Steve McQueen

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Steve McQueen portrait

My wife wants to write about Steve McQueen on her blog website. Problem: All the best photos of Steve McQueen are copyright. “No problem,” I said, “I’ll draw him for you…” Out came Affinity Designer… Problem Solved! An all vector portrait illustration of Steve McQueen. Below is the outline view mode of every object that went into drawing the portrait. … Read More

A Chinese Crested called Wizz

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A Chinese Crested called Wizz

A Chinese Crested called Wizz, drawn in Affinity Designer as a tribute for a friend (Wizz passed in December last year). All vector apart from the pixel cloud brushes which came from the xresch clouds and smoke collection on the Affinity Store. The Chinese Crested is a hairless breed of small, or toy, dog that are partially covered with hair … Read More

Kingfisher illustration

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Kingfisher illustration

Kingfisher, a vector illustration. Having completed the illustration this saying of Jesus seemed to fit perfectly. Using vectors means the illustration can be resized without loss of quality unlike bitmap based art and photos which become pixelated the larger they are resized.The original of this illustration could fit on the side of a building and still look sharp! PortfolioGraphics Avatars … Read More

African Elephant

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African elephant

African Elephant, a vector illustration. Vectors are great for illustration purposes, they allow the drawing to be resized without losing quality, unlike bitmap drawings or photos which become pixelated the larger they get. The original drawing could be resized to fit the side of a building and it will still look sharp! PortfolioGraphics Avatars Headers Logos Websites Illustrations

Blue Celtic knot work

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Celtic knot lilac and blue

Celtic knot in blue. A graphic design based upon Celtic knots. This design is all vectors so will scale without loss of detail. Highlights and low lights have been added to provide a sense of depth to the knotwork. Below is the same design using different a colour scheme. PortfolioGraphics Avatars Headers Logos Websites Illustrations

Gold Celtic knot work

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Celtic knot black and gold

Celtic knot in gold. A graphic design based upon Celtic knots. This design is all vectors so will scale without loss of detail. Highlights and low lights have been added to provide a sense of depth to the knotwork. Below is the same design using different a colour scheme. PortfolioGraphics Avatars Headers Logos Websites Illustrations

Celtic Cross design

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Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross. A graphic design based upon the Brompton Cross, a famous stone carved cross. This design is all vectors so will scale without loss of detail. Highlights and low lights have been added to provide a sense of depth to the knotwork. PortfolioGraphics Avatars Headers Logos Websites Illustrations

Space Bus

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Spacebus

Space Bus, an illustration designed to capture the look of buses and coaches of a bygone era mixed in with ‘futuristic’ space travel. This illustration combines vector elements with a bitmap background. PortfolioGraphics Avatars Headers Logos Websites Illustrations

Benedetto GA35 left handed guitar

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Benedetto GA35 left hand for portfolio

Benedetto GA35 left handed guitar illustration. This image was drawn using only vectors – see the wireframe closeup image below where the black outlines represent the individual vector shapes and compare it with the closeup image at the bottom. This illustration took several of days to complete due to the complexity of the beautiful wood grain. Wireframe view Closeup view … Read More

Trinity Sunday Graphic

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Trinity Celtic graphic

Graphic:This graphic can be used in a wide variety of situations and advertise the place, date and time of the event. It can be utilised as a social media banner or image on printed material.It was originally created in other software but has been reworked in Affinity Designer. KC Designs creates other graphics for St Mary Magdalene, Enfield’s website and … Read More

Palm Sunday Graphic

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Palm Sunday poster

Graphic:This graphic can be used in a wide variety of situations and advertise the place, date and time of the event. It can be utilised as a social media banner or image on printed material.It was originally created in other software but has been reworked in Affinity Designer. KC Designs creates other graphics for St Mary Magdalene, Enfield’s website and … Read More

Spitfire Mark IX

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Spitfire Mark IX

Spitfire Mark IX illustration. Growing up near Biggin Hill airfield we were treated to seeing a selection of World War II aircraft fly nearby. The Spitfire is such an iconic aircraft I decided to concentrate purely on the plane itself rather than including distracting extra details. Again, another vector illustration. PortfolioGraphics Avatars Headers Logos Websites Illustrations