Mart Biemans is a digital artist, illustrator and graphic designer from the Netherlands. Almost everything this young creative (he’s 18) has learned he taught himself. What started out as a fun pursuit at the age of 14 has become a very important part of his daily life.

In this tutorial, young artist Mart Biemans reveals how to create an eye-catching illustration with just a few simple techniques and tricks involving the Ellipse tool. Follow his instructions and you will produce a detailed illustration that appears built up from circles or sequins. We will start off by building up the image using basic blob-like shading, before adding effects in shades of gold and brown.

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Time to complete

8 hours


Adobe Photoshop CS or higher

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