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    VectorWhiz reacted to Matthew Slater in Garden Animals   
    A little experiment in keeping things black and white. The main outlines were vectors with detail added in pixel mode. Used brushes/pencil tools to do the vector lines, not the pen tool as I wanted a slightly loose feel, but not too much. In fact, I didn't really know what I wanted!

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    VectorWhiz reacted to nasu wong in Affinity designer Chameleon vector art.   
    This's 2nd time to post my work here.

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    VectorWhiz reacted to Dazmondo77 in MEAT BOIST   
    Years ago, around 1997 I used to work for a repro company based in Nottingham as a graphic designer, illustrator, photo retoucher, drum scanner operator and loads of other stuff. Occasionally we used to output all the film separations and run match print proofs for the Serif Page Plus box artwork, as Serif where apparently based just around the corner from us (I never found out exactly where. we where on St Peters street in the Radford area) one of the Serif team would drop round a floppy disc with a PRN file??? - we where Mac based although we did have an artwork PC which prob got switched on twice a year, but Serif would always pop a floppy with a PRN file over to us and one of the repro guys would run it straight to the Hyphen image setter, to film and then make Matchprint proofs - I remember one time when we where a bit under staffed, I was on match prints and making Page Plus box proofs - I had a PC at home and did have page plus which compared to QuarkXpress 3.1 which was the industry standard at the time, was really deep whereas quark was very bare bones and super expensive but rock solid - One time my boss wheeled in the artwork PC and said "got a little job for you" and explained that the folk at Serif where thinking of doing a vector artwork package similar to Xara which he handed me to install on the PC - Serif wanted to know what we thought of it - once I had a play around I thought it was brilliant, and the first thing I asked my boss was if they would do a version for the mac, which he said that he asked the same question and they said they had no immediate plans but there may be a possibility in the future, I said they'd make a killing as at the time, we where using Macromedia Freehand 7 for all vector artwork which didn't do a few things that xara did - anyway I went out and bought xara a few days later and the first thing I had a crack at was this MEAT BOIST t-shirt design and shortly after I moved over my home setup to the Mac and have never found a way to open the few xara files I'd worked on - tried again today to find a way, and gave up so thought I'd have a go at re-creating a similar design Designer (see attached all vector)
    One of the first things I did when I found out that Adobe where moving over to the subscription model, was email Serif saying they'd make a killing if they would port the Plus suite over to mac, they did reply with thanks for your interest... we have no plans to port over to the mac - I was left with nowhere to turn but use old Adobe stuff until - DESIGNER - what a set of fibbers, they must have been working on designer at the time!   



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    VectorWhiz reacted to Greggry P in Fleabag   
    My vector portrait of Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Affinity Designer, made with restricted (5) colour palette.

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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from kurtbliss in Duplicate - horny stuff   
    This is a 100% vector image heavily depending on the very powerful Duplicate function, which I will explain in this thread.

     
    Below you see the three sections of the horn indicated:

     
    First the contours of each of the sections were drawn. After that and on top of that the first rib nearest to the skull was drawn, giving it a custom Swatch (which I saved), and a 3D fx that I gave the Scale with Object property. Then Duplicate the rib using Control + J, resize, rotate and position it until it no longer follows the underlying contour. Resize and rotate (and skew if necessary) and Duplicate again until it no longer follows the contour lines. Do this until the entire contour area is filled with ribs. Note: Every time a new rib is duplicated, move it below the previous one using the Back One icon below the menu bar. Penultimate function of creating the horn is uncheck the contour lines in the Layers panel to hide them. Finally mirror and position to the opposite side.
    Btw, the skull consists of a Duplicated layer that has a custom Fill in a different direction relative (180 degrees vs 45 degrees) to the original one. Its transparency was set to the Colour Burn filter with an 80% opacity. Both skull objects were given a double 3D fx lighting - 45 degrees and 270 degrees light source.
    Last action is to group all objects and apply a 3D fx of 45 degrees (top right) was applied to them to make lighting seem consistent.
     
     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from kurtbliss in Realistic vector painting - 'Crossing Death's Frontier'   
    Completed (for the time being). This is what the painting would look like when framed. Current size over 1 meter tall, but infinitely scalable because it's all vector.

     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from kurtbliss in Duplicate - horny stuff   
    This is a 100% vector image heavily depending on the very powerful Duplicate function, which I will explain in this thread.

