Integrate your photos
Don’t be afraid to integrate photo textures to enhance the realism in your painting. Photo integration has became an industry standard: it’s not considered as cheating. Both the video game and film industries need artists who can generate concept art quickly, and photo textures helps to avoid having to paint a scene from scratch while maintaining a certain level of realism. This, and other digital techniques, all help to speed up the concepting process. It’s the final result that matters, not how you achieve it.