Indian henna is a vegetal composite that sometimes is used as a decorational substance to draw intrincate patterns on skin or to dye hair. First time I met this was in a National Geographic article and got really shocked by the complexity and richness of the forms. Come inside, maybe you can find some inspiration here for your next design!
The Free People boutique not only has a beautiful site that is a master piece in terms of funcionality and design featuring their great clothes, but it also cares about environment. The July catalog prompted to recycle it in a creative way and Laura Rosenbaum got really creative, resulting in the artwork featured above that she made using the catalog. Laura has a lot more of close ups on her blog of this interesting piece that she called She’s So Heavy.
Here’s another texture freebie for you: a set of watercolor painting textures. Again, my son did this, is amazing what they learn at kindergarden! Last weekend I took him to an educational museum and he surprised the girl in charge of the painting workshop, my other son did it ok at painting but he won by far on the puzzles workshop. It’s amazing to see how two different skills operate.
Now download watercolor textures 01 and enjoy it. If you create something cool with it we will be more than happy to see it.
Here’s a freebie I’d like to share with you all. My son was doing some painting with oils that he borrowed from me, and some of them were interesting for using them as textures for a grunge background or something like that.
Go ahead, download the free red oil painting texture pack an put them onto good use.
Update: I’ve found that my texture has been uploaded here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/didbygraham/3203170601/
Beware, because I provide you these stuff under a GPL license, which means that you can do anything with them, but Flickr has most of the images under a Creative Commons BY license, meaning that you have to credit whoever did the work (in this case, me) which is troublesome when you need to work. So, I encourage you to download my textures and stuff from my site since you will be getting them under an specific license. I will make sure that I add the corresponding license whenever I upload any new resources for you to download. BTW, what do you think about Creative Commons license?