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Artwork inspired by Pantone colour of the year 2022


William Overington

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This evokes memories of Cadbury’s milk chocolate! Is it intended to do so?

How did you create the swirl? It doesn’t look like something you could easily do in any of the Affinity apps.

Edit: For those wondering, it might be worth mentioning that the background colour is PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri.

 

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10 minutes ago, Alfred said:

This evokes memories of Cadbury’s milk chocolate!

That's what I thought - I think William has been subliminally influenced by Cadbury. ;)

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1 hour ago, Alfred said:

This evokes memories of Cadbury’s milk chocolate! Is it intended to do so?

No, it is a pastiche of a famous painting, this pastiche is called Very Peri Night if that helps you find the original famous work of art.

1 hour ago, Alfred said:

How did you create the swirl? It doesn’t look like something you could easily do in any of the Affinity apps.

I produced it using PagePlus X7 by drawing a Quickshape. PagePlus X7 has that Quickshape. I made the Quickshape with a border line, put a colourful filled rectangle behind it, filled the Quickshape with white, removed the line, then copied to the clipboard and pasted onto a filled rectangle that overlaps the edges of the Affinity Publisher canvas.

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Until December 2022, using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 in England. From January 2023, using an HP laptop running Windows 11 in England.

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1 minute ago, William Overington said:

Have you found the famous painting upon which thr pastiche is based?

No - haven't even looked. Not top of my list of priorities, William. ;)

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12 minutes ago, Hens said:

The performer of the first song inspired the writer of the lyrics of the second song.

Spoiler alert!

https://youtu.be/cTyGLBANuOg

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4 minutes ago, William Overington said:

That is the second song.

It would seem that you found it. You presumably know, then, that @Hens slightly misspoke when saying

48 minutes ago, Hens said:

Also a nice song

 

45 minutes ago, Hens said:

Which inspired another great song 😉


As @Hens subsequently stated:

42 minutes ago, Hens said:

The performer of the first song inspired the writer of the lyrics of the second song.

In other words it was the performer of the first song, rather than the song itself, that inspired the lyricist.

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2 hours ago, Alfred said:

How did you create the swirl? It doesn’t look like something you could easily do in any of the Affinity apps.

 

1 hour ago, William Overington said:

I produced it using PagePlus X7 by drawing a Quickshape. PagePlus X7 has that Quickshape.

It would be good if the Affinity apps had something similar. Perhaps you could export the shape to SVG so that Affinity users would have a vector version to work with (instead of just a PNG image).

 

1 hour ago, William Overington said:

I made the Quickshape with a border line, put a colourful filled rectangle behind it, filled the Quickshape with white, removed the line, then copied to the clipboard

Did the border line initially help in some way, William, or was it simply that you didn’t think about it at the time and then removed it when you saw that it wasn’t needed?

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11 minutes ago, Alfred said:

 

It would be good if the Affinity apps had something similar. Perhaps you could export the shape to SVG so that Affinity users would have a vector version to work with (instead of just a PNG image).

Please find attached an svg of the white-filled wider-than-high spiral that I generated in PagePlus X7 for the picture. Please say if something different is wanted as well.

11 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Did the border line initially help in some way, William, or was it simply that you didn’t think about it at the time and then removed it when you saw that it wasn’t needed?

I needed the line because otherwise I would not be aware of whether the spiral was being drawn. I needed to use one of the Quickshape adjustment handles to reduce the swirliness.

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5 minutes ago, William Overington said:

Please find attached an svg of the white-filled wider-than-high spiral that I generated in PagePlus X7 for the picture. Please say if something different is wanted as well.

Thank you. I hadn’t expected such a huge number of nodes, but I suppose I should have! If you convert it to curves in PagePlus or DrawPlus, does it simplify satisfactorily?

8 minutes ago, William Overington said:

I needed the line because otherwise I would not be aware of whether the spiral was being drawn. I needed to use one of the Quickshape adjustment handles to reduce the swirliness.

Looking back at my quote from the post where you described what you did, I see that you made the white QuickShape first and then put a colourful filled rectangle behind it. You wouldn’t have needed the line, of course, if you had drawn the rectangle first and then put the white QS on top.

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Much too cryptic for me, I’m afraid! I can see that it’s a multiple of nine, but that doesn’t really get me anywhere.

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2 hours ago, William Overington said:

Have you found the famous painting upon which the pastiche is based?

I think I have ;) 

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/416213

with it's Don Mclean song

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All feels kinda circular

Seriously though the Lori Lieberman was stunning and a real tonic to see

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1 hour ago, Alfred said:

Bring on the empty chairs!

Oh I see I have been beaten to the punch-line. I get that now

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