When Dwayne found out that he could make a living (kind of) drawing and creating images he was cock-a-hoop. And after discovering Photoshop in his second year of university, he hasn’t looked back. Despite the digital nature of his work, it still all starts in sketchbooks and on paper – pencils and crayons are his favourite tools.

In this tutorial, Dwayne Bell details how to use Photoshop to enhance a hand-drawn illustration by digitally applying textures and patterns.

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Dwayne notes that while the effects are applied to a hand-drawn original, the techniques shown can easily be applied to other forms – such as vector or collage – to bring depth and originality. 

Time to complete 

6-8 hours

Tools & materials

Photoshop, coloured pencils, coloured sugar paper, paints

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