Original pencil drawing from 1975.
Digital frame added With U-Lead Photo Impact 5.

Digital Frame Added With U-Lead Photo Impact 5.
Outside Matte Border and Lettering Added With Corel Draw 12.
Original Pencil Drawing From 1975 Scanned Onto Computer and Edited With Photoshop Elements 2.

CLIMBING THE STAIRS

A 25 STEP PREVIEW OF PROGRESSION THROUGH THIS IMAGE.
FROM A TRADITIONAL MEDIA DRAWING TO A DIGITAL PAINTING.

Here's a step in the right direction.

Here's another step in the finished direction.

Here's a meaningful relationship to this painting based on some recent news story
about some beautiful undercover spy from Russia that was operating in the USA.
She actually posed in the nude form for some photograph images to be used for a magazine cover.
As the story goes she was caught by USA government officials and sent back to Russia.
Extradited to Russia in exchange for some USA undercover agents caught working in Russia and being held by Russian authorities.
The whole spy story reminds me of some bizarre Mad Magazine cartoon episode of Spy vs. Spy.
Despite the undercover aspect look at the beauty in this mad caper.
With this Russian woman you have to feel a bit of attraction and passion.
Decided to make this painting a portrayal of a beautiful Russian woman
and not exactly a spitting image likeness of the undercover woman caught.
Have to believe that such beautiful Russian women need tender loving care.
There has to be many beautiful females over there if the undercover one caught in the USA is a representation of Russian women.
As Austin Powers quoted in the movie "The Spy Who Shagged Me"Yeah Baby!.
Exposed in more ways than one with all undercovers removed.
The title of the poster also relates to a James Bond movie to convey the similar message of espionage and spying.
In James Bond movies there is a theme of some passion and love for beautiful undercover agent women.
The title has an ironic parallel meaning "To Russia With Love".
In this poster design you have the Russian undercover agent extradited to Russia.
One has to believe such a beautiful woman is extradited "To Russia With Love" by the Russian people
along with some Americans that may appreciate her beauty.

Here's an alternative version of the poster design.

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