A deja vu image that keeps coming back? I sure do. The third time around is a rendering in watercolor… step one.
Using my reference images I sketch in the collage, changing what I want. Most of the change is the desire for movement in the collage. The way I’m approaching this is changing the singer’s face in a more Hispanic flavor, with hair flowing up and twisting around. Another change is to make the piano keyboard dance in a curve around the guitar. I use resist on the piano keys and other white areas that I want to reserve. Then lightly wash in some of the shapes to see if I am happy with my layout.