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Create art like Kevin Lohstroh!

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
September 18, 2015

The making of Lohstroh’s nature skull in four steps…


1. The initial sketch


Use an existing picture of a skull or have a go at drawing one. Cut it out perfectly and use this object as a base. We will now fill it up with objects.

2. Initial comping


Select a lot of images of animals and bugs. Cut them out perfectly and place them randomly on the skull but don’t overlay the eyes, mouth or teeth.

3. Further details


Select images of flowers. Cut and compose them between the animals. Keep the skull shape whole and apply shadows/highlights to finish.

4. Finishing touches


Lastly, apply colour filters and Hue/Saturation adjustment layers to create an orange tone over the design. Finish by giving the design a bit more contrast.