This week we have a digital piece that started out as a pencil drawing.

I’d decided to limber up my fingers by doing a quick doodle of a young lady in a classic pin-up pose. Unfortunately, my fingers never did become limber, and I got frustrated with the drawing and wound up just blacking it all in.

At that point, I decided that the silhouette looked pretty good, so I grabbed a Sharpie and inked it in. However, I thought it would look much better with a background, and since my MG-afflicted fingers were not co-operating, I just scanned it and composited it over a psychedelic background I’d created in the computer.

Actually, there are two backgrounds there. I superimposed the image over two different backgrounds and pasted one as a new layer over the other.  Then I cut away chunks of the top layer. I did a bit of digital painting and ran it through several filters until it looks like it does now.

To see it bigger,  try clicking HERE

Over in radioland, Monday on The AIR, we have new programming in the afternoon, and we’re also going to give you a sneak preview of Friday’s new MIRRORBALL at 9 PM.  You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player elsewhere on this page. Check back with PopCult before Noon, and I’ll have full details and playlists and tell you why MIRRORBALL gets the Monday Marathon.