This image came about after many many trys of doing some kind of art. I had wanted to do something but nothing was being completed. At least not in my head. And for me, that’s not a good thing. I’ve been skimming the internet looking at a huge amount of tutorials and helpful hints and tips, so i had the “urge” to get creative.

So i started by looking around for some great photos to use. And there are some great websites that offer free stock photos that you can use. And of course you can use the old faithful – Google.  So take some time and look around for the right images to use. And yes, occasionally you might have to pay for them. But the better the photo you use,the better the image you will make.

I then went onto the Deviant Art website, which is like a design toy shop. I can spend hours in there. Sometimes i leave with nothing. but it’s the looking and seeing the new things that are on offer.  I got some brushes and textures that i thought i could use. I think i may have even deviated and went and bought an action too! Oh how the minds wonders. Wanna see what i use? Check out my deviant art favourites folder.

After much tooing and froing, i came up with this image. I love how even with brushes you can get the look and “feel” of texture in an image. I hope you enjoy it as much as i had making it.