The Fall 2011 Photoshop class had an assignment to conceptualize a word from a list. They had to start with a scan and use layers to colorize it it. These are some of the results.
closeup value assignment, originally uploaded by losmedanosart. This extreme detail is from Shelly Boyd's self portrait. Students in Dawn Black's 2D design class painted nine different values on separate pieces of paper, cut varied shapes and then assembled them into portraits. Shelly's whole piece is below. Click on it to see it at a larger size.