Illustration Friday this week is Heroes - a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life.
The first person that comes to mind was Rosa Parks. I also have many personal heroes, my gentle grandfather, of Choctaw Indian descent, orphaned at 12, who went to work to support his brother and sister. My mother who has always been a tower of strength and has endured some horrible events, still retaining her humor and dignity. My Junior High English teacher, Mrs. Hunt, whom I loved, respected and she later died of a brain tumor. Most of my heros are women I have had, and have in my life - strong, loving, supportive, giving, endurable women. Flo, Faith, Irene, Ruth, Virginia, Lucy, to name a few that have touched my life in many ways.
Photoshop illustration, taking the orginal photo, making many layers, altering constrast, threshold, adding color, using the blur tool to soften pixel edges, redrawing her glasses in Illustrator, import and setting the Soft. Using different brushes to create border. I added the original photo where her glasses vanished. I copied PSD into Illustrator and just winged the shape and also another polygon with a white fill. Making both layers soft light blending, the glass part less opaque that rim.