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My First Ever Motorbike


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This is an illustration of the first bike I ever rode. A 1948 Panther 600. Known then as a 'Slope Pot'. One bang for every 50 yards :D Probably the most complex illustration I have done so far. Wasn't sure if the software would handle the complexity. When I used to use Serif DrawPlus for this kind of thing, I often got a message that the drawing had become too complex to handle.  Doesn't seem to have the same problem in Affinity.  The biggest issue i have with Affinity though is the lack of an envelope distortion tool, which would have made things like the tank graphics easier.

Panther 600 Slope Pot.jpg

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Beautiful work, Alun. :)

6 minutes ago, AlunR said:

Wasn't sure if the software would handle the complexity.

I guess you haven’t seen this:


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 2 for Windows • Windows 10 Home/Pro
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 2 for iPad • iPadOS 16.7.2 (iPad 7th gen)

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Amazing piece of work...

As for Complexity...well I haven't reached the stage where AD cannot handle it....I don't know how many objects were in poison or shy but it's probably 10's of 1000's...Poison slowed down towards the end..as was very complex but I just exchanged large groups of objects for embedded files...and off you go again...:)..

Embedding files was useful as editing in parent file was not affecting the original ...Tended to avoid using mixed raster/vector for blends..maybe that helped!


Affinity Version 1 (10.6) Affinity Version 2.3.0 All (Designer | Photo | Publisher)   Beta; 2.3 2165
OS:Windows 10 Pro 22H2 OS Build 19045.3570+ Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19052.1000.0
Rig:AMD FX 8350 and AMD Radeon (R9 380 Series) Settings Version 21.04.01 
Radeon Settings Version 2020
20.1.03) + Wacom Intuous 4M with driver 6.3.41-1



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