The Great Smudgy Mountains

In the June 2008 issue of SEED magazine, there’s an article titled “Building a Bright Continent” by James Wilsdon. Accompanying the article is a 1.5 page collage-type illustration that includes part of a map of Africa:

What interested me was the technique used to show the mountainous terrain, which can be seen in this close-up:

I’m not sure how the smudge technique was accomplished by the illustrator, who is credited as Tez Humphreys, but I’d sure like to know. It’s not only “smudge” looking but it also has a pixelated quality to it.

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