Ok, so I fiddled a little in the 'Shop, and came up with this, in terms of aging. I'm trying to mimic some things I see in lithograph prints (Steinlen, and various others), and definitely need to study them a bit more, and really disect, but I tried a couple things and it's already looking SO much better. I put a scanned brown paper over the top, which gave it some nice texture, added noise, and fiddled with a spray-can type of brush for shading and aging certain areas. I didn't change anything about the original color comp image, but it's already looking better, even in this very rough stage. Woot!
Thursday, January 17, 2008