It's safe to say that I have been well and truly bitten by the colourising bug! At the moment I have a number of different photos on the go but each one is a deliberate choice to force me to learn new skills or work on specific processes. This photo is by far the most detailed and complex I've worked on so far. The shear amount of detail in this photo by Dorothea Lang is incredible and only really noticable when you zoom right in. Part of the challenge of this photo was all the signs on the shop as rather than just use colours I chose I wanted to make sure I used the actual colours that the signs used which meant researching every single one and trying to find a colour photo of each. Whilst I wasn't able to find an exact match for every sign for those that I didn't I did find similar signs which all used roughly the same colours.
I do have to say that if it wasn't for my new Huion H610 graphics tablet this photo would have been near impossible to have coloured and certainly not to the level of detail I managed to achieve.
You can view my full size colour conversion below.