Today's drawing was a sketch I did this summer from a crack in the sidewalk. I took the shape and quickly "found" a creature in it... in this case a cross between a camel and a zebra... notice the orange and yellow stripes and the saddle... I loved this guy right away.
I changed the background to make him stand out more...
Then weathered the background by adding a layer of texture, in this case denim print and playing with the color settings.
I couldn't stop tinkering, so I brightened the background and added some text. This is an old tea label.
And lastly, I went for a messy background, adding scars and stains, some old lace and a clock face. It's funny how the backgrounds change the appearance. Kind of fun!