After scan is completed, I did all the coloring in Photoshop CS3 using a Wacom Intuos Graphic Tablet circa 2000.The initial stage of colors - "Flats" - done by me to make it easy to select and change my coloring as I go. I usually hire a "flatter" to do this for me.
Boom! Done! - lay down a light medium orange to harmonize the whole piece
Quickly drop in the local colors - keeping everything very orangey-Muchaesque
Start on the next layer of finish - adding lights and darks for volume and depth - I actually did a couple of "balls" a little bluish and greenish.
I also began turning the lineart to a Muchaesque dark red/brown and making the interior lineart even lighter.
A couple more tweaks - tried the dress in green but didn't like it.
Added more shadows and volume especially to the main "Ball" and Ribbon".
I kept the coloring very simple as I printed this out on my home printer for speed...
Here's my template for my Holiday Card.
Et voila - the finished product - this is why I didn't get too crazy with the coloring as I've yet to get my printer to match my on screen coloring but I think it has it's own charm.
I will end up doing prints or postcards of some sort of this image so I can have a more accurate coloring but this was fun to do!
Terry and Rachel