I recently experienced this while attempting to work on another "Skype doodle".
The original photo:
I drew over it in my usual thick lined way, and gave it the graphic look, but I kind of messed up the linework and I then realized I didn't have a clever word caption for the photo, so I decided to try a new style and take what I had and convert it into a "Painterly" look. More of a digital painting then vector art.
I sat back and thought "Okay, this looks pretty groovy, I could stop here". But I was simultaneously happy with the result and not happy with the result. The colors looked a little flat and I kinda wanted to see how it would look if I screwed around with filters and blending modes. So I did. Here a a few of the better variations:
Having fun now, I decided to full blown steal some Andy Warhol thunder and just screw around with the basic colors.
|Animated colors! (click on it to see the .gif in action)|
So after an initial failure, I turned it into a varied success with lots of interesting options to look at. Just shows the many different directions you can get from one image, and I barely scratched the surface.