As most of us had to do today, I had to jump right back into work. Unpacking, cleaning up and putting things away were also on the agenda. But mostly, I was just trying to keep my eyes open and stop yawning. Still, time waits for no one, and neither do deadlines.
In addition to my work for clients, I need to get three pieces done for this months CILM package. The nice thing about having a sketchbook is having all these ideas that are ready to go when needed. I have shared a lot of pin-up poses and girls here that have never been finished. So at times like these, with the clock ticking, and I need some ideas, I can pull from my sketchbooks. The piece above is a good example. I originally posted this sketch in 2008. It was just a pencil sketch but now I am going to finish it as a digital painting. Pretty nifty, huh? The first step was cleaning the original scan. Getting rid of stray pencil lines and things picked up by the scanner. Then I started arranging the art on some layers in Photoshop. Getting rid of the white background is important. It's hard to color something on a bright white background. Having a neutral color for a background helps. At this point, what I have posted above, I am blocking in some base colors and some shadows. More will need to be done of course, but I only had about an hour to work on it. More tomorrow.
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