also think regular watercolors are ‘Familiar.’
        The other adventures, tests and experiments that may not be so ‘brilliant’ are less known. Less Familiar. we don’t tend to vote for the unknown. 🙂


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