Make Your Own Luck: From Sketch to Finish

Here's a little something I've been working on this week, from rough sketch to finished illustration.  

I started out with a really rough sketch in blue pencil.  

Then went over it with a 4B pencil to rough in more details before I scanned it into Photoshop.  

Then I worked on a few rough color layouts.  Initially, I thought I'd use lots of green because of the clover but I decided that was a bit obvious.  Then I settled on this blue and magenta color scheme but inevitably changed it a bit as well, going with more red than pink.  

Next it was time for flat colors.  

Then working on shading and details.  

And then it was finished and test printed!  

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