Tatsuro Kiuchi: free layers file

tumblr_mrxemaO0pi1r4qlg1o1_1280If you’re interested in how contemporary illustrations are created then this will make you flip out: Tatsuro Kiuchi has made available a free download of one of his finished Photoshop files, in layers. Pick it apart, see how he built it.

You can read his post here.

Update: here is a pretty fascinating video from Tatsuro Kiuchi that details the construction of a highly-detailed illustration, from rough sketch to completion.