Damien Vignaux, 28, is an art director based in Berlin. Most of his work involves print and motion design for clients such as EMI, MTV, Nike and Universal. He is also a photographer and director, always switching from one project to another, exploring various styles with an edgy and playful aesthetic.

Using Photoshop to create low-poly art, here Damien Vignaux (aka Elroy) shows you how he created an artwork for his band, The Escapists – a techno act comprised of Damien and Leonizer records boss Léonard De Léonard. The artwork appears on the cover of The Escapists’ EP, Les Ailes du Courage (Wings of Courage), as well as on flyers for their live shows.

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You’ll see how to create this cool, grainy work with a low-poly (a polygon mesh of a small number of polygons) twist. First we’ll create some vector portraits, then get texturing in Photoshop with self-made brushes.

Time to complete

2-3 hours


Adobe Illustrator CS4 or higher, Photoshop CS4 or higher

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