Intro

Following Rob Shields’ guide to how he created his artwork for the latest exhibition by the Designers Against Child Slavery campaign last month, here we see how Parisian illustrator François Leroy created one of three pieces for the collection. First, François will explain how to create simple textures in geometric vector shapes in Illustrator as the basis of an artwork and grow them into organic forms. Second, he will detail his Photoshop method for making the shapes look like drips.

François, who was the featured artist for the exhibition, says that the process is flexible enough to allow you to really bring your own touch to the final product. “I always encourage artists to create materials such as textures and shapes to evolve and map out their own style.”

Next month we’ll bring you a final DACS artist.

Time to complete

3 - 4 hours

Software

Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Illustrator CS5

Project Files

Files for this tutorial are downloadable from here