This collection of concrete textures serves as a great companion to my Stone & Brick Textures.
There’s asphalt, cracked sidewalks, parking garages and I threw some cool hydraulic elements in there too!
Read on to download the textures and get some tips about painting grungy, grimy environments…
Akiko rocks at painting industrial environments.
When you look at some of her work, you might notice how industrial landscapes tend to look less industrial the more grungy and dilapidated they are.
I talked to her about this and she also pointed out that as you zoom-into most industrial textures, they will look more organic.
(Before I forget, I want to encourage you to check out Akiko’s blog for some more cool textures.)
Grunge, Grime and Scale:
When you’re applying industrial textures to your digital paintings, my concrete textures specifically, you should keep two things in mind…
1.) As you add grunge and grime to paintings of industrial environments, make sure you don’t lose the sharp, cold precision of the industrial structures. Check out my super-post about The Texture Monster to learn more about this.
2.) Consider scale. The majority of textures look organic if you zoom-in too far. If you lay-in a concrete texture but make it too big, it’ll look like moss or mud instead of grungy, grimy concrete. Make sure you scale-down the texture to fit the scale of your composition. Again, see my post about The Texture Monster for help with this.
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The conditions are the same as they were for my wood textures set…
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Download My Free Concrete Textures:
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