Sketch Session WIP - Affinity Designer


Vector art allows for really clean lines and a very smooth look.

After seeing the iPad version of Affinity Designer, I started work on creating and updating a few vector ideas using Affinity Designer for Windows 10. Vector graphics are awesome and fun to work allowing for incredibly clean lines and smooth gradients. But this comes at a price which translates into being more time consuming than creating raster images in some cases. Working with nodes, curves and lines requires a different perspective than directly drawing a raster image and can sometimes be more like constructing than actually drawing. Like many things in life there are a lot of ways to approach creating vectors, from tracing photographs to freehand drawing in the application itself. Most times, I prefer to use original artwork as the basis for vector designs because the final tends to be more interesting and unique. Tracing photographs can work though depending on the project.