I began by creating a celtic knot in photoshop with a few swirls in the background (see Celtic Knot 1). Then drew the shapes on paper and coloured it with watercolours. The result was a little wishy-washy so I juiced it up with coloured pencils and metallic gel pens. I now had a hard copy that I liked so I scanned it back into photoshop, adjusted colour, brightness and contrast. Got stuck into the dodge and burn tools then used the watercolour filter and finally added a crackle effect.
featured in the ‘21st Centuary Celts’ group 6-01-10
featured in the’Globes, Spheres and Curves’ group 31-01-10