He is not an old potato...he just had a bit too much sun, heheh.
This is the first piece I ever colored using Photoshop. I was browsing through the Illustration Friday submissions for this week, and an illustration of a little sock monkey was one (among many!) of the illustrations that caught my eye. The artist, Doug Jones, had taken the time to create a tutorial for coloring an image with Photoshop. Perfect. I had always wanted to learn how to work with photoshop, so I dropped what I was doing and followed his very novice-friendly tutorial (thanks Doug!).
I'm happier with some parts of the piece than others, obviously, but I'm very satisfied with the product overall. My mouse-manipulation skills certainly improved as I went (thank goodness...if you could only see the mess I made when I first started..think of a visually-impaired first-grader with a box of crayons and muscle spasms.)
I certainly learned a lot in the process, and can hardly wait to try my hand at another.