Since the sun decided to come out yesterday, I spent some time gardening - the first time I've set foot out the back this year. Yikes! I weeded and pruned my socks off for a good few hours, then reckoned I'd earned a bit of play time.
I found a sketchbook from when John and I had a week in Hamburg. I scanned in a couple of drawings of some wonderful old warehouses we found looming above the river Elbe, then played around in Photoshop with colours. None of the colour was in the originals - they were simple 3B pencils sketches.
The textures are not imposed, just exaggerated - they come from the paper itself, and from the drawings being a bit thumbed and smudged around the edges. The tonal values in the background are in fact reversed - what was grubby is now whiter, the cleanest whitest paper is the orange.