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Great work giantlobsterprd, and videos as well.

 

As others have mentioned it's always a treat to see how others work and their general workflow. There are so many ways to achieve results and seeing a finished piece sometimes only just hints at how it was created.  Thanks for documenting and sharing your process!

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Great art! I'm using trial Affinity Designer & am having problems locating a tutorial on how to do illustrations.

 

There are lots of techniques that go into illustrations, be sure to check out the growing set of tutorials over on Vimeo to learn what you need. Best wishes on your journey!


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Dan, I'm gobsmacked at how fantastic that all looked; the antique title cards just added to authenticity.  

 

Did you use the Paste Inside option to add the half tone?

 

After seeing a couple of your videos, Showreel 2015/1; the Pear (Linux) cafe scene and the Flanders Fields. (an important scene, in cycling in the Spring Classics).

 

You've got to show these to STRAVA (the Facebook for runners and cyclists). Because your work is exactly what they would enjoy. :D

 

I have the video but it's an MP4 but it won't upload here. :(

STRAVA.mov

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Thank you for making and sharing this tutorial, Dan.

 

You, Sir, are gentleman and a scholar! (OK, I cannot be substantially sure that that last statement is entirely true; but I can with all certainty say that this was quite kind of you! )

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This is the STRAVA pat-yourself-on-the-back video: showcasing the whole of my 2015 season Rides and runs.

 

Riding on the roads, all weathers, day and night. All this data was up loaded from my Garmin GPS watch and uploaded after every ride.

 

STRAVA is not Facebook, but it is the social media site where you upload your post ride/run data and have the routes taken logged and displayed on the map. There is also a photo hosting option too.

 

Take a look at this vacancy, what do you think? Or you could just send off a speculative email/Linked-in message...

 

https://boards.greenhouse.io/strava/jobs/97496#.VtSkd8enZ90

 

Good luck.

 

peter

 

ps

 

Your work really is that good!

STRAVA.mov


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Thank you for making and sharing this tutorial, Dan.

 

You, Sir, are gentleman and a scholar! (OK, I cannot be substantially sure that that last statement is entirely true; but I can with all certainty say that this was quite kind of you! )

 

Well I am a gentleman, but my scholarliness is questionable...


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"Art is never finished – only abandoned." - LdV

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On 19/01/2016 at 9:56 AM, giantlobsterprd said:

Here's a time-lapse of me creating a new comic-style drawing. Mistakes and back-pedalling included.

 

 

 

Final result:

 

 

Authoring file:

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Awesome video. I am a novice to Affinity and all this in general. The method you used after tracing the outline of the woman where you cut out the inner parts, what is that method called? 

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@giantlobsterprd learned two excellent methods from you today that I'm really excited about.

 

1. Using a master shape and then overlaying smaller shapes to create your line art is pure genius. Up to this point I've been drawing each individual section of line which means I have about 40 million curves in my layers panel: very inefficient use of time and difficult to organize or edit.

 

2. Using dotted lines to create your halftones is also brilliant. I had previously made halftones with hundreds of individual circles which was again time consuming and messy.

 

Thank you for passing on your techniques!


Cheers

 

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3 minutes ago, Cealcrest said:

@giantlobsterprd learned two excellent methods from you today that I'm really excited about.

 

1. Using a master shape and then overlaying smaller shapes to create your line art is pure genius. Up to this point I've been drawing each individual section of line which means I have about 40 million curves in my layers panel: very inefficient use of time and difficult to organize or edit.

 

2. Using dotted lines to create your halftones is also brilliant. I had previously made halftones with hundreds of individual circles which was again time consuming and messy.

 

Thank you for passing on your techniques!

 

You are so welcome :)


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Hi Magic Mark not Mike,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Draw a shape/object, set a stroke width, then tick Scale with object in the stroke width popup (context toolbar). Then go to menu Edit ▸ Defaults ▸ Save. Object of the same type should now have this attribute ticked by default.

 

Note that for existing documents you don't have to tick this attribute for each object/curve one by one. Select all objects/curves at once and tick the checkbox to apply it to all of them.

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On 30/01/2018 at 10:25 AM, MEB said:

Then go to menu Edit ▸ Defaults ▸ Save. Object of the same type should now have this attribute ticked by default.

 

Great tip!


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On 30/01/2018 at 10:25 AM, MEB said:

Hi Magic Mark not Mike,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Draw a shape/object, set a stroke width, then tick Scale with object in the stroke width popup (context toolbar). Then go to menu Edit ▸ Defaults ▸ Save. Object of the same type should now have this attribute ticked by default.

 

Note that for existing documents you don't have to tick this attribute for each object/curve one by one. Select all objects/curves at once and tick the checkbox to apply it to all of them.

 

 

Thank you so much that's a great tip.

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And you got the 43th like.

:D

I'm more of a direct inker, but I used to do the contours so... the thing is that your workflow is fast enough so that it does not really differs much in time compared to directly inking (and instead, get an absolute control). :)

 

Special extra kudos for the choice of showing it like old cinema, and that music.  B|


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1 hour ago, SrPx said:

And you got the 43th like.

:D

 

Forty-threeth?? :P

 


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Ouch, the grammar forum drone.....  ;D 

hehe

I guess it had to be 43rd. English has too many exceptions to general rules....But I'll shut up, as Spanish has probably more....

 


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