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  1. Something different from what I usually do in Affinity Designer. Background is transparent for possible T-shirt print. More info about this image in my portfolio blog: https://communicats.blogspot.com/2020/05/fire-fish-graphic-vector-drawing.html
  2. Vector portrait of Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut in 'Breaking Bad.' Still a work in progress at this stage (May 14 2020). Update sequence in my portfolio blog: https://communicats.blogspot.com/2020/05/vector-portrait-of-mike-ehrmantraut.html
  3. @VectorVon Doom: First, this is an ongoing project; there still is a lot of work to be done. Below is the reference image that I used, which is a drawing itself. Not a particularly good one in my opinion - it is jagged and blurry and has perspective errors, but I think it is a dynamic view, which angle brings out the characteristics of the car quite well, especially the beautifully designed front end of the vehicle. Probably because the image shows some sort of a mild wide angle lens effect. In order to make it look more realistic, I had to take a peek at many other photographs I found on the web. Combining aspects from different sources is always a tricky business since lighting, colouring, shadows and reflections are dissimilar, so that resulted in a lot of trial and error (which still hasn't come to an end). As always I work on several projects at one time to distance myself from them and pick up things later with a fresh look on matters. It is a time consuming approach, but for this one I am not in a hurry, because I intend to add it to my portfolio (it is not an assignment).
  4. @ salaivv: Thanks for the comment. There is now a vector outline view in my portfolio blog: https://communicats.blogspot.com/2020/04/renault-alpine-a110-vector-drawing.html As stated in this blog the 3D parts (wheels and tires) will be traced manually so that the image is 100% vector which makes it re-scalable to any size without loss of quality. I plan to make a poster once finished and giclee prints. @Claus Causalis: Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment.
  5. Alloy wheels changed, tires added. Wireframe will be in my blog when detailing is done. Update sequence and info in my portfolio blog: https://communicats.blogspot.com/2020/04/renault-alpine-a110-vector-drawing.html
  6. Update April 10 2020 11:00 hrs, stage 17. Update sequence and info in my portfolio blog: https://communicats.blogspot.com/2020/04/renault-alpine-a110-vector-drawing.html
  7. My all time favorite car drawn in Affinity Designer. It is a work in progress and a lot still has to be done, but this stage already shows where I am heading for. Update sequence and info in my portfolio blog: https://communicats.blogspot.com/2020/04/renault-alpine-a110-vector-drawing.html
  8. It's not just the initial drawing that can be done way faster in AD, but adjusting things afterwards - compared to mesh-fill techniques - takes significantly less time than in AI or CorelDRAW. And when re-scaled to a (much) larger size, the techniques available in AD result in sharper images as well, because mesh-fill is basically a translation of pixel art into vector objects. Some time ago I would have liked AD to have mesh-fill capability, but after fiddling around with object blurring, gradient colouring and transparency and the fx functions, I do not miss it at all. One thing that may be useful to create projects even faster than is the case already now, would be the possibility to feather shapes and strokes, because blurring also affects the transparency of objects, which feathering doesn't.
  9. Great artwork. Organic shapes require a lot of tedious and time consuming tinkering, which is visible even without the vector outline view. AD allows to create very complex and realistic art, that is much more difficult to do in the programs of the competition. I've worked with those both professionally and privately for decades and I estimate working with AD saves artists about 1/3 of the time. And thanks again for the great brushes.
  10. @ Gabe, Can I transmit the document so that it reaches you exclusively?
  11. This did indeed allow me to save the file under a different name.
  12. Using Affinity Designer Beta i Windows 10. I get a similar message (report it to the developers) when opening a document made previously, edit it (in this case a slight Curves adjustment) and try to save it under a new name. I can export the changes, but not save it. I also get the following message when attempting to save it: In spite of the fact that AD reported the save under a different name failed, a file under the chosen name seems to be saved anyway in Explorer. When trying to open that I get this message:
  13. This is the seventh stage of this vector portrait, 100% vector, zero pixels. The rest of the updates will be posted in my portfolio blog: https://communicats.blogspot.com/2020/03/realistic-vector-portrait-of-beautiful.html
  14. After having mostly created logos lately, I finally got to doing what I love most - making vector portraits. I'm experimenting with a new style and new techniques (for me at least). Fiddling with the video editor in which I hope to put together tutorials about creating realistic vector portraits when I am more familiar with the program. This is a work in progress (started March 18 2020), so bear with me. I will post new stages later. Oldest at the bottom, newer above that. More info about this portrait in my portfolio blog that you find here: https://communicats.blogspot.com/2020/03/realistic-vector-portrait-of-beautiful.html 6th stage March 20 2020 5th stage March 20 2020 4th stage March 2020 This is the third stage drawn on March 18 2020 This is the second stage drawn on March 18 2020 This is the beginning stage drawn on March 18 2020 This is the vector outline view of the 5th stage
  15. Did some simple cartoon-like vector designing for T-shirt compositions of Elvis and Mr. Bean, unlike the realistic vector portraits I usually draw. The images contain a lot of Gaussian blurring, custom gradients and transparency. All vector, no pixels. Below are the vector outline views
  16. Most excellent art! I've always been fascinated by Jugendstil and Art Deco style artwork and you did a great job with these creations.
  17. An other fantastic piece you created of which there are more to see on your Behance page. Did you use the mouse of a drawing tablet?
  18. I usually work with vectors, but I thought I'd give it a go. It was challenging and far from perfect, but I enjoyed fiddling with this pixel image.
  19. Spectacularly good! It is amazing what skilled and creative artists like you can do with vector drawing drawing programs such as Affinity Designer. I enjoyed watching this work. Thank you for creating and sharing.
  20. If you draw a circle and apply a brush consisting of dots placed evenly spaced on a vertical line (no irregular organic shape is what I meant to say basically) it would simulate the record's grooves when the streched mode is selected in the brush configuratiin panel.
  21. The graining of the background is a perfect rendering of the paper they used for record labels. To change the spacing between letters select the text you intend to affect and then press alt + arrow keys (to right to increase or to the left to decrease) and use the character panel to change the word spacing (in percentage or hover over the field and turn the mouse wheel).
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