Darren Hopes is an illustrator working in Probus, UK. He creates richly textural illustrations and design works. Darren ended up studying photography. He learned to love photographic image, but he was always an illustrator. He scratched, scribbled and painted on the photo, pulled apart enlargers, painted on the negatives. The artist eventually scanned one of his images and opened it up into Photoshop and his working method took to another dimension.