Monthly Archive: August, 2015

Free textures – threadbare velvet & raspberry swirls

I’m terribly sorry these are late – it’s been a hard few weeks. In recompense, here’s a double set of free textures, all of which are Creative Commons licensed (CC:BY) so you can use them freely in your own noncommercial work, and for commercial purposes if you credit me. First up, here’s what expensive red velvet looks like if you...

Textures – Roundels & tangled handwriting

Four more textures for you—three of them are versions of the same design, and I couldn’t choose between them. First, a repeating pattern of double-spiral roundels: And second, the same with a more complex graduated background: And third, a low-relief white-on-white version which reminds me of the old-time TARDIS control room roundels. And lastly, layer on layer of messy, tangled...

Textures: Lammas sky, plum branch, and parchment

First, I have a skyscape – this is constructed in painterly layers by taking colours from the “Lammas evening” palette I put up last week. Secondly, a lichen-dusted branch from a Victoria plum tree. And thirdly, a piece of parchment, made out of digital sheepskin—that is, entirely using colours from July’s “Black & white sheep” palette. As always, everything here...

Colour textures: plasma, moss agate, and mother of pearl

I’d love to say “Here’s today’s free graphic textures”, but these are actually last week’s, because I spent Wednesday to Sunday in a field in Gloucestershire. In any case, they’re all digital paintings this time. As always, these are Creative Commons licensed (CC:BY) – you can use them for whatever purpose you like, and all I ask is that if...