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  1. Hi there! I need to draw a walnut in black and white for a tattoo however i dont know the best way to do the shading as it has some very strange shapes, is it possible to have more than one gradient in a shape or should i do individual shapes, any advice would be much appreciated, Thanks!!!
  2. paolo.limoncelli

    DAUB Pencils

    Hi! I want to share with you this small set of pencils. Some of these tools feature Angle (Tilt) variance but you need a tablet that support it. Don't have so much inspiration today to add some samples, but will do it for sure later This set doesn't work on iPad because required settings are not yet there. It will work with proper textures once the matching of iOS/Desktop version has been completed. Hope you'll enjoy it! Happy sketching! UPDATE Just uploaded a v1.1 with these two new pieces Some things to know... This new release works with MAS versions of Affinity range, but to have proper tilt dynamic latest Beta of AP or AD is needed. Special thanks to Andy Somerfield for custom ramps... DAUB Pencils.afbrushes.zip DAUB Pencils v1.1.zip
  3. G-F-H

    1961 Ferrari 250 GT

    I started this thinking it would be much easier to draw than the Maserati was. It wasn't. LOL
  4. I generally use Affinity Designer for producing simple icons as a pay-once alternative to Adobe Illustrator. After getting pretty ok at doing so, I want to branch out and start making digital art. I have learned mostly just by fiddling and listening to some youtube channels, but also asking others who make digital art. Most of whom use pixel tools to produce the semi-realistic shading and effects. After trying that (and getting some ok results for my first attempt - first image) I wanted to try just making pure vector art using gradient shading / layered gaussian blurs (second image). Neither of these images are particularly good, or complete, but ok enough to encourage me to try and improve. Also the pixel method result in like 1000 layers of small pixel elements with multiple layer effect and small amounts of transparency, whereas the vector version was quicker. So I am asking if someone could help with figuring out how to make a decent human face using only vector tools. I know (heard from others) that lips and eyes can be pretty hard and that generally one should learn how to draw first - prior to trying to shade digitally ( to better understand lighting and such). I ask specifically about vector tools because often the crisp nature of vector elements often look specifically out of place. I can post a layer by layer (only 23 so far) for the vector face to better document how I worked up to where it is.
  5. Hi all, For my artwork I have two pixel-layers, both containing the colours of my drawing. I would like to apply shading on both layers simultaneously using the approach described on Vimeo (*). Basically: adding a sublayer, set to 'multiply' and doing the shading there with the brush tool. I've tried: - adding a nested layer to one of the color layers and add the shading there, this works great (but only for one layer) - adding a shading-layer on top of the two layers, works on both layers but also every layer underneath How to solve? I've attached an image of my setup. Thanks!! *: vimeo.com/107563044
  6. Hello everyone! When trying to light a scene, I see some limitations to the "Lighting Tool": There are steps between the different shadings creating an outline for seemingly each used color value. Is this an intended optimization? Is it just the way this tool is limited? Or is this a bug of some sort? I first thought it was a limitation of 8 bit documents, but even after using 16 or 32 bit, this doesn't improve. Best wishes, Shu
  7. G-F-H

    A pier at night

    This started off as a spooky road at night and ended up as a this.
  8. smallreflection

    Stipple Shading Textured Intensity Brushes

    So I found myself wanting to come up with a basic stipple brush, of a more vector-style and less painterly variety. Going for that more retro-modern shading look inside of vectors that's quite popular these days. Pretty basic, but I think this is what I was going for! Works best sticking to applying with straight paths, no vector handles. The nice thing shading this way is you can vary the opacity and get quite a nice buildup on top of gradients. I threw together this trippy abstract to give them a go. :) Edit: Sorry, this post seems to have gotten mysteriously duplicated, and the attachment isn't showing up here consistently. Basic-Stipple-Brushes.afbrushes.zip
  9. smallreflection

    Stipple Shading Textured Intensity Brushes

    Sorry, duplicate post somehow—not sure how that happened. :rolleyes: :blink: Admins may delete. :) Search by same title for the other post. :)
  10. Im become somewhat good with shading but there are still a few more complex shapes that get me. 1. How would you create this shape (Picture Below) 2. How do you achieve the shaded/different colour look in the back of the ring shape. I was able to do it by creating a ton of layers by the shading never lined up perfectly. What is the easiest and best looking way to do it?
  11. Hi Folks, Not sure this post fits in anywhere on the forum but being as this place is full of really helpful experienced people I thought I would try it anyway. I have been playing around with a design (AD) for a t shirt I am looking at getting done. Would anyone out there be willing to have a look at my design and offer some "creative" feedback on how I can improve it. Every day is a learning day! Sorry if this post is not appropriate to the forum. Any chance a form could be set up on here for such exchanges between designers to share ideas? just a thought. Cheers Folks Mark
  12. Say you want you want to draw a crow bar, how would i shade it on the curved parts using the gradient tool. So far i know how to shade a circle or rectangle using the gradient feature. And designs ive done which needed shading on curves ive had to make a few seperate darker layers and then used a blur tool to make it look like a gradual shadow. Do any of you know how this can be done an easier way? Thanks in Advance
  13. raymondemery

    Shading with Gaussian Blur

    I've been focusing on shaing and coloring techniques in Affinity Designer lately. With this Blue Cobalt Shot Glass, I used gaussian blur, layer blending modes (Color Burn and Average) and opacity to acheive the effect that I was looking for. What methods would you use? UPDATE 3/15/2015 Thank you for all of the great input. I'm including the following to this post: The original image I used for inspiration My .afdesign file so you can see the layers Further Explanation (What I was trying to acheive) My goal was to make this illustration as "real" as possible. I've been expirementing with Gaussian blur, gradients, blending modes and opacity to acheive realistic highlights and shading. blue_cobalt_glass_RE.afdesign
  14. peter

    A joke I heard today

    Still drawing on my MBP trackpad, c'mon Santa! Heard a great joke today. So at the risk of being ostracised by the AD team and their allies... What do you call a cat's master? A can opener! :lol: :lol: :lol: Ps only took 30 mins.
  15. There are many different ways to shade your vector art this is one way you can use the gradient tools to define light and shadows on the surface of an object. Disclaimer: this my workflow and no means the only way you can achieve this effect. If you find this helpful please subscribe, Subscribing is the only way I will really know if I should continue doing more free tutorials like this. Hopefully my voice does drive you nuts haha. Cheers Click here for the video
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