Learn affinity designer by actually completing a project
Affinity designer is quickly eclipsing the more traditional giants in the vector art space, the only issue is MOST OF THE COURSES tell you EVERYTHING about EVERY TOOL. If you are like me you learn most effectively through the application of the tools through an actual project...and when it is immediately applicable!
This course is perfectly suited to the individual that already knows a bit about traditional art mediums, but is looking to make the leap into digital art through the use of Affinity Designer. We will be creating a traditional tattoo inspired rose and banner ...complete with the ever favorite MOM text.
This course was designed to be about 1.5 hours in length and be completed including the project i about 4 hours....so this is the perfect course for the busy individual that is looking for a simple project to learn the software in the SHORTEST AMOUNT OF TIME.
Each tool will be covered in the "Tool Bootcamp ". This section will take you through ONLY the tools you will need to complete the project....no need to wade through the tools that are immediately applicable, the tools you learn are the tools you will need...and include:
Then we will be creating the actual traditional rose project, applying the tools in my workflow teaching you a workflow that is not only applicable to the project we are working on....but any project.
What will I have at the end of the course
Basic Introduction to the course following this you will be able to:
A simple 3 minute video showing the basics of shading sphere, this forms the basis for more complex shading in the rose project
The basics of layers- Essential in ANY graphics program, following this you will be able to
Add a new layer
A brief description of vector vs raster
Basics of applying and adjusting strokes and brushes in Affinity Designer
An in depth lecture on how to work with swatches in Affinity from a functional perspective including:
A brief lesson on the various personas available in affinity designer , topic include
An in depth look at the most important tool in the artists toolbox..the pen tool, topics and lecture covers
Importing and placing your rough line art , covering from pencil to locked layers. Folowing this you will be able to
Sketching and refinement of the initial art is covered as well as:
After importing and adjusting this lecture covers the process of blocking in the basic shapes prior to shading , in here you will learn
Basic shading of the design is covered, this is an expansion on the basic process covered earleir in the boot camp section. Following this you will have
Inking of the design is covered in this lecture. Following this , as a student you will be able to
This lecture covers the same process that we used for shading, only with a focus on highlighting the piece as we approach the end of the course. At the end of this lecture you will be able to
This lecture covers the basics of the artistic text tool in Affinity Designer for embellishment and finishing of your piece, also the last step of exporting will be covered. In this lecture you will learn how to
This bonus lecture is for anyone that wants to be able to customize their project for future client use. Through utilizing the above workflow we have a method that can lead to endless possibilities when applied properly. This lecture will cover
Just a parting video reflecting on what we set out to do and asking for feedback on the course format and what we can do better.
My email contact is provided to send the drafts of projects in for review and assistance if required
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