How to create Abstract art in Affinity Designer
What you'll learn
- The process of art as taught by an accomplished gallery shown artist
- How to create digital tools like vector brushes from actual physical objects like brushes and live canvas
- How to balance the 3 dynamics of abstract art: dynamics of color, flow and balance
- Affinity Designer for either desktop or ipad ( it is taught in desktop)
In the world of digital we know pixels….and we know vector, but what about the physical look you get taking acrylic paints and sweeping around the canvas freely without having to worry about nodes and strokes, and for that matter what about the canvas…..how can we duplicate that look to take our digital art to the next level ?
What if you could blend the organic feeling of natural materials with the convenience and portability of digital….we got you covered. PLUS we have teamed up with a successful gallery artist to teach you HIS methods for creation in the physical world PLUS I will be adapting and showing you using Affinity Designer how to do this in the real world as well.
Use physical materials to create brush sets and canvas’ that look and act like those in the real world
Balance dynamics of pattern and stroke along with color to create stunning and complex art pieces
We packed a fun and information filled session with Bryson Bost creating a piece for an upcoming show into a course and then showed you how to do everything he is doing in Affinity Designer. From creating canvas textures to the stroke brush packs and even showing you how to do a bronze pen …….we got it all. From start to finish with 2 heavyweight artists for you to learn from and reach out to
This course is a hands on approach where you CAN take your physical materials and we show you how to move them into your digital world…..or if you do not physically want to make your material….then we show you and give you access to ours ALREADY made for you
We teach you not only the technical side, but Bryson takes you inside hiw creative process and shows you how to develop DYNAMICS, use his DOT SYSTEM, and be free with color and pattern to lead the eye through a complex piece of art.
In this course we teach you to harmonize your physical art with your digital at and step OUTSIDE of what you know and get uncomfortable working in a new and free way…..totally unlike what we traditionally do with vector
3 hours of instruction
All of the working files at each step to help you long the way
All of the brushes and texture files we use to work with as you see fit
A community support system composed of other students and industry professionals
Instructor support all along the way
What will you learn – how is it structured
We will complete a piece of art from start to finish
You will learn to create canvas textures and other base level materials and apply them to your art
Create vector-based stroke brushes originally made by hand
Modify your strokes to add dynamics through the effects tab and balance the piece using above and below methodology
Bryson will show you the dynamics of art and the theory around shape , pattern and line weight
Who this course is for:
- Artists familiar with Affinity but looking to expand their art process into abstract art or art deco
- Artists interested in creating assets for sale that are based on actual physical tools used by artists
- Artists interested in achieving realistic textured paintings to mirror acrylic and other medium looks
With over 20 years tattooing , and almost 40 of being a creative I have been into art since I got something I can draw with in my hand. Starting out in more traditional mediums I cut my teeth in pencil, charcoal, and acrylic painting until discovering tattooing. This began a love affair with art and lead me to open 7th seasons studios. Nothing inspires a higher level of perfection than knowing the client will walk around with my art for the rest of their lives.
After completing a masters in business and having to manage the marketing of a successful shop I quickly realized that the future of art is digital and I began making my own show banners and managing my own website. This sealed the deal and digital art has replaced the traditional pen an ink for me.
Furthermore the industry has changed to such a degree that more and more clients and artists are demanding digital skills i the design and application of art, and so I saw a significantly under served market in people with existing talent, but lacking digital
As a career teacher the most rewarding portion of what i do is seeing someone learn what they previously thought what out of reach and gain a confidence through the learning process....I identify with that because i m a firm believer in the beginner mindset and the idea of a life long learner. To me, art is as essential as breathing and I cannot even narrow down all the ways I express myself through various mediums, that is one of the best competitive advantages I feel we have at 7th season.....we are constantly curious.
I believe every person has within them a desire to create something out of life....and many times they lack the skills to realize this. 7th season studios is about taking this need and in reality changing "I wish"....to "I am glad I did". Teaching allows us to do that, sometimes it is teaching engineering, sometimes writing, and sometimes digital art and film production
We primarily work with small businesses and solo entrepreneurs with no staff and no budget showing them how to make the most of their valuable time to deliver their vision for their business to the clients they serve...this is why our training catalog has such a wide variety of offerings in terms of platforms and skills......because these are the skills we wish we had when we started 7th season.
Feel free to email me with questions or comments...or even if you get stuck
Bryson Bost has exhibited extensively throughout the Greater Bay Area, from Oakland to San Francisco, and San Jose to Santa Cruz. As an artist, Bryson prides himself on delivering the best possible offerings to collectors, and building relationships with clients, where creation and hospitality are equally valued.
Born in Santa Monica, California 1982. Beyond receiving guidance in Guanajuato, Mexico during the Spring and Summer of 2003, he is widely self-taught. Bost relocated to the Bay Area at the age of 27, where he began exhibiting his work. Having been featured in galleries and public spaces, Bryson feels privileged that his paintings reside within homes and offices as far east as Hong Kong. Most recently, Bryson spends time collaborating with academics and corporations, while tending to his craft.