Sarah Franklin of Sarah Franklin Racing in her Renault at Rockingham
When not filming, editing or taking photos what do I do to unwind. Well I have two things I love to do and that is either play games on my PS4 or revisit some of my photos and create digital water colour / drawings of them. I loved Art at school because I was good at it. I seemed to excel over other class mates and it felt good I have to say.
I developed a cool technique working with pens / biros and preferred drawing / shading with these opposed to graphite pencils. I moved on to Pyrography and found there was a market in creating names of houses or pets which I drew and burnt into wood. Water colours was cool as was oils but oils take so long to dry. So in the digital age of today it’s awesome that I can now paint / draw with my mouse.
I work in adobe Photoshop – After selecting an image to draw / paint over I set about the task of selecting a suitable sized brush and start painting over the original image. Once I am satisfied I have painted the areas I wanted to work on I select a water colour action script and run it. The action will run its own course and once finished will present me with what it thinks is a finished water colour image.
This is now where the fun begins as I now have the task of going through around 50 separate layers turning them either on or off. Adjusting their transparency, and changing the colour if required. This process is very time consuming and something that is not a fast process due to the amount of layers but the end result looks great.
Below you can see examples of photos I have taken that have been worked on using the above process.