Last year, when I was new to Photoshop, I would get all these free tutorials in my e-mail box every day from Photoshop Roadmap. Some of them were pretty interesting, and some of them were junk that I'd never use, but the best part was that I was learning new things.
One of the many tutorials that I found fun was turning a photo into an illustration. And I found just the right picture to use for this technique. This is a photo I took of my husband in the fall of 2006 using my little Sony Cybershot point & shoot. He's riding a bike down the South Beach Road in Ocracoke, North Carolina. The original photo sort of made me yawn. But I liked how it looked after using the illustration techniques I'd learned. And maybe it's just me, but I love what it looks like now that I've added texture to this photo.
This is the original SOOC. This is the illustrated version.
I want to get it printed on canvas and keep it forever.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
PS ~ Extra points if you can name the artist in the post title. And no cheating, either.