Can't believe it has been that long! Haven't been doing art as much as I'd like. Sometimes paying jobs (graphic design ones) have to take precedent. :-)
I recently unearthed some of my drawings and paintings. I've been wondering what some of them would look like with Photoshop filters, or just tweaked a bit with the brightness and contrast feature. This painting—zoomed to show detail—was originally done in an oil painting class. The assignment was to create a monochromatic using one color (redundant, I know!) with the addition of white and burnt umber for highlights and shadows. (On left.)
After scanning the photo into Photoshop, I played around with the contrast; the "replace color" feature; and isolated some of the fruit in order to tint with color. (On right.) This is a very rough idea. Haven't gone in to clean it up yet.