This week's Illustration Friday prompt is "undone." Now, I could have (and probably should have) just taken a picture of all the busy work and end of semester administrivia I have waiting on my desktop. All the work, in other words, that remains undone. Instead, I went with the first image that came to mind: a close-up of a button fly coming undone. In order to produce this image, I decided to "undo" a little soft pornography. So, the figure above was originally a photograph of a soon-to-be nude male model on whom I drew some pants (albeit suggestively coming undone). I then filtered, processed and otherwise worked the image to get to the illustration you see before you.
Here is a scan of my drawing of the pants before digital manipulation:
Here is the manipulated photo of the male model:
(I know, copyright and all that. Look, if you
can identify this pic as represented, I will gladly deal with
the rights issue. But as a DIY, not-for-profit blog illustration,
I say the ball is in the copyright owner's court to make
the appropriate claims...)
And here, for your viewing pleasure, are some other versions of the final image above:
Not exactly stages in the process, but some indication of how much time I spent working on an Illustration Friday prompt when I, perhaps, should have been addressing the weight of the undone. Ah well, grades are due and I don't want to spend all weekend with a spreadsheet. We make choices of how to spend our time, and those choices also can be our undoing.