I’ve been going through my scans, looking for images I can add color to. Mainly because I want to streamline this color process. I’ve resigned myself to a style with slightly messy lines and not a lot of clean up of the understructure pre-scanning. It takes the life out of things and smudges them horribly. But I also want to play with shading and color. And be able to set something out there and call it ‘finished’. No, not polished glory, but glorious nonetheless.
Am also discovering that if I don’t section out the image right away in layers, i will spend more time finnicking and fiddling to correct it than if I’d just gotten my head straight to begin with.
So here’s a test image of Delfi and her honkin’ big head dress. Because every fancy lady needs a feather crown at some point in her life, right?
I’ve been editing like mad lately, trying to get To the Victor reader for my Dev. Editor before I leave for vacation. VACATION I tell you! Hawaii, for two weeks! I plan to take every scrap of time I can manage to kick out a bunch of the second book. And read. On a beach. Reading! On a BEACH!
In my random spare time, when I’m not nursing my aching hands or peering at all the red scribbles I’ve made on my printed draft, I’ve been playing at art. I’ve been arting people.
Here, have a look 🙂
This is J and D. J is of the opinion that D has been too big for lap cuddles since she was nine. That doesn’t stop her from letting D crawl up there though. (I really need to do one with their roles reversed, because D is actually the one who keeps them sane. Who’d a thunk?)
Different brushes. Ignore her hand. It is bad bad bad. But I like how the rest of the pose came out. Mainly working on speed here…
And that’s it. My right hand is screaming, I have instructional videos to watch, and the dogs are begging for attention. Ta!