I have an art degree so I thought I might be able to handle the art myself but as a game designer it's been a long time since I created much art. So I thought I should see what I can do in Photoshop. My goal for the project's look is to have a style that was fun and sort of cartoonish, something like Warcraft. To start I decided to do something simple and just create a board or a texture for a beam of wood. No particular scale or metrics, just see if I could get the look I was going for.
This was sort of whimsical and fun like I wanted and was going the right direction but it needed more details like dings and chips.