Jan 18, 2007
'Cross Fertilizing Ideas' - Click to View Larger Image.
I've been illustrating for a publication called 'Gas & Oil Investor' for about seven years now. I get the articles sent to me and then wade through a massive amount of information I frankly don't have a clue about and try to isolate something I can then play off of conceptually. This time around is was the wording in the article that said 'Cross Fertilization of Shared Ideas'. That put an image in my mind and I jumped on it.
For this project I wanted to use some of the textures that will be part of my texture book due out in June. I also wanted to to handle this project a in a little different method style wise as well so I illustrated the core artwork manually with a pen and paper then scanned it in and started painting in textures and detailing etc.
'Detail on Textures' - Click to View Larger Image.
As you can see from the detail shots above you can create a very rich texture effect by layering multiple textures and playing around with layer effects in Photoshop.
I'll be posting a tutorial on this artwork at IllustrationClass.com soon and that will include a layered PSD file so you can wade through it and see how I set it all up.