It always struck me, how like the sun, sunflowers are. I wanted to create an image that depicted the heat of the sun but coming from a sunflower. Since we have been experiencing solar flares, I thought that I would simulate a solar flare coming from a beautiful sunflower.
Original image taken in my garden in Shady Cove, Oregon.
Several layers of texture applied and blended into the petals of the sunflower.
Textures by Painted Textures.