Hours passed, much like a kidney stone.
At around five pm I screamed "SCREW YOU, REAL MEDIA!" slammed the door my studio, stomped downstairs, and pulled up Photoshop, where the delicate graded effect I was after took about forty-five seconds.
I know pretty well what I can and can't do in real and digital media, but I still have to try and push it regularly, just in case I surprise myself. Sometimes I get lucky...and sometimes I ruin a perfectly good piece of illo board.
So this will be a digital painting.