Jan 3, 2007
'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.