     
    Below you see the three sections of the horn indicated:

     
    First the contours of each of the sections were drawn. After that and on top of that the first rib nearest to the skull was drawn, giving it a custom Swatch (which I saved), and a 3D fx that I gave the Scale with Object property. Then Duplicate the rib using Control + J, resize, rotate and position it until it no longer follows the underlying contour. Resize and rotate (and skew if necessary) and Duplicate again until it no longer follows the contour lines. Do this until the entire contour area is filled with ribs. Note: Every time a new rib is duplicated, move it below the previous one using the Back One icon below the menu bar. Penultimate function of creating the horn is uncheck the contour lines in the Layers panel to hide them. Finally mirror and position to the opposite side.
    Btw, the skull consists of a Duplicated layer that has a custom Fill in a different direction relative (180 degrees vs 45 degrees) to the original one. Its transparency was set to the Colour Burn filter with an 80% opacity. Both skull objects were given a double 3D fx lighting - 45 degrees and 270 degrees light source.
    Last action is to group all objects and apply a 3D fx of 45 degrees (top right) was applied to them to make lighting seem consistent.
     
     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from Pattou in Marilyn Monroe vector portrait   
    Changed the right side of the neck beside her ear ring, which I think you may have observed the lack of accent correctly. Added the reference image as well to see where I got the idea from.
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    VectorWhiz reacted to olmi57 in Grant Medium Tank of WW2   
    I agree, VectorWhiz, I hope they won't be carried away by other projects like XARA was...
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from Designia in Marilyn Monroe vector portrait   
    This is my third portrait of a female, the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. When I started this work I wasn't sure whether to draw extreme detail like pores and every strand of hair, which would have required some level of imagination since the quality of the reference photo was not too good. But while progressing I began to lean more towards creating a visual impression rather than going photo realistic. The impression being a soft, dreamy image. The dimensions at which this work was drawn are height x width = 165 x 126 cm. But since it entirely consists of vectors it can be re-scaled to any desired size without loss of quality.
    View all stages of this portrait in my portfolio blog:
    https://communicats.blogspot.com/2019/10/marilyn-monroe-vector-portrait.html
     

     
    Final drawing
     

    Some of the previous stages
     

    Wireframe
     

    Reference photo
     
     
     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from Designia in Marilyn Monroe vector portrait   
    This is my third portrait of a female, the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. When I started this work I wasn't sure whether to draw extreme detail like pores and every strand of hair, which would have required some level of imagination since the quality of the reference photo was not too good. But while progressing I began to lean more towards creating a visual impression rather than going photo realistic. The impression being a soft, dreamy image. The dimensions at which this work was drawn are height x width = 165 x 126 cm. But since it entirely consists of vectors it can be re-scaled to any desired size without loss of quality.
    View all stages of this portrait in my portfolio blog:
    https://communicats.blogspot.com/2019/10/marilyn-monroe-vector-portrait.html
     

     
    Final drawing
     

    Some of the previous stages
     

    Wireframe
     

    Reference photo
     
     
     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from Designia in Marilyn Monroe vector portrait   
    This is my third portrait of a female, the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. When I started this work I wasn't sure whether to draw extreme detail like pores and every strand of hair, which would have required some level of imagination since the quality of the reference photo was not too good. But while progressing I began to lean more towards creating a visual impression rather than going photo realistic. The impression being a soft, dreamy image. The dimensions at which this work was drawn are height x width = 165 x 126 cm. But since it entirely consists of vectors it can be re-scaled to any desired size without loss of quality.
    View all stages of this portrait in my portfolio blog:
    https://communicats.blogspot.com/2019/10/marilyn-monroe-vector-portrait.html
     

     
    Final drawing
     

    Some of the previous stages
     

    Wireframe
     

    Reference photo
     
     
     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from Designia in Marilyn Monroe vector portrait   
    This is my third portrait of a female, the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. When I started this work I wasn't sure whether to draw extreme detail like pores and every strand of hair, which would have required some level of imagination since the quality of the reference photo was not too good. But while progressing I began to lean more towards creating a visual impression rather than going photo realistic. The impression being a soft, dreamy image. The dimensions at which this work was drawn are height x width = 165 x 126 cm. But since it entirely consists of vectors it can be re-scaled to any desired size without loss of quality.
    View all stages of this portrait in my portfolio blog:
    https://communicats.blogspot.com/2019/10/marilyn-monroe-vector-portrait.html
     

     
    Final drawing
     

    Some of the previous stages
     

    Wireframe
     

    Reference photo
     
     
     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from Designia in Marilyn Monroe vector portrait   
    This is my third portrait of a female, the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. When I started this work I wasn't sure whether to draw extreme detail like pores and every strand of hair, which would have required some level of imagination since the quality of the reference photo was not too good. But while progressing I began to lean more towards creating a visual impression rather than going photo realistic. The impression being a soft, dreamy image. The dimensions at which this work was drawn are height x width = 165 x 126 cm. But since it entirely consists of vectors it can be re-scaled to any desired size without loss of quality.
    View all stages of this portrait in my portfolio blog:
    https://communicats.blogspot.com/2019/10/marilyn-monroe-vector-portrait.html
     

