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Friday, October 4, 2013

Following on a Theme

     So, what can I say.  I'm a dog with a bone.  Teach me a new trick and I chew at it to the nub.  Sometimes I don't have the time to color in my work on site.  It is easy to add color later, but some of those pieces look good in pen and ink as well as in color.  So I don't want to add it.  Using the program to add the color to them after I scan them to my computer.  That means I can keep the original as is and have a color version too. 
     It is a mix of treating it like a water color and as a photo development.  As you can see, the results are very bold.  I really love how it retains the loose feel of a sketch and a magazine illustration.


  1. It's a great idea and looks wonderful, too. What program do you use to add color? Thank you

    1. I work with GIMP - since it is free to download and use. I use the pencil tool and set the opacity very low to get transparent layers like water color and overlay them. I purposely let myself overlap somewhat to get that quick hand done look. Then I use the dodge and burn tool to make the highlights and shadows really pop

  2. Thank you for sharing your technique!