I've thought about designing a clown character and I intended him to be creepy, but then I've found a nice picture, which depicts Coco the clown. It is not at all creepy. I decided to create something positive with this picture and I remembered a ds106 assignment idea, where something has to be warholed.
Again I used Gimp to achieve this effect, which is known from many pop art designs by Andy Warhol.
I started by using from the Colors Menu the Threshold option, where the picture is changed into one with only black and white values. Then I added a new layer, which I provided with a color. I set the layer mode to Multiply. Any white area of the image has now the layer color. Finally, by creating new layers, I painted over the image and colord the hair, eyes and mouth. I used different layer modes to combine it with the image. Like this the black areas remain still noticeable.
Now it is easy to use from the Colors Menu the Hue-Saturation-Tool to change the hue and to combine images with different hues.
If you have more questions about the making-of, please ask me via the comment option.