PhotoScope Blooms were created by ‘accident.’ I had been working on another project and decided to take a break.
My break entailed playing around with my graphic arts programs to release some creative energy.
When I uploaded one of my flower photos into the program and chose my settings, what came out stunned me. It was the beautiful bloom to the left–our very first PhotoScope Bloom!
Although I had been exploring, learning and working on other coloring related projects for the better part of a year, I decided to create more designs for a grayscale coloring book.
Since I love to take photographs I realized that creating these blooms combined my love of nature, photography and art in a really satisfying way. It was a creative release that I especially enjoyed.
Altering these photos to accentuate already occurring lines and designs found in nature really fed my creative ‘bone’ and I sat for hours doing it.
As you can see, PhotoScope Blooms are unlike normal grayscale photos because they don’t necessarily have identifiable objects or scenes in them.
Don’t let that put you off though. What’s interesting and FUN about these images is that you can and DO see things–in a ‘hidden object’ sort of way.
If you look closely at some of the blooms (not all), you’ll definitely see things you recognize. You’ll also see things–such as a face or other object that’s not in the real photo–but is a result of the photo being altered. Believe me, I had some good laughs while working on these.
This fresh and entertaining design variation is a super way to start coloring grayscale images!
Let go of the pressure to re-create a picture perfect photo. Instead, feel the freedom of new found creative expression and experimentation.
Here’s where you can get my newly published Blooms:
Amazon print version with a Look Inside feature HERE.
Etsy eBook version (and best price) with a bonus ebook that’s full-color for your coloring inspiration HERE!
SAMPLE – If you want to try before you buy, get a 5 page sample of my coloring pages HERE.
Here’s to more coloring!
P.S. Go ahead and take a look at the book, get your sample, and think of who might like it as a gift!