The creative and talented Minda Grace Ware suggested I draw this photo for my Valentine’s Day cards (after I posted a similar image).
I messed with hue/saturation and contrast/brightness for multiple layers over the photo in order to find the shapes below. I used the coloring of the original image, though, and then altered that again with more adjustments to h/s c/b. I discuss a bit more of the process below.
The following is the drawing without the layers of adjustments on top and without the black in the back. I filled the different layers of the line drawing in with white so I could get a sense of the positive and negative spaces.