I made some new textures over the weekend. I noticed I was using the same textures and patterns in each of my illustrations. So, instead of drawing new textures for each project, I wanted to create a master file of textures. That way I could pull all of my favorite textures from one photoshop file.
I used some liquid acrylic paint and a broad pallet knife. That's the super bright orange one. I scribbled with a dying blue marker, tried different pressures of china marker and charcoal, and drew some wobbling lines and polka dots. I thought that would make for a nice collection of textures.
This is the final product scanned in and separated from the page. Each layer is a different texture I can easily drop into an illustration.
This is usually how I work - illustration on the right and all of my lines and textures on the left. Here you can see that I pulled these stripes onto the bass-player's shirt. Pretty fun, huh?