My employer, Fish IP Law, is an intellectual property law firm in Irvine CA. The partner, Bob Fish, loves art and using creativity in his life and practice. My employment there- a full-time artist in a law firm, is proof of his commitment to creativity.
One of the things I get to do is a series of art pieces based on older patent drawings. I didn’t originate the series, that was another artist. His originals were flat colored vector art. When I came on, inspired by pics I had seen that look like paper cut-outs layered in a dimensional style, I had the idea of reimagining the series as still essentially flat artwork, but given dimension by layering the elements over one another.
I also use a variety of fills- dots, cross-hatching, or lines- that are found in technical patent drawings.
This keeps a certain quality of the patent drawings intact, but ramps the effect up to be really artistic.
You can check out the fish-ip.com site.
There is also a page dedicated to the fishart series.