Jan 3, 2007

Texture Exploring

'Dead Ideas' Playing with Textures - Click to View Larger Image.

In June my texture book will be released and I wanted to start creating some sample images of how you can use the textures that come with the book in your artwork. Of course the book itself is filled with a ton of great art by over 50 artists using the textures already but I decided to play around with them myself again today.

As you can see from the detail shots above you can create very rich depth of organic flair by experimenting in Photoshop. All the textures used in this are were derived from digital photos I took of found surface textures. A few were created the old fashion way using some tempura paint and old cardboard then scanning it in.

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 layer effects and such.


erika said...

that would be fantastic! i would love to have one teeny tiny texture to play with until your book comes out.

i've tried to make my own, like brandon reese, and it just doesn't come together and "fuse" with the work.

so eager for this tutorial. thank you so much for your other ones, i have learned so much. i even bought transparency paper but i can't get away from my process of drawing in my moleskine, scanning my work, and working from there. :)

Anonymous said...

I followed one of the latest blogosphere memes and created a z-list of drawing and illustration, and mentioned your blog.

Why don't we pick up the idea and promote the work of other illustrators that aren't getting the attention they deserve, by linking to their site on our own blog/site??


Armando Alves

Anonymous said...

Von, I am a 22 year old from India, I saw vonster.com and I think ur an absolute genius and there's so much happiness in your designs. It brought joy to my entire day.

Vonster said...

Thank you I really appreciate that. Your comment made my day. And it's cool to talk to a fellow artist from India. I love Indian food by the way. Yum.

Anonymous said...

Vonster, I'm glad I discovered your great site. I can tell you've had fun working on your amazing ideas in Playing with Textures.

mrs. b. said...

I had to comment, I've been playing around with the textures you'd sent me, and frankly, I don't know how I worked without them! So thank you, thank you! Can't wait for CCB! Hope your fam is well and your wife's recovering : ) Been waiting for your next podcast!

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