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13 minutes ago, eejits said:

Meet eejitus narwallyius: a fish (whale?) outta water.

 

The name narwallyius (together with that marvellous tusk, of course) does rather suggest that he’s a whale. In which case, he isn’t a fish! ;)

 

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Hey folks,   Been a wee while but I'm back at creating creatures with Affinity Designer (and paper & pencil). Instead of adding a new topic for every one I make, I thought I'd start this new thr

Cheers!!   As promised, here's another critter created solely in Affinity Designer.  Had to put in a colour background as the white clouds werena showing up. Hope you guys like it! 

It's been a while since i 'arted'. It's good to get back to creating creatures and using Affinity Designer. Here's a new one. He likes to chew yer charging cables (just to annoy you!)   George    

Haha! Yeah you're right of course, but he doesn't have any fins/flippers/swimmy bits either. So who knows?!?!? :D

Cheers!

George

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2 hours ago, Mandu said:

These are all excellent! I have a question, how do you draw these since there's no edit path/curve option in designer? How do you make your shapes?

Thank you!

All the lines are done seperatly with the pen tool. All the colours are shapes (in a layer under the lines usually), plotted to fit the character and the lines. Then I use Pixel layers inside each of the shapes to 'paint' the shadows/highlights/textures, etc.

Hope that helps,

 

George

 

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On 1/26/2018 at 6:19 PM, eejits said:

Thank you!

All the lines are done seperatly with the pen tool. All the colours are shapes (in a layer under the lines usually), plotted to fit the character and the lines. Then I use Pixel layers inside each of the shapes to 'paint' the shadows/highlights/textures, etc.

Hope that helps,

 

George

 

Sorry for the late reply, I was first busy and then later I forgot to reply.

I understand, This is essentially everybody's workflow, mine included. I stil lasked because I see your chars are 'free' looking, and seem like they have been made with pencil tool rather then with pen tool. But unfortunately, since there is no option to edit paths/curves in AD yet, one has to use pen tool which is kind of counter-productive. I really wish we get the ability to edit lines just like we would in real life, so that we make our designs by drawing, and not by constructing.

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Thanks Mandu,

If I was better, I could probably use the Pencil tool in combination with my Cintiq but unfortunately my hand isn't that steady for smooth black lines. I'm not sure what you mean about being unable to edit paths/curves. I tweak the lines using the Node Tool all the time. I can also erase bits of lines away (well, it's more like using masking but the end result is the same). It's not a bad workflow once you get used to it. It could be better but I'm getting on great with it.

Thanks again for the comments though, it's always great to talk shop with other like-minded individuals.

 

George

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17 hours ago, eejits said:

Thanks Mandu,

If I was better, I could probably use the Pencil tool in combination with my Cintiq but unfortunately my hand isn't that steady for smooth black lines. I'm not sure what you mean about being unable to edit paths/curves. I tweak the lines using the Node Tool all the time. I can also erase bits of lines away (well, it's more like using masking but the end result is the same). It's not a bad workflow once you get used to it. It could be better but I'm getting on great with it.

Thanks again for the comments though, it's always great to talk shop with other like-minded individuals.

 

George

No, thank you for the great artwork and taking the time to respond.

Now a "steady hand" is not that necessary with the 'stabilizer' feature that becomes available after you select either pencil or brush tools. It is located in the navigation bar. When I said about not being able to edit paths I meant that re-drawing the path would just create another one and not over-write it. This becomes a very serious problem if you are having many nodes to edit, where re-drawing would be a simpler solution like in Adobe Illustrator.

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Hey George,

 

Guess what I found...FRJ009.  

 

Hint: Look at the second row down and look at those yellow eyes with the red pupils.

 

Have you been moonlighting with Chinese MTB jersey manufacturers? If not, why not?O.o

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Ah Peter, nice find. I'd love to say that I have worked on that but alas I have not. Still dragging my feet on doing anything meaningful.....grr.

 

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Can you believe it?!?!

 

There's a brand new eejit now available for your peepers to enjoy! Say hello to eejitus waaaaarghius - A creature that screeches at the slightest thing, be it intruders in its home or your granny's moustache!!

 

George

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1 minute ago, eejits said:

A creature that screeches at the slightest thing, be it intruders in its home or your granny's moustache!!

 

Intruders in your granny’s moustache?? :o:P whistling.gif

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On 10/1/2017 at 9:19 PM, eejits said:

Everything floats down here. Even brain cells. Meet the newest eejit - eejitus floatsdownhereium

 

 

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Hereium, is that a gas discovered by Japanese chemists, that is used for barroons?

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14 hours ago, Alfred said:

 

Intruders in your granny’s moustache?? :o:P whistling.gif

Eeeeew! :o:$ Hahahahaha!

George

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13 hours ago, peter said:

Hereium, is that a gas discovered by Japanese chemists, that is used for barroons?

Hahaha! Brilliant! Nearly made me spit my coffee out!
 

George

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Ay oh!! How's ya been?

 

Have you met the latest eejit in the galley? A little wee creature who's always looking to the stars and wondering.... Meet eejitus wee dreameeium 

 

Enjoy,

 

George

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On 14 May 2018 at 8:06 AM, A_B_C said:

This is a particularly lovely one, George! :):)

Many thanks! Glad ya like it

George

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Jeepers. I usually say it's been a while, but boy, has it been a while since I posted anything.....

Anyhoo, I thought I'd continue to add to my menagerie o' misfits, my collection o' cartoon creatures with this entry.... eejitus unoccupiedium A vacant creature who may switch on a engaging idea once in a while!

George

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Just watch oot...here comes a bunch o' new creatures just for your eyeballs!! First up is the weirdly wonderful eejitus elephants -wigglyum - a wee creature that makes up for its small stature with its loud voice!

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Next up.....

Meet eejitus whatyameanyouwantmetoshareium - a selfish wee critter that is offended when it is asked to share!

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Next, for your viewing pleasure.....

Here is eejitus wallypopolus - as tall as it is glaikit! It's really tall and pretty stoopid!

 

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Lastly and not least(ly?!?) - here is eejitus sphagnum whoosh - a creature who loves this dank, dark & muggy time o' year. So much so, that it loves running around asking others what it's missed during its summer hibernation.

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Thanks you so much for your time, your eyeballs and your comments so far guys! Much, much appreciated. As stated somewhere before in this thread (I think), everything I create is made in Designer. If you have any questions, I'd love to talk 'shop' with you......

George

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