03 January 2022

Illustration: Beetle (Affinity Designer iPad)

I started this months ago and couldn't get very far. The interface for Affinity Designer was really throwing me off and it took a while learn what was what on it. I still have a long way to go finding features I know are there but harder to find than on the desktop version. I hadn't really done anything this complicated on Designer on the iPad before and I am surprised how detailed it looks. Once I had figured out a few things, it suddenly came together really quickly and was mostly done while waiting for some baking to come out of the oven. A butterfly image might be a good candidate for this sort of illustration one day.

This is all done in vectors, no pixels. I think this could be simplified into a flat logo like image as well. 


T' said...

I would not have guessed that no pixels were harmed in the making of this image. :D It has a softness you don't often associate with vectors. Cool!

Behemoth media said...

I can see why some people are using Designer as their main illustration app. I haven't even touched the pixel brushes for shading and there are tons of possibilities for clean, but not sterile looking, art. Even natural media looking stuff. Doing it on the iPad was still a challenge because I am not great with that interface but I like the result !