The Origin of Line Art

This is the image that first got me interested in my line art process. I wanted a version of this image that looked more like an illustration, in the style of a comic strip. But explorations can take you in different directions. I’m quite pleased that it did.

A highly processed image of five people sitting at a restaurant table. Two are looking at the camera. The tables contain menus, glasses, plates. The background is an abstract floral pattern.
After Work

For some time I wanted to paint this, but it’s deceptively detailed and way beyond my skill level. It took a long time to accept it as art in itself.