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    avo got a reaction from Besli in Web design template for Affinity Designer   
    Hi!
     
    I made a simple template for my everyday web-design needs, which i'm glad to share. It contains five pseudo-artboards which are Desktop, Tablet Landscape 1024, Tablet Portrait 768, Mobile Landscape 480, Mobile Portrait 320. They all have semi-transparent grid over them so you can start quick. 
     
    I think templates like this are good to emulate artboards untill we have real artboards in AD and are just nice way to start your design projects.
     
    Will be glad to know what you think of this template, any suggestions are welcome. Feel free to modify it in any way possible.
    AD-Web-Template1.afdesign
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    avo got a reaction from Wosven in The Blue King   
    The king with the blue cloak. All started with paper and pencil, then outlined and colored in almighty Affinity Designer. 

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    avo got a reaction from Wosven in Bearded demons   
    They just came to torture! 
    Inked with brushes with new affinity stabilizer, they are cool! And as always my favorite EGA palette )

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    avo reacted to Aongus Collins in Smart Node / Smart Pen Mode   
    Hi,

     

    I’ve been playing with the smart nodes. It brought to mind a technique used by some Flash animators and designers to create characters or props for animation. The idea is to start out with a very simple geometrical shape — a  rectangle. (In Affinity, you would then need to make the primitive shape editable by clicking the Convert to Curves in the context toolbar.)

     

    The next step is to add nice curves to the boxlike object. Smart Nodes let you do this simply by clicking and dragging with the node tool anywhere in a line between two existing points (nodes). This can be used to create economical, stylised graphics. It can be quicker and more intuitive than adding nodes and adjusting direction handles.

     

    I’ve seen some very attractive designs done in this way using Flash, and the viewer would never guess their humble geometric origin… Usually the artists work from a scanned pencil sketch.

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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo got a reaction from JamesHamilton in Black metal crow   
    Yesterday i just doodled randomly in AD's pixel persona and came to this guy. I thought it is a pelican or something like this but i now think it's more of a crow. He likes it dark'n'heavy. 
     
    Made a sticker with it...

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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo reacted to obtusity in Undead Robot Character design   
    I think it was in the Sherlock Holmes stories that this is mentioned as a mark of genius: clear ideas, obvious to hindsight but not to foresight.
     
    Thank you for sharing!
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    avo reacted to StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    I did notice the speed improvement. Even though they cannot be expanded. I am sure it's certainly a useful technique for raster work.
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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    Thanks! It is a pleasure to work with your app, been using it for almost three years already and love it more and more! 
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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo reacted to MEB in Undead Robot Character design   
    Nice tip @avo. It does seem to lead to great results as your work show. Amazing job  
    Thanks for sharing (both the tip and the artwork!).
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    avo reacted to StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    Just built a few brushes using your technique..interesting method and it is certainly quick and smooth. Also gives you the option of adding 'distress' (irregular edges) to a brush. Something that would be very useful.
     
    The only downside is that you do not appear to be able to expand the stroke!
     
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    avo reacted to IO3D in Undead Robot Character design   
    Looking good Bro!
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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo got a reaction from StuartRc in Undead Robot Character design   
    The robot who was once destroyed and sometime after re-animated by the evil will of technomancer. This guy is like a zombie but made of steel. 
     
    Used new for me method of inking - vector brushes without any pressure sensitivity at all. You just create the shape you need and make a brush out of it. Having some brushes made in this manner results in nice and natural looking inks. The reason for using them is actually better predictability of strokes and much higher speed. The brush engine just does not spend time calculating size and opacity variability and you get much faster inks. For many inking tasks this is more than enough. 
     
    Have you been using this method? How you feel about it?


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    avo reacted to ToreB in Great software!   
    Since I bought Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer before xmas, I have not been using any of my (many) other paint programs much. There is such a nice natural flowing feel to the Affinity brush engine, especially used together with DAUB's brushtips. Some examples here.
    Thanks for great software at a price, poor artists can afford!
     








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    avo got a reaction from Phojoegraphy in The date with a girl from Andromeda galaxy   
    During the long winter nights i often look in the starry sky at the Andromeda galaxy, which can be seen through binoculars. It is so small from our Earth, but actually its a huge galaxy, and i'm wondering - maybe some kind of girl, who lives there, looks right now back at me questioning herself - is there somebody else in this huge space?..
     
    So this is how i see this girl. Damn, i was trying to figure out someone more romantic, but my humorous mind just played a trick on me. Goodbye, Andromeda girl, from now i'm not sure if i want to believe in your existence. :-) 
     
    Based on all those sci-fi fairy tales i've read in my younger years.
     
    Just a bit about the process - i suddenly realise what i want to draw, then i make few sketches on paper or digitally, or both (here Wacom Intuos Pro 2 paper edition was heavily used with its ability to convert paper drawings into digital sketches), then i make final sketch and trace it in Affinity Designer with vector brush. Colors are added after that... So like this. 

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    avo got a reaction from Mithferion in Concept sketches in Photo   
    Yeah really cool images! You say those are sketches - are you planning to make some strong ass stuff out of these? ))
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