Category Archives: Illustration

Tuesday Digital Doodle • Comin’ At YA!

Today’s digital doodle was a happy accident I made while playing with Affinity Designer’s step-and-repeat feature. I was playing around with a logo I worked up a while back for J.L. Curtis’s series of science fiction books and seeing how … Continue reading

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Tuesday Digital Doodle • Automaton Powers On

This is another vector doodle I did in Affinity Designer. In preparation for the occasional science fiction book cover I illustrate, I will play with metallic tones and mechanical shapes. I am figuring out how I may approach that starship … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number One Hundred Seventy Three

One hundred seventy third in a continued series creating a collage using five elements.

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Available for Birthdays and Bar Mitzvahs

This is a variation of the frightening clown I produced in Affinity Designer back in 2019. I was on a streak back then making a number of vector Halloween heads in Serif’s superlative software, and my basement dwelling Bozo was … Continue reading

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Tuesday Digital Doodle • Gritty City

Back in the ’80s, there were a number of guys in art school playing with grayscale textures created by flicking a toothbrush loaded with ink onto a piece of bristol or illustration board. They would carefully cut frisket masks like … Continue reading

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Tuesday Digital Doodle • Type of the Living Dead

Affinity recently updated their whole suite of desktop publishing applications to version 2.4 so I’ve been trying to catch up with some of the new features of these programs. I’ve been mostly playing with Affinity Designer which is their vector … Continue reading

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Tuesday Digital Doodle • Type Treatments

I was searching around a few older hard drives when I found this digital doodle I did in Affinity Designer. In the same way that I scribble away in sketchbooks, I will play around with vector shapes, colors and textures … Continue reading

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