Textures & Artwork that can be used to stylize characters, monsters and backgrounds. Realistic paper textures, pastle, and watercolor mixed with drawn characters and monsters. Backgrounds that are mixed with real stone, brick, dirt textures.
Also there's some artwork that has lines and background elements that can be turned into Photoshop patterns or brushes to be used to layer and stylize. Or pieces of artwork for background elements like trees and clouds.
This is a close-up of the background on a painting I just finished. I'm hoping it can be useful as a texture or something for some visual remixers out there.
For those interested in how I made the acrylic bubbles here goes:
The ratio is (I use teaspoons to measure) 1 part liquid soap, 2 parts paint, 4 parts water. Mix it up well and use a straw to blow into the mixture like you're a kid blowing into your milk before your mom yells at you. Once you have a good amount of bubbles take a spoon and scoop out some bubbles - be careful not to go into the liquid or you'll have a runny mess on your canvas. Gently transfer the bubbles to the canvas. The most important thing to remember is not to pop the bubbles - let them sit on the cavas until they pop on their own so they deposit the most paint.
This brick wall was shot in an open air market in downtown Charleston, SC. So much wear, tear, and history. So gritty and beautiful. This could make a great backdrop for a contrasting graphic?
They were new in town and knew no one but each other. So they decided it would be best to split up and meet other people.
OOPS he's got accidental extra long legs.
I'm travelling to Europe on my own in 3 weeks, much to my own terror as well as the terror of my parents and all my friends, so I'm digging the idea of meeting new people. also this is (vaguely) based on Bruges, because wow what a gorgeous city.
I was thinking about what the the gloam areas of Umbra might look like. So here's a small section of a wall. I was thinking of a place that's not necessarily run-down but made up of found parts.
The start of a painting I'm working on. I'm hoping this can be useful to someone to remix as a texture or something.
I love Greek mythology and Icarus is a special favorite of mine, but Day Glo's beautiful poem had me thinking about him in a whole different light. This poor dude (the one in my drawing) didn't fare too much better than the original, but it would be fun to see him dust himself off and try again, right? maybe see him attempt his feat on a sunny day next time? Because it's about flying high and not worrying about the what-ifs, and that's what Icarus is telling ME. Much love! :)
she carried a fish under her arm
and walked by the edge of the shore
where a thousand tiny pebbles meet to greet the sea..(that's me)
they looked each other straight in the eyes
then swam their separate ways.
I thought these might be useful if there are any moments in the storybook that require blood, for eg, if LRRH is cutting her way out of the Wolf.
I haven't included any cut marks around them because they could also be used for other resourcing... However if you want to use them but feel these aren't right, let me know and I can tweak them.
IMAGE: 8x8 inches / 300dpi / CMYK
For the love of digital paper!
Since we're going to do a lot of journal writing for Kids VS Monsters collab, thought I just come up with a background that could be of some use.