Create an abstract world with textures

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create cool, bespoke brushes and texture fills that can be applied to all different types of images to add depth and character. Using a cityscape, we're going to implement a combination of techniques, cutting out shapes and images, and compiling them digitally to create a unique collage-style illustration. Simplicity is key, but don't be afraid to combine different elements for increased visual interest - often the least expected ones are those that work best.

There is a sense of magic and wonder within my work, and I love the idea of taking the viewer into a fantasy land where anything is possible. As well as using Photoshop and Illustrator, you'll need to get your hands dirty, so make sure your art box is stocked full of bits and bobs, such as paints, crayons and coloured paper.

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