So I started the Image project last before last weeks class. I was doing quite well with the coloring of a photograph so I thought “why not try engraving?” Well that felt a bit overwhelming reading over the tutorial. I decided to wait until class tomorrow.

So far I’m finishing up the hand-colored photograph and finished with the cropped and resized image. I tried a vignetted photograph but something went wrong so I’ll try that again tomorrow. I really enjoyed hand-coloring a photograph it’s definitely up my ally. A down side is that it is super time consuming and I started getting distracted by the need to do other homework.

Here is what I have so far in the coloring:

nypl.digitalcollections.510d47da-dcbc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99.001.w     Italian Woman

I only have a few more areas to do. The background is giving me a lot of trouble because I’m not sure what she is in front of.


I commented on Alecia‘s blog.


3 thoughts on “Photoshop

  1. I have the same problem spending a lot of my time coloring photos and not doing other homework. How did you research the colors for your photo? I found that time consuming as well.


    1. I just looked up traditional garb online for Sicilian women in the 19th century. There really isn’t much out there, so I took the few drawings or costumed events I could find and went from there. The hardest part was figuring out skin tones.


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