I have decided to start colouring some of these, in particular the ones from very small originals…I’m still a little unsure of what I am trying to create but this simple one gained approval from my valued in house critic so here it is. The original image was of one person and I have created the ghost figure in PS and done the colouring.
Original Illustration from a page of an 1841 edition of Gil Blas by Lesage (transalted by Smollett)
Wood engraving created from pencil drawing on wood by Jean Francois Gigoux for an 1835 edition.
Original image size 2.5 × 2 inches. Illustration scanned and coloured in photoshop by Soxy Fleming
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