Bells started out as a hand drawn (just her, about 7in by 4in with pencil) picture. I uploaded her to gimp and started coloring her in with the use of a laser mouse. After a hair pulling few hours i was finally able to upsize her picture to include the background. All of the orriginal black pencil lines have been erased (praise the wonderful power of layers!) and what you see is 100% computer created. Oh, I've spent soo many hours on this picture!