Nicolas Monin-Baroille created this tutorial’s artwork for a book accompanying last year’s OFFF creative festival in Barcelona. He says that his aim with the piece was to have something in his own style that was messy and calm at the same time – and in keeping with the event’s them of ‘Unknown Disorder’.

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“I wanted to create something different using various techniques, and use both Photoshop and Illustrator in different ways to meld vector and bitmap styles together,” he says.

In the project files, you’ll find Nicolas’ brush strokes in both vector and bitmap formats, plus a layered version of the artwork. 

Time to complete 

1-5 hours


Black ink, paper, Photoshop, Illustrator

Project files

Files for this tutorial are downloadable from here. (Free registration required)

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