One of the cool things I've gotten good at is creating fine art from photos. It's a nice feeling to transform a normal old photograph into something a person will cherish forever.
Excluding the lighter, which is just simple macro photography, these are basically a digital version of tracing and repainting. These weren't done with Photoshop filters. I redrew the entire image using the same digital art brushes I use for my paintings.
These were printed on canvas or fine art paper, then framed.