This is the background for my final promotional image... It's inspired by the artwork of Scott Wills, who has worked on numerous animation productions, notably 'Samurai Jack' and 'Ren and Stimpy'.. Here's his blog: http://animationbgs.blogspot.com/
I downloaded some sponge-like texture brushes and used them to create a roughish grungy sort of effect.
I'm relatively happy with the result.. though it is a bit sharp n pixelly
I've also began to look at how I'm going to add a greater sense of depth using scale and focus.
For the final promo image I plan to have all 5 redesigned characters posed casually around the carriage, one of them sitting down, one maybe leaning etc... all looking tough as shit.
Shout out to my classmate Mike Jones (not sure if he has a blog) who introduced me to Scott Will's work in one sense or another.