Creating ‘No Compromise’ in Affinity Designer for iPad

London-based Illustrator and mural artist Tobias Hall takes full advantage of Affinity Designer’s ability to mix vector and pixel based tools.

To achieve his signature hand-crafted feel the bull illustration and lettering were created in raster using Affinity Designer’s pre-loaded brushes. Tobias then switched to vector for the corner ornaments.

See how ‘No Compromise’ came together in Affinity Designer for iPad in Tobias’ time-lapse workflow video.

The main tools and techniques used:

  • Sketching using Brushes Studio (raster based) in Pixel Persona
  • Inking/overdrawing using Pen Tool and Node Tool
  • Inking and adding texture using Pixel Persona Brushes Studio
  • Flood Fill Tool (Pixel Persona) to fill lettering/shapes

If you’ve been inspired by Tobias’ stunning artwork created in Affinity Designer for iPad, you can find out more about his work over at his website

Want to learn more about Affinity Designer?

Having been hailed as a viable, feature-rich and cost-effective alternative to Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer has become a go-to app for graphic designers, illustrators and web developers all over the world, who love its silky-smooth combination of professional vector and raster design tools.

Available without subscription on macOS, Windows and iOS, it contains everything you need to create stunning illustrations, branding, icons and UI/UX designs, print projects, typography and concept art either from your desktop or on your iPad whilst on the move.

Feeling intrigued? Why not try it out for yourself? Its creators Serif offer a 10-day free trial of the macOS and Windows app which allows you to play with all its awesome features before you buy.

And the icing on the cake − Affinity Designer is not linked to a subscription model. It’s available for a one-off payment of £48.99/ $49.99 USD/ € 54.99, for Mac or Windows, and £19.99/ $19.99 USD/ € 21.99 for iPad with free updates until version 2!

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Affinity is a next-generation suite of award-winning software for creative professionals, comprising Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, with Affinity Publisher coming soon.

Built from the ground up with a meticulous focus on workflow and blazing performance, Affinity apps are engineered to be the smoothest, fastest, most precise, and most integrated creative apps available. Created in partnership with some of the world’s leading designers, they have won over 200 awards internationally and have reached over 6.5 million customers worldwide.