An illustration for the Romance fiction genre guide, for NLB’s Fiction Advisory Service.
A sketch was made on plain A4 paper, in pencil. Then it was outlined with a marker point (with a heavier point) and then scanned (as JPEG file).
Using Photoshop Elements, the outlines were picked up using the Marquee tool as a separate layer. Colour fills were made over several layers (with colour gradients), then finishing it off with a photo-filter (“Render->Lens Flare” effect).