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A new illustration as I learn more about Affinity Designer

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Still learning Affinity Designer. The vector side needs some work, but I'm really enjoying the vector/pixel capabilities. I keep wanting to go to Illustrator for some vector options that are lacking, but I'm trying to figure out how to get the same results in Affinity. Here is a promo piece I just did for a Ruffmouse logo doodle. Other than exporting a pixel layer to get an effect available in Illustrator, I did the rest of the illustration in Affinity Designer.Looking forward to some new upgrades and making this program a go to for pixel pushing.

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Some of my work:

 

http://ruffmouse.com

https://www.behance.net/Ruffmouse

 

Published: Ruffmouse Picture Books

 

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/jeromeholder

 

 

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Looks wonderfully weird. Love all the individual elements. Great stuff.

 

What effect were you trying to achieve that you couldn't do in Affinity?

 

George


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Hi Eejits, thanks for your comments on my illustration. I see you are in the highlands o Scotland. I lived in Montrose for a couple years in the mid '60s and went back for a visit '73...love Scotland! To answer your question, I exported a pdf airbrushed pixel layer that I rendered on the skeleton from Affinity Designer and used Sponge and a couple other artistic effects from the effects menu in Ai CS 5 to get some subtle texture in the piece. I can see using AD in conjunction with Ai until the vector tools in AD develop more options.


Some of my work:

 

http://ruffmouse.com

https://www.behance.net/Ruffmouse

 

Published: Ruffmouse Picture Books

 

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/jeromeholder

 

 

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Hi Ruffmouse, welcome to the Affinity Forums!

 

That's a bit creepy but you clearly have defined your own style! I like it. Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks for comments Chris B, Ruffmouse sometime has ridges but not always. 


Some of my work:

 

http://ruffmouse.com

https://www.behance.net/Ruffmouse

 

Published: Ruffmouse Picture Books

 

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/jeromeholder

 

 

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Cool, yeah I'm pretty lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of the world. Take it for granted really. Never been to Montrose.

 

I use textures in my creatures from time to time. I usually take an image file of the texture I like/need and apply it directly into the part of the creature (the vector shape) in question. Then I play about with the blend and style of the texture. Usually comes out pretty well and subtle.

 

Cheers,

 

George


eejits: a curious collection o' creatures - www.eejits-online.co.uk 

SUPPORT eejits on PATREON. Exclusive Content & Rewards available! www.patreon.com/eejits

Get some awesome unique eejits merchandise at eejits.etsy.com

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