Eric Van Den Boom is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who works under the name BoomArtwork. Based in Utretcht in the Netherlands, he produces a wide range of illustrative design work for advertising agencies, cultural organisations, the world of fashion and the music industry, and his clients are located all around the world. Eric’s art has been described as ‘authentic and elegant, with an edge’.

In this tutorial, illustrator Eric Van Den Boom explains how you can use lines and patterns to add a sense of motion to your illustration or photograph.

Here you’ll learn how to make your own pattern swatches and transform them. You’ll then use them to make your football player appear to be at the centre of the action, resulting in a more dynamic piece.

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