Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Collaboration with Billy Welch

My friend Billy Welch recently offered one of his drawings to the general public as a challenge to see who could give it the best color treatment this side of the Mason-Dixon. Since I had recently bought a new Wacom, it seemed like it was time to go digital all over that drawing's candy ass.

I made two versions because I wasn't sure which one worked better. I'm trying to work with colored line work in Photoshop, but sometimes you can't beat the visual "oomph!" of black line art. Feel free to offer feedback.

Since I feel all show-and-tell-y, here's the painting in progress that I mentioned a few posts back that started as a drunken impulse. I'm doing well to develop it with more consideration and less Pabst.