Add motion to an illustration using lines

Digital Arts

In this tutorial, illustrator Eric Van Den Boom explains how you can use lines and patterns to add a sense of motion to your illustration or photograph.

Here you’ll learn how to make your own pattern swatches and transform them. You’ll then use them to make your football player appear to be at the centre of the action, resulting in a more dynamic piece.

Step 1 Place the file provided, FootballPlayer_Lineart.psd. Double-click the layer in the Layers palette (Window > Layers) and check the Template box. Name the layer ‘illustration’.