Creative Growth - Illustration in Inkscape It's Inkscape's 20th anniversary and they are running a monthly competition. I couldn't resist the temptation and had to give it a try. It's another illustration I did purely for fun [and maybe a little bit to see if I can still make [...]
Tower of the Pumpkin - Illustration in Affinity Designer This was my entry for the banner competition on towers and turrets of the Affinity Designer - hands-on Facebook group. As I am an administrator in the group and judge the entries, it didn't run in the competition - but [...]
Adobe MAX 2023 - AI-generated Art My apologies in advance but after looking at some of the announcements at Adobe Max it's time for another rant... It was only a matter of time before Adobe would integrate generative AI into Illustrator. At the current Adobe Max event they [...]
The 'somewhat Helpful Hints' for Affinity Designer have been updated to v2 It's been over a year since the release of the initial PDF collection of step-by-step tutorials [and a lot have piled up on my hard drive since]. I finally uploaded the updated "(Somewhat) Helpful Hints" [...]
Inkscape v1.3 About Screen Contest Voting is now open The new version of Inkscape is right around the corner. As well as celebrating 20 years of Inkscape the v1.3 is offering some awesome additions [including a shape builder tool], more bugfixes, and better performance. As usual, there is a [...]
AI generated images - craze and craziness It's amazing what AI image generators can achieve these days. Effortlessly your mobile phone app creates artistic portraits using your selfies. Seemingly in an instant, they can conjure beautiful fantasy worlds, and depict unicorns. Magically, epic space battles appear out of [...]
Mention on Affinity Spotlight - as one of the artists of the Affinitober I will leave out the bit where I am usually whining about the lack of posts, the backlog, and my health issues... none of those have changed... but I am still trying to make the most [...]
A collection of short and 'somewhat Helpful Hints' for Affinity Designer is online now After a lot of editing [and I am sure there are a whole bunch of things that could/ should be fixed - let me know, please] I finally uploaded the "(Somewhat) Helpful Hints" to [...]
The island 1.2 won the Inkscape About Screen contest and is now the 'face' of the new version. The Inkscape team decided to have an 'interview with the artist' and put it up on their site a few days ago. Congratulations to Chris Hildenbrand, the winner [...]
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