I created a digital reproduction of the work using Paint Tool Sai, a digital painting program for Windows. (I have a Mac and had to use a virtual machine.) The dimensions of my canvas are proportional to those of the painting, but scaled down significantly. Nevertheless, the image is quite large. I painted the background with slightly varying shades of red using a textured brush. I then created the zips on a different layer, also with a textured brush, and as in real life the zips have some variations, i.e. the paint is not completely evenly deposited. The zips were repositioned after I painted them, and I also took the liberty of making some color adjustments throughout the process.
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