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  1. Thanks Ashcat. The idea is that the leg is visible through a slit in her sarong (see preliminary sketch at the bottom), but glad you like it!
  2. New artwork – a last minute entry for @thetuesdaycollective’s themed challenge of “Pink & Red” over on Instagram. I’ve been getting bogged down in obsessively detailed artwork recently, and so I set myself a challenge of creating a series of pieces in the style of my favourite and most inspirational artists. The idea is to learn how to drastically simplify my work, and learn a wealth of tips and tricks along the way. This piece is in the style of the amazing Mads Berg (if you don’t know his work, you should DEFINITELY check it out), and it’s been really enjoyable to create, and a brilliant learning experience. For example, that lei – at one time I would have felt compelled to create a huge, bushy garland of flowers, each one different, and every single petal individually crafted in vector. It would have taken weeks, I would have been raging throughout, and feeling like I was involved in some sort of technical exercise, rather than feeling the joy of creativity. Fine detail will always have a place in my work, but Mads has taught me that less is definitely more! Anyway, hope you like it!
  3. Currently working on this beast of a piece. Prelim sketch for reference (all characters yet to be added), and video showing detail. IMG_4367.MOV
  4. Hello! I don’t know if we’re allowed to promote other websites here, but my new site recently went live, and all works on it were created on Affinity Designer for iPad. Please check it out and let me know your thoughts! http://www.gregsavageart.co.uk
  5. Thank you so much for this! Looks like the problem's solved. Apologies if it was something painfully obvious to you - I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to this side of things - but I really appreciate the assistance and it's definitely a lesson learned. Have a great weekend.
  6. Hello Lee, thanks for your response. I’ll try the layer merging (I’m a complete novice at this, so that hadn’t occurred to me), but here’s the Affinity file in the meantime if it helps to shed any light on the issue. Kazuko.afdesign
  7. Hey all - I have an art show coming up next month, and I’m having real trouble exporting the print file for one of my pieces. I gather from the assistance I’ve had on here on a previous issue that the problem is due to FX layers. The suggestion I had to work around the problem was to “rasterise everything”. This has worked on all my other files bar this one, so I’m stumped… As you can see, when I export, it produces these weird white blobs on the subject’s face and neck (1st pic). When I export having rasterised everything, it creates a different set of problems (2nd pic). The layers bleed across one another (see left eye, circuit pattern on kimono collar, and weird blue dot on prawn). It also reduces the resolution so I can’t print in its original size (500mm x 500mm). I’m a complete novice at this, so if anyone is able to advise I’d be really grateful. I’m running out of time to submit this for my art show, so I’m freaking out a bit now! I’ve added a screenshot of the original pic too (3rd pic) so you can see how it’s supposed to look. Kazuko.pdf Kazuko PF.pdf
  8. Morning @stokerg thanks for your help last week. I was able to export all of the files I needed for an upcoming art show following your advice, bar one. As you can see, if I just rasterise everything on this particular piece, it causes further issues. You’ll notice that her left eye bleeds over the edge, her kimono collar patterns do the same thing, and the prawn has a weird blue dot on it. I’ve tried absolutely everything but can’t seem to resolve this. Are you able to advise please? Kazuko PF.pdf
  9. Thanks again @stokerg. I wasn’t sure what you wanted, so I’ve sent you a Tiff file. I’ve also added another piece which is experiencing the same problems, and a screenshot of my export settings. I obviously don’t expect you to sort all my print files for me - I’ve just included it so you can see it’s an issue with all my export files, seemingly. If you’re able to identify what I’m doing wrong, I’d be really grateful.
  10. Hi @stokerg - thanks for your response. Actually, my original screenshot is a bit misleading. The artwork was created in CMYK format with printing fully in mind. The screenshot I've used here is actually a screenshot of an RGB version of the document from Insta - so the colours look horribly garish). I only used it to show how it should appear, as distinct from how it is appearing. The issue I'm having is the white blotches that are visible on the exported PDF from the CMYK document (see final shot) and lack of colours on some feathers. It's obviously something to do with my export settings, but I'm not sure what I need to do to stop this "whiteness" appearing...
  11. Hello! I’m a complete novice at this, so would really appreciate if someone could point out what I’m doing wrong. In short, I’m trying to export a print file for this picture (export settings screenshot included), and I’m getting the result in the final screenshot. Like I said, I’ve no knowledge of this area of affinity, so I’m sure I’m missing something really basic. If anyone can advise I’d be really grateful.
  12. Quick vector doodle: Violet. Struggling a bit for inspiration at the moment, so did a quick Malika Favre-style thing just to keep my hand in (based on the attached photo)whilst I wait for my next big idea to land…
  13. Fun little caricature inbetween larger projects.
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