iPad Art: Create Robots - An Introduction to Affinity Designer | Nic Squirrell | Skillshare

iPad Art: Create Robots - An Introduction to Affinity Designer

Nic Squirrell, Artist and illustrator

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15 Lessons (1h 27m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Design & Sketch the Robots

    • 3. Introducing Affinity Designer

    • 4. Create the Colour Palette

    • 5. Strokes & Fills

    • 6. Selecting Multiple Objects

    • 7. Shape Tools

    • 8. Boolean Ops & Geometry

    • 9. Freehand Pencil Tool

    • 10. The Pen Tool

    • 11. Stabilisers and Groups

    • 12. Vector Brushes, Gradients & Effects

    • 13. Painting Pixels on Vectors

    • 14. Exporting Options

    • 15. Final Thoughts & Project

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About This Class


Affinity Designer for iPad is a really powerful and versatile app which is hugely popular due to the mix of vector and pixel capabilities, making it ideal for illustration.

This class will take you through many of the features while designing some fun robot characters.  I will take you step by step through my process from initial sketches to finished art.

We will cover all sorts of things including:

  • gestures
  • shapes
  • Boolean operations
  • the pen tool
  • freehand drawing
  • groups
  • clipping masks
  • brush palettes
  • gradients
  • painting pixels on vectors
  • exporting slices
  • and lots more!

You will end up with a fun robot in your own style, and a good starting knowledge of how to use the Affinity Designer app, which you can take forward into your own projects.

This class is suitable for everyone from total beginners to experienced designers wanting to explore a new app.  No previous experience with Affinity Designer or vectors is needed. 

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Nic Squirrell

Artist and illustrator


I am an artist and illustrator living in Kent, England.

I studied Creative Visual Art & 3D Design at the University of Greenwich and loved every minute of it.

My illustrations are on many products from prints to suitcases and everything in between.

I loves drawing on my iPad as well as using traditional media, particularly watercolour.

If anything stays still long enough, I will draw on it.

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