This is a revamp of an old image. I never really did finish it back in the day, although I may have posted the image in various places. So I took what I had into Procreate, which was the file with just the simple line drawing and some strong colour flats in the layers, then messed around with some textures and colour washes. I then exported it back to Photoshop and put some finishing touches to the portrait.
Colour variations achieved in iColorama with some colour corrections later in Photoshop regarding all of the variations.
Why do I rework old images?
Sometimes I browse through my hard drives, usually looking for something specific and I do get distracted at times by old work. If I find something that feels unfinished, or perhaps was finished but now I feel could be improved upon, I have no qualms with taking it in hand and reworking the image.
We change, we progress, we constantly learn, we sometimes look at things differently, especially when there has been some elapsing of time etc. It’s good to want to make something better and I feel that reworking old images can sometime breath new energy and life into new creations and bring about new ideas. Digital files certainly makes this process easier. Creativity, it’s all good stuff really. There are no rules!