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Whales dream of french fries

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Thanks all!

 

The image is all Textured Intensity brushes... So vector skeleton and bitmap on top... To be literal.

I will share the brushes for this in the forums resources.

I love the natural media like look coupled with vector editability.

 

I am just beginning to get the hang of AD. What it can do and what it can't - yet!

I look forward to AD coming to full maturity soon!

 

Craig


My Portfolio site:

http://www.i-toons.com

 

My art related blog:

http://greenlightcd.blogspot.com

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HAHAHAHA!

Yes! French Fries!

Not surprisingly - this week has been a small Hell of Typos week for me!

Auto spell check doesn't always help!

 

Thanks

 

I am attaching the AD file here. Hopefully this is permissible.

Pulling open the actual working file does wonders for demystifying how a thing was built.

This is all brush strokes - including the big patches of water around the whale that look like fills.

 

What I would like to confirm.

Are the strokes packaged into the working file when saved?

That is - if you don't have the brushes - will the art in the file work and look correct when opened in AD on a machine that doesn't have the brushes?

 

In the old Expression3 application an art file would contain the brush/strokes it was created with.

This was one simple way to pass brush/strokes along. The file contained the strokes themselves.

 

 

whaleywhale.afdesign.zip


My Portfolio site:

http://www.i-toons.com

 

My art related blog:

http://greenlightcd.blogspot.com

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Oh, that was the reason why I couldn’t find “fence fries” in my dictionary … my second best guess was that I missed a wonderful wordplay … :D

 

Anyways, you created a truly lovely piece, Craig … my compliments! And what an impressive web site …  :)

Cheers, Alex  

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Thanks all!

 

I am drawing with a Wacom tablet.

Thick/thin and opacity is being applied thru pressure on the stylus to tablet rather than post drawing adjusting.

I like to work fast - freehand drawing - as much as possible.

 

The truly great aspect about the vector brushes is the ability to edit after the fact... After laying down a stroke - being able to straighten a line or adjust a curve - and still retain the spirit and quality of that freehand stroke.

Best of both worlds. The editable vector stroke and the bitmap textured line!

 

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One aspect of drawing with a tablet/responsiveness I am a little frustrated with (I should post it as a feature request or a bug)

While drawing a freehand stroke and applying different degrees of pressure along the stroke - If I lighten up on the pressure at the end of the stroke - the whole stroke will "lighten up" - meaning the width (and opacity) of the whole line will contract - apparently based on the last part of the line where I lessened the pressure.

I am expecting all parts of the line to respond to the actual pressure applied to them... But that last decrease in pressure seems to dictate a decrease for the whole stroke.


My Portfolio site:

http://www.i-toons.com

 

My art related blog:

http://greenlightcd.blogspot.com

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Do you mean the behavior shown below? This “jump” in stroke thickness, when the pen is lifted?

 

I believe this is due to pressure profile smoothing, and yes, there should be different smoothing options … as far as I remember, this has been discussed in the past, but it would certainly do no harm to bring it to the attention of the developers again …  :)

Smoothing.mov

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ABC,

 

Yes. The action in the Smoothing QT movie looks a lot like what I am experiencing.

I will look around in the forum for more about this.

 

The closest to a solution I have found is to set my brushes Controller to Brush Defaults.

I had been using Automatic.

And in the brush Properties - setting the Pressure Profile to a more customized curve - however - the results are not always predictable.

 

Thanks!


My Portfolio site:

http://www.i-toons.com

 

My art related blog:

http://greenlightcd.blogspot.com

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Hi Craig

 

Welcome to the forums

 

This is great.

 

Have you thought about having this as a bath book? As this would be a great pre-bedtime story telling tool.49025551.jpeg

 

I've just seen your portfolio, it's great. Such differing styles...you'll have a ball with AD.


MacBook pro, 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB, OS X 10.11.6

 

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The fries are in the skies! Cloud fries! (Or - I should admit it - my clouds looked like french fries more than clouds)

I am a big fan of the raster(pixel) content built right onto the vector core. The ability to re-edit the vectors and still have the bitmap look has been a great idea where-ever it has been implemented.


My Portfolio site:

http://www.i-toons.com

 

My art related blog:

http://greenlightcd.blogspot.com

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I read the title to the topic, and I just had to take a dive in. This sounds very cute.


The website is still a work in progress. The "Comics" and "Shop" sections are not yet ready. Feel free to connect with me and let me know what you like or what can be improved. You can contact me here, on my contact page, YouTube channel, or Twitter account. Thanks and have a great day!

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2 hours ago, MEB said:

Hi Craig,

Glad to see you around again :)

Welcome back!

 

What he said! And thanks for waking up this thread which I missed the first time around. :)

 


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Lost in working with (curses) Adobe products. Work. Work. Work...

But I keep trying to make Affinity Designer a go to tool for making my own stuff and expanding the options I have for making fun art.

Miguel, I hope to be more active here again.

Alfred and all: You all responding reminds me to get my butt in gear - thanks for looking!!!


My Portfolio site:

http://www.i-toons.com

 

My art related blog:

http://greenlightcd.blogspot.com

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