Illustration 009 (updates Thursdays)

I decided I wanted an opening illustration and realised that the pieces I have so far are a little bit into the story. So, here are the two rooks flying over the hills and glens of the lands south of the Snowy Mountains. The red tinted illustration is the original done with an ochre coloured oil-based pastel pencil. I then discarded the colour, switching to greyscale, and duplicated the image as a new layer in Photoshop. I switched the new layer to Multiply to bring up the lines. As a tidying up step, I used the adjust levels option and the white eye-dropper to pick a place that is a bit off-white but should be white to push the background into a nice clear white colour.