Ladies and gentlemen, my second tutorial of the week is live!
I created this poster inspired by Sherlock Holmes, and I'm walking you through the process step by step:
"The piece is somewhat of an homage to the character of Sherlock Holmes. I've long been fascinated by the almost mystical brain power of the guy, able to formulate an often correct hypothesis on the course of past events, based on the most minute of details.
The piece came to be after seeing a picture of the heroes of the BBC's version of Sherlock Holmes in Victorian-era costumes.
I LOVE the BBC's show, don't get me wrong, but Sherlock is born in the 1800s, and the two films with Robert Downey Jr. as the main character are also very, very good.
A bit after seeing that photo, I came across this beautiful vintage engraving of a magnifying glass. The magnifying glass has also long been an icon for the sleuth, along with his peculiar hat."
The tutorial also includes some freebies (the vintage geometrical diagrams, a color palette I created, and the magnifier engraving).
Finally, all of the textures used in the piece come from The Shop's collection, and it just happens that they are all available as a bundle! You should go grab this deal while it lasts, because this is obviously something that isn't going to happen again anytime soon once it'll be over.
I'm happy to announce that if you like the various textures I've released, but haven't purchased them, you can now grab the complete The Shop texture collection for only $29 over at MyDesignDeals.
This is a big deal, because you'll add over six hundred textures to your collection at once (and incidentally, over 5.5 Gb of data).
I've patiently gathered, photographed, and/or scanned in all the textures, and use them in my own projects all the time. In fact, I've only used these in my recent Sherlock Holmes homage piece (see above).
The deal will last for around two more weeks, and will then disappear for ever. Also, there might or might not be some exclusive bonus textures included.