|Mindy - Jez|
Mindy here is the result of a a silly careless accident I made with the original drawing, all my own fault as usual. You can see below the stage just after the careless move that meant I couldn't use the original drawing.
When I decided it was ready to photograph the original drawing, I noticed a couple of specks of some kind just above the top of the hair, where the ink line was thick. I brushed them away ..... and yes, that part of the drawing was not completely dry and I smudged it badly.
To try to make it usable I widened the line of hair all around the head with a Pitt Artists Brush Pen, as shown above. But then I felt it made the image worse, not better. So I decide to paint the hair black all over. OK, it was time to play with Photoshop to do that, I wasn't about to get the black ink out again.
Here's Mindy again when I finished playing on Photoshop:
After pouring black to fill the outline of the hair I wasn't too keen on the extreme dominance of the black. It needed a bright background to complement it. I drew the white mosaic-type shapes and filled them with various colours. Just the amber eyes and the lips to colour in, and voila! I considered it finished.
I like it now, a combination of drawing and digital, and a spoilt drawing saved. Mindy comes to life.
I felt it was worth the struggle. What do you think?
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