Thought that I would share a brief insight into some of the collaging process that I have been using a lot recently in my work.
I really like the contrast between rough texture and clean graphic lines and so when creating backgrounds and environments for my designs I like to cut shapes from textures I have made, using either printmaking techniques or painting by hand.
I build up a bank of different textures that I like and mainly draw on that for small elements in designs but if working on a larger commission like the cityscape I am designing in the photo above, I will create textures specifically tailored for what that project needs.
In terms of colour and tone, I leave that most of the time to my photoshop process. This keeps the process really fast and allows me to have a lot of fun experimenting with the shapes and textures without any distractions.