Are you buying textures? What?! Get your camera phone out you lazy dog and go and take some snaps yourself! The concrete on your shop floor; some tree bark; the texture of some blue jeans or a shirt; carpet, the clouds scudding across the sky; a bowl of noodles – really anything. Enlarge it; apply a crazy unsharp mask or two; maybe even a Gaussian blur; convert it to a bitmap – whatever! Invent your own textures that fit your style and use them.
Marshall Atkinson – Atkinson Consulting