So on the same theme of my last post I have gone back to another of my pen and ink sketches and I colored it in with my Gimp program. This time I used some of the old photo developing tools and dodged and burned in highlights and shadows. It helped me retain the dark lines from my pen and ink. every time I put down some transparent color - some of the black line would fade a bit. So doing the dodge and burn helped it pop out again. I will still do my watercolor by hand, but this will make for easier - quick work for some of the commissioned artwork I have to do from time to time.
This image is from the Seneca Park Zoo. The totem pole used to be in the Midtown Plaza, but it got moved here when they went to tear the Plaza down. I found a good home here.