     
    Final drawing
     

    Some of the previous stages
     

    Wireframe
     

    Reference photo
     
     
     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from Designia in Marilyn Monroe vector portrait   
    This is my third portrait of a female, the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. When I started this work I wasn't sure whether to draw extreme detail like pores and every strand of hair, which would have required some level of imagination since the quality of the reference photo was not too good. But while progressing I began to lean more towards creating a visual impression rather than going photo realistic. The impression being a soft, dreamy image. The dimensions at which this work was drawn are height x width = 165 x 126 cm. But since it entirely consists of vectors it can be re-scaled to any desired size without loss of quality.
    View all stages of this portrait in my portfolio blog:
    https://communicats.blogspot.com/2019/10/marilyn-monroe-vector-portrait.html
     

     
    Final drawing
     

    Some of the previous stages
     

    Wireframe
     

    Reference photo
     
     
     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from Designia in Marilyn Monroe vector portrait   
    This is my third portrait of a female, the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. When I started this work I wasn't sure whether to draw extreme detail like pores and every strand of hair, which would have required some level of imagination since the quality of the reference photo was not too good. But while progressing I began to lean more towards creating a visual impression rather than going photo realistic. The impression being a soft, dreamy image. The dimensions at which this work was drawn are height x width = 165 x 126 cm. But since it entirely consists of vectors it can be re-scaled to any desired size without loss of quality.
    View all stages of this portrait in my portfolio blog:
    https://communicats.blogspot.com/2019/10/marilyn-monroe-vector-portrait.html
     

     
    Final drawing
     

    Some of the previous stages
     

    Wireframe
     

    Reference photo
     
     
     
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    VectorWhiz got a reaction from Designia in Marilyn Monroe vector portrait   
    This is my third portrait of a female, the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe. When I started this work I wasn't sure whether to draw extreme detail like pores and every strand of hair, which would have required some level of imagination since the quality of the reference photo was not too good. But while progressing I began to lean more towards creating a visual impression rather than going photo realistic. The impression being a soft, dreamy image. The dimensions at which this work was drawn are height x width = 165 x 126 cm. But since it entirely consists of vectors it can be re-scaled to any desired size without loss of quality.
    View all stages of this portrait in my portfolio blog:
    https://communicats.blogspot.com/2019/10/marilyn-monroe-vector-portrait.html
     

     
    Final drawing
     

    Some of the previous stages
     

    Wireframe
     

    Reference photo
     
     
     
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    VectorWhiz reacted to bodobe in Psst ... keep quiet (Halloween)   
    For some time already I had the idea with the finger, which is not the own finger. In time for Halloween, I finally had time to implement that, of course with my favorite App Affinity Photo. Like Dr. Frankenstein, I have some (free) images assembled to one, partly I have drawn on the layers with vector brushes. For the hand below, I photographed the hand of a friend. I then arranged the whole thing with some layer effects.
    https://www.bodobe.de/psst-keep-quiet/
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    VectorWhiz reacted to Wosven in Share your HALLOWEEN art   
    And happy Halloween too!

    The pictures:

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    VectorWhiz reacted to bodobe in Share your HALLOWEEN art   
    keep quiet (affinity photo)

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    VectorWhiz reacted to StuartRc in Share your HALLOWEEN art   
    I just had to have a go at this!...allowed 3 hours
    Used mostly Vector Brush sets and rasterised as progressed...fun!
    Original File:AffinityDesigner 600 x 300mm (upload 2126 x 1063 px)

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    VectorWhiz reacted to AffinityJules in Share your HALLOWEEN art   
    A quickie just to contribute.
    Woodland photography taken by yours truly with a few additions and modifications.

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    VectorWhiz reacted to Dazmondo77 in Share your HALLOWEEN art   
    I always finish off Halloween with a viewing of this classic - all vector

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    VectorWhiz reacted to DAD in Berry walk   
    Lovely Greetings from Berlin,

    this editorial illustration is made in Affinity Designer on the  iPad.

    »A friendly forest spirit with his avatar is looking for berry supplies in fall.«
    This two characters will be seen soon in my second edition of the German book:
    https://www.rheinwerk-verlag.de/affinity-designer_4939/

    This work consistently grow really big, but the document was all time stable on iPad.
    I worked in both – Draw and Pixel Personas. I can not count the layers anymore!
    I used lots of simple shapes to create the plants and went to the Pixel Persona
    to create further details with simple brushes like pencils.
    For my colouration I created a document palette with 9 main colours and HSL shades.
    I just used 3 layer effects: blur and shine and shadow.
    The lines of the character are from my sketch and later edited.
    I used a lot of brush sets from FRANKENTOON and DAUB and my one customised brushes.



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    VectorWhiz reacted to Greggry P in Butterfly Girl   
    Quick doodle in between a couple of more complex pieces.

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