Affinity Designer’s vector brush tool

Affinity Designer’s vector brush tool

Affinity Designer on iPad is a neat piece of software. It’s where much of my work starts life, although I might use the desktop version for finer finishing details like kerning and pixel placement.

This is an experiment with the Vector brush. I rotoscoped an image I took a year or so ago. The aim wasn’t to create photo-realism, rather to test the accuracy of the tool and a style I was playing with.

There was a second objective. In a year or so I’ll go through a tech refresh, which will probably mean replacing my iPad and MacBook Pro with a single, 2-in-1 laptop. I wanted to test whether Affinity Designer was a reasonable replacement for Adobe’s Procreate.

There’s a few problems with it, not least it sometimes decides where it wants to place nodes rather than where I want them. Being able to go back and edit the line is a bonus though.

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