Phew. I've just spent 8 hours of my day off today working on the first of my Xmas cards. Armed with the magazines Advanced Photoshop and ImagineFX I used some of the hints tips and tutorials to help me along. I haven't used photoshop in anger for many years, a lot of the time was spent finding my way around the program again. I started from the line drawing and recoloured anew. Below is the finished article.
original line drawing
first version all them years ago
this artwork remains the property of green18.