Painting this illustration was fairly simple, it was adjusting the scan that proved to be troublesome. Pretty much all the colors had to be adjusted. I did a lot of color balance adjustment layers and I managed to get the scan to match the original as close as possible. The colors in the scan always seem to be slightly darker than the original. Still, I am happy with the results. When painting, I just treated the dragon as part of the background, almost as if I was painting a landscape. The fox is the only area of the painting with absolute darks ( paynes grey ).