Originally Posted by avogadro
I used photoshop's graphic pen effect to create copies of this in four different orientations (horizontal, vertical, left diagonal, right diagonal), then used these with various blend modes over the original, saving the result each time in a new layer. I then made a copy of all of the original that wasn't overlapped by these. I used the colored pencil effect on this and on a copy of the original. I blended these two for the best effect. Then I used the four blended graphic pen layers, with layer masks, to add some directional strokes where needed. I also did some further monkeying around.
The application of Graphic Pen to multiple layers, each time in a different direction, then combining the best of each layer is a great
way to vary stroke direction. Combining Colored Pencil in the mix is very unique, too.
Hope to see more of your inventive recipes in the near future.
Well done and welcome aboard.