This was taken from a black and white photograph but I wanted to add a hue to it. I also managed to find a brilliant instrument to use on this piece, a shaper. It, like a hard brush, gives the scratchy feeling of drawing but it moves the paint more easily. Unfortunately it does go blunt rather easily. The background was done with a brush, the fore with a shaper. It works here to have the two in different textures, the foreground pops out better.
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