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  1. Haha yes you are right about seeking perfection, there comes a point after fixing errors and still finding more you just have to leave it alone, and thanks for the tip about flipping the drawing that's a good idea. I am looking at my first drawing on Affinity of a Panther motorcycle, and compared to this one there is quite a big difference now i have got used to the program and i am quite pleased with my own improvements, considering i am not skilled in any way. I just wish there were a few more choices of metallic finishes such as chrome etc and a few more things like a blending tool in the program. For me this is just fun and i will never be an artist like some people who draw the human form freehand from scratch for example, i have tried but the results are awful, these are the people i admire who can do this. i will try again some time but as of now i am avoiding drawing faces eyes noses and in particular realistic hair because i simply cant do it. So when i get fed up of drawing bikes i will find something else to occupy me. Merry Christmas
  2. There is always something.....i have looked at this drawing loads of times to check i haven't missed anything, and yet each time i find something else that is not quite right or is missing completely. When its nearing completion i am always in a rush to see it finished and saved as a jpeg because i want to print it. This in turn leads to so many mistakes, Usually its just small adjustments, but while concentrating on the particular problem, it very often causes another problem in a different area. Anyway things i missed on the drawing first submitted were, the vent on top of the headlight, the clamp which holds the advance and retard levers on the handlebars, adjusted the rear mudguard to make it a little deeper, placed wired in the magneto which were not connected, No doubt there are more, but im going blind looking agt it over and over again lol. So good or not this will have to do...
  3. Just finished today. Just for fun i thought drawing a really old bike would be easier than some of the later ones, and in some ways it was, and in others it wasn't. Still keeps me occupied lol.
  4. Wow that is brilliant thank you so much for the comment and the video
  5. Very often you see fruit with hundreds of black or yellowy colour pores on the skin, i tried to do this individually with a pen as in hundreds of little dots but affinity crashed after about a 100, then i tried to go into pixel; mode and spray them on but even with the size and scatter mode set high it doesnt produce a realistic result. Also i'm not satisfied with the gradient banding, how can i get more scatter to produce better fading instead of a very visible line, its not bad but i think it could be better.
  6. Yes i hear you, when i lived in UK i loved going round Europe, on any bike from an MZ 175 lol to a Bonneville, and BMW'S. I miss that these days, the mountains, the winding paths the valleys, so beautiful... These days i am located in the Philippines and have a Kawasaki 400cc single and when i can finally get back to my home there with my family first thing im going to do is jump on it and go for a long ride around the Philippine islands. Currently stuck in Hong Kong because of covid restrictions on flights etc, its a real pain.
  7. Thank you, I am not experienced in using this program or in trying to draw in general, and so it was very difficult in particular the engine because its rounded and i still dont know how to put light or reflections onto the drawing to show light and shade and so give the drawing more depth. i have done took the finished drawing into photoshop to try and put the light and shading but still i cant do it lol so i have just left it as it is..Designer needs few more tools for me to be able to do realistic stuff, and i would like to see a blending tool, extruding tool, and or some way of more rounded objects, a chrome metal tool so i can make chrome parts on a bike look like chrome instead of messing about with the metals style to try and achieve this kind of finish. I have done other bikes and overall am satisfied with my attempts but there are mistakes on all of them, and looking to do better.
  8. Thanks ................Haha i never had the chance to ride one, but had several other BMW bikes and a couple of cars too,
  9. Taking some tips from other users about my Panther motorcycle drawing, i have tried to make my 3rd drawing look a bit more realistic, still not perfect, but I am still learning and it is very absorbing. Trouble is when i get near the end i am in a hurry to see it finished, anyone else do this?
  10. Now you have pointed it out I can see exactly what you mean, it does look weird. It should look smaller at the top because the fender would be covering some of it but it definately doesn't look right, it also looks like the fender is behind the tyre....hmmm must have been after I had a beer lol, thanks for letting me know as I never noticed it
  11. Thank you very much for the tips, I am not really a capable user of any drawing program, and i have used many, because i like to try, but now today i have just been given a small wacom pen and tablet to use and have found it so much better that trying to draw with a mouse, however i am now trying to learn to draw, learn how to use designer program, and learn to use the pen all at the same time, haha quite a task really. I am pleased with the Panther but it took me ages to do it, probably 20 hours bit by bit, but i am not in any hurry also. I hope to be able to do better in the future, and once again thanks for comments and tips on this.
  12. as of yet i don't know how to make it better, more 3 dimensional, but still learning 😊
  13. few mistakes but overall im pleased with the result. hope to do better and better
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