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  1. Thank you so much SrPx! Always very kind. So, to make things easier (and avoid bumping the thread too often...), here's a few more joint Photo/Designer pics (I will be focusing on these for the moment, then maybe share Photo only or Designer only stuff). They are a bit of a first environment explorations/tests for a graphic novel project. thank you for looking (again) r.
  2. And once again, I forget to update. SO- since the last time I wrote here I've started progressively experimenting on how to combine Photo and Designer, and switching from one to the other. It's taking a while, but I think that I'm getting close to finding a method with some potential. Let's start with something different, an environ piece for a graphic novel project (set in Reading, UK) best r.
  3. Murattanhu and Alain: thank you very much for checking it out - really appreciated. In the meantime I was really honoured when Affinity asked me to do an interview for the Affinity Spotlight page - it was published last week - so if anyone here is interested in knowing where I come from, what I do and how I do it, you can check it out here: https://affinityspotlight.com/article/vector-illustrator-robert-nazeby-herzig-storytelling-is-the-thing-i-really-love/ And here - a more recent piece. BTW, I will be combining Photo and Designer over the next few weeks for a project - so will try to share that as well, as I go along.
  4. Ah, one piece I forgot to share. (I hate double posting, so I have to check everytime - if I do bear with me). A bit of a retro-thriller spoof. best r.
  5. Thanks, not really start as I've been using it for over 3 years, but glad you stopped by to check out my work!
  6. Some more of the commercial stuff - website/blog/article etc icons. I did loads of these with this style, probably over 100, so really wouldn't know what to share, so picking very randomly 4 that are ready to go (as they were all used on the same webpage)
  7. Thanks SrPx, and speaking of Tokyo (again, an older piece but I don't think I shared it yet), memories of the nights spent on the rooftop in Tokyo! best r.
  8. Thank you guys, really glad you enjoy the pics. SrPx, yes, it is the "right side of the brain", as in the creative side, no politics involved - especially as the "left" and "right" categories have gone completely out of the window in some parts of the world! It was an article about urging a creative approach when making marketing decisions, that's all. But BrianHermelijin, in terms of creative flow - most of the times I sketch ideas on my sketchbook, with good old traditional pencil - then if it's worth using I scan it and use it as reference. Sometimes I sketch directly with the tablet (I use a cintiq and a huion + mac and sometimes a surface pro) - actually the very latest piece I completed yesterday I sketched directly with the pixel persona, and then completed it within affinity. I used a blue pencil brush I think I downloaded here on this board - which is great for sketching ideas. I will share the pic once it's approved and used. And nope, I don't have a ipad - I have been considering getting one since Designer was released for I pad, but as SrPx says I tend to prefer the desktop environment - moreover as AD is great with skipping from one program to the other (eg. PS). In fact I am considering investing in something "mobile" like Wacom Mobilestudio Pro or HP Zbook x2 - although they are expensive machines. But never say never, someone at Affinity asked me if I was using the Ipad with AffinityPhoto for demos - so I might give it a go. Next pic...hmm, I will take a break from the editorial ones, and share something flimsier and a bit Japanese, as I'm in Tokyo at the moment (although these are pretty old, probably from a couple of years ago) - my AD take on Sailor Moon and on Exo-Chika from Aural Vampire, an electro pop Japanese band not many have heard of! best r.
  9. Hi Guys, I was browsing the forum, reading tips, previews etc. and then I remembered I had a thread here. Ahh, where to start - I have been using Designer solid for the last few years - with commercial, personal work etc. I will just start with some recent stuff, and slowly work my way back (or forward with newer). So I've been doing, amongst other stuff, a lot of editorial illustrations, so here are a few (I will spare you the topics of the articles, they're mainly business related, but at least I try to put a fun spin on them). Here are 5, more soon best r.
  10. Wow, thanks guys, I'm really thankful for your comments. Kasper: the paper thing is something I should do more often - although the typical test is standing away from the paper, or monitor etc. Once I used to just photocopy drawings or print them out, just to have a brand new perspective! And anyway a lot of my sketches are pretty small, as I try to capture quickly what I have in mind rather than dwelling on the details....it has its pros and cons. Sorin: it hasn't, it was a great find and it has somewhat revolutionized my work - actually I use it also when I do non strictly vector work, as a base to work out colours and shapes. Seanh: thanks - that's the biggest problem, style! Always changing my mind about things, which is probably a style in itself! A_B_C: it's a humbling comparison, and actually, an eye opener. Hopper is one of the artists always in the back of my mind, but when people ask me about influences he's not the first that springs to mind, although I agree it's certainly present (I only wish!) Onur: it's a virtuous circle, so many people inspire me! Peter and Kodiak: glad that comes through, as I put quite a lot of attention to that aspect, I think it helps immensely for immersion. I have other affinity stuff to share, but I will post now something I've just been working on. I'm still not sure whether it's completed or not, or what to think of it. It's a kind of an experiment - and moreover, I haven't really shared it anywhere yet, and I love coming up with titles and still clueless with this one!
  11. Thank you Chris, I really appreciate you taking your time to go through my stuff - I'm glad you like it. Actually I am now working on another couple of personal pieces, and I've been taking snapshots so as to share the step-by-step process if anyone should be interested!
  12. Thanks Chris, thank you for looking! I was looking through the past posts, and I noticed I had never posted "no service 1", so here you go - along with another piece from around the same time called "Menchikatsu not included - Sunday in Nippori". best! r.
  13. Uh, I didn't realize I hadn't shared in ages - probably that's due to a massive job over the spring months that kept me so busy I lost touch with the world! Strangely enough I used affinity there as well, mixing it with PS and other programs - Interesting. Unfortunately as the whole thing hasn't been released yet, I will hold back on that for the moment. What I can share though are some pics I've done recently, for portfolio reasons and for smaller commissions (I've been doing a lot of explainer videos and animations, and I create all the assets with affinity designer now. So here you go with a couple of pics , I promise to post more soon! One is a personal piece illustration, called no service 2 (autumn rice fields), the other is a shot from an animation I created the assets for (wide as there is a panning sequence) best r.
  14. Thanks all, I'll try to share as much as I can. Jeki, I use textures (sometimes), so import some on a layer, mask it using shape you want to add the texture to (that's why it's so easy to add textures to vector pics). And then adjust the kind of blend (overlay, soft light etc) for the effect you want to achieve. I actually like it subtle. For instance I used one on the next pic - which is a Affinity forum exclusive! thanks again r.

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