I like Bollywood movies. I enjoy the celebratory culture that India has regarding it's weddings and the annual festival of colors. I've never illustrated an elephant before and thought it would be fun to combine attributes from Indian culture into this artwork.
Ornamental elephant illustration. View and download wallpaper here.
The base artwork in this piece was created in Adobe Illustrator but I than copied out elements and made a layered Adobe Photoshop file from them so I could texturize the artwork easier.
Using textures in Photoshop is far more emmersive than Illustrator and you get a more organic and authentic feel as well.
Close up view of textures used in my illustration.