I may not be posting as much as I usually do because I'm in the middle of working 2 big book projects that need my illustration and graphic design skills. It's been a lot of fun to get these projects, but it has forced me to be much more organized about my time. Below is a little peek at 1 of the watercolor paintings I created for 1 of the books.
For this book, I'm creating the illustration in watercolor. After I painted the portrait of this woman, there were a few things I didn't like about it. I wished I could go back and change them, but I thought it would take too much time to do it over again. Then I realized I could easily do the changes in Photoshop.
Mostly, I wanted to change the position of the mouth and to elongate the chin. No problem in Photoshop. Once I started making these changes, I decided to do a few more. I made the brows a little more angry. I pushed up the nose a little. I added some white highlights and finally I faded the edges of the painting. What do you think of the changes? Have you ever used Photoshop to do some quick changes to your artwork?