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I recently invested in an iPad Pro and have been trying to use it in the early stages of ideation and sketching where possible. Thanks to Affinity Designer on the iPad, I can also now create full vector artwork from the comfort of my sofa or bed as well!

One of the first projects I used the iPad for was a personal commission, bought as a present for the clients nephew.


Created for a young lad called Dylan that's had a special kind of valve implanted in his heart at 10 years old(!), his family want him to see that as something that powers him – like Iron Man's arc reactor – rather than a weakness.

My initial sketches were made in Procreate, and then after the rough was approved I moved over to Affinity Deisgner to create the final vector artwork.

One thing that doesn't really reproduce that well when the artwork is being viewed at a smaller size on Instagram or on my main portfolio, is all the halftone and texture effects. As this was specifically designed to be printed at a large size, incorporating some old school comic/print-type effects seemed the natural choice to bring the illustration to life and give it a bit of depth.


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