Reviving a Pencil Sketch with Photoshop Coloring

Friday, February 4, 2011

Yesterday I spent an hour of my time giving a new life to my pencil sketch of a trout once created for a series of hunting and fishing drawings for The Daily Hush company. The sketch was revived by means of coloring with Adobe Photoshop software. Well, coloring with graphic editing software is not 100% manual work which I respect most of all, but sometimes when you need to color a sketch quickly and effectively applying some vivid colors, there is nothing better than Photoshop. Look at the result below. Isn’t it impressive how Adobe Photoshop can make the artist’s life easier and help in creating some stunning images which, if colored manually, would require quite a few hours of work rather than an hour or two of applying digital strokes which you can redo, erase or modify?

Sketch of a Trout Colored with Photoshop

trout art, fish sketch drawing
Pencil drawing of a trout

color trout fish, drawing
The same drawing colored with Adobe Photoshop

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chris February 5, 2011 at 8:53 PM  

Looks amazing great coloring.
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Sketched Soul February 18, 2011 at 8:40 AM  

Wow.. this turned out so awesome!

Both sketch and colored illustration are great. Thanks for sharing, it's nice to see the process.

Brine Blank February 18, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

That turned out really nice...sometimes coloring via photoshop can suck the life out of an item...this worked very well!

Abbi February 18, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

That's great - really breathed new life into the picture!

Indigene February 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM  

Great color and cool image!

El Men November 21, 2015 at 6:19 PM  

Hi Igor,

I would like to congratulate you for your work.
I would also like you to contact me please for discuss a possible work for a personal project.
My email is and my name is Juan Pablo.

Thank you very much for your time and looking forward to get in touch with you.

Best Regards!

Juan Pablo.

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