Uh-oh. Do I do modern art now? This was originally a coffee stain on my kitchen counter! Yep, months ago I saw this little guy on the countertop and knew I couldn’t just wipe it up, so I snapped it with my ole “dumbphone” first.
This is really what it looked like. (See below.) I made no changes to the shape. Well, I did take out about three of the tiny “stars,” which were all there already as spatter marks. I just touched each with a lightening tool. I colorized the whole thing with that monochrome deep blue, then adjusted the color of the shadows to get the glow around the edges.
Not only is the shape of the head perfect, but so is the shading. I did add that lighter patch on top his head, but the rest of the shading was there already. A remarkable happenstance!
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What the camera saw:
I used to say that he was riding a unicycle, but in keeping with the star and sky theme, I think he’s flying on jet boots or something. Any thoughts?