A Kaleidoscope Made From A Drawing

This morning I came across some images I liked at Flickr, these were by Dutch artist Birgit Doesborg. Take a look at her PlantAliens.

I felt the urge to try this with a few of my own images, so I set up some Actions in Photoshop to see how that would go. I liked the results, then did it again, this time with one of my Kelp Roots line drawings. Look what came out of that:)

Kelp Root Line Drawing 2

Doubled up twice

I did a few more but they became too much like wallpaper. I had a nice time to play with Photoshop for a while! I think I will call it Work Time, that way I didn’t ‘waste’ any time at all!
Playtime is essential, things get very stale and humdrum if you don’t take time to play. Great to see I take my own advice for a change:)

I’m going to try and do some colour drawings soon, they should be interesting to try this on.

Kelp root drawing doubled up again

Doubled up again


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5 Responses to A Kaleidoscope Made From A Drawing
  1. Kirsten
    October 25, 2010 | 8:08 am

    I like your experiments. Yes, they do end up looking like wallpaper, lots of interesting graphics potential. It is always fun to play.

    In answer to your question on my blog- no (pout) the cardboard cased devcon steel dies didn’t work. One of them cracked when I tested it this morning.

  2. Sylvia
    November 26, 2010 | 11:07 am

    Hi Maggie,
    Just wanted to congratulate you on your piece in the PMC Annual. A lovely pendant. Well Done!

  3. Maggie
    November 26, 2010 | 5:03 pm

    Thanks Sylvia! It’s the best annual yet I thought! Happy I got in:-)
    Hope you get ‘in’ too (NMIT that is) That’s right isn’t it?

  4. sonia
    January 28, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Love your work!

  5. Helga
    January 26, 2012 | 8:45 am

    Ha, Ha, wat is de wereld toch klein. Brigit ken ik dus vanaf mij 19e jaar. Ze heeft schoonhoven gedaan. Haar plant aliens zijn erg gaaf, maar ken je haar mokume werk al?

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